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, 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., where 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.
Mr. Kaplan holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science and an MBA in Finance from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Itamar Roth, Chief Business Officer
Mr. Roth brings over 15 years of start-ups experience in the fields of business development, marketing and product with in-depth focus of embedded systems and imaging solutions.
Prior to PointGrab, Mr. Roth has led the marketing and product management of the enterprise division in Anobit (acquired by Apple) and managed the professional services both in TransChip (acquired by Samsung) and in Samsung Israel R&D center.
His past roles include R&D positions in Atrica (acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks) and TeraCross.
Mr. Roth holds MBA from Recanati Executive MBA program in Tel-Aviv university and B.Sc (Summa cum Laude) in Communication Systems Engineering from Ben Gurion University.
Mr. Yonatan Hyatt, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Hyatt is responsible for driving research and development of PointGrab’s computer vision technology. He brings to PointGrab almost two decades of R&D experience, breakthrough creative technological thinking, hands-on experience in signal, image and video processing, computer vision, machine learning, and gesture recognition, as well as a unique, long-term and in-depth acquaintance with PointGrab’s R&D department.
Prior to joining the PointGrab team in 2012 as Algorithms Team Leader, Mr. Hyatt was Algorithms Team Leader in Xsight Systems, a provider of advanced runway sensor solutions. Before this, he was an Algorithms Engineer at Correlation Systems, a leading research and development company. Previously, he served in the Israel Defense Forces’ elite 8200 Intelligence Unit.
Mr. Hyatt has a M.Sc in Image and Signal Processing and a B.Sc in Bio-Medical Engineering, both from Tel Aviv University, and is a graduate of the noted Haman Talpiot military excellence program.
Mr. Eyal Frishman, Vice President Research & Development
Mr. Frishman manages the research, development and innovation activities of PointGrab.
Mr. Frishman is an experienced R&D Manager with over 15 years of hands-on software development experience as well as extensive knowledge in Image/Video Processing and Computer-Vision algorithms development.
Prior to PointGrab, Mr. Frishman led the software applications group of CSR and Image & Video Processing software teams in Zoran. His past roles also include R&D positions in DSP-Group and Emblaze Semiconductors.
Mr. Frishman holds B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (Cum Laude) from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).
Mr. Shmulik Shemesh, Vice President Operations
Mr. Shemesh brings over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry and over 12 years as VP Operations.
Mr. Shemesh has a broad business and technical background with extensive experience in the fields of engineering, supply chain management and quality & reliability.
Prior to joining Pointgrab, Mr. Shemesh held several executive positions at Satixfy, Sigma Designs, Anobit technologies (acquired by Apple) and Metalink, leading both the semiconductors and full systems manufacturing operations groups and activities.
Mr. Shemesh holds a MSc. in Quality Assurance & Reliablity and a BSEE from the Technion.
Ms. Efrat Ben Meir, Chief Finance Officer
Ms. Ben Meir brings to PointGrab over 11 years of experience in global high-tech finance. Prior to joining the PointGrab team, Ms. Ben Meir was CFO for Nextage, a financial services company that accompanies startups from seed to global expansion and accompanying two companies Due Diligence that were acquired by Facebook. Before this, she held key financial positions in the Israeli consulate in Philadelphia, USA and at Nice Systems, a NASDAQ-traded company and worldwide leader in integrated digital recording and management solutions.
Ms. Ben Meir is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA specializing in Finance from Bar Ilan University.