Our people are our strongest asset.
Uzi leads SOSA’s daily operations and long-term vision. Before SOSA, Uzi founded eCommerce diamond businesses and was a commercial pilot. When he’s not managing SOSA’s operations across 4 continents, you’ll find Uzi surfing or playing guitar.
CEO of SOSAin
As COO, Roni oversees the ongoing business operations at SOSA to make its vision a reality. Before SOSA, Roni was a Graphic Designer and led the business development of several NGOs. Roni holds an MBA & an MA in Industrial Design, loves the outdoors, high-intensity workouts, and great music.
Roni Kenet Harmelin
COO & Chief of Staffin
Lital is a CPA responsible for managing SOSA’s financials and forecasts globally. Before SOSA, Lital held financial management positions at Ludan Group, EY, and Bank Leumi. Lital used to be a professional dancer.
VP of Financein
Daphna leads SOSA’s corporate innovation teams. Before SOSA, Daphna held innovation positions at Fannie Mae and BASF. She has a brown belt in Karate and a Master of Science in Bioinformatics.
VP of Corporate Innovationin
Dalit is building SOSA’s product, a SaaS platform, redesigning the way innovation teams work. She’s led SOSA’s Marketing team, and before SOSA, Dalit was the Head of Product Marketing at Wix. She is a certified yoga teacher and holds an MA in 20th-century history.
VP of Productin
Idit manages all aspects of SOSA’s HR. Before SOSA, Idit led operational and HR activities for an Israeli startup in NY. Idit holds an MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She’s also a professional makeup artist.
VP of HRin
Yinon builds SOSA's partnerships with corporations and governments. Before SOSA, Yinon was the CEO and co-founder of UJETT, an industry 4.0 startup. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and cooking (he even cooked in a 3-star Michelin restaurant for a summer.
VP of Business Developmentin
Erik leads SOSA HLS Open Innovation programs. Before SOSA, Erik served in the Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) and was the co-founder and CEO of several international companies in the HLS and defense domain. He surfs on the weekends.
Managing Partner SOSA HLSin
David leads SOSA HLS programs for international defense companies and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Before SOSA, David served as the Head of Combat Weapons System Division in the IDF. When not at SOSA, he does triathlons and watersports.
Managing Partner SOSA HLSin
Matan leads SOSA’s New York office and client relations in North and South America. Before SOSA, Matan completed a five-year military service in the Israeli Navy. He is a certified yoga instructor, open-water scuba diver, and a skipper.
Head of Innovation NYCin
Dani leads SOSA's research, scouting, and validation team. Prior to joining SOSA, Dani spent 10 years in the venture capital and private equity industry, in a variety of investment and operational roles. Dani is a father of three, a veteran of the IDF, and an adult ice hockey league champion.
Head of Researchin
Shahaf leads SOSA's marketing team and is in charge of developing and implementing SOSA's marketing strategy. Shahaf began her career at McCann and has since worked for startups and large corporations. When she’s not at SOSA, you’ll find her on the beach with her Cocker Spaniel Luca.
Head of Marketingin
Sagi is building the company's SaaS product and redesigning the whole innovation experience. He was a Senior Innovation Manager at SOSA, leading the company's insurance sector. Sagi holds an MA in Sociology, a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and used to be a medical clown.
Leah supports SOSA’s corporate clients in accelerating innovation. Before SOSA, Leah headed accounts and customer success at Zirra. A Sydney native, Leah founded a sea-swimming club in her new hometown Tel Aviv.
Innovation Team Leadin
Jonathan is a Senior Analyst on SOSA’s Corporation Innovation team. Before SOSA, he held analyst positions at several Israeli startups. He ran a local entertainment business and is still a performing musician.
Senior Lead Innovation Analystin
Shiri works closely with corporations and governments on corporate innovation and startup programs. Before SOSA, Shiri planned and led international events on aircrafts in the middle of the desert and even TEDx events. Shiri has lived in China and speaks Mandarin.
Shiri Cohen Mantzur
Senior Innovation Managerin
Polina is an Associate on SOSA’s research team, based in Tel Aviv. She has carried out multiple cross-industry research projects, identifying cutting-edge technology solutions for SOSA's corporate partners. Before SOSA, Polina worked in finance at Nestlé and Mars. Polina holds an MA in International Entrepreneurship. In her free time, Polina likes to take dance classes.
Elan is a Program Manager at SOSA NYC. He designs and leads acceleration programs for governments that support international startups seeking to enter the US market. Prior to joining SOSA, Elan worked at Endeavor Mexico, leading research studies on startup ecosystems in Latin America. Elan is an avid hiker, cook, chess player, and reggaeton dancer.
Giulia supports SOSA's multinational companies in accelerating innovation. Her experience before joining SOSA includes manufacturing, design, and investment banking, as well as founding her own company at 25. She is passionate about riddles and 90s games.
Giulia De Benedetti
Senior Innovation Managerin
Carmel's role is to scout for cutting-edge tech solutions for SOSA's HLS Open Innovation Programs. Before SOSA, he worked in the partnerships groups at various financial startups in the US. He enjoys spending weekends in northern Israel and is a podcast enthusiast.
Regina manages SOSA’s HLS’ accelerator programs. Before SOSA, Regina worked as a Business development manager in technology incubators and then founded and managed her own medical device startup. When she’s not scaling up startups, you can find her scaling walls, building impressive Lego creations and baking delicious pastries.
Adi reaches out to prospective government and corporate clients to develop new business opportunities. Before SOSA, Adi worked at General Mills Canada as an Account Manager. In her free time, Adi creates Judaica artwork and enjoys dancing Zumba.
Innovation Partnerships Managerin
Estera is responsible for all SOSA’s daily bookkeeping and ensures everyone gets paid on time. When she's not crunching numbers, you can find her running in the sea, hitting the gym or flexing her creative muscles with video editing.
Bookkeeper & Payroll Accountantin
Jason supports SOSA’s clients through research and technology scouting as a part of the Research Team. Prior to SOSA, Jason was a management consultant focussed on financial services. Originally from Germany, he is working towards doing a kickflip by the end of the year.
Guy ensures the SOSA TLV headquarters is always buzzing with activities. Before SOSA, Guy managed operations in high-tech companies. He has extensive restaurateur experience and plays saxophone in a local band.