Yaron Ashkenazi, LL.B.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • 30 years of senior management experience in the fundraising and high-tech sectors with a comprehensive understanding of the homeland security arena
  • Served for 10 years in the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) Dignitary Protection Unit
  • Registered lawyer in Israel
  • ​Based in Toronto, Canada

Josh Gutenberg, BA

Director of Finance, Controller

  • ​​Has a strong background in mathematics: graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics from Yeshiva University
  • ​​Passed three exams administered by the Society of Actuaries, focusing on financial, mathematical and risk principles

Avi Libman, BASc

Director, Technology & Operations 

  • Graduated from the University of Toronto in 2011 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Specialized in Mechatronics Engineering which involves the integration of computer, electrical and mechanical systems

Edward Sonshine, O.Ont., Q.C.

Founder & Chairman of the Board

  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer of RioCan Real Estate  Investment Trust, Canada’s largest REIT
  • In 2011, Mr. Sonshine was invested into the Order of Ontario
  • Named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year in 2013

AWZ’s Executives and Advisory Board include former Public Safety Ministers from Canada and Israel, former senior executives from Canadian and Israeli INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY AGENCIES, AS WELL AS GLOBAL BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL EXPERTS

Michael Fromstein, CPA, CA, TEP, MSC, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

  • ​​​​Tax specialist with over 30 years of experience
  • Experienced in the acquisition and disposition of intellectual property from public companies for pooled investor funds

awz ventures executive team


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