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Gideon Rottem – Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rottem has over 20 years of managerial experience in the communications and finance fields. Before founding Extricom, Mr. Rottem was the VP Business Development of CellPay, an m-payment company; the CEO of Lucid Voice, an IP convergence company and the Deputy Director General of the Israel Antitrust Authority. Mr. Rottem holds a B.A. in Economics and History from the Hebrew University, a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Eran Shpak – Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Shpak has 25 years of R&D experience in the fields of spread spectrum radio, networking, protocols, embedded systems, and communications. Mr. Shpak was the founder and CTO of Lucid Voice, an IP convergence company. Prior to Lucid Voice, Mr. Shpak served as VP Engineering at WaveAccess, a WLAN company, from founding in 1993 to its acquisition by Lucent in 1998. During this period he was an active voting member of the IEEE 802.11 WLAN Committee. Mr. Shpak managed research and development teams for the Israel Ministry of Defense, Department of Electronic Research. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute. He is a recipient of the Israel Defense Award.

Lior Lavan – Chief Financial Officer

Mr Lavan is a seasoned finance executive with over 10 years of financial management experience. Before joining Extricom, Mr Lavan served as the Finance Manager of Wi-Networks, a WiMAX company. Prior to that, Mr Lavan worked as Controller Assistant at Elron Electronic Industries Ltd, a leading technology holding company. He has also previously worked as a Senior Auditor at PWC.
Mr Lavan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University.

Haim Rapoport - VP Marketing & Product Management

Mr. Rapoport  is a seasoned marketing and product management professional and recently served as the Associate Vice President for product management and marketing for Comverse’s Mobile Internet product line, defining and executing product strategy, marketing and go-to-market plans. Prior to joining Comverse, Haim lead the DPI product team at Cisco, a market leading DPI solution which was added to Cisco’s portfolio through the acquisition of P-Cube. Prior to joining P-cube, Haim served at various marketing and BizDev roles at ECI Telecom. Haim holds a BSc with honors in Electronics from the Technion and an MBA from the Tel-Aviv university.

Dan Kirtchuk – VP Sales & General Manager, Extricom Inc.

Mr. Kirtchuk is a seasoned sales professional with over 19 years of experience in direct sales negotiations, distribution channel development, P&L management, strategic alliances development, strategic planning and implementation. Before joining Extricom Mr. Kirtchuk was VP of Sales and Marketing at L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), VP of Sales at Lucid Voice, an IP convergence company, and Executive Director APAC for Orbcomm Global (Nasdaq: ORBC). Mr. Kirtchuk holds a BA degree from The Hebrew University and a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

David Vaknin – VP Operations

Mr. Vaknin is a seasoned Operations manager with nearly 20 years of experience in managing Operations groups in global Hi Tech companies. Mr. Vaknin specializes in global supply chain, sourcing , information systems, ERP implementation and project management. Prior to joining Extricom David served as a Director of Supply Chain & Information Systems at 3M Attenti. Prior to that, David served at various positions at Verint, a global leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions and value-added services.
Mr. Vaknin holds a B.Sc. with honors in Industrial Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from the Bar-Ilan University.


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