Our Team

People First
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Awz team is made up of elite security & global investment professionals—with dedicated GP teams on the ground in Israel for each of our funds.

Our partners & strategic advisors are entrepreneurs with a history of successful exits, seasoned investment professionals, and former senior directors of Israeli and global security and intelligence agencies like the CIA, FBI, MI5, CSIS, Mossad, Shin Bet, and Unit 8200—bringing strong ties to the Israeli and global security & intelligence technology ecosystems.

Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner & President of Advisory Committee
Dame Stella Rimington​ ​
Former MI5 Director-General
Richard Fadden​ ​
Former CSIS Director
James Woolsey​
Former CIA Director
Tamir Pardo
Former Director of the Mossad
Buck Revell
Former FBI Associate Deputy Director
Richard Nesbitt
Strategic Advisor, Financial Services
Michael Loparco
Strategic Advisor
Prof. Peretz Lavie
Strategic Advisor
Daniel Mak
Executive General Partner, Strategic Growth
Avi Libman
Executive Partner
Josh Gutenberg
Executive Partner, Finance & Compliance
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Strategy & Technology Partner
Ran Bar Or
General Partner, President Global Business
Ofer Simchony​
Partner, Strategic Relationships
Howard Tanenbaum
Director
Kenny Finkelstein
Director
Ronnie Faust
Director
Murray Goldman
Director
Howard Sokolowski
Director
Rick Ekstein
​Director
Aaron Mandelbaum
Director
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Osher Shapira
General Partner, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Ofer Kotler
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Eyal Beinart​
CEO, Awz Data Centers
Assa Abramsky
General Partner, Awz Private Equity
Ambassador Yuval Rotem​
Venture Partner
Haim Tomer​
Venture Partner
Dr. Nigel Meir​
Venture Partner
Ilan Azouri​
Venture Partner
Gary Barnea​
Strategic Advisor
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Day
Strategic Advisor
Ariel Zamir​
Strategic Advisor
Patrice E. Merrin​
Strategic Advisor
Ross Johnson ​
Strategic Advisor
Nadine Miller​
Strategic Advisor
David Posluns​
Strategic Advisor
Peter Tanenbaum​
Strategic Advisor
Michael Shapiro​
Strategic Advisor
Joshua Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
Andrew Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
David Amsalem​
Strategic Advisor
Idan Zachar
SVP, Sales & Business Development, Awz USA
Nira Kirkirus
VP HR & Value Creation
Ilana Schwartz​
VP Marketing & Communications
Guy Wiernik
Principal, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Ilana Gross
VP Operations, Israel
Shmil Naftalovich
VP Customer Development
Dr. Tahel Altman​
VP Strategy & Medtech Advisor
Dr. Michal Arad​
VP, Investments
David Douglas
Client Business Executive, Awz USA
Einat Maller Joan
HR Manager
Nadav Katzir​
Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed
Isoken Akpata​
Senior Associate
Itai Rotem
Financial Associate, Awz X-Seed
Andrey Liaskovets​
Investment Associate
Shlomi Pinchuk
Associate, Managing Partner’s Office
Daniel Kedem
Investment Associate
Roni Rabinian
Business Associate
Reouven Zana
Fundraising Associate
Liby Manash
Strategy & Technology Analyst
Sasha Stalick
Investor Relations Associate
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner & President of Advisory Committee
Daniel Mak
Executive General Partner, Strategic Growth
Avi Libman
Executive Partner
Josh Gutenberg
Executive Partner, Finance & Compliance
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Strategy & Technology Partner
Ran Bar Or
General Partner, President Global Business
Ofer Simchony​
Partner, Strategic Relationships
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Osher Shapira
General Partner, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Ofer Kotler
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Eyal Beinart​
CEO, Awz Data Centers
Assa Abramsky
General Partner, Awz Private Equity
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Daniel Mak
Executive General Partner, Strategic Growth
Howard Tanenbaum
Director
Kenny Finkelstein
Director
Ronnie Faust
Director
Murray Goldman
Director
Howard Sokolowski
Director
Rick Ekstein
​Director
Aaron Mandelbaum
Director
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner & President of Advisory Committee
Dame Stella Rimington​ ​
Former MI5 Director-General
Richard Fadden​ ​
Former CSIS Director
James Woolsey​
Former CIA Director
Tamir Pardo
Former Director of the Mossad
Buck Revell
Former FBI Associate Deputy Director
Richard Nesbitt
Strategic Advisor, Financial Services
Michael Loparco
Strategic Advisor
Prof. Peretz Lavie
Strategic Advisor
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Ambassador Yuval Rotem​
Venture Partner
Haim Tomer​
Venture Partner
Dr. Nigel Meir​
Venture Partner
Ilan Azouri​
Venture Partner
Gary Barnea​
Strategic Advisor
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Day
Strategic Advisor
Ariel Zamir​
Strategic Advisor
Patrice E. Merrin​
Strategic Advisor
Ross Johnson ​
Strategic Advisor
Nadine Miller​
Strategic Advisor
David Posluns​
Strategic Advisor
Peter Tanenbaum​
Strategic Advisor
Michael Shapiro​
Strategic Advisor
Joshua Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
Andrew Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
David Amsalem​
Strategic Advisor
Dr. Tahel Altman​
VP Strategy & Medtech Advisor
Dr. Michal Arad​
VP, Investments
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Daniel Mak
Executive General Partner, Strategic Growth
Avi Libman
Executive Partner
Josh Gutenberg
Executive Partner, Finance & Compliance
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Strategy & Technology Partner
Ofer Simchony​
Partner, Strategic Relationships
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Osher Shapira
General Partner, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Ofer Kotler
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Eyal Beinart​
CEO, Awz Data Centers
Assa Abramsky
General Partner, Awz Private Equity
Idan Zachar
SVP, Sales & Business Development, Awz USA
Nira Kirkirus
VP HR & Value Creation
Ilana Schwartz​
VP Marketing & Communications
Guy Wiernik
Principal, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Ilana Gross
VP Operations, Israel
Dr. Michal Arad​
VP, Investments
David Douglas
Client Business Executive, Awz USA
Einat Maller Joan
HR Manager
Nadav Katzir​
Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed
Isoken Akpata​
Senior Associate
Itai Rotem
Financial Associate, Awz X-Seed
Andrey Liaskovets​
Investment Associate
Shlomi Pinchuk
Associate, Managing Partner’s Office
Daniel Kedem
Investment Associate
Roni Rabinian
Business Associate
Reouven Zana
Fundraising Associate
Liby Manash
Strategy & Technology Analyst
Sasha Stalick
Investor Relations Associate
Michael Loparco
Strategic Advisor
David Douglas
Client Business Executive, Awz USA
Idan Zachar
SVP, Sales & Business Development, Awz USA
Guy Wiernik
Principal, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Liby Manash
Strategy & Technology Analyst
Sasha Stalick
Investor Relations Associate
Reouven Zana
Fundraising Associate
Assa Abramsky
General Partner, Awz Private Equity
Osher Shapira
General Partner, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Einat Maller Joan
HR Manager
Daniel Kedem
Investment Associate
Shmil Naftalovich
VP Customer Development
Shlomi Pinchuk
Associate, Managing Partner’s Office
Ofer Kotler
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Prof. Peretz Lavie
Strategic Advisor
Tamir Pardo
Former Director of the Mossad
Richard Nesbitt
Strategic Advisor, Financial Services
Aaron Mandelbaum
Director
Ran Bar Or
General Partner, President Global Business
Howard Sokolowski
Director
Roni Rabinian
Business Associate
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner & President of Advisory Committee
Ilana Gross
VP Operations, Israel
Isoken Akpata​
Senior Associate
Andrey Liaskovets​
Investment Associate
Itai Rotem
Financial Associate, Awz X-Seed
Nira Kirkirus
VP HR & Value Creation
Nadav Katzir​
Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed
Ilana Schwartz​
VP Marketing & Communications
Ofer Simchony​
Partner, Strategic Relationships
Andrew Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
David Amsalem​
Strategic Advisor
Ross Johnson ​
Strategic Advisor
Nadine Miller​
Strategic Advisor
Joshua Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
Michael Shapiro​
Strategic Advisor
Peter Tanenbaum​
Strategic Advisor
David Posluns​
Strategic Advisor
Ariel Zamir​
Strategic Advisor
Patrice E. Merrin​
Strategic Advisor
Dr. Tahel Altman​
VP Strategy & Medtech Advisor
Dr. Michal Arad​
VP, Investments
Ilan Azouri​
Venture Partner
Dr. Nigel Meir​
Venture Partner
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Day
Strategic Advisor
Gary Barnea​
Strategic Advisor
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Haim Tomer​
Venture Partner
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Ambassador Yuval Rotem​
Venture Partner
Richard Fadden​ ​
Former CSIS Director
Buck Revell
Former FBI Associate Deputy Director
James Woolsey​
Former CIA Director
Dame Stella Rimington​ ​
Former MI5 Director-General
Eyal Beinart​
CEO, Awz Data Centers
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Strategy & Technology Partner
Murray Goldman
Director
Ronnie Faust
Director
Daniel Mak
Executive General Partner, Strategic Growth
Kenny Finkelstein
Director
Rick Ekstein
​Director
Howard Tanenbaum
Director
Avi Libman
Executive Partner
Josh Gutenberg
Executive Partner, Finance & Compliance
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed