Tehuti Networks' experienced management team brings broad and multidisciplinary experience from the telecommunications, networking and silicon based industries. The company's executives have held high-level managerial positions at DSP group, Flextronics, National Semiconductor and other leading companies. Among the key players on the team are:
Moshe Shahaf, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO
Moshe Shahaf is a scholar with twenty years of experience in the management of multinational engineering teams and more than dozen years of experience in international high technology venture business. Shahaf has a broad technical knowledge with a strong operational background. He acquired expertise in semiconductor technologies and applications in the fields of digital signal processing, network technology and security. Shahaf has held many highly regarded positions throughout his career. He was a Co-Founder of Prescient Venture Capital (AU), he was a Managing Partner of Vertex Venture Capital, an Israeli subsidiary of Vertex Venture Holding (SG). He was a Partner at Formula Ventures and an investment consultant to venture funds and investment banks in Israel. Shahaf served as Vice President R&D and Chief Technology Officer of the DSP Group, RAD Network Device, and Wave Systems. Shahaf spent the formative years of his career at National Semiconductor where he held various management and development positions in Silicon Valley, Europe and Israel. Moshe Shahaf served as a Major (res.) in the Israel Defense Forces R&D unit specialized in the field of RF communication.
Shahaf earned a B.Sc., in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, M.B.A, from Tel Aviv University, Masters in Law from Bar-Ilan University, and Masters in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.
Nir Sever, Chief Operation Officer COO
Nir Sever brings with him more than 21 years of technological and managerial experience in advanced VLSI engineering. Prior to joining Tehuti, Nir served for 9 years as the Senior Director of VLSI Design and Technologies for Zoran Corporation, a recognized world leader in Semiconductors for the highly competitive Consumer Electronics Market. Nir was responsible for driving Zoran silicon technologies and delivering more than 10 new silicon products each year. Prior to Zoran, Nir held various managerial and technological VLSI roles at 3dfx Interactive, GigaPixel Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, ASP Solutions and Zoran Microelectronics.
Nir earned his BSEE degree from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Jerry Kao, Taiwan Country manager
Jerry Kao has 29 years of engineering & sales experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Tehuti, Jerry worked as Sales Director of Greater China and Taiwan Country Manager at Active Semi for 2 years. Prior to Active Semi, Jerry served for 23 years at National Semiconductor where he served as General Manager, Deputy General Manager of Taiwan branch for 8 years, responsible for entire operation & business development as well as leading application team & FPD IC design team in Taiwan; as Area Technical Manager for 8 years, managing the application team to promote & offer technical service of IA solution, PC Super I/O, Notebook keyboard controller, Wireless, Ethernet and all of analog solutions; Two years as Technical Marketing & Application Manager of PC & Networking segment @ Asia Pacific region, leading the application team to offer technical support of PC & Networking products to all customers in Asia Pacific region and served as Sr. Field Application Engineer for 5 years. Prior to National Semiconductor, Jerry worked for the Industrial research Institute of Sampo Corp. as R&D engineer for 3 years.
Jerry holds a BSEE degree from the University of Chung-Yuan in Taiwan.
David Gerbi (CFO)
David Gerbi (CPA), holds a M.B.A in Business Administration from Tel-Aviv University in Israel and a cum laude B.A in Accounting and Business, from the College of Management in Israel. David was a manager in PwC Israel, he have extensive experience in consulting, financial management, auditing financial statements, IFRS and taxation.
David was a faculty member in the Graduate School of Business at IDC Herzliya, Lander Institute in Jerusalem and a member and faculty of the School of Business Administration at the College of Management.
Shai Levy, Director
Mr. Shai Levy has been the CEO of ProSeed Venture Capital Fund Ltd (traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange as TLV:PRSD) since 2012. Mr. Levy has a key role in managing ProSeed fund's investments, deal flow, financing and M&A as well as serving on a variety of companies Board of Directors in a wide range of industries.
Mr. Levy gained broad-based management experience with investments in the U.S, Europe and Israel in various sectors mostly focusing on High-Tech, Real Estate and Family Office. Prior to Joining ProSeed, Mr. Levy served as the Chief Financial & Investment Officer for the Tahari Family in New York for over 5 years, as Director of Financial Reporting & Compliance at the Deutsch Inc, New York (a part of Interpublic Group NYSE:IPG), auditor at PwC, New York and at Ernst and Young Israel. Mr. Levy holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance from Tel-Aviv University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Israel.
Niv Sarne, Director
With solid basis in engineering as well as rich experience investment, finance and venture capital business, Niv Sarne, Market Development Manager for Noble Energy Inc., is at home in both the Israeli and the US business scene, his record includes several managerial positions. Prior to joining Noble Energy in February 2011, Sarne was the CEO of ProSeed Venture Capital for 4 years, where managed and oversaw the VC portfolio, during that period he has also served from 2010 as the CEO of Tehuti . Prior to that Sarne had his own private consulting specializing in corporate finance activities. In 2001Sarne worked at First Analysis Corporation with the chemistry-enabled businesses group in Chicago on venture capital, private equity and M&A deals
Niv holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the Technion (with honors).