CEO & Director
Doron Gerstel joined Perion as CEO in April 2017. Serving as CEO for the last 20 years, he has established an outstanding ability to drive growth in hi-tech companies and competitive markets. In his previous role as CEO of Panaya, Doron led a turnaround to an increase in annual revenue and the company’s acquisition by Infosys. He has also held CEO positions at Nolio, Syneron and Zend Technologies. Doron holds a BSc in Economics and Management from the Technion, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. Since May 2018 Doron also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
Maoz is an experienced finance executive with more than a decade of experience working with NASDAQ-listed companies. Prior to joining Perion, Maoz served as Vice President of Allot Communications, where he led the full lifecycle of M&A deals, from due diligence through the final integration phase, to re-organizational and post M&A activities. Maoz also served as Controller at Tnuva and Stratasys Ltd., where he played a key role in the Objet-Stratasys merger. Earlier in his career, Maoz served as a CPA at PwC. Maoz holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the College of Management.
Yosi has been serving as Perion’s CTO since 2020. He has 18 years of experience in internet and Big Data technologies, and previously he has served as the Chief Architect at Perion. Prior to that, Yosi served as R&D director at Amobee (acquired by Singtel) and Big Data Architect at Datorama (acquired by Salesforce). Yosi holds a BCS in Computer Science and Philosophy from Haifa University and an MBA from Tel University.
General Manager CodeFuel
Tal Jacobson has been an executive in the Israeli high-tech industry for over 20 years. He was the Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Business Development Officer at SimilarWeb. He also founded Monotizer, which provided technology for generating traffic to online retailers. Previously, Tal was the VP of Business at McCann Erickson. he also held the positions of CEO at the video collaboration platform Watchitoo, and Director of Business Development at AOL.
Daniel E. Aks
Daniel E. Aks has broad operating experience in C-level roles in the information, education, and consumer media industries. Previously, Mr. Aks served as the CEO of Antenna Audio Inc, where he led its reorganization and developed formative testing and data-driven instruction products. Previously, as the COO of Primedia Consumer Magazines, he launched and led the pioneering digital business. Mr. Aks holds two undergrad degrees from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Harvard University.
General Manager, Paragone
Shai is a seasoned enterprise SaaS executive with over 20 years of experience in bringing products to market and developing new sources of revenue. Most recently, Shai worked as a senior leader at Marketo, where he led the company’s business development in its outstanding turnaround from a private equity held company to its acquisition by Adobe. Prior to that, Shai was the CEO of RingLead.com, and earlier he worked at Salesforce, where he defined the company’s product strategy in the collaboration category. Shai holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, and B.Sc and M.Sc in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Ran Cohen has over 17 years of experience leading interactive brands & developing breakthrough innovations in online advertising. He has held multiple executive roles, including co-founder & President of Legolas Media (acquired by Undertone) and VP Product & Business Development at Sizmek. Ran holds BA in economics from Hebrew University and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
General Manager, Smilebox
An entrepreneur with a big passion for product development and marketing online products. Dan brings 16 years of C-level experience from MyHeritage.com, 888.com, Reach, SWIFT SHIFT and Rocket Internet. Dan is a licensed lawyer, holds an MBA from UCLA (Entertainment Management), an MBA from London Business School with a concentration in finance, and a dual major in law and business (cum laude) from IDC Herzliya University. Dan took part in the Zell entrepreneurship program, NFX and Upwest Labs accelerators. Dan is a sought-after public speaker and appears regularly in the Israeli media.
Adi Zackai Mates
Adi Zackai Mates brings over 12 years of global HR high-tech industry experience. Prior to joining Perion, she served as Global HR Business Partner at Amdocs for 4 years. Prior to that, she held various HR leadership roles at Comverse specializing in organizational consultation, leadership talent management, professional growth, recruitment and more. Adi holds a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences Organizational Behavior and HR, as well as an MBA in Business Administration Human Resources Management and Organizational Consulting from the College of Management.
Eliran Ben Yehuda
General Manager, CIQ
Eliran is an experienced business executive with more than a decade of experience working on Business Development, Marketing and Data in the hi-tech industry. Eliran is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. In his previous roles in Taboola as Global Head of Publishers and IL Country Manager, Eliran has established new global departments and lines of businesses from the ground up and developed new products and sources of revenue. Over the past years, Eliran also served as an Advisor to multiple leading startups such as Papaya Global, Zoey etc. Eliran is a licensed lawyer, holds an LL.B in Law and B.A. in Business Management from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
Daniel Co-founded Vidazoo in 2014 to be acquired by Perion Networks in October 2021. Daniel leads the business and general management at Vidazoo and is responsible for the growth and strategy of the online video business & monetization at Perion Networks. Prior to Vidazoo Daniel was involved in several start ups and has worked at several key business & marketing roles. Daniel holds a BA in Business Management from the University of Derby, IL.
Tech Entrepreneur, Co-founded Vidazoo in 2014, Vidazoo was acquired by Perion Network in October 2021.
Gal leads the Product & Technology vision of Vidazoo.
Gal holds a B.Sc Engineering & Management, major in IT systems and B.Sc Economics & Management from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (graduated both with honours).