Management Team

Gilad Rozen - Founder, President & CEO

Gilad Rozen

Founder, President & CEO

Gilad Rozen has garnered over two decades of experience in providing strategic, business, technology, operational and fiscal leadership in the Wi-Fi, silicon and telecom industries. Mr. Rozen has a vast business background in multi-cultural and international environments, and his broad knowledge of the Wi-Fi and silicon ecosystems, market trends, state-of-the-art applications, competitive landscape and evolving standards has enabled him to decisively position the company as a technology leader. Prior to founding Celeno, Mr. Rozen served as SVP of Products and Technology at Actelis Networks. He has also held senior engineering and management positions at NICE systems and at an elite R&D unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Mr. Rozen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, (cum laude) from the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tel-Aviv University.

Ronny Barakx - CFO

Ronny Barak

CFO

Ronny Barak brings extensive experience in finance and management of hi-tech companies. He has a successful track record in developing financial and operational strategies, metrics tied to the strategy and ongoing development and monitoring of control systems to preserve company assets. Prior to joining Celeno, Mr. Barak served as CFO at Outsmart, CFO and VP Economics at ACB real-estate and held senior finance and management positions at Starhome and Partner Communications. Prior to that, he served as Head of Finance with the General Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Division of the Financial Adviser. Mr. Barak holds a Bachelor of Science. (summa cum laude) in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University, NY and a Master’s degree (honors) in Business Economics from the Tel-Aviv University.

Ronny Barakx - CFO

Nir Shapira

CTO

Nir Shapira has garnered over two decades of experience in the fields of communication theory, signal processing and wireless communications. Mr. Shapira joined Celeno from the day of its inception and was responsible for forming the technological infrastructure, vision and intellectual property of the company and leading all aspects of the company’s technological development. He also represents Celeno in IEEE 802.11 standardization activities. Prior to joining Celeno, Mr. Shapira held various managerial roles at Conexant, developing state-of-the-art wireless, DSL and voice band communication technologies. He served in an elite R&D unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Mr. Shapira holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics (summa cum laude) from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tel-Aviv University.

Itay Frommer - CTO

Itay Frommer

VP R&D

Itay Frommer joined Celeno after gaining vast experience in the Semiconductor industry. He brings a strong background in embedded systems, software development, new product development and customer support. Prior to his current position of VP R&D at Celeno, he held the position of Director of Product Management and was responsible for the product development and life cycle of Celeno’s 802.11n and 802.11ac products.  Mr. Frommer began his career in the software field and held various R&D and Customer Support managerial positions at Windbond and National Semiconductor. Mr. Frommer received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree from the Technion - Israel institute of Technology.

Ronny Barakx - CFO

Lior Weiss

VP Marketing

Lior Weiss has a rich background of more than two decades in the telecom industry with proven success in the development of effective marketing programs and leading marketing teams to implement them. He has acquired extensive expertise in market strategy, product differentiation, and market communication programs. Mr. Weiss has held multiple senior positions at AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC) and Seabridge (a Siemens company), including roles in Business Development, Product Marketing and Product Management. He most recently served as VP Marketing, Media Gateways for AudioCodes. Mr. Weiss holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tel Aviv University.

Ronny Barakx - CFO

Ronen Peleg

VP Sales and Business Development

Ronen Peleg brings more than two decades of sales management and business development experience and has a successful track record in establishing sales channels and strategic business relationships in the EMEA and APAC telecommunications, silicon and Wi-Fi markets. His previous positions include VP Sales at Actelis Networks; Sales Director at SeaBridge Networks (a Siemens Company); and Sales Director at ECI Telecom in Israel and Germany. Mr. Peleg holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Buckingham University in England and a Master’s degree in Management Science from the Boston University Brussels, Belgium.

Ronny Barakx - CFO

Michal Golan

Director of Operations

Michal Golan brings almost two decades of experience in Operations, Planning and Control in the high tech industry. With expertise in establishing and managing all the required systems and supply chains, Ms. Golan has full responsibility for the operational aspects of the company. Prior to Celeno, Ms. Golan held the position of Supply Chain Director at Power Piper Ltd. Before that, she held several positions at Alvarion (Previously Breezecom) culminating with the position of Director of Planning and Control. Ms. Golan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Tel Aviv and a Master of Business Administration degree from Derby University.

Ronny Barakx - CFO

Shir Etgar-Greenberg

Director of HR

Shir Etgar-Greenberg is a highly skilled HR Manager with extensive experience in the global HR and Recruitment field. Her responsibilities span the full scope of HR including recruitment processes, staff evaluations, relocation issues, organizational development, compensation packages, employment contracts and more. Her previous positions include Global HR Manager at Alvarion (NASDAQ:ALVR) and Placement Consultant at Ethosia, a recruitment company for the High Tech industry. Ms. Etgar-Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the Tel Aviv University and a Master of Business Administration degree specializing in HR Management and Organizational Consultation from the College of Management, Rishon Le’zion.