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.
Chairman and CEO
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. Alon holds a degree from the Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Chief Marketing Officer
Itamar Ankorion is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Attunity leading global marketing, business development and product management. Itamar has overall responsibility for Attunity’s marketing including the go to market strategy, brand and marketing communications, demand generation, product management and product marketing. In addition, he is responsible for business development, building and managing Attunity’s alliances including strategic, OEM, reseller, technology and system integration partnerships. 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.
Executive Vice President, Sales & General Manager of the Americas
Mel Passarelli is the Executive Vice President, Sales & General Manager of the Americas 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. Prior to joining the company, Mel was vice president of sales for various private and public software companies helping them to achieve rapid growth. He spent over thirteen years helping to build Intergraph Corporation into a Fortune 500 company. Mel holds a BA and MBA from the State University of New York in Buffalo, and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston.
Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Global Technical Operations
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 20 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.
Executive Vice President of Sales, EMEA
Paul Kelly is Attunity’s Executive 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. Prior to joining Attunity, Paul served as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Aria Networks, a leader in optimisation and capacity management for telecom networks. Paul joins Attunity with over 30 years’ experience in sales management and high-technology markets, selling solutions for database management, data warehousing, analytics, document management and mainframe performance. Paul also has extensive experience working with partner organisations including Oracle, EMC, HP (EDS), IBM, Accenture, Cap Gemini and others. Paul holds a degree in Engineering Science from Warwick University.
Vice President, Asia Pacific
As the Vice President of Asia Pacific, Byron is responsible for expanding Attunity business across the fast-growing region through direct and indirect channels, as well as strategic alliances. In addition, his role is instrumental in helping customers to leverage Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics technologies. Byron has over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry managing sales, professional services and support services. Byron holds a Master degree from Cambridge University and a BSc degree in Computer Science from London University.