Howard Smith 
​Vice President 
Business Development 


leadership & Management

Rick Ekstein 
​Partner


Dr. Ilan Kessler
​General Partner

​Awz X-Seed


Ilan Azouri
​Venture Partner

Haim Tomer
​​Venture Partner
​Former Mossad Intelligence
​Division​ Director


Ambassador (Ret.) Yuval Rotem
Former Director-General Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel


Josh Gutenberg 
​Principal
​Finance & Compliance

Ilana Gross
​Office Manager
​Awz X-Seed


Avi Libman 
​Principal
Technology & Operations

David Amsalem
Former Senior Intelligence Officer 
 


Edward Sonshine 
​Founding Partner
​Chairman of the Board


Patrice E. Merrin 
​Multinational Executive 

Awz management & advisors include successful venture capital professionals, former directors and senior executives from Israeli and global security and intelligence agencies (Mossad, ISA, CIA, FBI, MI5, CSIS, CAF), and industry experts from our portfolio companies’ targeted sectors.

Dame Stella Rimington DCB
​Former MI5 Director General 


Peter Tanenbaum
Investment Professional 

Jonathan Yaari
​General Partner

​Awz Ventures III


Lt. Gen. (Ret) Michael Day
Former CAF Special Operations Commander
​​

Professional team

Isoken Akpata 
​Financial Analyst


Itai Rotem
​Finance Manager
​Awz X-Seed


Joshua Goldman
Early-Stage Investment 

Howard Tanenbaum
​Partner


Kenny Finkelstein
​Partner
​​


Roni Alsheich
​General Partner

​Awz X-Seed


Dr. Tahel Altman 
​MedTech

Dr. Amira Sharon 
​Chief Technology Officer
Awz X-Seed

Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder
Managing Partner

Michael Shapiro
Investment Professional 

Katherine Verrier-Fréchette
​Managing Director
​UAE


Erez Kreiner 
​Venture Partner;
Cyber Security Domain
Expert


STrategic advisors & venture partners

Smart Capital. Driving Innovation & Excellence. 

Ross Johnson
​Former Senior Intelligence Officer




Roni Rabinian
 Analyst      
​Awz Ventures III


David Posluns
​Partner

Dr. Uriel Cohen
​General Partner
​Awz X-Seed


Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner; ​Former Unit 8200 Commander


Dr. Michal Arad
Technology Horizons

Gary Barnea
​Former ISA Protection & Security ​Division Director

Andrey Liaskovets
​Business Analyst​
​Awz X-Seed



Daniel Mak
General Partner 
​Strategic Growth


Michael Kaplan
​Executive Assistant


James Woolsey 
​Former CIA Director​ 


Nadav Katzir 
Portfolio Manager
​Awz X-Seed

Ilana Schwartz
​Senior Copywriter


West Jackson
​Senior Director 
Business Development 


Richard Fadden
​Former CSIS Director
​​

Buck Revell 
​Former FBI Associate Deputy Director

Ofer Simchony
​Head of ​
Strategic Partnerships Awz X-Seed


Nigel Meir
​Venture Partner


​​TM

Nadine Miller
​Engineering & Mining Executive


The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner, President of the Advisory Committee