Our people are Our STRONGEST asset.

Whether it’s our analysts, CEO, or baristas who caffeinate everyone who steps into SOSA, we get the job done. 

Uzi is leading SOSA’s daily operations while spearheading the company to realize its vision. Prior to SOSA, Uzi founded eCommerce businesses that transformed the way diamonds are sold online. He was also a commercial pilot for 4 years, so you know he’ll always take SOSA to new heights. When he’s not managing SOSA’s global operations across 4 continents, you’ll find Uzi catching waves on his surfboard or playing his guitar.

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Uzi Scheffer
CEO of SOSA
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Uzi is leading SOSA’s daily operations while spearheading the company to realize its vision. Prior to SOSA, Uzi founded eCommerce businesses that transformed the way diamonds are sold online. He was also a commercial pilot for 4 years, so you know he’ll always take SOSA to new heights. When he’s not managing SOSA’s global operations across 4 continents, you’ll find Uzi catching waves on his surfboard or playing his guitar.

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Uzi Scheffer
CEO of SOSA
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Roni seeks new business opportunities on a global level, forming new relationships that allow SOSA to grow and scale internationally. Roni holds an MA in Industrial Design and an MBA, bolstering her interdisciplinary approach to business. Prior to SOSA, Roni was the business development director at several NGOs and believes that it’s the people behind a business that make it impactful. Roni likes spending her time in nature, listening to music, and doing sports.

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Roni Kenet Harmelin
CBO & Chief of Staff
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Roni seeks new business opportunities on a global level, forming new relationships that allow SOSA to grow and scale internationally. Roni holds an MA in Industrial Design and an MBA, bolstering her interdisciplinary approach to business. Prior to SOSA, Roni was the business development director at several NGOs and believes that it’s the people behind a business that make it impactful. Roni likes spending her time in nature, listening to music, and doing sports.

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Roni Kenet Harmelin
CBO & Chief of Staff
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Daphna and her team work with global corporations to understand and identify their biggest pain points, so they can find the very best technologies to solve them. Prior to SOSA, Daphna worked in innovation management for corporations around the world, including Fannie Mae in Washington DC, and BASF in Israel, addressing their most pressing challenges and strategic ventures. She holds a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and a brown belt in Karate, so you know she’s a problem-solver.

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Daphna Meroz
VP of Innovation
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Daphna and her team work with global corporations to understand and identify their biggest pain points, so they can find the very best technologies to solve them. Prior to SOSA, Daphna worked in innovation management for corporations around the world, including Fannie Mae in Washington DC, and BASF in Israel, addressing their most pressing challenges and strategic ventures. She holds a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and a brown belt in Karate, so you know she’s a problem-solver.

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Daphna Meroz
VP of Innovation
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Yaniv is building SOSA’s digital future, based on hard data and insights. Prior to SOSA, Yaniv was the founder and CEO of Xplenty (acquired in 2018). He holds a BA in Science and an MA in Business and Technology. He has lived and worked in Israel, Australia, and Antigua. When he’s not building SAAS products and businesses, he grows vegetables, plays the piano, and always has a plan B.

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Yaniv Mor
VP of SOSA Q
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Yaniv is building SOSA’s digital future, based on hard data and insights. Prior to SOSA, Yaniv was the founder and CEO of Xplenty (acquired in 2018). He holds a BA in Science and an MA in Business and Technology. He has lived and worked in Israel, Australia, and Antigua. When he’s not building SAAS products and businesses, he grows vegetables, plays the piano, and always has a plan B.

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Yaniv Mor
VP of SOSA Q
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Yfat leads the governments and cities open innovation programs. Prior to SOSA, Yfat helped product-based businesses grow internationally. Yfat also founded “The Artery”, an exclusive content creation platform and is the award-winning producer behind some of YouTube’s record-breaking music videos including ones for Beyonce, Coldplay, and Kanye West. Her motto is “no problems, just solutions”, so you know she’ll always have a creative strategy.

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Yfat Neev
VP of Government Partnerships
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Yfat leads the governments and cities open innovation programs. Prior to SOSA, Yfat helped product-based businesses grow internationally. Yfat also founded “The Artery”, an exclusive content creation platform and is the award-winning producer behind some of YouTube’s record-breaking music videos including ones for Beyonce, Coldplay, and Kanye West. Her motto is “no problems, just solutions”, so you know she’ll always have a creative strategy.

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Yfat Neev
VP of Government Partnerships
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Gilad and his ace sales team are responsible for developing and executing SOSA’s global sales strategies and ambitions. He holds both an MBA and BA in Economics and Finance, possessing a keen analytical and competitive ethos. Prior to SOSA, Gilad worked in a score of industries, including financial derivatives and performance marketing, where he built and led sales and business development teams to consistently exceed targets. Camping and hiking are among Gilad’s preferred pastimes, so you know he’s forward-thinking and can navigate through any challenge ahead.

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Gilad Ben-Dov
VP of Sales
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Gilad and his ace sales team are responsible for developing and executing SOSA’s global sales strategies and ambitions. He holds both an MBA and BA in Economics and Finance, possessing a keen analytical and competitive ethos. Prior to SOSA, Gilad worked in a score of industries, including financial derivatives and performance marketing, where he built and led sales and business development teams to consistently exceed targets. Camping and hiking are among Gilad’s preferred pastimes, so you know he’s forward-thinking and can navigate through any challenge ahead.

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Gilad Ben-Dov
VP of Sales
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Dalit is responsible for the way the brand looks, talks and feels, including the way this text is written. She makes sure the SOSA message gets to the eyes and ears of those who need to hear it. Prior to SOSA, Dalit served as Editor in Chief at TimeOut and Head of Core Product Marketing at Wix. She holds a BA in History and Communications and an MA in History and Cinema. She is co-founder of Snowstar.Company, an audio experience agency, and is also a certified yoga instructor, so you know she can cobra out of any situation.

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Dalit Nemirovsky
VP of Marketing
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Dalit is responsible for the way the brand looks, talks and feels, including the way this text is written. She makes sure the SOSA message gets to the eyes and ears of those who need to hear it. Prior to SOSA, Dalit served as Editor in Chief at TimeOut and Head of Core Product Marketing at Wix. She holds a BA in History and Communications and an MA in History and Cinema. She is co-founder of Snowstar.Company, an audio experience agency, and is also a certified yoga instructor, so you know she can cobra out of any situation.

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Dalit Nemirovsky
VP of Marketing
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Idit manages the global operations and HR of SOSA. She is responsible for all aspects of the TLV and NYC residents community on one hand and the internal processes on the other hand. Idit holds an MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology (cum laude) from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). Prior to SOSA, Idit led all operational and human resources activities for an Israeli startup building its office presence in NYC and beforehand was working for an American boutique consulting firm. She is also a professional makeup artist, so you know her creativity will always prevail.

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Idit Madanes
Head of Operations
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Idit manages the global operations and HR of SOSA. She is responsible for all aspects of the TLV and NYC residents community on one hand and the internal processes on the other hand. Idit holds an MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology (cum laude) from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). Prior to SOSA, Idit led all operational and human resources activities for an Israeli startup building its office presence in NYC and beforehand was working for an American boutique consulting firm. She is also a professional makeup artist, so you know her creativity will always prevail.

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Idit Madanes
Head of Operations
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Jonathan supports the development and deliverance of highly curated tech scouting solutions for SOSA’s Corporate Innovation activities. He was the first analyst at SOSA and held a significant role in defining and populating the company’s unique database. Prior to SOSA, Jonathan held analytical positions in various Israeli startups, ran a local entertainment business, and was a performing musician. He has horrible short term memory but can still remember dozens of soldier ID numbers from his military unit.

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Jonathan Kaplan
Director of Innovation Analysis
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Jonathan supports the development and deliverance of highly curated tech scouting solutions for SOSA’s Corporate Innovation activities. He was the first analyst at SOSA and held a significant role in defining and populating the company’s unique database. Prior to SOSA, Jonathan held analytical positions in various Israeli startups, ran a local entertainment business, and was a performing musician. He has horrible short term memory but can still remember dozens of soldier ID numbers from his military unit.

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Jonathan Kaplan
Director of Innovation Analysis
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Leah supports our corporate partners in accelerating their company’s innovation strategy to achieve long term success. Leah holds a BA in Design and relocated from Sydney to Tel Aviv to pursue a career in the ‘startup nation’. Prior to SOSA, Leah was Head of Accounts & Customer Success at Zirra and worked on design and project management accounts spanning several industries. In true startup-style, she centered her passion for the ocean and founded a sea-swimming group in Tel Aviv.

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Leah Schwartz
Corporate Account Manager
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Leah supports our corporate partners in accelerating their company’s innovation strategy to achieve long term success. Leah holds a BA in Design and relocated from Sydney to Tel Aviv to pursue a career in the ‘startup nation’. Prior to SOSA, Leah was Head of Accounts & Customer Success at Zirra and worked on design and project management accounts spanning several industries. In true startup-style, she centered her passion for the ocean and founded a sea-swimming group in Tel Aviv.

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Leah Schwartz
Corporate Account Manager
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Sagi works closely with our insurance corporate partners to accelerate their insurtech strategy and maintain an edge within the industry. Sagi holds both an MA in Sociology and BA in Behavioral Sciences. Prior to SOSA, Sagi worked as a business consultant at Heshev, an internal audit services company, and a project manager at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. Sagi used to be a medical clown, so you know he can uplift any room.

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Sagi Latin
Corporate Account Manager
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Sagi works closely with our insurance corporate partners to accelerate their insurtech strategy and maintain an edge within the industry. Sagi holds both an MA in Sociology and BA in Behavioral Sciences. Prior to SOSA, Sagi worked as a business consultant at Heshev, an internal audit services company, and a project manager at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. Sagi used to be a medical clown, so you know he can uplift any room.

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Sagi Latin
Corporate Account Manager
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Sandra is responsible for the establishment, management and operation of the SOSA-Schneider Electric Accelerator program. Sandra holds a B.A and an L.LB from Tel Aviv University and has been a member of the Israeli bar association since 2015. Prior to SOSA, Sandra was a Scouting Associate within the Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator. She has been a lifelong sailing crew member, giving her the skills to weather any storm that comes her way.

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Sandra Cohen Kurz
Corporate Account Manager
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Sandra is responsible for the establishment, management and operation of the SOSA-Schneider Electric Accelerator program. Sandra holds a B.A and an L.LB from Tel Aviv University and has been a member of the Israeli bar association since 2015. Prior to SOSA, Sandra was a Scouting Associate within the Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator. She has been a lifelong sailing crew member, giving her the skills to weather any storm that comes her way.

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Sandra Cohen Kurz
Corporate Account Manager
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Shimon supports our insurance and financial corporate partners in accelerating their innovation strategy to bolster their industry edge. Shimon holds a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies. Prior to SOSA, Shimon worked as a Business Development Director at a Fintech/Insurtech company; before that he launched and managed a Chinese-Israeli accelerator in Beijing to help startups penetrate the Asian markets. Shimon speaks five languages and is an Israeli brown-belt judo champion, so you know he’s sharp as a nail to handle any challenge.

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Shimon Levitansky
Corporate Innovation Manager
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Shimon supports our insurance and financial corporate partners in accelerating their innovation strategy to bolster their industry edge. Shimon holds a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies. Prior to SOSA, Shimon worked as a Business Development Director at a Fintech/Insurtech company; before that he launched and managed a Chinese-Israeli accelerator in Beijing to help startups penetrate the Asian markets. Shimon speaks five languages and is an Israeli brown-belt judo champion, so you know he’s sharp as a nail to handle any challenge.

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Shimon Levitansky
Corporate Innovation Manager
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Rebecca is responsible for sourcing and identifying cutting-edge tech solutions and conducting industry research and reports for SOSA’s partners. She holds a BA in Business and Finance from IDC Herzliya. Prior to SOSA, Rebecca worked as a Senior Associate at PwC, where she led all consulting and strategy projects for their Economics Department. Before PwC, she worked at a major music talent agency, booking concert tours for artists including A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, John Legend, Usher, and Wiz Khalifa.

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Rebecca Mitnick
Research and Scouting Analyst
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Rebecca is responsible for sourcing and identifying cutting-edge tech solutions and conducting industry research and reports for SOSA’s partners. She holds a BA in Business and Finance from IDC Herzliya. Prior to SOSA, Rebecca worked as a Senior Associate at PwC, where she led all consulting and strategy projects for their Economics Department. Before PwC, she worked at a major music talent agency, booking concert tours for artists including A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, John Legend, Usher, and Wiz Khalifa.

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Rebecca Mitnick
Research and Scouting Analyst
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Matan is responsible for leading highly curated projects and partnerships to strengthen the ties between the Tel Aviv and NYC tech ecosystems. Matan completed a five-year military service in the Israeli Navy, and afterward, traveled extensively, sharpening his cultural competency and ability to connect with people. Prior to SOSA, Matan worked in sales development at Taboola. As a man of many talents, Matan is a certified yoga instructor, open water scuba diver, and skipper.

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Matan Ben-gigi
Innovation Manager
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Matan is responsible for leading highly curated projects and partnerships to strengthen the ties between the Tel Aviv and NYC tech ecosystems. Matan completed a five-year military service in the Israeli Navy, and afterward, traveled extensively, sharpening his cultural competency and ability to connect with people. Prior to SOSA, Matan worked in sales development at Taboola. As a man of many talents, Matan is a certified yoga instructor, open water scuba diver, and skipper.

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Matan Ben-gigi
Innovation Manager
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Sami supports the delegations of startups and corporations sent by our government partners as they seek to scale up their tech ecosystem. She holds a BA in International Relations and moved to Israel in 2016, as she sought to deepen her understanding of Israel’s resilient and innovative spirit. Prior to SOSA, Sami worked at the Israel Export Institute’s water sector.

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Samantha Klazkin
Government & City Program Manager
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Sami supports the delegations of startups and corporations sent by our government partners as they seek to scale up their tech ecosystem. She holds a BA in International Relations and moved to Israel in 2016, as she sought to deepen her understanding of Israel’s resilient and innovative spirit. Prior to SOSA, Sami worked at the Israel Export Institute’s water sector.

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Samantha Klazkin
Government & City Program Manager
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Shahaf is responsible for building and leveraging innovative strategies to drive business growth and reach SOSA’s audience in the right place, at the right time. Shahaf graduated from IDC Herzliya with a degree in Communications and New Media. Prior to SOSA, Shahaf worked at McCann and a startup, harnessing vast experience in Digital Marketing, Product Management, Data Analysis, and UX. When she's not skateboarding along the boardwalk, you can find Shahaf doing pilates or taking care of her plants (a true plant whisperer we might add.)

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Shahaf Rilsky
Director of Digital Marketing
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Shahaf is responsible for building and leveraging innovative strategies to drive business growth and reach SOSA’s audience in the right place, at the right time. Shahaf graduated from IDC Herzliya with a degree in Communications and New Media. Prior to SOSA, Shahaf worked at McCann and a startup, harnessing vast experience in Digital Marketing, Product Management, Data Analysis, and UX. When she's not skateboarding along the boardwalk, you can find Shahaf doing pilates or taking care of her plants (a true plant whisperer we might add.)

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Shahaf Rilsky
Director of Digital Marketing
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Karinna manages the operations in New York City and works to convey SOSA’s message in a compelling and concise way. Karinna holds both an MA in International Relations from Tel Aviv University & BA in Islamic Studies from Connecticut College, possessing a curiosity about the intersection between technology and geopolitics in the Middle East. Prior to SOSA, Karinna worked at Tel Aviv University’s Cyber Research Center. She’s been a cellist for 11+ years and is on track to get a skipper’s license even before her driver’s license.

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Karinna Inyse Moreno
Marketing Associate & Operations Manager
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Karinna manages the operations in New York City and works to convey SOSA’s message in a compelling and concise way. Karinna holds both an MA in International Relations from Tel Aviv University & BA in Islamic Studies from Connecticut College, possessing a curiosity about the intersection between technology and geopolitics in the Middle East. Prior to SOSA, Karinna worked at Tel Aviv University’s Cyber Research Center. She’s been a cellist for 11+ years and is on track to get a skipper’s license even before her driver’s license.

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Karinna Inyse Moreno
Marketing Associate & Operations Manager
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With over 20 years of experience as a senior bookkeeping & payroll expert, Einat is responsible for all SOSA’s daily bookkeeping and makes sure everyone gets paid on time.

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Einat Raymond
Senior Bookkeeper & Payroll
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With over 20 years of experience as a senior bookkeeping & payroll expert, Einat is responsible for all SOSA’s daily bookkeeping and makes sure everyone gets paid on time.

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Einat Raymond
Senior Bookkeeper & Payroll
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Guy ensures the SOSA TLV Center runs smoothly. Prior to SOSA, Guy spent years managing operations in high-tech companies and holds extensive experience as a restaurateur. When he isn't at SOSA, you'll find him playing saxophone in a local band.

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Guy Shevach
Operations & Facility Manager
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Guy ensures the SOSA TLV Center runs smoothly. Prior to SOSA, Guy spent years managing operations in high-tech companies and holds extensive experience as a restaurateur. When he isn't at SOSA, you'll find him playing saxophone in a local band.

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Guy Shevach
Operations & Facility Manager
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