Avi Golan

Avi Golan is CEO and responsible for all aspects of Oosto’s business and strategy. Golan has worked at companies like SoftBank Vision Fund, Google, Intuit and Air New Zealand in different leadership and investment roles, where he led large organizations across multiple products and verticals. Prior to that, Avi spent 12 years in technology and leadership roles at several software startups. Avi also serves on board of multiple private companies, early to late stage, mentoring and supporting founders in areas of GTM, globalization, product and technology.

Dieter Joecker

Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, Joecker will support the delivery of Oosto’s vision AI capabilities which fuels our touchless access control and watchlist alerting solutions and strengthen the company’s position as a core technology provider to original equipment manufacturers. Prior to Oosto, Joecker spent 13 years at Bosch as CTO of video security and sees the potential for ultra-accurate facial recognition in safety applications.

Michal Braverman Finkelshtien

Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer, Michal Braverman Finkelshtien, has over 20 years of experience as an executive leader and COO at global technology companies. Michal has extensive knowledge of AI, Cyber Security, Fintech, and security industries and brings vast expertise in driving businesses to growth, building operations capabilities, and developing processes. She has led multiple global teams through M&As, fundraising, customer satisfaction initiatives, complex projects and is recognized for her ability to drive positive company culture. Michal has a Masters of Science degree in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship from Polytechnic University New York and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Netanya College. Michal also serves as a mentor and supports C-suites with managerial challenges from the early to late stages, focusing on operational efficiency and capital allocation.

Vadim Alony

General Manager, APAC
Vadim is the General Manager for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region where he leads sales initiatives and drives business growth in this strategically important market. With over four years at Oosto, and 17 years of executive experience in other customer-facing technology positions, Vadim brings a profound understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cyber Security, Fintech, and public safety security industries. Vadim holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Open University of Israel and has pursued professional education programs in negotiation strategies at the National University of Singapore and executive education at Reichman University. Vadim also sits on the Board of Radians Group and is a member of Ximus.

Patrick Welsh

General Manager, Americas
Patrick is the General Manager for the Americas region at Oosto, where he leverages his sales leadership and functional expertise to drive revenue growth and manage a high-performance team. As an enterprise leader with over 25 years of experience in startups and multinational technology companies, Patrick is responsible for formulating and executing the sales strategy in the Americas. His primary focus is spearheading the go-to-market and growth opportunities for the SDK (Software Development Kit) business, while also driving growth in the Americas region for existing product lines. Drawing upon his comprehensive industry experience across various verticals, including Pharma/Bio, MedTech, Call Center Operations, ERP/CRM, and more, Patrick establishes strong customer relationships and identifies new opportunities for growth. With his expertise in cognitive solutions, AI, and decision support, Patrick is crucial in driving Oosto's success in the Americas region.

Shawn (Yujuico) Fontenot

Vice President of Global Marketing
Shawn is the Vice President of Global Marketing at Oosto, leading the company's strategic marketing initiatives and driving brand awareness. She brings 18 years of experience in B2B and B2G software, AI, and SaaS technology and applies her deep expertise in outcomes-based marketing to fuel growth and retention in existing and new markets. Shawn leads go-to-market strategy, product marketing, corporate positioning, branding, demand generation, public relations and digital marketing at Oosto. She worked as a global product marketing leader at Motorola Solutions and Clearview AI, and has directed marketing at Digital Recognition Network (DRN) and Sierra Design Group (a subsidiary of Bally Gaming). She plays a pivotal role in positioning Oosto as a market influencer and driving the company's success in key industries.

Board of Directors

Cole Van Nice

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Elysian Park Ventures

Van Nice is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Elysian Park. He has been operating, advising, and investing in start-up companies since 2000 and continues to see the world through the eyes of an entrepreneur. When he’s not on an airplane, you can usually find him working with entrepreneurs in front of a whiteboard. Prior to Elysian Park, Van Nice was the CEO of Flyby Media, and prior to that, a Partner with Chart Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, and a cofounder of Darby Technology Ventures, the venture capital arm of Darby Overseas Investments.

Amit Lubovsky

Director, Softbank Vision Fund
Amit Lubovsky is an investor at Softbank Vision fund and a board member for Oosto, He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology space. Prior to Softbank, Amit led the development of the first paid mobile product at Salesforce. Earlier Amit co-founded and sold CrowdX a mobile data analytics platform and Tawkon a mobile app that empowers cell phone users to live a healthy lifestyle by enabling them to control exposure to their phone’s radiation. Prior to that Amit held Software and product roles at Texas Instruments, Infineon and Rad group. Lubovsky graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tel Aviv university majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and earned his MBA from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).

Sam Fort

Partner, DFJ Growth
Fort is a Partner at DFJ Growth and joined the firm in 2010. He has led or co-led the firm's investments in Oosto, Cylance, DataRobot, DataStax, Dutchie, Formlabs, Front, Outreach, Salt Security, Sisense, Sysdig, and Yellowbrick Data. His areas of interest include enterprise applications and infrastructure, financial technology, and products leveraging advancements in AI.

Shira Fayans Birenbaum

Independent Board Member
Shira Fayans Birenbaum is a highly experienced board member with a long-distinguished track record of more than 25 years in B2B and B2C, leading digital transformation, strategic change, innovation, business performance and operations, channels, marketing and sales, recruitment and culture. Shira serves today as a board member at AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ: AUDC, TASE: AUDC), at POMVOM Ltd. (TASE: PMVM), at ION Acquisition Corp (NYSE: IACC), at RiskQ Ltd. NY and at Anan Datacenter Solutions Ltd. (Lian Group Switzerland).

Shira has held executive positions including COO and CMO of Microsoft Israel, President global of Cympire Cyber simulation Ltd., CEO and Entrepreneur of “Half Bill of The Phoenix investment group, Executive Director of strategic change and sales in PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting and Senior Director of Strategy, Marketing and growth engines in Orange Israel (Partner communications Ltd). Shira holds an MBA and BA both from Tel Aviv University.

Varun Jain

General Partner, SE Ventures
Jain is a General Partner at SE Ventures, a $565M venture capital fund backed by Schneider Electric. Based out of Palo Alto, California, Varun is searching for startups that are using AI and IoT to transform the way we run buildings and factories, how we consume energy and how we commute. He has managed a portfolio of over eighty companies that represented more than $100M in invested capital and included breakout companies such as Cruise Automation, Zoom, 99, Noom, Clearmotion, Spyce, Bounce and many others. He has been regularly featured in leading technology publications and recognised among the top twenty rising stars in the corporate venture industry.

Joshua Stein

Stein Rokach
Joshua Stein is an attorney by profession and for the past ten years has divided his time between his firm and companies in which he is invested. Invested in AnyVision in 2016, as part of the Stolero Group which was the first investor in Oosto, and has since served on the board as a representative of the Stolero Group.
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