Bar Veinstein, President

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 company as President of Ex Libris.
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 BSc in Computer Sciences & Economics and an MBA in Marketing & Information Systems, both from Tel Aviv University.
Yair Amsterdam, Chief Operating Officer
Yair AmsterdamYair Amsterdam joined Ex Libris Group as Chief Operating Officer in December 2013. Mr. Amsterdam will oversee the company’s 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 University and an MBA in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from Ben Gurion University.

Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer
Oren Beit-ArieOren Beit-Arie is the Chief Strategy Officer focusing on strategic developments and new product initiatives. Mr. Beit-Arie 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, Mr. Beit-Arie 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).  Mr. Beit-Arie works out of the Ex Libris Boston office.
Mr. Beit-Arie earned a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in Theoretical Linguistics from Tel Aviv University.
Ziv BenZvi, VP Asia Pacific

Ziv BenZvi Ziv Benzvi joined Ex Libris in 2011 as the Vice President of Ex Libris Asia Pacific. He is responsible for the company’s business operations in Asia Pacific.  

Mr. Benzvi’s career spans over 20 years in the IT industry of which the past 11 years have been in the Asia Pacific region.

Mr. Benzvi came to Ex Libris after holding management positions at NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading worldwide provider of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze customer interactions.

 Previously, Mr. Benzvi held sales management positions at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

Mr. Benzvi is a former attorney and holds an LLB Law degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  



Jane Burke, VP Customer Success

Jane BurkeJane Burke has joined Ex Libris after ten years with ProQuest.  In her new role, Ms. Burke has responsibility for an emerging “customer success” practice and for customer renewals.  Previously, Ms. Burke was the executive sponsor of Intota™, ProQuest’s next generation library management solution. Since joining ProQuest in 2005, Ms. Burke was instrumental in leading the business unit of ProQuest that developed software solutions, as well as serving in other senior leadership roles for ProQuest.

Ms. Burke is a well-known and respected leader in the information solutions industry. Prior to joining ProQuest, she co-founded and served as President/CEO of Endeavor Information Systems until its sale to Reed-Elsevier. Under her direction, Endeavor grew to become a $25 million company with a reputation for being customer-centric. In addition to working as a librarian at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville Illinois early in her career, Ms. Burke also served as President of NOTIS Systems, a technology transfer out of Northwestern University.   
Yaniv Cohen, Corporate VP Global Professional Services

Yaniv CohenYaniv Cohen joined Ex Libris in 2017 as the Corporate VP of Global Professional Services.

Prior to joining Ex Libris, Mr. Cohen served in several management positions at Verint Systems, including COO, VP Business Development, and VP Customer Care. In his time at Verint, Mr. Cohen managed delivery and operations for the Cyber Intelligence business unit, assembled a breakthrough innovation team to establish new competitive and innovative products, and managed the full breadth of teams including R&D, Product Management, Architecture, Engineering and Operations. Previous to his work at Verint Systems, Mr. Cohen held positions at Emblaze Systems and Elbit Systems.

Mr. Cohen holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering & Management from Coventry University and an MSc in Business Management from Polytechnic University, both in Israel. He has served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Israel Air Force.


Omri Gerson, Corporate VP Platform & Technologies

Omri GersonOmri Gerson currently serves as the Corporate VP of Platform and Technologies.
As such, he is responsible for the technological platform that powers Ex Libris next-generation products.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Gerson served as VP Development. He has headed the Alma development team from its very beginning and played a major role in the transition of Ex Libris products to the cloud.

Mr. Gerson joined Ex Libris in 1993 and held development positions in the Aleph, SFX, and Verde teams before spearheading Alma development.

Mr. Gerson holds a BSc in Computer Sciences and an MBA in Marketing & Finance, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



Sagit Halpern, VP Financial Planning and Analysis

Sagit Halpern joined Ex Libris in 2007 as Group Controller. In 2009 Mrs. Halpern was promoted to the role of CFO North America with responsibility for financial and HR activities in North America. In January 2016 she was appointed VP Finance.

Prior to joining Ex Libris, Mrs. Halpern was an audit manager at Ernst & Young Israel, managing accounts in the high-tech industry.

Mrs. Halpern holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from the Tel Aviv University. Mrs. Halpern is a certified public accountant in Israel.




Eric Hines, President Ex Libris North America

Eric Hines joined Ex Libris Group as president of Ex Libris North America in October 2014. Bringing with him vast experience in executive leadership, Mr. Hines is responsible for the company’s business operations in North America.
Mr. Hines came to Ex Libris after holding senior management positions for 10 years at NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading worldwide provider of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze customer interactions. During his tenure at NICE, he played a significant role in acquiring major customer accounts and developing the company’s business strategy. Previously, Mr. Hines held management positions at Amdocs, Clarify, and SAP.

Mr. Hines earned an MBA degree in International Business from Xavier University, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a BA in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 



Dvir Hoffman, Corporate VP Resource Management Solutions
Dvir currently serves as Corporate VP for Resource Management Solutions. He joined the Ex Libris Group in 2010 and prior to his current role served as the VP for Product Management and Marketing. Dvir has over 17 years of technology and managerial expertise from a variety of roles including marketing, product management and software development.  
Before joining Ex Libris, Mr. Hoffman served as the Head of Product Management at Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV). Prior to this he worked at NICE (NASDAQ: NICE), where he held several product management positions and subsequently served as the Trading Floors Market Manager, where he led the company’s trading floors business and solutions, expanding and growing this business globally. Prior to his work at NICE, Dvir held product management and development positions at EMC² (NASDAQ: EMC). Mr. Hoffman holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering and an MBA, both from Ben-Gurion University.
Shlomi Kringel, Corporate VP Discovery and Delivery Solutions

Shlomi Kringel joined Ex Libris in January 2014 as Corporate VP of Discovery and Delivery Solutions.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Kringel has been managing technology organizations in the enterprise software and telecommunications industries.

Mr. Kringel 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, Mr. Kringel was vice president and general manager of analytics business applications. Previously, Mr. Kringel co-founded TVGate, a startup in the interactive TV arena and later led the Mobile Internet and Voice Solutions unit at Comverse.

Mr. Kringel holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.




Ofer Mosseri , Corporate VP and General Manager Europe
Ofer Mosseri comes to Ex Libris after 15 years at NICE Systems (Nasdaq: NICE), where he served most recently as vice president for solution sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
At NICE, he was instrumental in developing the company’s business in the EMEA region, including heading the regional marketing and business development operation, leading the integration of key acquisitions, and establishing and leading the solution sales operation.
Mr. Mosseri holds an MBA from Haifa University and an MA in American history and BA in Political Science and Economics, both from Tel Aviv University.

Sarit Olamy, VP Human Resources

Sarit Olamy joined Ex Libris in 2003 as VP of Human Resources.

Over the past 15 years, Ms. Olamy has led the overall management, recruitment and retention of staff and has implemented all career and training development for the company. Most importantly, Ms. Olamy has ensured the strong professional development and job satisfaction of all Ex Libris employees, supporting the Ex Libris culture and mission.

Previously, Ms. Olamy served as Human Resources Manager at Trellis Photonics, where she led all HR activities. Prior to her time at Trellis Photonics, Ms. Olamy spent 5 years at Intel and Amdocs as a Compensation & Benefit and Relocation specialist.

Ms. Olamy holds an MSc in Business Management from Polytechnic University in Israel and a BA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.





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 Israel’s 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 Israel’s large mobile telecommunications providers.
Mr. Sanders holds a BSc in Computer Sciences with honors from the Technion University in Haifa, Israel.