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Management

  • Guy Levit

    CEO

    Guy Levit

    CEO

    Guy has served as TeleMessage’s CEO since July 2002 after co-founding TeleMessage in 1999. Prior to his current position he held various sales, marketing and operational positions within the company. From 1996 until 1999, Guy served as the head of the planning and development of one of the IDF’s Intelligence elite technical units. In this role Mr. Levit was in charge of project management, budgets, and the design, development, implementation and maintenance of organizational, managerial and logistical information systems. Mr. Levit holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

  • Gil Shapira

    Vice President Business Development

    Gil Shapira

    Vice President Business Development

    Mr. Shapira is one of TeleMessage's co-founders. Between 1999 and 2005, he held various sales, marketing, operational positions in the company, as well as ran the company’s European office. Mr. Shapira served in the Israeli Air Force from 1993 – 1999 as a computer programmer, project manager and team leader of the IAF’s special R&D software development unit. Mr. Shapira holds a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology and a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

  • Mark Carlin

    Vice President Sales Americas

    Mark Carlin

    Vice President Sales Americas

    Mr. Carlin joined TeleMessage in January of 2001 to create and run the US operations which was later expanded to include all of North and South America. Mr. Carlin is a senior level executive with hands on management experience in strategic planning, product management, and sales and marketing of high technology software products. Mr. Carlin held various sales and marketing positions in established companies such as HP, Control Data and GE Electronics and in start-ups including PADS Software, AccuSoft and Quandrant Software. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Rivier College.

  • Ofer Brenner

    CFO

    Ofer Brenner

    CFO

    Ofer Brenner was appointed Chief Financial Officer of TeleMessage in June 2014. Prior to his current position, he held various senior accounting and financial positions in hi-tech companies. From 2013 until 2014 Mr. Brenner was the CFO of a privately held early-stage investment fund. Prior to this role, Mr. Brenner held analyst and management positions in Intel Corp and Numonyx (an Intel Flash Memory JV) for 10 years and internship roles in the Hi-Tech and government incentive division in PWC. Mr. Brenner is a certified public accountant in Israel. He holds an MBA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a BA in Business Administration, majoring in accounting and finance.
     

  • Liona Goldberg

    Vice President Research and Development

    Liona Goldberg

    Vice President Research and Development

    Liona Goldberg, Vice President Research and Development

    MrsGoldberg is a multi-disciplinary software development manager with over 10 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering advanced software/hardware products. She joined TeleMessage in 2001 and rose to the position of VP R&D. MrsGoldberg has proven experience in forming and leading development groups – she was the server team leader in TeleMessage for over 10 years. MrsGoldberg holds a BA in Software Engineering from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

  • Nir Elperin

    Vice President Corporate Strategy

    Nir Elperin

    Vice President Corporate Strategy

    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.

  • Yafit Ilan

    Director of Sales

    Yafit Ilan

    Director of Sales

      As TeleMessage’s Director of Sales, Yafit is responsible for dealing directly with our clients in Israel. Yafit is an integral part of the company, arriving as an Office Manager in 2000, working in QA, then as a Sales Manager, where her strong knowledge of the company ensures a strong client relationship.Yafit has a BA in Humanities from Tel Aviv University.

  • Yossi Shteingart

    Operations Director

    Yossi Shteingart

    Operations Director

    Yossi joined TeleMessage in 2000 as Operations Director and had held this position since. Yossi leads the system and operations department which installs and maintains dozens of production environment customer sites, our multiple production hosting facilities, office infrastructure around the world, R&D/Test/Integration environments and more. Yossi is an expert in Internet infrastructure, telephony and communication solutions, networking and security solutions, Microsoft/Linux products; all topped with system integration expertise.

  • Pinchas Levinson

    Marketing Manager

    Pinchas Levinson

    Marketing Manager

    As TeleMessage’s Marketing Manager, Pinchas is responsible for coordinating and implementing marketing communications projects with tasks that include marketing automation, website, and social media management, content development, online advertising, public relations, graphic design, and creating brand awareness. Prior to joining TeleMessage, Pinchas enjoyed a long career in editing, product documentation and project management. Pinchas has a BS from the Wharton School, MBA from Cleveland State University and CPA credentials from the State of Ohio.

  • Katy Slutsky

    QA Team Leader

    Katy Slutsky

    QA Team Leader

    Katy joined TeleMessage in 2017 as QA Junior and was promoted to the QA Manager position. She is responsible for all manual and automation activities for client and server QA teams. She has a BA in business management from the International University of Business and Law (Kherson, UA).

  • Erez Itzhak

    Server Side Team Leader

    Erez Itzhak

    Server Side Team Leader

    Erez Itzhak is a software team leader with over than 16 years of experience in the industry. He joined TeleMessage in 2019 and holds a BSC in a software Engineering from the Afeka College.

  • Lior Kushmaro

    Client Side Team Leader

    Lior Kushmaro

    Client Side Team Leader

    Lior received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Bar Ilan University. At TeleMessage Lior began as an Android developer in 2015 and then moved to the server group before assuming the lead role for the client team.

  • Ruchira Jain

    Senior Director of Business Operations

    Ruchira Jain

    Senior Director of Business Operations

    Ruchira Jain, brings over 10-years of experience in managing complicated software development and deployment projects, mostly in agile development methodologies. She has vast knowledge in performing business and risk analysis and supporting customers throughout the project lifecycle.  Her education includes a Masters in General Management from Harvard University. At TeleMessage, Ruchira is responsible for managing large projects with our strategic customers and partners. She facilitates the essential pre- and post-sales technical support to the sales team and also drives new and ongoing client integrations.

  • Erin Phipps

    Direct Sales Manager, US

    Erin Phipps

    Direct Sales Manager, US

    Erin joined TeleMessage in May of 2019 to manage the US and South America Direct Sales Team. Erin has 20+ years of Telecom experience and over 10 years of management experience at T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.  Her most recent position before joining TeleMessage was Channel Sales selling SaaS with AT&T.  She has strong relationships with the wireless carriers and within the healthcare, government, and financial industries. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS and attended Nichols College for her MBA.

  • Elinor Zeifer

    Director Product Management

    Elinor Zeifer

    Director Product Management

    Mrs. Zeifer is a product manager with multi-disciplinary experience in product consulting, product design, UX/UI design, project management, and design thinking. She joined TeleMessage in 2021 and has proven experience in defining, designing, and leading the full life cycles of multiple products in financial and Insurance based organizations. Mrs. Zeifer holds a BA in learning technologies from the Holon Institute of Technology, and a certificate in user experience design from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

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