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Scott Shay

Chairman and Co-Founder

Scott brings his record of repeatedly co-founding companies that become substantial investment successes. 

Founder and Executive Chairman of Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY, $13.5B market cap). SBNY has the highest IRR of any US Bank.     Partner at Ranieri Partners. Lead negotiator in privatization of Bank Hapoalim and former board member. Founding Director of Super Derivatives (sold to ICE).                    BA from Northwestern (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA (Distinction) from Kellogg Northwestern.

Calanit Valfer

Managing Partner and Co-founder

Calanit is an expert business builder, strategist, and coalition creator. 

Former Partner at Nexus Israel, a strategic advisory firm.  At Bank Hapoalim, was Chief of Staff to the Chairman and also New Business Development Lead for Head of Global Private Banking. Former Management Consultant at  Greenwich Associates. Founder of Nisan Young Women Leaders, a celebrated national social impact venture.  BA, MIA (Honors), MBA from Columbia University.

Danny Goldman


Danny is a distinguished figure in Israeli industry, known for his expertise in finance, operations, and negotiation. 

Former CFO of the IMC Group/Iscar. Led and executed global M&A activities, including the transaction with Berkshire Hathaway. Former Chairman of Stef Wertheimer’s Foundation for Education, Work and Entrepreneurship for Industry.         BA from Haifa University.

Asaad Joubran


Asaad is a multidisciplinarian with experience as an entrepreneur and executive in both start-ups and large corporations.

Previously, BD Head (EMEA) at Zipline. Former CEO of Albatross Power Ltd, a development company for complicated energy projects in Israel, Palestinian Territories, and Jordan. Former VP at OPC Rotem (of TASE: ILCO). Former Director at the Israel Electric Company and at Inbal Government insurance company. Leading advocate for workplace diversity including on the Board of Kav Mashve and Maala. LLB from College of Management, LLM TA University, and EMBA from Kellogg-Recanati/TAU.

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