We enjoy the folks we spend our days with, whether it’s inside the office or outside after hours. Allow us to introduce ourselves.
Alon brings over 20 years of technological expertise and innovation to the creation of BlazeMeter. Prior to founding BlazeMeter, he served as the CTO, VP Technologies for Taldor and was Co-Founder of iWeb Technologies (acquired by Global Media Online, 2002), a Young & Rubicam backed New Media Company. Alon began his career in the technology sector as an officer in the software division of Israel's Defence Force Intelligence unit.
Udi brings 20 years of financial management and supervision experience to BlazeMeter. Most recently, Udi served as the CFO of NoBug Consulting, a firm providing verification services to tier-one ASIC developers. Prior, Udi served as Finance Director for Siliquent Technologies (acquired by Broadcom), as Vice President of Finance for iWeb Technologies (acquired by Global Media Online, 2002), a Young & Rubicam backed New Media Company. Udi also served as Vice President of Finance for MoonStruck, a New-York based manufacturer and importer and as Vice President of Finance for Eden Group. Udi is a licensed C.P.A. (Isr).
Ophir is a veteran in the digital marketing world with over 18 years' professional experience. Ophir started his career as a software developer and switched to digital marketing and analysis, working on problems in customer acquisition and conversion. Armed with a strong analytical background, he is an expert practitioner of data-driven marketing. Prior to joining BlazeMeter, Ophir worked at Adobe as Optimization Manager, improving web sites for companies such as Gilt.com, Toys ‘R’ Us, Bank of America and other Fortune 100 companies.
Alex brings more than 15 years of software development experience in network management, network security and application performance monitoring fields to BlazeMeter. Prior to BlazeMeter, Alex managed product development at SecurityDam, a cloud-based DDoS attack mitigation solution, served as R&D Director at Zend Technologies where he ran the entire application server product line. Alex also served as Support and Operations Manager for iWeb Technologies (acquired by Global Media Online, 2002), a Young & Rubicam backed New Media Company as well as spearheading the software development at Skybox Security, Identify Software (acquired by BMC) and Conduct (acquired by Mercury Interactive, now HP Software).
Vitali is a highly skilled software developement Ninja specializing in performance analysis and testing. His professional focus has been on the design and implementation of control and deployment tools for complex service-based software. During his career, he has been responsible for the development and delivery of an automated testing framework for a mid-enterprise trading platform, which included implementing and running load tests on the trading system and he has also led the development of browser automation for testing Web user interfaces. He began his career as a network analyst and developer in the Israeli Defense Force.
Doron provides high level engineering while also developing new features for the company’s products using cutting edge technologies. He brings to BlazeMeter a strong background in software engineering and development, having previously worked at Buzzilla, a developer of marketing analysis and research software, where he was responsible for all aspects of web development from server side to client side. Additionally, Doron gained experience at Plimus, which focused on the creation of development tools in an e-Commerce environment. Prior to this, Doron worked for the IT department at the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology.
Machael is a front-end developer.
With more than 5 years of Computer Networks and Web architecture experience, Tamers role at BlazeMeter is to develop new features using latest web technologies. Graduated from the DePaul University in USA, Tamer holds a Master degree in Computer Networks Security. He also holds many international certificates in Microsoft, Cisco, TOEFL and is an open source guru, having contributed many modules and patches to Drupal.
Dzmitry's work at BlazeMeter is as a high level performance analyst and QA Engineer with a particular expertise in JMeter and load testing. Having previously worked at EPAM Systems (NYSE: EPAM) which provided software engineering solutions through its service delivery platform, Dzmitry's experience as a Software Testing Automation Engineer fine-tuned his development and performance skills. Prior to this, Dzmitry received his BA in Electrical Engineering.
Nick is talented, enthusiastic and experienced front-end developer. He is passionate about best practice, ethics and building web applications properly. Nick started his career at PSD2HTML, the world leader in PSD to HTML conversion, implementing CMSs and developing E-Commerce sites, where he was responsible for writing and testing of scalable, robust, and reusable front-end code. Prior to this, he received his BA in Management and Business.
With over ten years as project manager and systems developer in the Israeli Defense Forces, Refael's invaluable experience brings a deep proficieny to BlazeMeter as the devop team leader. With a specialisim in Enterprise Infrastructure Systems, Refael managed the establishment of the decentralized operating systems team, a department which managed all Op System solutions in the IDF both in relation to server technologies and the end user.
Itay joins BlazeMeter as the quintessential devop, intertwining the development and operations life - cycle with a focus on the infrastructures of systems and projects. Prior to joining BlazeMeter, Itay was a Sysadmin and Devops consultant at Devops Israel, focusing on the development of agile and devops methodologies. Itay also spent several years as a programmer and integrator at Bank Hapoalim for CyberArk products designing and developing systems for secure server managment. Itay began his career with 5 years as a Systems IT/Programmer in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Hai brings over a decade of expertise in UX, web and animation design to BlazeMeter. Prior to joining BlazeMeter, Hai was the Senior Art Director at Channel 2 News (Israel) for 6 years, then Art Director at Aman UI & Design. Hai’s specialism is his uncanny ability to create living works of art into a fluid, digitized design. Hai’s creativity landed him a spot as one of Israel’s leading designers.
With over 17 years of experience, Dan has extensive roots in international sales and business development across several global software companies. Before joining BlazeMeter, Dan was the the founder of Neatcall, and VP of Sales for SysAid, a global ITSM leader where Dan led the deployment of its software in more than 60,000 organizations in over 140 countries. Dan also spent several years as VP of International Sales & Business Development for Interwise (acquired by AT&T in 2007). Dan is also a former pro basketball player.
Eilam joins BlazeMeter with nearly two decades of experience in Sales and Business Development. Before joining BlazeMeter, Eilam spent three years at McAfee (an Intel company) as Global Sr. Director of sales of Advanced Technologies. Previously he was VP of sales and channels at Sentrigo Inc., until its 2011 acquisition by McAfee. Prior to that, Eilam spent nearly a decade at PDF Solutions Inc.(ticker:PDFS) in various sales and sales management roles including VP of Global Sales for the companies software products. Eilam holds an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas business school. Eilam began his career as a Captain in Israel's Defense Force Intelligence unit. In his "free time", Eilam enjoys movies and sports (preferably with his kids).
With over 8 years in the Enterprise Saas software arena, Ryan joins BlazeMeter bringing his own proven methodologies for developing long term client programs and relationships that drive results. Previously Ryan was Director of Sales & Business Development and Senior Account Executive respectively, at several companies like WebVisible, Inc. and Yodle Inc. where he developed and implemented the 'Rule of 4' - always reach 4 times the goals set.
Ilan was born in South Africa and raised in Israel. He has a BA in film and television, and worked at Israel's channel 2 for over a decade. As an internet enthusiast, Ilan moved mediums over to Internet marketing after finishing his MBA. After working at various online marketing agencies, he became the marketing manager, then VP marketing at SysAid technologies, before coming to BlazeMeter in January 2014. Ilan specialism is planning, strategizing and implementing marketing plans for tech companies. Ilan is also crossfit advocate, musicals lover and a devote whovian, he is also a new, very sleepy father to twins.
A former Java developer herself, Keren has the advantageous perspective into the inner workings of the IT world and its processes. After moving from Java to acting HR consultant focused on Israel’s vast startup sector, Keren has parlayed her unique undercover work into the minds of techies and the needs of this very agile community to offer concise filtering options to best assess and connect top talents.