ExLibris

Matti Shem Tov, President and CEO

 
Since joining Ex Libris Group as CEO in May 2003, Matti Shem Tov led Ex Libris to become a prominent technology provider for academic, national, and research libraries worldwide. Major achievements include extending the Companyís product offerings, transitioning from locally deployed solutions to cloud-based services, and expanding the customer base to more than 5,300 institutions in 82 countries. In addition, Mr. Shem Tov successfully completed the acquisition of Endeavor Information Systems, a former competitor, and led three acquisition cycles of the company to private equity funds. 
 
Prior to joining Ex Libris, Mr. Shem Tov served as president of Surecomp Ltd., a global software company specializing in commercial banking solutions. In his various roles at Surecomp, Mr. Shem Tov increased worldwide presence and set up a major development center in Israel.
 
Mr. Shem Tov holds a BA in economics and computer science and an MBA, both from Bar-Ilan University, in Israel.
 
Oded Scharfstein, Chief Financial Officer
 
Oded Scharfstein joined Ex Libris as DigiTool product manager in 2003.  
 
In January 2006 Mr. Scharfstein was promoted to the role of Vice President, Asia Pacific with responsibility for the all company activities in Asia Pacific. In September 2011 he was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer.
 
Mr. Scharfstein holds an LLB and MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 
Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer


Oren is the Chief Strategy Officer focusing on strategic developments and new product initiatives. Oren is one of the primary developers of the NISO OpenURL standard and has led the development of SFX link-resolver and a range of other solutions in the realm of electronic scholarly resources. 

Most recently, Oren has led Ex Libris work on usage-based article recommender (bX) as well as the vision and creation of Ex Libris' next generation library services, including a user centered discovery and delivery solution for library and institutional content (Primo), and a new framework for a unified management and preservation of library resources (Alma).  Oren works out of the Ex Libris Boston office.
 
Oren earned a BS in mathematics and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in theoretical linguistics from Tel Aviv University.
 
Yair Amsterdam, Chief Operating Officer
 
Yair Amsterdam joined Ex Libris Group as Chief Operating Officer in December 2013. Mr. Amsterdam will oversee the companyís Cloud operation, Global Support and Data Services Groups.
Prior to joining Ex Libris, Mr. Amsterdam served as Vice President of Operations for the Enterprise Intelligence business unit at Verint Systems (Nasdaq: VRNT). During his 13 years at Verint, Mr. Amsterdam was engaged in Software Development, Support Operation and Supply Chain among other Operations groups. He was subsequently responsible for Hosting Operations at Verint.
Mr. Amsterdam holds a BSC in Chemical Engineering (summa cum laude) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a MBA in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from Ben Gurion University.

Ziv BenZvi, VP Asia Pacific

 
Ziv BenZvi joined Ex Libris in 2011 as VP of the Asia Pacific region. Previously, Mr BenZvi was employed by NICE where most recently he served as Sales Director for their security solutions business in South East Asia.
 
Prior to NICE, he spent almost a decade at the Israel Aerospace Industries where he led Marketing and Sales for EMEA followed by the North American Military Aircraft Group.
 
Mr BenZvi holds a law degree from Newcastle University in the UK.
 
Shlomi Kringel, Corporate VP Discovery and Delivery Solutions
 

Shlomi Kringel joined Ex Libris in January 2014 as vice president of discovery and delivery solutions. For the past 20 years, Shlomi has been managing technology organizations in the enterprise software and telecommunications industries. He comes to Ex Libris from NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading worldwide provider of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze customer interactions. At NICE, Shlomi was vice president and general manager of analytics business applications. Previously, Shlomi co-founded TVGate, a startup in the interactive TV arena and later led the Mobile Internet and Voice Solutions unit at Comverse.

Shlomi holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University.

 

Sarit Olamy, VP Human Resources


Sarit Olamy joined Ex Libris in 2003 as VP, Human Resources. Previously, Ms Olamy was employed by Trellis- Photonics where she served as Human Resources Manager.

Prior to Trellis Photonics, Ms Olamy spent 5 years at Intel and Amdocs as a Compensation & Benefit and Relocation specialist.

Ms Olamy holds a Master of science in Management degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

 

Koby Rosenthal, Corporate VP General Manager Europe

 
Koby Rosenthal joined Ex Libris in 2013 as general manager of Ex Libris Europe and corporate vice president, bringing with him vast managerial and technological experience in leading international high-tech companies.
 
Mr. Rosenthal came to Ex Libris from Orbotech (NASDAQ: ORBK), where he served  as corporate executive vice president, flat-panel display (FPD) division president, and, most recently, corporate executive vice president of strategy and business development. Before his tenure at Orbotech, Mr. Rosenthal was president and CEO of Cognitens and held several positions at Orbot-Applied (a subsidiary of Applied Materials), the last of which was chief operating officer and managing director of the company.
 
Mr. Rosenthal holds a BA in business administration and economics and an MBA in business administration, both from Tel Aviv University.
 
Shlomo Sanders, Chief Technology Officer
 

Shlomo Sanders joined Ex Libris Group in June 2006 as lead Primo Architect and following that served as the company's Chief Architect. Following a 30-year career in software development, research and development, Mr. Sanders is now Chief Technology Officer at Ex Libris.
 
Before joining Ex Libris, Mr. Sanders held a number of leadership roles at large software development companies and various start-ups. During his 15 years at one of Israelís largest software integration companies, Mr. Sanders spent 5 years as CTO steering the company from classic project development to internet-related projects, eCommerce, OLAP and GIS based systems. He subsequently served as VP Development in various Internet related start-ups and as a software architect in one of Israelís large mobile telecommunications providers.
 
Mr. Sanders holds a BSc in Computer Sciences with honors from the Technion University in Haifa, Israel.
 
Mark Triest, President Ex Libris North America

 
Mark Triest joined Ex Libris Group as president of Ex Libris North America in September 2010. Bringing over 20 years of education and technology experience to the company, Mr. Triest oversees the companyís business operations in North America.
 
Prior to joining Ex Libris, Mr Triest served as President of Inigral, a social media startup delivering applications for the education market. Mr Triest was previously the Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Sungard Higher Education where he managed a 150 person team in the software, professional service, and managed service lines of business. 
 
Mr Triest earned a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
 
Bar Veinstein, Corporate VP Resource Management Solutions
 
Bar Veinstein joined Ex Libris Group in June 2010 as VP, Resource Management.  Following a 20-year career in marketing, product management and software research and development, Mr Veinstein now leads the Resource Management business unit.
 
Before joining Ex Libris, Mr. Veinstein held a number of leadership roles at NICE Systems (Nasdaq: NICE). During his 12 years at NICE, Mr Veinstein led teams responsible for product management, product marketing and integrated/solution marketing, at the NICE Americas headquarters in Rutherford, New Jersey. He subsequently served as Head of Global Integrated Marketing.
 
Prior to joining NICE, Mr Veinstein served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for six years, leading various software development projects.
 
Mr. Veinstein holds a BS in Computer Sciences & Economics and an MBA in Marketing & Information Systems, both from Tel-Aviv University.
 


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