Mr. Saar Wilf, Co-Founder & Chairman
A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Wilf founded several technology ventures, his first back in 1997. Most notably, Mr. Wilf founded Fraud Sciences (acquired by PayPal/eBay for USD 169 million), where he served as CEO and Chief Scientist. Prior to Fraud Sciences, Mr. Wilf was CTO and Co-Founder of Trivnet (acquired by Gemalto for USD 35 million). Prior to that, Mr. Wilf was a software engineer at Scidel Ltd., where he developed real-time computer vision systems. He is currently co-founder and chairman of five technology startups.
Dr. Meir Morag
Founder and former CEO of N-trig, Ltd., a leading provider of digitizers and touch screens to major laptop manufacturers. Dr. Morag previously co-founded Emultek Ltd. (later on E-SIM), where he served as VP Business Development. Prior to that, Dr. Morag served as a special consultant to the Israel Aircraft Industry and an airline captain with Arkia Airlines.
Dr. Morag holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Tel Aviv University, where he specialized in brain research.
Mr. Dan Barnea
Mr. Dan Barnea has served as the Senior Vice President of Research and Development of BMC Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise management, since 1999 when BMC acquired New Dimension Software, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1995. Prior thereto and from 1991, Mr. Barnea served as Chief Executive Officer of Laser Industries. In addition, from 1987 until 1991 he served as General Manager for Indigo Ltd. and from 1981 until 1987 he served as Vice President of Research and Development of Elscint Ltd.
Mr. Barnea holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Computer Science, both from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Mr. Leon Waisbein
Mr. Waisbein is an expert in business-to-consumer strategies and has a proven record in building international direct sales networks.
Mr. Waisbein is associated with Herbalife Ltd. which is a world-leading distributor of weight loss and personal care products with annual retail sales of over $4.3 bln in 77 countries.
Prior to joining the PointGrab Board, Mr. Waisbein served on the Board of Directors at Herbalife Ltd (HLF at NYCE).
Mr. Waisbein is also Chairman of a charity foundation aimed at helping disabled children.
Mr. Haim Perski, Co-Founder & CEO
Mr. Perski brings with him extensive experience in working with PC manufacturers (OEMs) and in developing, delivering and integrating input devices within mobile PCs.
Prior to founding PointGrab, Mr. Perski was VP R&D and CTO of N-trig Ltd., a leading provider of digitizers and touch screens to major laptop manufacturers. Having joined N-trig at an early stage, Mr. Perski took the company’s products through the entire development cycle, from conception to production. He then went on to manage approximately 45 employees and successfully integrated N-trig’s device into a Tier 1 laptop manufacturer.
Before N-trig, Mr. Perski led a development team of 30 engineers at BVR LTD (NASDAQ BVRS), providers of real-time simulation and monitoring systems. Prior to that time, he led a software team at Scidel Ltd., where he was responsible for Computer Vision algorithms for real-time environments.
Mr. Perski holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University (cum laude).
Mr. Amir Kaplan, Co-Founder, Vice President Technology
Mr. Kaplan brings to PointGrab over 20 years of experience as both a leader and a manager of various development teams in the fields of computer vision, image processing and input devices. Before founding PointGrab, Mr. Kaplan led a development team of over 10 engineers at N-trig Ltd., where he focused on the development of innovative input devices for surface computing systems.
Prior to N-trig, Mr. Kaplan led the Software Group at 3DV Systems, a provider of 3D cameras, where he was responsible for the development of real-time image processing systems. Before joining 3DV, Mr. Kaplan led an algorithm team at Scidel Ltd., were he focused on the development of real-time computer vision algorithms. Prior to Scidel, Mr. Kaplan worked for approximately ten years at Scitex Ltd. where he managed various software teams responsible for developing image processing applications for the pre-press industry.