About GuardKnox

GuardKnox, the automotive cybersecurity provider, protects the users of the connected vehicles against threats that can endanger their physical safety and the safety of their personal information.

GuardKnox’s team brings over two decades of experience in providing hardware and software-based cybersecurity solutions to Israeli Air Force systems. The team shares the core values of the Israeli Air Force and is committed to supplying solutions which protect the automotive industry from the most critical cyber threats.

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Management

Moshe Shlisel

CEO

Moshe is a Veteran of the Israeli Air Force (IAF). He served as the Deputy Commander of Special Operations and oversaw the development and application of highly complex products, including the development and implementation of hardware based security solutions. He held various executive positions within TADIRAN Communication and Elbit Systems, served as General Manager of medical ERP startup ExactCost, CEO of audience measurement startup TruMedia and COO of satellite communication company SatixFy. Moshe holds a B.Sc. in electro-optics from the Technicon and an MA in Economic Policy (Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University.

DIONIS TESHLER

CTO

Dionis served in the Israeli Air Force as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), responsible for the design and implementation of cyber security solutions for missile defense systems, including the Iron Dome and Arrow III. Following that, he served as Project Manager for IT systems and CISO for the Israeli F-35 fighter jet program. After his military career, he worked as VP R&D of audience measurement startup Trumedia. He also worked as an Algorithms Engineer for image-processing startup Transchip, which was acquired by Samsung Electronics. He holds a B.Sc in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University, a M.Sc in Computer Science (thesis in Computational Neuroscience, Cum Laude) and a Global MBA with a focus on Global Strategy from the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya.

IDAN NADAV

VP R&D

Idan served in the Israeli Air Force as the Chief Engineer and Lead Developer of hardware cybersecurity solutions for the Israeli F-35 fighter jet, as well as for the Iron Dome and Arrow III missile defense systems. Idan pioneered both the design and the development of these state-of-the-art embedded real-time security solutions for operational systems. He has vast hands-on experience in designing, developing, producing, deploying and testing real-time embedded cyber security solutions in mission critical environments. He holds a B.Sc in Software Engineering from the Afeka Institute.

Jillian Goldberg

VP Marketing and Investor Relations

Jillian brings to GuardKnox her experience in board management and marketing as well as risk analysis and mitigation. Jillian began her professional career as a member of Teach for America, a Division of Ameri-Corps. Jillian received her BA from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in liberal arts with a focus in Business, Spanish, and Psychology. She also holds a Masters of Public Health – Emergency and Disaster Management (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.

Tal Nisan

Chief Software Architect

Tal is a veteran of the Israeli Air Force. Tal was a key member of the IAF team which was responsible for the design and development of advanced embedded real-time security solutions for operational systems. Tal has vast hands-on experience in designing, developing, producing, deploying and testing real-time embedded cyber security solutions in mission-critical environments. He completed his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the College of Management Academic Studies.

Gidi Geller

VP Sales and BD

Gidi joins GuardKnox after close to 25 years of tenure in sales and business development. Gidi previously held several influential positions for global companies including Radisys, Artesyn, and was responsible for ensuring successful growth for Israel and European territories. His experience has given him excellent capabilities at leading sales teams and managing distribution channels at high efficiencies. Gidi possesses sound knowledge of multiple technologies such as HW / SW and system integration solutions, telecom and security applications. Gidi’s significant experience and success will serve to continue GuardKnox’s growth and penetration in the automotive industry.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Moshe Shlisel

CEO GuardKnox

Moshe, a 24 year veteran of the Israeli Air Force, holds a B.Sc. in electro-optics for the Technion (Israeli Institute of Technology) and a MA in Economic Policy (Cum Laude). He brings with him over 15 years of successful managerial experience in various global companies. He serves serves as GuardKnox’s CEO since 2015.

Dionis Teshler

CTO GuardKnox

Dionis Teshler received his M.Sc in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University (cum laude) and MBA from IDC’s Strategic Management Track in the Arison School of Business. Dionis served in the Israeli Air Force as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and is the CTO and co-founder of GuardKnox.

Steve Girsky

Former Vice Chairman of General Motors

Stephen Girsky received his MBA from Harvard School of Business and has more than 25 years of experience working with senior corporate and board executives, OEM leaders, suppliers, as well as national and local policy makers. He is currently a Managing Partner at VectolQ and a member of the Board of Directors for several leading automotive start-ups.

Shay Livnat

Part-Owner of Taavura Group

Shay Livant has more than 26 years as a Board Member in the Taavura Group and over 23 years a Board Member in Universal Trucks Israel Ltd. and over 24 year as Co-Chairman in UPS Israel. He brings his wealth of knowledge and experience with the Israeli automotive field to GuardKnox.

Shlomo Nass

Chairman, Tao Tsuot Ltd.

Shlomo Nass is chairman of Tao Tsuot Ltd., formerly known as Yarden Investment, and is a leader in the Israeli investment community. His involvement in  investment firms focuses on the fields of real estate investments, derivatives and financial instruments, specifically hedging.

Mark Norman

Managing Partner at Fraser McCombs Capital

Mark Norman is a Managing Partner at Fraser McCombs Capital. Previously he was president of Zipcar, where he led the company’s expansion into over 25 major cities and more than 300 college campuses across North America and Europe, creating the world’s largest carsharing network. Mark has significant experience leading both early stage and global businesses, including roles as CEO of Flexcar, CEO and Chairman of Chrysler Canada, and Managing Director of Summit Systems and has also been a top operating executive for The Herb Chambers Companies, the 6th largest privately held automotive dealership group in North America.

Uri Pachter

Managing Director of Faurecia Security Technologies Ltd,

Uri Pachter is the Managing Director of Faurecia Security Technologies Ltd, the technology platform of Faurecia S.A. in Tel-Aviv, focusing on Cybersecurity and sensors. Prior to joining Faurecia, Uri worked at the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute as the Business Development Manager in charge of the automotive industry and later as the Director of the International Projects Department in charge of promoting the export activities of Israeli companies and startups in multiple fields.

ADVISORY BOARD

Mary Chan

Managing Partner of VectoIQ and Former President of Global Connected Consumer, OnStar at GM

Mary Chan received her MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University’s FU Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. She served as EVP of Alcatel-Lucent Wireless Networks and SVP of Dell Enterprise Mobility Solutions.  She is a Senior Advisor for Samsung’s Smart Machines Advisory Board. She is also currently Managing Partner at VectoIQ and a member of the Board of Directors for Magna International.

Dr. Kurt J. Lauk

Senior Advisor, TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.

Dr. Kurt J. Lauk is a Trustee IISS at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He currently acts as independent director at Magna International, independent director on Solera Inc.’s Board of Directors, and as a member of the Chairman Advisory Council for Normua’s Germany, Austria and Switzerland divisions. He brings more than 40 years of consulting and advising experience to GuardKnox, including serving in executive positions at both Audi and Daimler.

Saeed Amidi

Founder and CEO at Plug and Play

Saeed Amidi is the Founding General Partner of Amidi Group, Inc. He founded Plug and Play Tech Center in 2006 and still acts as its CEO today. Mr. Amidi had over 28 years experience in founding and growing technology companies and has been a technology company investor since 1996.

Dr. Juergen Hambrecht

Chairman BASF SE Supervisory Board

With over 40 years of experience in the German industry, Dr. Juergen Hambrecht is Chairman and member in numerous Supervisory Boards, e.g. BASF SE, Daimler AG and Fuchs Petrolub SE. 

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger

Founder and honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Roland Berger

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger is founder and Honorary Chairman of international business consulting firm Roland Berger GmbH. He has consulted clients from all industries and from all over the world and has been appointed to numerous state and federal government commissions. He sits on multiple supervisory and advisory boards and supports a small portfolio of companies as an investor.

Avihu Ben Nun

Major General (Retired), IAF

Avihu Ben Nun graduated from the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard School of Business and was the 11th commander of the Israeli Air Force between 1987 and 1992. He serves as the Chairman of Ellara Ltd. and Universal Motors Israel.

Yossi Bolless

Chairman Emeritus at MedidaMetrics, Inc.

Dr. Bolless previously served in the IAF and is now the Chairman of the Public Council of the Israeli Chamber of Information Technology. He has an extensive history of founding numerous hi-tech companies, resulting in successful public offerings on NASDAQ and high value buyouts. Dr. Bolless teaches in the MBA programs at IDC and the EMPP & EMPH programs at TAU.

Dr. Gerhard Roiss

Chairman of Verbund AG

Dr. Roiss joined the Sulzer Board of Directors in 2015 after serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board at OMV AG. He has extensive experience at managing different departments including but not limited to: refining and marketing division, exploration and production division and chemicals and plastics division.