Chief Executive Officer
Guy Bernstein has served as our chief executive officer since April 2010 and has served as a director of our company since January 2007. Mr. Bernstein served as the chairman of our board of directors from April 2008 to April 2010. Mr. Bernstein has served as the chief executive officer of Formula Systems, our parent company, since January 2008. From December 2006 to November 2010, Mr. Bernstein served as a director and the chief executive officer of Emblaze Ltd. or Emblaze, our former controlling shareholder. Mr. Bernstein also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Sapiens International Corporation N.V., or Sapiens, and is the chairman of the board of directors of Matrix IT Ltd., both of which are subsidiaries of Formula Systems. From April 2004 to December 2006, Mr. Bernstein served as the chief financial officer of Emblaze and he has served as a director of Emblaze since April 2004. Prior to that and from 1999, Mr. Bernstein served as our chief financial and operations officer. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Bernstein was at Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer, a member of Ernst & Young Global, where he acted as senior manager from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Bernstein holds a B.A. degree in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University and is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Israel.
Chief Financial Officer
Asaf Berenstin has served as our chief financial officer since April 2010. In November 2011, Asaf was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of our parent company Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. in addition to his position as chief financial officer of our company. Prior to that and from August 2008, Mr. Berenstin served as our corporate controller. Prior to joining our company and from July 2007, Mr. Berenstin served as a controller at Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT). From October 2003 to July 2008, Mr. Berenstin was a certified public accountant at Kesselman & Kesselman, a member of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Berenstin holds a B.A. degree in Accounting and Economics and an M.B.A. degree, both from Tel Aviv University, and is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Israel.
President, Software Solutions Division
Udi Ertel has served as president of Software Solutions division since 2013. Prior to that and from January 2011, Mr. Ertel served as vice president, sales and distribution, responsible for our sales and business activities in South Africa, Hungary and was responsible for distribution in the Asia Pacific region, East Europe and the Mediterranean basin. Mr. Ertel joined our company in 2004, initially serving as the chief executive officer of our Israeli subsidiary, Magic Software Enterprises (Israel) Ltd., and from January 2009 as our vice president, global services and operations. Before joining our company, Mr. Ertel served for nine years as the chief executive officer of Complot (83) Ltd. Mr. Ertel holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and completed his studies towards an M.B.A. degree (without thesis), both from Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Vice President, M&A and General Counsel
Amit Birk has served as our vice president, mergers and acquisitions, general counsel and corporate secretary since May 1999. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Birk was an associate at Avital Dromi & Co., a leading law firm in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since November 2007, Mr. Birk serves as an external director of BGI Investment (1961) Ltd., an Israeli public company. Mr. Birk holds an LL.B. degree from the University of Sheffield, an M.B.A. degree from Bar Ilan University and a Practical Engineer degree from ORT College. Mr. Birk is also a certified mediator.
President, AppBuilder Solutions Division
Arik Kilman has served as president of AppBuilder Software Solutions division since January 2012, following our acquisition of AppBuilder Solutions Ltd. at which time he was named Chief Executive Officer of AppBuilder. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Kilman served as Chief Executive Officer of BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd., the former parent of AppBuilder from May 2003 to January 2009 and from April 2010 to December 2011. Mr. Kilman holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Computer Science from New York City College of Technology.
President, IT Project Management and Staffing Services Division
Yakov Tsaroya has served as chief executive officer of our subsidiary, CoreTech Consulting Group LLC, since 2006. Mr. Tsaroya has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Fusion Solution LLC and Xsell Resources Inc. since our acquisition of these companies in 2010. Mr. Tsaroya holds a B.A. degree in Accounting and Finance from the College of Administration in Israel and is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Israel.
President, Integration Solutions Division
Arik Faingold has served as president of our Integration Solutions division since July 2012. Mr. Faingold has served as chairman of Comm-IT Group since 2009. Mr. Faingold was General Manager of Open TV Israel, part of OpenTV Global, from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Faingold served as Co-founder and CTO of Betting Corp from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Faingold holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.
Vice President, Research and Development
Ami Ries joined Magic as Vice President Research and Development in December 2013. Ami brings over 18 years experience managing complex R&D efforts in various organizations. In his role at Magic, Ami holds end-to-end responsibility for product delivery and quality for Magic’s application and integration platforms. Prior to joining Magic, Ami was the VP R&D at CastUP and VP Development at Netwise where he led large software teams.
Vice President, Corporate Professional Services & Support
Yuval Lavi joined Magic in June 2013 with the mission of providing high-level professional services and a variety support tools (framework, performance profiler, migration, etc.) for all Magic products. Yuval has overall responsibility for Corporate Customer Support and is in charge of developing a Corporate Knowledge Center. Prior to joining Magic, Yuval was General Manager and co-owner of Kopel Reem Software, a position he held since 1996, after beginning his career there as a programmer. Lavi is a globally recognized authority in Magic technology and software development, and is a requested speaker on these topics at international conferences and events.
Einat Etzioni (Silver)
Vice President, Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Einat Etzioni is responsible for Magic Software's global internal operations, as well as heading the Budget Control and IT departments. Einat joined Magic Software in 2005 and served as Corporate Financial Analyst until appointed Vice President in 2011. Einat holds a BSc degree in Economics and Biology from Tel-Aviv University in Israel.
Vice President, Global Marketing & Business Development
Itai Galmor joined Magic as Vice President Global Marketing & Business Development in February 2015. In this role, Itai is responsible for leading and executing the company’s marketing and business development activities across the globe. Itai brings over 15 years of experience in managing marketing departments in technology-driven organizations. Prior to joining Magic, Itai served as a VP Marketing and Business Development in various global hi-tech organizations. Itai holds an MBA in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from the University of Manchester.