The Business Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Business Leaders of New Jersey for 2023. As the most densely populated state in the country, New Jersey has several unique aspects that make it an ideal home for business leaders and the companies they represent. For starters, the Garden State's strategic location on the East Coast provides excellent access to major markets and transportation networks. Backed by numerous universities and research institutions, the state also boasts a highly skilled and educated workforce. Additionally, New Jersey boasts a diverse economy that includes major companies in the pharmaceuticals, life sciences, financial services, advanced manufacturing, telecommunications, information technology, and transportation industries. Indeed many of this year’s awardees lead New Jersey's largest and most influential players.
Some of the distinguished honorees on this year’s list include Barak Eilam, the CEO of NICE, a global company with over 8,500 employees serving 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries. Under his CEO leadership of nine years, NICE's revenue has more than doubled, with significant growth and a tripling of profitability, resulting in a seven-fold increase in market capitalization. Meanwhile, Siby Vadakekkara, the Co-Founder and CEO of Marlabs, has spearheaded his company’s growth from three people in 2007 to over 2,500 today. Lastly, representing the aerospace industry, we have Thierry Betbeze, the CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet. Over the years, Betbeze has risen from being a cost accountant to later being influential in several multi-billion projects, which includes being responsible for relations with the French Ministry of Finance.
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Business Leaders of New Jersey for 2023.
1. Subhash Makhija
CEO and Co-Founder, GEP Worldwide
Subhash Makhija co-founded GEP in 1999. Under his leadership as CEO, the company has grown to employ approximately 6,000 individuals across its global offices and operations centers. Today GEP is widely recognized as an innovative company in the supply chain software and services sector by media outlets, industry analysts, and technology research firms.
Prior to co-founding GEP, Makhija held the position of Senior Manager at Accenture, where he led various engagements related to strategy, supply chain, procurement, and global outsourcing. In terms of education, Makhija received a PhD in chemical engineering from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, a MS in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and a bachelor's in chemical engineering from the University Department of Chemical Technology in Mumbai. He also holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, where he actively serves as a member of its advisory board.
2. Raj Mamodia
Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Brillio
Raj Mamodia is the Founder, Managing Director, and CEO of Brillio, a technology company that focuses on customer experience solutions, data analytics, digital infrastructure, and product engineering. With a global workforce of over 6,000 employees across 17 locations, Brillio leverages technologically-driven innovation to solve complex business challenges.
Previously Mamodia served as the CEO of Collabera – and founded Brillio as a separate entity in 2014. Before Collabera, Mamodia worked at Cognizant. In addition, he is the founder of Bringing Smiles, a charity organization. His leadership style combines cutting-edge digital technology with a passion for social responsibility. Mamodia completed his studies in mechanical engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad; and pursued an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
3. Ray Bisson
Chief Executive Officer, Schindler Elevator Corporation (U.S.)
Ray Bisson is the Chief Executive Officer of Schindler Elevator Corporation (U.S.), the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and sustainable mobility solutions, moving more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are around 70,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
Bisson has 31 years of experience. He began his career in 1992. Before joining his current company, Bisson was an executive director of product management at Otis Elevator. Earlier in his career, he worked with the U.S. Navy as an airman. Bisson graduated from Purdue University Daniels School of Business with an MBA. He also graduated from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.
4. Gary Hilaire
President and CEO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Gary Hilaire is the President and CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, a leading healthcare company. With 30 years of experience, he specializes in executive leadership, strategy, start-ups, acquisitions, and turnarounds. Under his leadership, Horizon BCBSNJ is transforming healthcare in Garden State by collaborating with physicians, hospitals, and health systems to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs focused on care quality.
Before joining Horizon BCBSNJ, Hilaire served as the President and CEO of Capital BlueCross. Prior to his CEO role, he held various positions at Capital, including President, Executive Vice President, and CFO. In addition, Hilaire previously co-founded Choicelinx, a healthcare technology company. He also held executive leadership roles at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, overseeing a $200 million turnaround as CFO. He began his finance career at Deloitte & Touche.
Hilaire actively engages in community service by serving on the boards of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), BCS Financial, the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, and Ernest Health. Hilaire graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in management advisory services from Southern New Hampshire University.
5. Chintu Patel
Co-CEO, Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Chintu Patel has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director of Amneal Pharmaceuticals since August 2019. Previously, Patel served as Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Amneal from 2002 until the combination with Impax Laboratories in 2018. With his brother, Patel has also co-founded and invested in several independent biopharmaceutical companies, including Asana Biosciences, Kashiv BioSciences and Prolong Pharmaceuticals.
Prior to founding Amneal, Patel was a pharmacist and senior-level manager with Eckerd Pharmacy. In the past, he has been a featured speaker at the Hauppauge Industrial Association in New York. He also serves on the boards of the Long Island Association and Long Island University. Patel holds a bachelor’s in Pharmacy from Rutgers College of Pharmacy. More recently, he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Long Island University Pharmacy. The honorary doctorate was given to him in recognition of his contributions toward quality, integrity, and innovation in pharmaceuticals.
6. Neil Salmon
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ansell
Neil Salmon joined Ansell in July 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. Six years later, he became President of the Industrial Global Business Unit. Then in September 2021, he assumed his current roles: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. His company, Ansell, is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being.
Salmon began his career at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), where he held operational finance leadership positions in various regions, GBUS, and functions for 17 years. Prior to joining Ansell, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Innophos, a specialty ingredients manufacturing company in Cranbury, New Jersey. Over his long career, he has worked in different countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, South Africa, and Belgium. Salmon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Lincoln College, Oxford University. He is also a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA).
7. Matthew Farrell
Chief Executive Officer, Church & Dwight Co.
Mathew Farrell is the Chief Executive Officer of Church & Dwight Co., a New Jersey-based consumer goods company focusing on personal care, household products, and specialty products. The company was founded in 1847. Over the years, Farrell has served as his company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. With his extensive experience, today Farrell provides valuable insights and guidance in areas such as operations, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, finance, compliance, risk management, and investor relations.
Prior to Church & Dwight Co., Farrell served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alpharma. He also held roles at Ingersoll-Rand Ltd. and AlliedSigna. Currently, Farrell is a board member of Trinseo PLC. He holds an undergraduate degree from Manhattan College.
8. Douglas Bryant
President and Chief Executive Officer, QuidelOrtho Corporation
Douglas Bryant serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for QuidelOrtho Corporation, a global provider of innovative in vitro diagnostics technologies designed for point-of-care settings, clinical labs and transfusion medicine. Notably, Bryant orchestrated the company’s transformative response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and complementary acquisition of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.
Bryant has more than three decades of industry experience, undertaking multiple global leadership roles in the diagnostics space. Prior to joining Quidel, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Luminex Corporation, managing its Bioscience Group, Luminex Molecular Diagnostics (Toronto), manufacturing, R&D, technical operations, and commercial operations. He also held various worldwide commercial operations positions with Abbott Laboratories, including, among others: Vice President of Abbott Vascular for Asia/Japan, Vice President of Abbott Molecular Global Commercial Operations, and Vice President of Abbott Diagnostics Global Commercial Operations. Bryant holds a BA in economics from the University of California at Davis.
9. Raj Patil
Chief Executive Officer, Orion Innovation
Raj Patil is the Chief Executive Officer of Orion Innovation, a global business and technology services firm specializing in digital strategy, experience design, and engineering. Orion works with clients from various industries, including financial services, telecommunications, consumer products, and more. With over 22 years of experience, Patil is a seasoned executive who has successfully led the growth and development of both large IT services companies and start-up ventures. As CEO of Orion, he is responsible for driving the company's growth and positioning it as a leading provider of information technology and outsourcing services.
Prior to joining Orion, Patil served as the President and COO of LiquidHub, an IT consulting and services company, where he led business units and global operations. He was also a Co-founder and Chairman of the Board at aSpark, an IT services company focused on enterprise solutions in the digital interactive market. Additionally, Patil spent over seven years with MphasiS, an HP company, playing key roles in its significant revenue growth. Patil holds an MBA from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from Villanova University, and a BS in Computer Science from Mysore University, India.
10. Ken Keller
President and CEO, Daiichi Sankyo
Ken Keller is the President and CEO of Daiichi Sankyo, a leading pharmaceutical company that operates in approximately 30 countries/regions worldwide and is backed by a workforce of more than 17,000 employees. In his current position, Keller leads the Global Oncology Business and serves on Daiichi Sankyo's Global Management Committee. It is worth to note that Daiichi Sankyo has over 120 years of scientific expertise. Keller joined the company in 2014. At Daiichi Sankyo, he has prioritized the launch of multiple oncology therapeutics.
With over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Keller has held leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe. He is also a member of the PhRMA Board of Directors; and has served on the board of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. He holds a BS in business from Saint John's University and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.
11. Jan De Witte
President and CEO, Integra LifeSciences
Jan De Witte is the President and CEO of Integra, a global leader in neurosurgery. With a broad portfolio of products and solutions, Integra specializes in dural access and repair, cerebral spinal fluid management, and neuro-critical care. They also offer regenerative tissue technologies for soft tissue, nerve, and tendon repairs, as well as treatments for wounds, burns, and plastic surgery. De Witte brings over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry to his role at Integra.
Previously, De Witte served as the CEO of Barco N.V., a global technology leader focused on networked visualization solutions. During his tenure, De Witte drove digital innovation, new product development, international market growth, and operational excellence. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at GE, including President and CEO of GE Global Healthcare IT. He also has consulting experience at McKinsey and operational expertise from Procter & Gamble. Beyond his role at Integra, De Witte serves on the board of directors of ResMed, a global leader in digital health technologies and medical devices. He holds a master's in electromechanical engineering from KU Leuven in Belgium, as well as an MBA from Harvard University.
12. Jaswinder Chadha
Founder, President & CEO, Axtria
Jaswinder Chadha is the Founder, President, and CEO of Axtria, a leading cloud software and data analytics company for the global life sciences industry. He established Axtria with a mission to provide innovative analytics and software solutions to help life science companies effectively manage data and engage customers. Notably, Chadha is a pioneer in advanced decision support software and has collaborated with over 100 global companies to optimize their commercial operations.
Previously, Chadha co-founded and served as CEO of marketRx, which was acquired by Cognizant Technology Solutions. He has also held board positions with TIE Global, Ocular Therapeutics, New Jersey Technology Council, and PAN IIT. Among his degrees, Chadha holds a PhD in industrial engineering and operations research from Texas A&M University. In addition to leading Axtria, he is actively involved in advisory and board roles, including the Second District Advisory Council (SDAC) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also serves on the boards of SpectraMedix, Panjab Digital Library, and Sikh Research Institute.
13. Tarek Rabah
President & CEO, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies (U.S.)
In 2022 Tare Rabah joined Otsuka as President & CEO of the company’s North America Pharmaceutical Business. With a personal commitment to improving lives, Rabah leads Otsuka's commercial organization in the US and Canada, introducing products, programs, policies, and advocacy initiatives to address unmet medical needs and explore new market opportunities. As a leader, Rabah believes in creating an environment where Otsuka's people are deeply connected to their purpose and the well-being of the patients they serve.
With over 20 years of experience, Rabah has successfully launched brands and led divisions at AstraZeneca and Novartis across various regions including the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, and the Middle East. His expertise spans multiple therapeutic areas within healthcare. Fluent in five languages, Rabah holds a BS in biology and a BA in business from the American University of Beirut. He also holds an MBA from McGill University.
14. Kalyan Kodali
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, ValueMomentum
Kalyan Kodali is the CEO and Co-Founder of ValueMomentum, a leading provider of IT services and solutions for the insurance industry. With his extensive experience and deep engagement with customers, employees, and partners, Kodali has been instrumental in incubating and growing ValueMomentum since its establishment in 2000. Previously, he served as the President of ValueMomentum's Enterprise Business.
With over 25 years of professional experience, Kodali has held various positions in sales, client management, product management, and strategic alliances at companies like Satyam Computer Services and Wipro. He brings a wealth of knowledge across multiple verticals. Kodali holds a Master of Science (Honors) in Economics and a Master of Management Studies (MMS) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.
15. Bob Carrigan
Chief Executive Officer, Audible
Bob Carrigan joined Audible in January 2020 as Chief Executive Officer. Audible is a leading producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. Brining a wealth of experience to his CEO role at Audible, Carrigan previously served as Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet, where he led a business, technology and cultural transformation that restored the 177-year-old firm to growth.
Before that, Carrigan served as CEO of IDG Communications, transforming that company from traditional print publisher to modern media company. He also spent four years at America Online Inc. as SVP of Interactive Marketing, leading business development for technology and entertainment channels. Notably, Carrigan is a former Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). He graduated from Questrom School of Business, Boston University with an undergraduate degree in business administration.
16. Matthew Collier
Chief Executive Officer, Sutherland Healthcare Solutions
Joining the company in 2020, Matthew Collier is the Chief Executive Officer of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, a global company that provides end-to-end business process solutions for the healthcare industry. With a focus on technology-driven services, Sutherland offers a wide range of solutions including revenue cycle management, medical coding and billing, claims processing, healthcare analytics, and patient engagement.
Previously, Collier served as senior managing director of global head health care strategic consulting and strategy lead in Western US at Accenture. Before that, he was a partner at Bain & Company. Earlier in his career, he worked with McKinsey & Company as a senior engagement manager. Collier earned an MBA from J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
17. Dan Calkins
Chairman and CEO, Benjamin Moore
Dan Calkins is the Chairman and CEO of Benjamin Moore, a renowned American paint manufacturing company. Founded in 1883, the company has established itself as a leading producer of premium quality paints and coatings. With headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, Benjamin Moore offers a wide range of interior and exterior paints, including latex, oil-based, and waterborne products. The company's commitment to innovation and sustainability has led to the development of environmentally friendly paint formulas. Benjamin Moore paints are known for their durability, vibrant colors, and excellent coverage. With a vast network of independent retailers, Benjamin Moore remains a trusted choice for homeowners, professional painters, and designers.
Calkins first joined the company in 1987. He earned an undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University.
Benjamin Moore Milestone
This year, Benjamin Moore celebrates its 140th year in business. Since our founding in 1883, we have remained committed to distributing our premium paints exclusively through the independent channel where expertise, superior service and community involvement is paramount. For the past 140 years, our network of independent retailers has played a critical role in our success and we look forward to our continued partnership towards achieving the next milestone together.
18. Sanjay Mirchandani
President and CEO, Commvault
Since February of 2019, Sanjay Mirchandani has served as the President and CEO of Commvault, a global leader in cloud data protection. Commvault offers Intelligent Data Services to safeguard customer data across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. Their unified Data Protection Platform ensures comprehensive data protection through various solutions including software subscriptions, integrated appliances, partner-managed offerings, and Software as a Service (SaaS) via the Metallic portfolio.
Prior to joining Commvault, Mirchandani served as the CEO of Puppet, an IT automation company, from May 2016 to January 2019. He brings extensive international business experience and a diverse technology background to his role. Before Puppet, Mirchandani held senior leadership positions at VMware, including Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan. He also had notable roles at EMC Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, and Arthur Andersen. Mirchandani holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's in mathematics from Drew University.
19. Ivan Cheung
US, Chairman, President of Neurology, CEO, Eisai US
Ivan Cheung is the Chairman and CEO of Eisai in the U.S. – as well as Global Alzheimer’s Disease Officer and Senior Corporate Officer for Eisai in Japan, the parent company of Eisai Inc. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company in North America, which is the largest commercial region for Eisai globally. Cheung provides management oversight to all of Eisai's operating companies in the U.S. and Canada, including fully integrated commercial and medical organizations specializing in oncology and neurology, as well as multiple research and development facilities. Additionally, he is responsible for Eisai’s global end-to-end strategy and activities from new product development and regulatory affairs to brand commercialization and value/access to deliver breakthrough disease-modifying therapies and ecosystem solutions to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related brain health conditions.
Since joining Eisai Co., Ltd. in 2005, Cheung has held positions of rising responsibility across corporate planning and strategy, corporate finance, talent management, global R&D, the U.S. pharmaceuticals business, the Japan consumer healthcare business, the global oncology business, and the global neurology business. Prior to joining Eisai, he was with the Global Health Practice at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he provided strategy and operations consulting to biopharmaceutical and healthcare clients in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Cheung received his MBA from Harvard and a BS in civil/environmental engineering with a double major in economics from Duke University.
20. Tom Polen
Chairman, CEO and President, BD
Tom Polen is the Chairman, CEO, and President of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company. With over 25 years of experience in the field, he leads a team of 75,000+ BD associates. In 1999 Polen joined BD through an acquisition and later held leadership positions in Baxter Healthcare. He returned to BD in 2009 and has since served in various roles. Under his leadership, BD made significant acquisitions such as CareFusion and C. R. Bard. In 2020 Polen assumed the role of CEO, becoming Chairman in 2021.
In addition to his role at BD, Polen serves on the boards of Advamed and Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation. He is a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable and actively supports organizations dedicated to breast cancer patients and the Children's Tumor Foundation. Polen also contributes to the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness for the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. Polen holds a bachelor's from Salisbury University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.
21. Paul McKenzie
CEO & Managing Director, CSL Seqirus
In March of 2023 Paul McKenzie was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of CSL Seqirus, a company that operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in three different continents and a globally integrated supply chain. McKenzie has more than 30 years of leadership experience. After joining CSL as Chief Operating Officer in 2019, he became accountable for optimizing CSL's operations; as well as growing the CSL Seqirus, CSL Plasma, and CSL Vifor businesses. Notably, he transformed CSL's global end-to-end operations, advanced CSL Seqirus' differentiated portfolio strategy. He also led CSL Plasma through COVID-19 challenges, while surpassing plasma collection volumes beyond pre-pandemic levels.
Prior to joining CSL, McKenzie was Executive Vice President of Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology at Biogen. He also served in a range of progressively senior level roles in R&D and manufacturing at Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck. In 2020 he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. In addition, he has served on numerous professional and academic boards, most recently the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Institute of Technology; and the Society for Biological Engineering. McKenzie holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
22. John Marchioni
President and CEO, Selective Insurance
John Marchioni is the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Selective Insurance Group, an organization that specializes in providing business insurance for the construction industry. It offers a wide range of standard and specialty insurance products for both commercial and personal risks.
In 1998 Marchioni joined Selective and has held various leadership positions within the company. This includes serving as Vice President and Director of Government Affairs, Senior Vice President and Director of Personal Lines and Flood, and Executive Vice President and Chief Field Operations Officer. In 2013, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Then in February 2020 he assumed his current roles of President and CEO. Marchioni graduated from Princeton University.
23. Dan Harmon
Chief Executive Officer, Playa Bowls
Dan Harmon is the Chief Executive Officer of Playa Bowls, a popular food establishment specializing in healthy and refreshing acai bowls. Founded in 2014 in Belmar, New Jersey, Playa Bowls has rapidly expanded and now has numerous locations across the United States. Their menu features a variety of delicious bowls made with acai berries, topped with an assortment of fruits, granola, honey, and other delectable toppings. Playa Bowls offers customers a nutritious and customizable dining experience, with options for vegan and gluten-free diets. The vibrant and beach-inspired atmosphere, coupled with their commitment to using fresh ingredients, has made Playa Bowls a go-to destination for health-conscious individuals seeking a tasty and energizing treat. Harmon has 30 years of experience. He began his career in 1993.
Before joining Playa Bowls, Harmon was a president and COO at Smoothie King. Before that, he served as the SVP in operations at Papa Murphy's International. Earlier in his career, Harmon worked with SSM INC McDonald's as a supervisor. He graduated from Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus.
Playa Bowls Milestone
“Throughout the first half of 2023, Playa Bowls has achieved tremendous growth, expanding to 183 stores across the country and many more units in the pipeline for the remainder of the year.”
24. Ken Levine
Chief Executive Officer, Xcitium
As the CEO of Xcitium, Ken Levine is a fifteen-year cybersecurity industry veteran and brings a wealth of knowledge. Headquartered in Bloomfield, NJ, Xcitium’s mission is to help customers avoid breaches with groundbreaking isolation technology that fully neutralizes ransomware, zero-day malware, and cyber-attacks that other security providers can’t do.
Previously, Levine was CEO of then start-up NitroSecurity, a SIEM platform, before a successful acquisition by McAfee in 2011. At McAfee, Levine was SVP and GM of the security management business unit. After two years at McAfee, Levine became CEO of Digital Guardian. Under his leadership, the organization tripled in size, entered adjacent markets, and became a leader in the DLP and EDR markets. Most recently, Levine was the Chief Executive Officer for microsegmentation company, ShieldX, which Fortinet newly acquired.
Levine’s DNA in start-ups and early-stage companies goes back to a 15-year tenure at Cabletron Systems: a networking company started in a garage that became a billion-dollar company. Levine’s passion is building great teams and companies, establishing GTM strategies with the best technology and products. In 2004, Levine founded Brookline Venture Partners to invest in early-stage technology companies. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
25. Siby Vadakekkara
Chairman & CEO, Marlabs
As Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Marlabs, Siby Vadakekkara has spearheaded the company’s growth from three people in 2007 to over 2,500 today and its emergence as a full-service digital solutions and technology company. Marlabs focus is to help each of our clients find and capture their unique opportunities and empower them with digital technologies so that they can run a purposeful business. Headquartered in the New York Metro area, with offices in the US, Germany, and India, their global workforce includes highly experienced technology, platform, and industry specialists from the world’s leading technical universities.
An engineer by training, Vadakekkara has over 30 years of experience in transforming businesses through the strategic injection of digital capabilities. He is also a mentor and digital advisor to Columbia University Executive Master’s Program in Technology Management. He is an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Texas Tech University & Harvard Business School.
26. Dan Feldstein
President and CEO, Crestron Electronics
Dan Feldstein serves as the President and CEO of Crestron Electronics, a position he has held since 1994. Crestron is a renowned global leader and manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems for various environments, including offices, campuses, and homes. The company revolutionizes the way people live and work by providing integrated solutions for audio, video, lighting, shades, and climate control. Crestron's technology simplifies and enhances the user experience in corporate settings, classrooms, hotels, auditoriums, and residential spaces.
With a career spanning over 25 years at Crestron, Feldstein has a strong background in computer engineering. He initially focused on research and development, contributing to the design of numerous technologies still utilized by Crestron today. In recent years, he has been involved in operations alongside other key executives. Feldstein holds an undergraduate degree in computer systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
27. Mark Dewis
Chief Executive Officer, OmniActive Health Technologies
Mark Dewis is the CEO of OmniActive Health Technologies, a company known for its robust portfolio of scientifically validated, IP-protected, branded Specialty Actives and natural Botanical Actives. Their innovative ingredients help nutrition brands meet the demands of the health and wellness marketplace. With nearly three decades of experience in the health, nutrition, flavors, and food & beverages sectors, Dewis is a seasoned leader.
Previously, Dewis worked at International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) for over 20 years, where he held various roles, including President. During his time at IFF, Dewis demonstrated his ability to lead exceptional teams, drive innovation, and prioritize customer-centricity in the natural product and innovative health ingredients sectors. Additionally, he has expertise in creating value through disruptive mergers and acquisitions. In terms of education, he holds a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Science. He is also a graduate of the University of Nottingham in England.
OmniActive Health Technologies Milestone
OmniActive Health Technologies is a leading global provider of innovative natural ingredients for the nutraceutical, functional food & beverage, and dietary supplement industries. With a strong commitment to research and development, OmniActive pioneered the development of its award-winning ingredient Lutemax® 2020, a patented lutein and zeaxanthin extract with strong clinical science supporting its efficacy. In fact, OmniActive has recently become the leading supplier of lutein in North America. Its other nutritional ingredients play in leading health categories such as sleep, stress, and weight management. Since its establishment, the company has expanded its presence, developing strategic partnerships across major markets. OmniActive's unwavering dedication to excellence and quality has positioned itself as a trusted partner in delivering science-backed health solutions.
28. Marc Adee
Chairman and CEO, Crum & Forster
Marc Adee is the Chairman and CEO of Crum & Forster, a prominent national insurer specializing in property, casualty, and accident & health insurance. With a workforce of over 2,500 employees, Crum & Forster offers specialty insurance products through its various insurance companies, both admitted and surplus lines. Founded in 1822, the company is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey. Notably, it operates more than 50 office locations across the United States.
Adee joined the Fairfax organization in 2000 and has held various leadership positions within the company. Prior to his current role, he served as the president and CEO of Fairmont Specialty, Seneca, and CoverXSpecialty: three of Crum & Forster's subsidiaries. Beyond his role at Crum & Forster, Adee serves on the boards of several organizations, including the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, the Tri-County Scholarship Fund, and the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Northwestern University. He is also a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
29. Azeez Mohammed
President and CEO, Covanta
In December 2021 Azeez Mohammed became the CEO of Covanta, a leader in sustainable materials management. During his lengthy career, Mohammed has worked across 27 different industry segments, including sustainability areas like solar, wind, hydrogen, and electric vehicle charging. Previously, he held the position of Executive Vice President at Bloom Energy, where he spearheaded international expansion efforts to support the transition away from fossil fuels.
Prior to joining Covanta, Mohammed spent over 20 years at General Electric (GE), where he held leadership roles in multiple industrial businesses. He served as the President and CEO of GE Power Conversion, led GE Power Services in the Middle East and Africa, and led GE Energy Services in Latin America. Mohammed began his career at GE Research and was selected for GE's Corporate Audit Staff, a prestigious organization focused on consulting and leadership development. Mohammed holds both a master's and doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also received a bachelor's from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras. He is the holder of 25 international patents and has contributed to numerous journal publications.
30. Paul Marchetti
Paul Marchetti is the President of CarelonRx, Elevance Health’s pharmacy benefit manager.
CarelonRx works to remove barriers, personalize experiences, and improve health outcomes, no matter where individuals are in their healthcare journeys. In his current role, Marchetti is responsible for advancing CarelonRx’s integrated health approach to care delivery – and for driving programs and strategies that lead to improved affordability and outcomes.
Marchetti has more than 25 years of payer and provider experience in healthcare delivery systems, business operations, product development and population health, and technology solutions. Before joining Elevance Health, he served as Chief Growth Officer at New Century Health, where he led top-line revenue growth, strategic planning and execution, and product development. Formerly, Marchetti was formerly Vice President, Health Care Management; and Vice President, National Networks and Contracting at Aetna; and Senior Vice President, Network and Medical Cost Management at United Healthcare; and held leadership positions at Horizon Healthcare and Physicians Health Services. He also serves on the boards of Availity, The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, and DomaniRx. Marchetti received a Bachelor of Science in Health/Healthcare Administration/Management and an MBA from the University of New Haven.
Paul Marchetti Insight
“CarelonRx is pushing beyond traditional pharmacy benefit managers by focusing on whole health, which enables us to deliver personalized consumer experiences, improve affordability and health outcomes, and drive toward health equity.”
31. Nataliya Andreychuk
Chief Executive Officer, Viseven
Nataliya Andreychuk began her professional career 18 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Viseven, a Global MarTech Services Provider for Pharma and Life Sciences. The company's solutions, products, and services are actively used by the TOP 100 Pharma and Life Sciences companies in more than 50 countries around the globe. With over 150 Veeva-certified specialists – and the statuses of Veeva Silver Certified Technology Partner and Veeva DFAP Content Partner – Viseven offers custom solutions for pharmaceutical communications.
Andreychuk first got her start in 2005 as a project coordinator at Timone. From there, she went on to Softline. Andreychuk graduated from the Zhytomyr State University of Ivan Franko with a master's in English literature and psychology. She also graduated from Zhytomyr Cooperative College of Business and Law with an undergraduate degree in marketing management and computer science.
32. Eric Hutto
Chief Executive Officer, Diversified
Eric Hutto is the CEO of Diversified, a global technology solutions provider that specializes in helping clients build connections that make a difference: whether it's inspiring viewers, engaging associates, motivating audiences, or streamlining operations. Hutto was selected as the successor to the company's founder in 2022. As CEO, he oversees the complex operations of a +$1 billion global organization.
Hutto brings extensive leadership experience from his previous roles at Unisys, Dell Technologies, The Home Depot, and Bearing Point. Recognized for his expertise, he is a frequent speaker on topics such as digital transformation and business disruption. Notably, Hutton also serves on the board of the Ryan Palmer Foundation; and is a member of the American Heart Association's Executive Team and International Committee. Hutto completed the Executive Leadership Program at Emory University, holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification, and graduated from The University of Arkansas with a degree in Economics and Finance.
33. Cliff Skelton
President and CEO, Conduent HR Services
Cliff Skelton is the President, CEO, and Board Member of Conduent. In these roles, he is driving the company's strategy to deliver technology-led mission-critical services and solutions to global businesses and governments, creating exceptional outcomes for clients and millions of people. Conduent specializes in digital business solutions across commercial, government, and transportation sectors, leveraging cloud computing, AI, automation, and advanced analytics.
Skelton previously served as President of Fiserv Output Solutions, driving growth in multiple industries. He also held the role of Group President and Chief Information Officer at Fiserv, leading a major technology transformation to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to his corporate roles, Skelton had strategic positions at Ally Financial and Bank of America, and he served as a naval officer and fighter pilot for over 20 years. Skelton holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California.
34. Patrick Marotta
President and CEO, Marotta Controls
Patrick Marotta began his career at Marotta Controls in 1998, gaining hands-on knowledge of all aspects of the business by serving in multiple disciplines throughout the company, including Operations and Business Development. He transitioned to President and COO in 2009. Six years later, Marotta was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, where he continues to lead and expand the company to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Under his leadership, Marotta Controls has achieved some of the highest honors awarded to a small family-owned business. Among its achievements, the company has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Regional Small Business of the Year; and twice named as a Lockheed Martin Supplier of the Year.
In addition to his CEO duties, Marotta is a member of the small business board of advisers to the New York Federal Reserve; is a member of the Board of Governors at the Aerospace Industries Association; and represents the company at the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. Marotta is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Systems Engineering.
Patrick Marotta Milestone
Marotta recently celebrated its 80th anniversary this past January proudly supporting the Aerospace and Defense industry since 1943. Marotta was also selected as New Jersey Top Workplace for the second year in a row highlighting its dedication to employee retention and growth.
35. Patrick Walsh
Managing Partner, CEO, Withum
Patrick Walsh is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Withum, a prominent advisory, accounting, and tax firm ranked among the top 25 in the country. Previously Walsh has led various strategic initiatives at Withum, including those related to best practices, client experience, and technology. Notably, he played a crucial role in shaping the firm's National Tax Practice strategy for five years. In addition, he currently serves as the executive sponsor for Withum's expansion overseas with the opening and growth of their India office. Walsh is also actively involved in the firm's alliance with HLB International, a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms.
With an MBA and over 30 years of professional experience, Walsh is a licensed, certified public accountant. He served on the Firm's Management Committee for six years before assuming his current role as Managing Partner.
36. Matthew Shulman
Chief Executive Officer, Arch Insurance North America
Matt Shulman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Arch Insurance North America in January 2019. He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Insurance’s European operations, a role he assumed in September 2016. He joined Arch Insurance U.S. in 2009, first serving as Senior Vice President and most recently as Executive Vice President overseeing the Executive Assurance and Professional Liability divisions. His company, Arch Insurance North America, is part of Arch Capital Group, and includes Arch’s insurance operations in the United States and Canada.
Since 2000, Shulman was employed previously by The Hartford within the Financial Products division, where he most recently managed their Commercial D&O Department. Prior to The Hartford, he worked at Reliance National in various underwriting roles within the financial products division. Shulman has a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.
37. Lisa Graver
Chief Executive Officer, Alvogen
Lisa joined Alvogen in 2010 and serves as the CEO of Alvogen’s business. Alvogen is a global, privately owned pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling generic, brand, over-the-counter brands (OTC) and biosimilar products for patients around the world. We are passionate about making people’s lives better by making high quality medicines more accessible around the world.
She has worked in various leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 20 years. Her background in patent and regulatory strategy has been a key ingredient in Alvogen’s success. Graver’s own intellectual property strategy led to the company’s launch of the first generic Tamiflu following a successful compound patent challenge. Under Graver’s leadership, her team has launched a number of challenging first to market products, such as generic Exelon patch and generic Suboxone film.
Before joining Alvogen, Graver was a Vice President of Intellectual Property at Actavis Switzerland AG and Innovest Enterprises LLC. Earlier in her career, she worked with Alpharma Inc. as a Director of Intellectual Property. Graver holds her Juris Doctorate from Case Western University and an Honors Bachelor of Science degree from Lakehead University.
38. Adam Elster
Chief Executive Officer, Majesco
In 2018, Adam Elster assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer at Majesco, a private company operating globally with sales and professional services teams located across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Majesco boasts a workforce of 2,195 employees. The company's primary focus is to assist the insurance industry in staying ahead of change while maintaining the safety and reliability that insurance demands.
Prior to joining Majesco, Elster held the position of President of Global Field Operations and was a member of the Executive Leadership team at CA Technologies, a Fortune 500 organization with a revenue of $4.5 billion. During his tenure, CA transformed from a traditional software vendor to a digital transformation leader serving as a trusted partner to some of the world's largest companies. Elster obtained a BA in Psychology and an MS in Management and Information Systems from New York University. Currently, he serves on the board of Command Alkon and HCSS.
39. Jean-Luc Herbeaux
Chief Executive Officer, Hovione
Jean-Luc Herbeaux assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer at Hovione in 2020 and later became the CEO in April 2022. Hovione, a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with a rich history of over 60 years, operates internationally and offers comprehensive services in drug substance, drug product intermediate, and drug product development and manufacturing. Notably, Hovione has FDA inspected sites in the USA, China, Ireland, and Portugal – as well as development laboratories in Lisbon, Portugal, and New Jersey, USA.
Herbeaux began his career as an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan. He has held several prominent leadership positions at Evonik, a leading specialty chemicals company. Prior to joining Hovione, Herbeaux served as the head of the Health Care Business Line at Evonik. Herbeaux pursued his education in France, where he obtained a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from UTC; and in the USA, where he earned a Master's and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.
40. Erin Kane
President and Chief Executive Officer, AdvanSix
Erin Kane is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AdvanSix, an American chemistry company that plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products that touch people’s lives in a wide variety of end markets and applications. Kane has a passion for leveraging the power of chemistry and engineering to solve the world’s most daunting challenges and enable our customers’ greatest opportunities. Kane led the spin-off of AdvanSix into an independent, NYSE-listed public company in 2016, and has guided the company through its expansion into a diversified chemistry company.
Prior to her current role at AdvanSixKane spent more than a decade in advancing commercial and leadership roles at Honeywell, including serving as vice president and general manager of Honeywell Resins and Chemicals. A proud alumnus of Bucknell University, Kane began her career with process engineering and Six Sigma at Kvaerner Process and Elementis Specialties, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Kane has extensive experience in board and governance matters and also serves as a member of the board of directors for AdvanSix, The Chemours Company, the American Chemistry Council, and as an executive committee member for the Manufacturers Alliance. Kane graduated from Bucknell University with an undergraduate degree in chemistry.
41. Thierry Betbeze
Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Falcon Jet
In 2019 Thierry Betbeze was named CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet, a recognized brand for Dassault business jets, which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation. Since 1965, over 2,600 Falcons have been delivered with 2,100 still in service in over 90 countries. Their six models share the same optimum balance of technology, comfort, versatility and elegance, with many innovations inherited from Dassault’s renowned combat aircraft.
Over the course of his career, Betbeze has been influential in numerous high-profile aircraft export deals, including several multi-billion Euro Mirage and Rafale projects with foreign air forces. He began his career at Dassault Aviation in 1984 as a cost accountant, later working in export financing with a wide range of responsibilities, including treasury and currency hedging, before being promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance in 2004. In that role, he was also responsible for relations with the French Ministry of Finance. In 2016, he was named Senior Vice President of Finance at Dassault Falcon Jet. He holds a Master’s in finance from France’s Ecole Supérieur de Commerce et de Management (ESCEM).
42. Thomas Loewald
Chief Executive Officer, Cambrex
Thomas Loewald is the Chief Executive Officer of Cambrex, a global pharmaceutical services company that specializes in providing custom development and manufacturing solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. With headquarters in the United States, the company operates a network of facilities worldwide, including the United States, Europe, and Asia. Cambrex offers a wide range of services, including drug substance development, analytical services, formulation development, and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms. Loewald first joined the company in 2020.
Previously, Loewald was a president at ProAmpac. Before that, he served as a SVP and CCO at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Earlier in his career, he worked with GE as a marketing director. Loewald earned an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an undergraduate degree in economics from Middlebury College.
43. Jeff Miller
President and CEO, Synchronoss Technologies
Jeff Miller was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Synchronoss Technologies in March 2020. Since that time, Miller has focused on driving Synchronoss’ growth and profitability, through expansion of the Company’s Cloud business. Previously, Miller served as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for all processes and strategies related to building profitable sales channels and accelerating revenue growth.
Before Synchronoss, Miller served as President for IDEAL Industries Technology Group, focusing on designing and delivering solutions for smart commercial buildings and spaces. He also enjoyed a 16-year career with Motorola, where he served in a number of senior leadership roles including Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Operations in North America for Motorola Mobility. Prior to Motorola, Miller spent five years with Somera Communications. He also worked for AT&T for eleven years, holding various leadership positions. In addition to his CEO duties, Miller serves on the Board of 1871, Chicago’s largest start-up incubator. He graduated with a B.S. degree from Miami University and later earned his MBA from The Ohio State University.
44. David Gockel
President and CEO, Langan
David Gockel is the President and CEO of Langan, a company known for its client-focused and entrepreneurial culture that fosters career growth and teamwork. With 40 years of experience in major real estate developments, Gockel specializes in complex urban and brownfield redevelopment projects, community planning, stadium/arena development, and waterfront restoration. Under his leadership, Langan has experienced significant growth, expanding from 250 employees and seven offices to over 1,500 employees and more than 35 offices.
Gockel is actively involved in industry organizations and has received prestigious awards, including being named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers. He holds a Master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
45. Suren Dheenadayalan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Freyr Solutions
Suren Dheenadayalan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Freyr Solutions. Launched in 2013, Freyr Solutions is the largest global, regulatory solutions and services company that offers end-to-end Regulatory solutions to life sciences industries. The services include regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, clinical research, quality management, and technology solutions such as Regulatory information management systems and Regulatory data integration.
Previously, Dheenadayalan served in the life sciences and regulatory solutions areas for Deloitte Consulting. Before that, he served as a senior director of regulatory and clinical solutions at TAKE Solutions. Earlier in his career, he worked with Ascendum Solutions as a clinical systems analyst. Dheenadayalan earned a masters in software systems from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani. He also holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.
46. Marcy A. Bliss
Chief Executive Officer, Wedgewood Pharmacy
Marcy A. Bliss, Chief Executive Officer of private-equity-owned Wedgewood Pharmacy, is responsible for overall company performance. She is a member of the board of directors and works with the owners, board, and management team to set and to ensure the delivery of patient care, prescriber service, corporate vision, mission, strategy, structure, and long-term goals. The company’s brand is recognized by 99% of veterinarians in the United States.
Most recently she was executive vice president of business operations and marketing for Wedgewood Pharmacy, having begun her career with the company in early 1999 as employee number eight. Over the years, she assumed positions of increasing responsibility, many with a significant emphasis on marketing, product development, and pharmacy growth. Prior to joining Wedgewood Pharmacy, she was chief marketing officer for the accounting and consulting firm, The Siegfried Group. Previously, she was a member of the staff of American Red Cross's (ARC) national office in Washington, DC, for planning, evaluation, and chapter operations and later served as communication manager for the Wilmington chapter of the ARC.
She holds a B.S. degree in Business/Marketing and Management Studies from the University of Maryland. She has continued her education at Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania, Aresty Institute of Executive Education; the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (Stanford, CA); and as an Executive Mastery client of Gap International.
47. Sam Gutmann
Chief Executive Officer, OwnBackup
Sam Gutmann is a software entrepreneur and business builder known for his expertise in the online and cloud backup and recovery space. He is currently the CEO of OwnBackup, a leading enterprise SaaS and cloud-to-cloud backup company. Prior to his role at OwnBackup, Gutmann served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Golden Seeds, where he helped portfolio companies refine their business models. He also held the position of CIO at BassTech International, a global Import/Export trading company. Before that, Gutmann co-founded and served as the CEO of Intronis, an online backup software company established in 2003.
In addition, Gutmann played a pivotal role in developing Intronis, overseeing research, development, software design, and testing. Earlier in his career, Gutmann worked as an independent small-business technology consultant. He holds a degree in Management Information Systems from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
48. Tianyi Jiang
Co-Founder and CEO, AvePoint
In 2001 Tianyi Jiang Co-Founded AvePoint and has served as the organization's Chief Executive Officer since 2005. As CEO, Jiang is responsible for overall strategy and direction of AvePoint, which includes product innovation, investor relations, and business development. He is focused on delivering value to customers, partners, shareholders, and the AvePoint team, every day. His company, AvePoint, provides the most advanced platform to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration. Over 17,000 customers worldwide rely on our solutions to modernize the digital workplace across Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and other collaboration environments.
Before founding AvePoint, Jiang was a Senior Software Developer at Citadel Investment Group. He received both a bachelor’s and master’s in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University. He also holds a Master of Philosophy and PhD in Data Mining from the Stern School of Business, New York University.
49. Juan Andrade
President and Chief Executive Officer, Everest Re Group
Juan Andrade is the President and CEO of Everest Re Group, a global reinsurance and insurance solutions provider. With nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Andrade has led various large and complex businesses in underwriting, product development, claims, sales, strategy, and general management. Prior to joining Everest, Andrade held a significant role at Chubb, overseeing their general insurance business in over 50 countries outside of North America. Before his insurance career, he worked in national security and international affairs within the U.S. Federal Government.
Andrade actively serves on the boards of USAA, the St. John's University School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science, and The Institutes. Furthermore, he is a member of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) and the Geneva Association. Andrade holds a BS in journalism with a minor in political science from the University of Florida. He also earned a MA international economics and Latin American Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
50. Barak Eilam
Chief Executive Officer, NICE
Barak Eilam is the CEO of NICE, a global company with over 8,500 employees serving 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries. Since taking on the role in 2014, Eilam has led NICE's transformation into a leader in cloud, analytics, digital, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) through innovative advancements and strategic acquisitions. Under his leadership, NICE has become the top-ranked company in its domains according to leading market analysts. Over the past 9 years, NICE's revenue has more than doubled, with significant growth and a tripling of profitability, resulting in a seven-fold increase in market capitalization.
Eilam began his career at NICE in 1999 as an engineer and has since held various senior leadership positions in R&D, product management, and sales. He played a key role in establishing and leading NICE's Analytics business, which facilitated the company's transformation into an enterprise software provider. Before becoming CEO, Eilam served as the President of NICE Americas, expanding the customer base and delivering solutions to 85 of the Fortune 100 organizations. Prior to joining NICE, Eilam served as an officer in the Intelligence Corps of the Israeli army. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.