Yaron Ashkenazi, LL.B.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • 30 years of experience in senior management 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

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

Josh Gutenberg, BA


  • ​​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

Andy Pascoe, MBA

VP, Business Development

  • ​​Over 20 years of international experience in business development, management, strategy, technology, outsourcing, finance and public policy
  • ​​11 years as a senior business development executive at Accenture, a global technology firm

Your Safety. Our Mission. 

Avi Libman, BASc

Manager, Technology & Operations 

  • ​​From 2011-2014, worked as Manager and Lead Pyro-technician at Victory Fireworks Inc., Canada’s largest fireworks distributor
  • 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