Kenny Finkelstein

Howard Smith 
​Vice President 
Business Development 

leadership & Management

Richard Fadden
​Former CSIS Director

Andrey Liaskovets
​Business Analyst​
​Awz X-Seed

Ilana Schwartz
​Senior Copywriter

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

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

Avi Libman 
Technology & Operations

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.

Ilan Azouri
​Venture Partner

Yaron Ashkenazi
Managing Partner

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

Roni Rabinian
​Awz Ventures III

Uriel Cohen
​General Partner
​Awz X-Seed

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

Ilan Kessler
​General Partner

​Awz X-Seed

Josh Gutenberg 
​Finance & Compliance

Ilana Gross
​Office Manager
​Awz X-Seed

David Amsalem
Former Senior Intelligence Officer 

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

David Posluns

Nadine Miller
​Engineering & Mining Executive

James Woolsey 
​Former CIA Director​ 

Itai Rotem
​Finance Manager
​Awz X-Seed

Dame Stella Rimington DCB
​Former MI5 Director General 

Rick Ekstein 

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

Gary Barnea
​Former ISA Protection & Security ​Division Director

STrategic advisors & venture partners

Isoken Akpata 
​Financial Analyst

Buck Revell 
​Former FBI Associate Deputy Director

Professional team

Nadav Katzir 
Portfolio Manager
​Awz X-Seed

Michael Shapiro
Investment Professional 

Howard Tanenbaum

Katherine Verrier-Fréchette
​Managing Director

Nigel Meir
​Venture Partner

Michael Kaplan
​Executive Assistant

West Jackson
​Senior Director 
Business Development 

Joshua Goldman
Early-Stage Investment 

Jonathan Yaari
​General Partner

​Awz Ventures III

Peter Tanenbaum
Investment Professional 


Ross Johnson
​Former Senior Intelligence Officer

Erez Kreiner 
​Ventures I&II Manager, Israel;
Cyber Security Domain

Roni Alsheich
​General Partner

​Awz X-Seed

Smart Capital. Driving Innovation & Excellence. 

Daniel Mak
General Partner 
​Strategic Growth