Shimon Alon, Chairman of the Board, was appointed Chief Executive Officer on June 1st 2008. Previously Mr Alon was CEO of Precise Software Solutions, a leading provider of application performance management. Following the acquisition of Precise by VERITAS Software Corporation in June 2003, Mr. Alon served as an executive advisor to VERITAS. Prior to Precise Software, Mr. Alon held a number of positions at Scitex and its subsidiaries including President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex America and Managing Director of Scitex Europe. Mr.
Attunity’s seasoned leadership team is focused on delivering high-performance and radically simple information availability solutions to increase productivity and improve competitive advantage of enterprises worldwide. Following are the profiles of the Attunity leadership team. You may also refer to our page outlining the Attunity Board of Directors.
Dror has been Attunity's Vice President of Finance and Secretary since October 2004. Prior to that he served as Director of Finance and Corporate Secretary of Precise from August 1997 until June 2003, and as Finance Manager of Precise from June 2003 until September 2004, following the acquisition of Precise by Veritas. Mr. Harel-Elkayam holds a B.A. degree in economics and accounting from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is also a certificated public accountant in Israel.
Mel Passarelli is general manager at Attunity. In this role, Mel is responsible for increasing Attunity’s penetration in multiple verticals across the workplace applications market. Mel leverages his years of experience in sales to drive both the direct sales and indirect sales opportunities for Attunity. Mel brings over twenty years of experience in the enterprise software space and in engineering.
Erez is responsible for the research and development of all Attunity software products as well as the worldwide after-sales support and maintenance of those products. With more than 17 years of working in various programming, engineering/development, project and management roles, Erez has deep experience in all aspects and all levels of the R&D and support functions. Erez holds a BSc. in software engineering from the Israel Institute Of Technology.
Itamar Ankorion is vice president of business development and corporate strategy at Attunity. In this role, Itamar is responsible for Attunity’s market and product strategy, as well as Attunity's alliances including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP. Prior to this role, Itamar served as head of marketing and product management. Itamar has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, business development and product management in the enterprise software space. He holds a BA in Computer Science and Business Administration and an MBA from the Tel Aviv University.
Garrick Herrmann is Attunity's vice president of sales. His professional career includes more than twenty years of sales, marketing, business development and operations experience in Global 500 and venture-funded business environments. Previous positions include director of global sales and marketing for MedSim USA, director of business development for NextEd, and senior sales positions with pharmaceuticals and industrial equipment companies. Mr. Herrmann holds a B.A. in Communication from Florida State University.
Lawrence Schwartz is Attunity’s Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Lawrence is responsible for driving demand generation, brand awareness and sales enablement for the Company. Formerly, Lawrence was Vice President of Marketing for Tokutek, a leader in high-performance database technology. Prior to that, he held senior marketing and product management positions at E Ink Corporation, and EMC in the Symmetrix division.
Matthew Hayes serves Attunity as Vice President of SAP Business. Hayes joined Attunity through the acquisition of Hayes Technology Group, which he founded in 1998. Hayes has nearly 20 years of experience in the SAP industry and is the creator of Gold Client Solutions, a leading solution to replicate data between SAP environments. Gold Client is used daily by some of the largest SAP databases in the world and continues today as a vital solution in the SAP ecosystem. In this role, Hayes continues to lead and oversee the SAP innovations for Attunity.
Paul Kelly is Attunity’s Vice President of Sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, Paul is responsible for developing the EMEA region and growing revenues through strategic direct sales efforts and partner initiatives in this key global segment.