Nir Elperin was appointed VP Corporate Strategy in 2005 and has been involved with TeleMessage since its inception in 1999. Prior to joining TeleMessage, he was a Senior Financial Analyst at Ilanot-Batucha, one of Israel’s leading investment firms. Prior thereto he was an Economist and Programmer for Economic Models, a leading Israeli macroeconomic research company. He served for 4 years in the Elite Military Intelligence Unit of the Israeli Defense Forces where he commanded teams of computer experts. Nir is twice a magna cum laude graduate of Tel Aviv University with an M.B.A. in Finance in 1997 and a B.A. in Computer Science and Economics in 1994. Nir completed the Merage Executive Leadership Program in 2006 and is a graduate of the PMD (2003) program at the Harvard Business School. He is currently VP of HBS Alumni Association of Israel.