Executive Team

Executive Team

Meet AudioCodes' Leadership Team

Shabtai Adlersberg

President and Chief Executive Officer

Shabtai Adlersberg co-founded AudioCodes in 1993, and has served as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and a director since inception. Until December 2012, he also served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Adlersberg co-founded the DSP Group, a semiconductor company, in 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he served as the Vice President of Engineering of the DSP Group, and from 1990 to 1992, he served as Vice President of Advanced Technology. As Vice President of Engineering, he established a research and development team for digital cellular communication which was later spun-off in 1992 as DSP Communications. Mr. Adlersberg also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Natural Speech Communication Ltd. and as a director of CTI Squared Ltd. Mr. Adlersberg holds an M.Sc. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Lior Aldema

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Sales

Lior Aldema has served as Chief Operating Officer of AudioCodes since January 2010, and as the Company’s Head of Global Sales since April 2012. Previously, he served as Vice President of Product Management from 2002 to 2009, as well as Vice President of Marketing from February 2003 until 2009. He has been with the company since 1998, when he was a team leader and later headed the System Software Group in the research and development department. Prior to 1998, Lior served as an officer in the Technical Unit of the Intelligence Corps of the Israeli Defense Forces (Major), heading both operational units and large development groups related to various technologies. Lior holds an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. from the Technion.

Tal Dor

Vice President, Human Resources

Tal Dor has served as AudioCodes’ Vice President of Human Resources since March 2000. Prior to that time, Tal worked for several years as a consultant to various Israeli telephone and cable businesses, as well as health and social service organizations. Tal holds a B.A. in Psychology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and an M.A. in Psychology from Tel Aviv University.

Niran Baruch

Chief Financial Officer

Niran Baruch serves as AudioCodes’ Chief Financial Officer. Niran joined AudioCodes in 2005 as Director of Finance. He later became Vice President of Finance, responsible for the management of the finance department, and joined the AudioCodes management team in 2015. From 2002 to 2005, Niran served as International Controller at Check Point Software Technologies. From 2000 to 2002, he served as a Controller at Gilat Satellite Networks. From 1998 to 2000, he served as audit manager at Ernst and Young in Israel. Niran is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a BA in Business Management and Accounting.

Yehuda Herscovici

Vice President, Product

Yehuda Herscovici has served as AudioCodes’ Vice President of Systems Group since 2003. From 2001 to 2003, Yehuda served as Vice President of Advanced Products. From 2000 to 2001, he served as the Company’s Director of Advanced Technologies. From 1994 to 1998 and throughout 1999, Yehuda held a variety of research and development positions at Advanced Recognition Technologies, Ltd., a voice and handwriting recognition company. He headed its research and development from 1999 to 2000 as Vice President of Research and Development. From 1998 to 1999, Yehuda was engaged in developing various wireless communication algorithms at Comsys, a telecommunications company. Yehuda holds an M.Sc. and a B.Sc., from the Technion, both in the area of telecommunications.

Nimrode Borovsky

Vice President, Global Marketing

Nimrode Borovsky serves as AudioCodes’ Vice President of Global Marketing and heads the unified communications business. He has been with AudioCodes since 2005 and has served in numerous product, marketing and business development positions within the company. He has worked in the telecom and VoIP markets for over 20 years. Prior to joining AudioCodes, Nimrode spent eight years at VocalTec Communications where he served in several positions in research and development, product management and marketing. Nimrode holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Yair Hevdeli

Vice President, Research and Development

Yair Hevdeli joined AudioCodes in July 2013 as Vice President of R&D. From 2003 to 2013, Yair served in various executive positions at Veraz/Dialogic, including Global VP of R&D, and most recently as Senior VP R&D and GM, Bandwidth Optimization BU. From 1998 to 2003, Yair worked at ECI Telecom Ltd., where he held various technical and management positions. He has over 20 years of experience leading large multidisciplinary R&D global teams in the telecom industry. Yair graduated in 1995 with an MBA in Business Management from Bar Ilan University and in 1992 gained his BA in Computer Science and Economics, from Bar Ilan University.

Ofer Nimtsovich

Vice President, Global Services

Ofer Nimtsovich joined AudioCodes in March 2013 as Vice President of Global Services. From 2000 to February 2013, Ofer served in various executive positions at Retalix, including Chief Information Officer, Executive Vice President of Global Services and most recently as the head of the Software as a Service division. From 1994 to 2000, Ofer worked for Scitex Corporation Ltd., where he held various technical and management positions, including the Global Microsoft Infrastructure Manager. Ofer graduated from the Business Administration College in Israel in 1997 with a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing, and also holds an MBA from the University of Texas.

Shaul Weissman

Vice President, Business Development

Shaul Weissman joined the AudioCodes management team in 2013 as Vice President of Business Development. Before this, Shaul served as a Vice President and Business Line Manager of the Residential Business Line from 2008, and as Vice President and Business Line Manager of the Chips and Modules Line from 2004. He has worked at AudioCodes since 1994, when he was DSP team leader in AudioCodes’ research and development department. He later headed AudioCodes’ DSP Support and Professional Services Group. Prior to 1994, Shaul served as an officer in the Israeli Air Force (Captain). He holds an M.Sc and a B.Sc. from the Technion – Israeli Technical Institute – cum laude.

Eyal Frishberg

Vice President, Operations

Eyal Frishberg has served as AudioCodes’ Vice President of Operations since October 2000. From 1997 to 2000, Eyal served as Associate Vice President of SDH Operations at ECI Telecom Ltd., a major telecommunication company. From 1987 to 1997, he served in various operational positions at ECI Telecom, including managing the ECI production facility and production control. Eyal worked from 1994 until 1997 for ELTA, a division of Israeli Aircraft Industries, in the planning and control department. Eyal holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Board of Directors

Stanley Stern

Chairman of the Board

Stanley Stern became a director and AudioCodes’ Chairman of the Board in December 2012. From 2008 until 2013 Mr. Stern served in various positions at Oppenheimer & Co., including as Managing Director and Head of Technology, Israeli Banking and FIG. Since 2013, Mr. Stern has served as the president of Alnitak Capital, a private merchant bank and strategic advisory firm. From March 2004 until December 2007, he served as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Oppenheimer. From 2002 until 2004, he was a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Banking at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin where he focused on the technology and defense related sectors. From January 2000 until January 2002, Mr. Stern served as the President of STI Ventures Advisory USA Inc., a venture capital firm focusing on technology investments. Prior to his term at STI Ventures, he spent over 20 years at CIBC Oppenheimer in the investment banking department and started the technology banking group in 1990. From 2002 until 2012, Mr. Stern served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tucows, Inc., an Internet service provider that is publicly traded on the AMEX, and since 2012 he has continued to serve as a Director of Tucows, Inc. From 2012, he has also served as a director of Given Imaging Ltd., a NASDAQ-listed manufacturer of GI medical devices. From 2004 until 2009, Mr. Stern served as a director of Odimo Inc., an online jewelry vendor. From 2005 until its sale in 2011, he served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Fundtech Ltd. Mr. Stern received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and holds a BS from Queens College.

Shabtai Adlersberg

President and Chief Executive Officer

Shabtai Adlersberg co-founded AudioCodes in 1993, and has served as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and a director since inception. Until December 2012, he also served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Adlersberg co-founded the DSP Group, a semiconductor company, in 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he served as the Vice President of Engineering of the DSP Group, and from 1990 to 1992, he served as Vice President of Advanced Technology. As Vice President of Engineering, he established a research and development team for digital cellular communication which was later spun-off in 1992 as DSP Communications. Mr. Adlersberg also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Natural Speech Communication Ltd. and as a director of CTI Squared Ltd. Mr. Adlersberg holds an M.Sc. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Eyal Kishon

Director

Dr. Eyal Kishon has served as an AudioCodes director since 1997. From 1996, Dr. Kishon has been a Managing Partner of Genesis Partners, an Israeli-based venture capital fund. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Kishon served as Associate Director of the Dovrat-Shrem/Yozma-Polaris Fund Limited Partnership. Prior to this position, Dr. Kishon served as Chief Technology Officer at Yozma Venture Capital from 1992 to 1993. Dr. Kishon serves as a director of Allot Communications Ltd. and Celtro Inc. From 1991 to 1992, Dr. Kishon was a Research Fellow in the Multimedia Department of IBM Science & Technology. From 1989 to 1991, Dr. Kishon worked in the Robotics Research Department of AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Kishon holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University.

Doron Nevo

Director

Doron Nevo has served as an AudioCodes director since 2000. Mr. Nevo is President and CEO of KiloLambda Technologies Ltd., an optical nanotechnology company, which he co-founded in 2001. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Nevo was involved in fundraising activities for Israeli-based startup companies. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Nevo served as President and CEO of NKO, Inc. He established NKO in early 1995 as a startup subsidiary of Clalcom, Ltd. NKO designed and developed a full scale, carrier grade, IP telephony system and established its own IP network. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Nevo served as President and CEO of Clalcom Ltd. He established Clalcom in 1992 as a telecom service provider in Israel. He also serves as a director of Etgar - Portfolio Management Trust Co. and of a number of private companies. Mr. Nevo holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and a M.Sc. in Telecommunications Management from Brooklyn Polytechnic.

Joseph Tenne

Director

Joseph Tenne has served as an AudioCodes director since June 2003. Mr. Tenne is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Orgenesis Inc., a company listed on the OTC Market in the U.S., which is a development stage company with a novel therapeutic technology that employs a molecular and cellular approach directed at converting a patient’s own liver cells into functional insulin producing cells as a treatment for diabetes. From March 2005 until April 2013, Mr. Tenne served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ormat Technologies, Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, which is engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy business. From January 2006 until April 2013, he also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ormat Industries Ltd., an Israeli holding company listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange and the parent company of Ormat Technologies, Inc. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Tenne was the Chief Financial Officer of Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG, a German company engaged in the development, production and marketing of oriented polypropylene films which are mainly used in the food packaging industry. From 1997 until 2003, Mr. Tenne was a partner in Kesselman & Kesselman, Certified Public Accountants in Israel and a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. Since September 2013, he has served as a director at Enzymotec Ltd., an Israeli company listed on NASDAQ, which develops and manufactures nutritional ingredients and medical foods based on proprietary technologies. Mr. Tenne holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Israel.

Zehava Simon

Director

Zehava Simon was appointed a director in February 2014. Ms. Simon served as a Vice President of BMC Software Inc. from 2000 until September 2013, most recently as Vice President, Corporate Development. From 2002 to 2011, she served as Vice President and General Manager of BMC Software in Israel. Prior to joining BMC Software, Ms. Simon held a number of executive positions at Intel Corporation, which she joined in 1982. In her last position at Intel, she led Finance and Operations and Business Development for Intel in Israel. Ms. Simon has served as a board member of Nova Measuring Instruments a publicly-listed company traded on NASDAQ and TASE, since July 2014, and of Amiad Filtration Systems, a public company traded on the London Stock Exchange, since March 2014. She also served as a board member of various companies, including Tower Semiconductor from 1999 to 2004, M-Systems from 2005 to 2006, and InSightec from 2005 to 2012. Ms. Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Hebrew University, a law degree (LL.B.) from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlia and a master’s degree in Business and Management from Boston University.

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