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.
Incoming CEO (August 2023)
Tal joined Perion in 2018 as the general manager of the CodeFuel division. Under his leadership, CodeFuel, which specializes in search-based advertising, was rebuilt, modernized the technological infrastructure, and further strengthened the strategic partnership with the advertising division of Microsoft (Bing). In the fourth quarter of 2022, revenues from search activities increased by 49% - significantly above the growth rates in the field. Tal has extensive managerial experience of over 20 years, during which he held various key positions, including Chief Revenue Officer at Similarweb and Vice President of Business Development at McCann Ericsson.
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.
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.
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.
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, Codefuel
Sharon is an accomplished high-tech executive, with a strong technical background and a wealth of hands-on experience in various areas of business, including performance marketing, sales, marketing automation, website optimization, and analytics.
Sharon has served in various leadership positions throughout his career, including as the CEO of Angotech, an algo trading company, and as the CEO of DataWit, an AI-driven marketing automation platform.Prior to that, He served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Appoxee, a mobile marketing automation company, leading to its acquisition by Teradata. He also played a pivotal role in the growth of ClickTale (acquired by ContentSquare), taking the company from a small startup to a multi-million-dollar revenue generator. Earlier in his career, Sharon held positions as a Product Manager and Regional Business Director at AOL.
Sharon holds an MBA from INSEAD University and a B.SC in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
General Manager at Perion
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.
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).
General Manager, CIQ
Michal is an innovative Business Executive with experience in managing, growing, and scaling business units –– leading to $100M in turnover. She started her career as a developer in the intelligence unit and, after that, has held multiple data, product and business roles among which are the following: GM of online applications at ironSource, VP of Games & Operations at CrazyLabs, and VP of Operations at Perion Network.
Michal specializes in building and developing result-oriented and data-driven groups, leveraging the combination of business, technology, data, product and execution to create value and achieve business growth.
Also, Michal serves as a mentor for young women in the tech and gaming industries, encouraging women to pursue STEM tracks, develop leadership skills from a young age, and support one another to succeed in male-dominated industries.