ION ACQUISITION CORP 1 LTD.
ION Acquisition Corp 1 Ltd. (NYSE: IACA), a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC) that has raised US $258,750,000 in its initial public offering on NYSE
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CEO and Director
Gilad is the CEO of ION Acquisition Corp 1 and Managing Partner of ION Crossover Partners (ICP). Prior to co-founding ICP, Gilad spent a decade investing in public and private companies with Baron Capital (NY), and with Magma Venture Partners (TLV). Gilad sourced and led investments in 40+ companies that totaled over $1.5bn, including Tesla Inc., Mobileye NV, Mellanox Technologies and Varonis Systems Inc. Gilad graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tel Aviv University with a B.S. in Physics, Astronomy and Philosophy and with Honors from the Wharton School with an M.B.A.
COO and President
Avrom has over 20 years of business experience as an operational leader, startup founder and equities analyst. He has served as the COO of Seeking Alpha, SimilarWeb and Coin Sciences, a blockchain technology company and serves on the Advisory Board of a number of high growth technology companies. In addition, he previously held roles as a venture capitalist and equities analyst at investment banks, including UBS and Flemings (now J.P. Morgan). Avrom holds a B.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in England.
Jonathan is the Chairman of ION Acquisition Corp 1. He has extensive experience across the technology ecosystem in Israel and has served as Chairman, CEO and Director of over 80 public and private companies in Israel and North America. He currently divides his time between managing his family office in Canada and serving as a Partner and Senior Advisor of Viola Growth. Jonathan is also the Chairman of the board of ION Asset Management. He holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Language and Literature from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Anthony has over 30 years of finance and business development experience. He has served as the CFO and Compliance Officer of ION for more than 14 years. Prior to joining ION, Anthony served as a consultant in telecom, hi-tech and software companies, and held several key roles at Cable & Wireless. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and an Honours degree in Information Systems, all from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gabi led Kornit’s successful IPO in 2015 while serving as its CEO.
Prior to that, Gabi served as the President and CEO of Nova Measuring
Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVMI). He was voted CEO
of the year by the Israeli Institute of Management for hi-tech industries in the large company category. He is currently serving as a board member in various private and public companies.
Gabi holds an LL.B. from the University of Reading in England
Rinat has over 20 years of experience in private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and international capital markets. She has served as head of M&A at Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA), and has also served as a board member for public and private companies including Delta Galil, Industries Ltd. and Excellence Investment House Ltd. Rinat holds an MSc. from the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Haifa University
Lior has served as Chief Financial Officer at Wix since 2013. Since 2012, he has served as a board member, compensation committee and financial statements committee, as well as chairman of the audit committee of Aspen Group Ltd., a real estate company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Prior to Wix, Lior held senir finance positions at Alvarion Ltd., Veraz Networks Inc., and ECI Telecom. Mr. Shemesh holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University in Israel