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Yovel Badash linkedin

Yovel BadashYovel has more than 15 years experience connecting companies and technology as a business leader and entrepreneur. He originally relocated to the United States to lead the operations for Sabratec Technologies, an Israeli innovator in legacy modernization. The strategic partnership he built with Software AG eventually led to Sabratec’s acquisition.

As Vice-President of United States Operations and a founding employee at Intellinx Software, a leader in the insider threat security market, Yovel was responsible for the development of strategic relationships with technology partners, as well as overseeing sales and in the United States. He also played a significant role in educating vertical markets like healthcare, banking, finance, insurance and government agencies on possible threats posed by insider’s activities.

Throughout his career in North America, Yovel has successfully connected the companies he represented with leading technology companies including IBM, Microsoft, Google, CA, Compuware, Software AG, and Yahoo. He has built and nurtured productive business relationships from OEM and distribution/technology partnerships to strategic mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to coming to America, Yovel held key sales and marketing positions in several technology and real-estate companies in Israel. Yovel holds a B.Sc. Cum Laude in Computer Science and Management from the Open University in Tel Aviv.

Zohar Beeri linkedin

Zohar is the founder and CEO of Consilyum, a company providing a patent-based technology and professional services to business and enterprise customers as well as boutique professional communities, for the creation of monetization capabilities over social network platforms.

Bringing over 20 years of technology and business experience, specifically in the vertical areas of consumer goods, entertainment and advanced technology, Zohar was recently in charge of the market and business development functions of Qbit Corporation. As Chief Marketing Officer of the company, he oversaw the commercialization of its products and its global expansion.

Earlier, Zohar was CEO of System Models, a startup providing visibility into business transactions through network traffic monitoring and pattern recognition. Previously, Zohar was VP of Business Development for Forrester Research (NASDAQ: FORR), following its acquisition of Giga Information Group and intoIT, the Israeli hi-tech advisory firm he founded and led as CEO. As VP of Business Development, Zohar was in charge of international sales, marketing and business development, as well as strategic product and customers’ initiatives while he took over product marketing.

Zohar further brings extensive experience in the large corporate environment, having led the information technology R&D team in Coca-Cola Israel, where he was in charge of the design, development and integration of some critical home-grown systems, including the core sales and marketing operational systems, as well as their well-known corporate data warehouse.

Zohar is a well-known mentor for many start-ups, both on the operational level as well on the professional proliferation of consumer internet technologies to the enterprise and the B2B world.

Zohar holds a Master in Business Administration Magna Cum Laude from Tel-Aviv University (Beta Gamma Sigma), focusing on information systems and technology management, and a B.Sc. in management and information systems, from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.

Eyal Tropen linkedin

Eyal TropenEyal Tropen brings Strategic Biz Dev over 16 years of cumulative experience in the high tech industry, specializing in managing complex international projects. With a BA in Physics and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, Eyal has a deep understanding of the technical details of each product, but also knows how to apply them to your business needs.

Since 2002, Eyal has been living in Seattle, WA, where he established himself as a consultant to companies such as Microsoft. Eyal's work helped multiple product teams accelerate product development, adopt agile processes and improve cross-team dynamics, both inside the organization, and with off-shore sub-contractors (mostly in India & China). Read more...

Jack Baney linkedin

Jack has 25+ years’ experience leading sales, business development, and channel initiatives, for Fortune 500 and start-up Information Technology companies.

As an IBM sales executive, Jack led the North American sales team responsible for IBM’s Communication Controller, Intelligent Hub, and Router networking products.  As IBM’s Global Director of Service Provider Sales, he led the team that signed strategic partnerships with AT&T, BellSouth, Cable & Wireless, and Qwest.  His team was the recipient of CMP’s “Best e-Channel Strategy” Award in 2001.

Most recently Jack has had the global business development and channel responsibility for several software start-ups in the middleware and desktop management marketplace.

Jack holds a B.A. Degree from John Carroll University, and an MBA from the University of Georgia.

Modi Ronen linkedin

Modi RonenModi brings to Strategic Biz Dev more than 12 years of experience in Technology and Strategy. He is an accomplished Technology Management Professional with years of experience leading complex IS/IT projects. Balances business and technical leadership skills with the ability to cultivate long-term relationships that achieve high performance, revenue growth and strong ROI. Modi has in depth technical & business understanding of customers’ needs and requirements, the ability to develop the right solution, create the project plan and execute successfully.

Recently Modi served as VP Client Services at nScaled, where he directed client services team in the deployment and support of corporate solutions for global customers using SaaS and IasS technologies.

Prior to nScaled Modi has spearhead sales engineering and professional services teams in several tech companies. He was responsible for Customer Success pre & post sales in various verticals including Financial, HealthCare, Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Legal and more.

Modi holds a Master in Business Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, focusing on corporate strategy and Operations and a B.A in Computer Science and Economics from Tel-Aviv University.

Bernardo Nicoletti linkedin

Bernardo NicolettiBernardo brings to Strategic Biz Dev a 30+ year career in High Tech experience in Information and Communication Technologies, Process Improvement, Business Transformation and Change Management in the fields of financial services, transportation and manufacturing.

He recently joined Strategic Biz Dev as Managing Partner where he assists in overseeing and implementing SBD’s business development and marketing strategies with a variety of clients.
Bernardo began his career at Alitalia Airlines in Italy in the ICT Department. He held a variety of positions from Operations Research to Head of Management Information Systems to CTO. During his tenure, he was able to implement several advanced systems and modernize the ICT infrastructure, while reducing its costs. He led also the project to install on all the airline aircraft a satellite phone system for the crews and the passengers. Read more...

Carter Ransom linkedin

Carter brings to Strategic Biz Dev more than 30 years of experience in emerging Technologies. An industrial systems engineer by education, Carter has been involved in the launch of numerous new marketable technologies across a broad swath of industries including aerospace, education, telecom, motion picture, broadcast video, international finance, and internetworking. He is an accomplished technical marketing executive with deep knowledge of computing, storage, and network architectures and their practical application to solve business problems efficiently.

Recently Carter served as VP of Global Strategic Alliances at Diskeeper Corporation, where he focused on implementing software technology licensing programs with major OEM manufacturers in the US, Taiwan, and China and guided the market research and product development of new technologies which are harmonized for the shift to cloud-based virtualization technologies in the data centers of the future. Read more...

Casey Berman linkedin

A multi-lingual and multi-cultural executive, Casey brings to Strategic Biz Dev 8 years of IT, Legal and business development management experience. Casey recently joined Strategic Biz Dev as its Vice President of Business Development, where he assists in overseeing and implementing SBD’s business development and marketing strategies with a variety of clients.

Casey and his father also head Berman Capital, LLC (, a San Francisco based boutique investment bank. In his work at Berman Capital, Casey is routinely involved in mid-market investment and acquisition deals, ranging between $3-60 million valuations. Berman Capital recently represented Rotonics Manufacturing Inc. ( (AMEX:RMI) in a going private transaction involving Spell Capital Partners (, valued at over $36 million. Casey possesses a wide, nationwide network within the private equity and investment communities. Read more...

Greg Sobiech linkedin

Greg SobiechGreg brings to Strategic Biz Dev over 10 years of experience in Online Marketing and Strategy. Greg has expertise in Valuation of Online Businesses, Marketing and Positioning, Online Customer Acquisition and Retention, and Web Analytics.

He recently joined Strategic Biz Dev as its Vice President of Online Marketing, where he assists in overseeing and implementing SBD’s online marketing strategies and programs with a variety of clients. Greg began his career at Charles River Associates – a corporate litigation consultancy - as an Associate. There, he developed complex econometric models for corporate litigation cases, and gained expertise in discounted cash flow models for a variety of clients.

Thirza Duensing linkedin

Thirza DuensingThirza is a Strategic Business Development Specialist with 20 plus years of experience successfully launching companies, products and marketing campaigns in a broad variety of industries. Her recent tenure with IBM included Business Development Management for IBM’s Business Partners, followed by WW Industry Marketing Manager and finally WW Sector Marketing Manager across 17 Key industries for IBM’s Software Group.

Her strengths as a strategic generalist, innovator, creative thinker, and in marketing executions have been proven in IT with successful IBM Business Partner development campaigns reaching over 200% of goal; industry marketing management creating and building the compendium of sales assets for IBM’s lead brands along with the infrastructure for software global sales teams; leading lead generation and development of over 120 business leadership sessions for the IBM global conference Information on Demand; and partnered in multiple innovative projects redefining deployment of IBM resources toward more effective business development on large global projects.

Prior to joining IBM Thirza’s consultancy included new product origination, and originating and launching new business concepts into the North American, APEC and European markets. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong, The United Kingdom and the United States. She is exceptional in defining winning strategies to drive business into emerging and mature markets based on her strong sales background and honed marketing expertise.

Leslie Murphy linkedin

Leslie brings Strategic Biz Dev over 30 years of experience in the IT software industry, with a broad and diverse range of experience focused on product technology strategy, team building, and product delivery. Leslie (Les) has functional expertise in IT service management Les brings a passion for technology, which he balances with the insight and wisdom acquired from years in the industry. The result is a winning product strategy, organizational alignment, and successful products.

Since 2005, Les has been living in Denver, CO. Les co-founded XA systems and was a key member of the team that grew the business to $30M in revenue prior to its acquisition by Compuware. Les made the transition from a start-up company to become the CTO of Compuware. He also contributed as a technology leader for many successful acquisitions that even today continue to be the growth areas for Compuware. More recently he was the CTO and adviser to several venture funded software firms including Indicative and Shunra. At Shunra he led the R&D team headquartered in Israel.

Recently, Les has consulted to research new initiatives leveraging Cloud Computing, and has helped a small best-of-breed software company partner with HP to drive integration and a potential acquisition exit strategy. Les is also a founder of a consumer SaaS company that is leveraging Web 2.0 technologies and Cloud infrastructure.

Tamara Benson

With a unique blend of both technical and sales background, Tamara brings to Strategic Biz Dev 25+ years expertise in business development in the U.S. and internationally (Europe, Latin America and Asia), She is a results-oriented business executive with proven success in establishing strategic partnerships and alliances, recruitment and management of third-party channels and partnerships, and development of sales and marketing programs, materials and collateral.

Recently, as an independent consultant, Tamara has assisted multinational companies in producing technical and sales materials and marketing collateral appropriate for the U.S. market. This includes writing of original text as well as translation from Spanish to English of existing materials. Prior to joining SBD, Tamara was recruited by Sabratec Technologies as Manager of Strategic Partnerships to implement a Channels Program for partners to distribute and support Sabratec’s software in the US. Before Sabratec, at Vortecs, Inc. (formerly Independent Telecom, Inc.), as Director of Strategic Partnerships, Tamara negotiated and signed agreements (reseller, systems integration, subcontracting) with vendors such as Avaya, Aspect, IBM, NEC, CosmoCom, PeopleSoft, Genesys, Nortel. Read more...

Máximo Sica

Max specializes in brand strategy development, strategic political communications, and the analysis of quantitative and qualitative research for communications. In addition to working with Strategic Biz Dev, he consults with Veron & Asoc. one of the most important political communication and mass media consulting firms in Argentina.  In 2009, he founded, an innovative startup that uses simple, clean and useful applications to deliver a more meaningful radio experience on the web.

Previously, he worked with the Institutional Relationship Office of the Universidad de San Andrés. There he coordinated communication for the University of San Andrés, articulating its various departments and carrying out policies and communications strategies to establish them.

Max began his career in 2005 as an Accounts Assistant with Muchnik, Alurralde, Jasper & Asoc. / MS&L, one of Latin America's leading communication strategy and PR firms. As a member of the premium accounts team he served customers such as: Coca Cola, Shell Capsa, Sony Ericsson, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Alstom, 3G Americas, La Ley, and SAS.

Max holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina.