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
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Howard Tanenbaum
Partner
Kenny Finkelstein
Partner
Ronnie Faust
Partner
Murray Goldman
Partner
Howard Sokolowski
Partner
Rick Ekstein
​Partner
Aaron Mandelbaum
Partner
Avi Libman
Principal, Technology & Operations
Josh Gutenberg
Principal, Finance & Compliance
Eyal Beinart​
General Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Jonathan Yaari​
General Partner, Awz Ventures III
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Dr. Uri Cohen
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Technology Partner, Awz X-Seed
Dame Stella Rimington​ ​
Former MI5 Director-General
James Woolsey​
Former CIA Director
Buck Revell
Former FBI Associate Deputy Director
Richard Fadden​ ​
Former CSIS Director
Ambassador Yuval Rotem​
Venture Partner
Haim Tomer​
Venture Partner
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Day
Strategic Advisor
Gary Barnea​
Strategic Advisor
Richard Nesbitt
Strategic Advisor, Financial Services
Dr. Nigel Meir​
Venture Partner
Ilan Azouri​
Venture Partner
Dr. Tahel Altman​
Strategic Advisor, Medtech
Dr. Michal Arad​
Strategic Advisor, Technology Horizons
Ariel Zamir​
Strategic Advisor
Patrice E. Merrin​
Strategic Advisor
Nadine Miller​
Strategic Advisor
David Posluns​
Partner
Ran Bar Or
Strategic Advisor, Commercial Growth
Ross Johnson ​
Strategic Advisor
Peter Tanenbaum​
Strategic Advisor
Michael Shapiro​
Strategic Advisor
Joshua Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
Andrew Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
David Amsalem​
Strategic Advisor
Ofer Simchony​
Head, Strategic Partnerships
Nira Kirkirus
HR Director, Awz X-Seed
Ilana Schwartz​
Director of Communications
Nadav Katzir​
Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed
Ilana Gross
Operations Manager, Awz X-Seed
Isoken Akpata​
Financial Associate
Itai Rotem
Finance Manager, Awz X-Seed
Andrey Liaskovets​
Business Analyst, Awz X-Seed
Michael Kaplan
Executive Assistant
Roni Rabinian
Technology Analyst, Awz Ventures III
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner & President of Advisory Committee
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Howard Tanenbaum
Partner
Kenny Finkelstein
Partner
Ronnie Faust
Partner
Murray Goldman
Partner
Howard Sokolowski
Partner
Rick Ekstein
​Partner
Aaron Mandelbaum
Partner
Avi Libman
Principal, Technology & Operations
Josh Gutenberg
Principal, Finance & Compliance
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Avi Libman
Principal, Technology & Operations
Josh Gutenberg
Principal, Finance & Compliance
Eyal Beinart​
General Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Jonathan Yaari​
General Partner, Awz Ventures III
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Dr. Uri Cohen
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Technology Partner, Awz X-Seed
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Howard Tanenbaum
Partner
Kenny Finkelstein
Partner
Ronnie Faust
Partner
Murray Goldman
Partner
Howard Sokolowski
Partner
Rick Ekstein
​Partner
Aaron Mandelbaum
Partner
Eyal Beinart​
General Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Jonathan Yaari​
General Partner, Awz Ventures III
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Dr. Uri Cohen
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner & President of Advisory Committee
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
Dame Stella Rimington​ ​
Former MI5 Director-General
James Woolsey​
Former CIA Director
Buck Revell
Former FBI Associate Deputy Director
Richard Fadden​ ​
Former CSIS Director
Ambassador Yuval Rotem​
Venture Partner
Haim Tomer​
Venture Partner
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Day
Strategic Advisor
Gary Barnea​
Strategic Advisor
Richard Nesbitt
Strategic Advisor, Financial Services
Dr. Nigel Meir​
Venture Partner
Ilan Azouri​
Venture Partner
Dr. Tahel Altman​
Strategic Advisor, Medtech
Dr. Michal Arad​
Strategic Advisor, Technology Horizons
Ariel Zamir​
Strategic Advisor
Patrice E. Merrin​
Strategic Advisor
Nadine Miller​
Strategic Advisor
David Posluns​
Partner
Ran Bar Or
Strategic Advisor, Commercial Growth
Ross Johnson ​
Strategic Advisor
Peter Tanenbaum​
Strategic Advisor
Michael Shapiro​
Strategic Advisor
Joshua Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
Andrew Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
David Amsalem​
Strategic Advisor
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Avi Libman
Principal, Technology & Operations
Josh Gutenberg
Principal, Finance & Compliance
Eyal Beinart​
General Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Jonathan Yaari​
General Partner, Awz Ventures III
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Dr. Uri Cohen
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Technology Partner, Awz X-Seed
Ofer Simchony​
Head, Strategic Partnerships
Nira Kirkirus
HR Director, Awz X-Seed
Ilana Schwartz​
Director of Communications
Nadav Katzir​
Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed
Ilana Gross
Operations Manager, Awz X-Seed
Isoken Akpata​
Financial Associate
Itai Rotem
Finance Manager, Awz X-Seed
Andrey Liaskovets​
Business Analyst, Awz X-Seed
Michael Kaplan
Executive Assistant
Roni Rabinian
Technology Analyst, Awz Ventures III
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Dr. Uri Cohen
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Technology Partner, Awz X-Seed
Nira Kirkirus
HR Director, Awz X-Seed
Nadav Katzir​
Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed
Ilana Gross
Operations Manager, Awz X-Seed
Itai Rotem
Finance Manager, Awz X-Seed
Andrey Liaskovets​
Business Analyst, Awz X-Seed
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Avi Libman
Principal, Technology & Operations
Josh Gutenberg
Principal, Finance & Compliance
Eyal Beinart​
General Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Ilana Schwartz​
Director of Communications
Isoken Akpata​
Financial Associate
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Avi Libman
Principal, Technology & Operations
Josh Gutenberg
Principal, Finance & Compliance
Jonathan Yaari​
General Partner, Awz Ventures III
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Ilana Schwartz​
Director of Communications
Isoken Akpata​
Financial Associate
Roni Rabinian
Technology Analyst, Awz Ventures III
Richard Nesbitt
Strategic Advisor, Financial Services
Aaron Mandelbaum
Partner
Ran Bar Or
Strategic Advisor, Commercial Growth
Howard Sokolowski
Partner
Roni Rabinian
Technology Analyst, Awz Ventures III
Michael Kaplan
Executive Assistant
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner & President of Advisory Committee
Ilana Gross
Operations Manager, Awz X-Seed
Isoken Akpata​
Financial Associate
Andrey Liaskovets​
Business Analyst, Awz X-Seed
Itai Rotem
Finance Manager, Awz X-Seed
Nira Kirkirus
HR Director, Awz X-Seed
Nadav Katzir​
Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed
Ilana Schwartz​
Director of Communications
Ofer Simchony​
Head, Strategic Partnerships
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​
Partner
Ariel Zamir​
Strategic Advisor
Patrice E. Merrin​
Strategic Advisor
Dr. Tahel Altman​
Strategic Advisor, Medtech
Dr. Michal Arad​
Strategic Advisor, Technology Horizons
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
Jonathan Yaari​
General Partner, Awz Ventures III
Eyal Beinart​
General Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Technology Partner, Awz X-Seed
Murray Goldman
Partner
Ronnie Faust
Partner
Daniel Mak
General Partner, Strategic Growth
Kenny Finkelstein
Partner
Rick Ekstein
​Partner
Howard Tanenbaum
Partner
Avi Libman
Principal, Technology & Operations
Josh Gutenberg
Principal, Finance & Compliance
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Dr. Uri Cohen
General Partner, Awz X-Seed