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Founder and Executive Chairman
Tuvia Barlev is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in high-technology leadership in military, telecommunications, e-commerce, and clean energy. In 1998, Mr. Barlev co-founded Actelis Networks, where he served as the company’s President and CEO for more than 11 years, elevating Actelis to being the world’s leading supplier of copper bonding solutions. Prior to joining Actelis, Mr. Barlev was head of the R&D organization at Teledata (acquired by ADC in 1998), a global supplier of advanced digital loop carrier (DLC) equipment. Previously, he served as a senior research officer with the Israeli government. Since 2007, Mr. Barlev was involved as founder and Executive Chairman/ Acting CEO at Superfish Inc., a leading provider of visual search technology, Leyden Energy, a leading supplier of breakthrough battery technology, Adyounet Inc., provider of advanced direct marketing services over the Web, and SafePeak LTD., provider of hot data acceleration platform for Big Data across the cloud. Mr. Barlev holds BSC and MSEE degrees from Tel Aviv University, both Summa Cum Laude.
Director and Co-founder
Mr. Elahian joined as a co-founder and chairman of Actelis Networks, Inc. in 1998. Mr. Elahian is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 24 years of experience in the semiconducter, software, and telecommunications industries. Mr. Elahian founded CAE Systems, Inc., Cirrus Logic, Inc., Momenta Corporation, NeoMagic Corporation, and Centillium Communication Corporation.
Mr. Kaplan joined the board of Actelis Networks, Inc. in 2000. Mr. Kaplan also serves as Chairman of the Board for JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ:JDSU). Mr. Kaplan brings one of telecommunications distinguished track records to Actelis. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President of SBC, where he was responsible for the integration of SBC Communications with Pacific Bell, Southern New England Tel Co and Ameritech. While at Pacific Bell, he served in a broad range of strategic executive roles, including president of the Network Services Group and chief technology, quality, and re-engineering officer. Mr. Kaplan also served on the Bellcore/Telcordia board for 10 years.
Mr. Drummond joined the board of Actelis Networks in 2006. Mr. Drummond retired as Vice Chairman of BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia on December 31, 2001. He was responsible for public relations, advertising, brand management, and regulatory and external affairs, including the Washington, D.C. office. He also led BellSouth’s continued effort to enter the long-distance market. A native of Rome, Georgia, he received an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech University, an MBA from Georgia State University and MSM from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Sloan Fellow.
Hatch is a founding Managing Director of ATA Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Redwood City, California. Following formation of the firm in 2003, Hatch has made investments in telecom, enterprise, semiconductor, and software companies. Hatch blends a unique and celebrated background of managing public and private companies with extensive venture experience. In addition to holding key industry patents, Hatch has been a recipient of Idaho State University’s Professional Achievement Award, where he graduated in 1982 with a B.S. Engineering degree.
Mr. Veyssiere joined the board of Actelis in 2005. Mr Veyssiere has been in the venture capital industry since 2000 with Innovacom Venture Capital, a pionneer fund of early stage venture capital in Europe. Mr. Veyssiere is currently a Director of Atrica Inc., Metconnex Inc. and a board observer at Aperto Networks, Bitphone, Bytemobile and Radioframe Networks. Before joining Innovacom, Mr. Veyssiere was Vice President Business Development & Operations at France Telecom NA in New York, heading several key projects including the implementation of the company¹s Internet backbone in the US, the investment of France Telecom in Sprint PCS, and the business planning and implementation in the U.S. of the first gateway allowing seamless roaming between GSM-900 and DCS-1900 networks. Mr. Veyssiere holds an MS in physics from Paris Science University, an MS in telecommunications engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris and an MBA from the Columbia Graduate School of Business.
Ghia E. Griarte
Ms. Griarte joined the board of Actelis Networks in 2009. She is a managing director at Saints Capital, and prior to Saints Capital, she was with Centennial Ventures, a telecom and media focused early stage venture capital firm. Her primary focus was investments in: broadband access, cable, networking, satellite, wireless, IT services and digital media. Prior to Centennial Ventures, Griarte was a consultant at Gemini Consulting in the Telecom, Media and Networks practice focused on strategy and operations for major US ILECs, European PTTs and Israeli wireless telecommunications companies. She advised CEOs and management teams in the areas of: strategy, portfolio management, product development, and channel strategy. She began her career as an electrical systems engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics division developing subsystems for anti-submarine and advanced tactical fighter aircrafts. She also served as chairman of the corporate avionics taskforce. Griarte is responsible for Saints Capital’s investments in communications, specifically wireless, software, and infrastructure and storage sectors. Ms. Griarte received a dual degree of Masters of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Masters of Engineering Management from Robert L. McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. She earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science at University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Murray joined the board of Actelis Networks, Inc. in 2009. Robin is a partner at Adams Street Partners, where he is responsible for sourcing and executing late-stage venture and growth equity investments in Internet and communications software and services. His past investments include Demand Media, Merchant E-Solutions and Sonim. Mr. Murray was previously an investor in Appshop (acquired by ATT), Bitfone (acquired by HPQ), Fotolog (acquired by HIM.Pa), Mobile365 (acquired by SY), Omniture (OMTR), Placeware (acquired by MFST) and Vonage (VG). Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner in four 3i venture funds and partner in the 3i Growth Equity fund. Before 3i, Mr. Murray served as CFO for two venture-backed technology startups in Silicon Valley. He also held positions with McKinsey & Ernst and Young in London.
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