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.
EVP and Chief Business Officer
Lior Aldema has served as Chief Business Officer (CBO) since January 2018, as a director from July 2018 to September 2022, and as our Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Sales from April 2012 to December 2017. Previously, he served as our Vice President, Product Management from 2002 until 2009, as well as our Vice President Marketing from February 2003 until 2009. He has been employed by us since 1998, when he was team leader and later headed our System Software Group in our research and development department. Prior to 1998, Mr. Aldema 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. Mr. Aldema holds an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. from the Technion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Corporate Development
Dmitry Netis serves as AudioCodes' Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Corporate Development since January 2022. Dmitry joins AudioCodes after 15 years on Wall Street and 25 years in the technology industry. He served as a strategic advisor and investor to various companies, assisting with restructuring, M&A, and financing options. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at Q Advisors, LLC, a boutique M&A advisory with a focus on cloud communications, customer engagement, and tech-enabled managed services, where he led deal sourcing and business development. From 2018-2019, Dmitry was a Managing Director at Stephens, Inc., where he led the expansion and growth of its equity research platform. From 2008-2018, Dmitry was a founding member of William Blair & Company's technology equity research team where he established one of the first cloud communications franchises on Wall Street. From 2000-2007, Dmitry was at Conexant Systems, serving as a product line manager for broadband access, joining it through the acquisition of Globespan Semiconductor. Dmitry begun his career with IBM Corporation in 1996, serving as a VLSI engineer at IBM's semiconductor research and development center. Mr. Netis holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Rochester, master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lally School of Management.
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.
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 1984 until 1987 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.