Ron is based in Tel-Aviv Israel and leads the global operations team at Ravin AI. Prior to joining Ravin AI, Ron acted in a variety or key roles in major organizations as well as smaller startup. lived in Los Angeles for few years while leading big accounts in the broadcasting industry, later was managing a product team serving over 20 million users in the US telco industry and more recently lead the R&D as well as product team for a startup in the proptech space out of Tel Aviv.

Neil double-hats as both our VP Product and GM Europe, based out of our London office. Prior to joining Ravin, he was in a variety of product lead roles, specifically working on machine learning products in the transportation and logistics space, while working for Shell’s Digital Ventures unit. Working closely with design, engineering and data science to create AI products that delight customers. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Jim is General Manager for the Americas at Ravin AI and is one of our resident auto industry experts. He gleaned this knowledge from many hands-on experiences in the used car value chain. After obtaining his MBA, Jim joined the automotive practice at Management Consultancy A.T. Kearney, Inc. and since then has held leadership roles at Audi of America, BMW Financial Services, TrueCar, Inc., and Openlane. He was also director of used vehicles at two public dealer groups.

Dganit is our VP People at Ravin AI. Dganit comes with 13 years experience in HR, technological recruitment, organizational development, developing HR processes, Training, Welfare and Wellbeing. Before she joined Ravin AI, Dganit was Head of Recruitment at Maof Group, Executive Placement for senior technological positions. She was also the head of training, and team manager. Dganit has also worked at Intel as a professional Headhunter, recruiting Software and Hardware Developers. Prior to that, Dganit served as an HR Manager at MIT, part of Manpower Israel, technological recruitment, managing a team in HR and Recruitment.

Olga (Olya) heads up QA and support team, started her way as a QA engineer in 2014 from the company Global Mediator and in 5 years became a part of the coolest start-up ever - Ravin.AI. She had graduated from Kyiv Linguistique University and worked as a technical English teacher at Kyiv Polytechnic University before coming to the IT industry. Olga and her husband live in Kyiv. They have two teenage daughters and a cat (who is considered a full member of the family): Polina (18), Maria (10), and Tim (6).

Alex (Sasha) Silver, or ‘Silver’ if you like, is our lead automotive expert and the ‘car whisperer’ of the company. Silver knows everything about vehicles because he started his career building them, then became one of the top auto inspectors nationally and supervised the entire team of mechanics for a leading OEM aftermarket group in Israel. Silver oversees a team of automotive analysts that help train our Artificial Intelligence about car defects, and continously build layers of intelligence into Ravin’s solutions.

Anton had acquired quite a few skills along his professional path including microelectronics, biology, cloud computing and IoT systems. He has a working experience in huge corporate and micro startup. Anton holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Bioinformatics. Naturally absorbs and implements new knowledge and enjoys human communication.

Igor joined Ravin AI a couple of years ago. He has more than 20 years experience in High-Tech companies. His experience is varied and includes QA, IT, DevOps and Backend Development. He holds a BA in Mathematics & Computer Science. Igor is a proud father of 3, and has many hobbies, among them are: karate (black belt), motorbikes and cars, cooking and traveling with family to exotic countries.

Ido holds 25 years of experience in the Hi-tech industry, including a diverse range of technologies and architectures. 11 years of his career Ido spent living in Boston, USA, where his 3 children were born. He has extensive experience in lead development positions in both small startup companies and large enterprise organizations. Ido holds a B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from Boston University. In his free time Ido enjoys traveling with his family and friends, and exploring new countries and cultures.

Sanya (or Alex, if you insist) leads Ravin’s front-end team and works closely with Ravin’s product and UX team to ensure fantastic experience for users around the world. His experience spans companies such as Stratyfy, building customer facing solutions and developing CRM systems as a consultant for multiple clients. At Ravin he oversees the development of both mobile apps and web dashboards, integrating with the backend systems and coordinating with our algorithms team. Sanya’s hobbies include race driving and his notorious affinity for certain auto brands remains a subject of debate within the company.

Sergey is our VP for QA and Delivery, and the undisputed SCRUM leader. Originally trained as a financial accountant, Sergey quickly found his way into software and building fast-growing quality assurance organizations. His 20+ year experience includes working for Edocs, Flextronics, Celenia and Global Mediator. He oversees a team of QA and software delivery professionals adhering to Ravin customer’s strict requirements. He lives with his wife and practices cooking and scandinavian walking in his spare time.

Roman is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the research and development of Ravin’s core products. When he was 15, Roman was partly responsible for one of the most common applications of technology in law enforcement, the modern ‘speed camera’ trapping vehicles exceeding speed limits. Since then, Roman has led major technology projects in the Israeli military, as part of Yahoo! Research centre in Israel, and most recently as a machine learning lead with Shutterfly Inc, a global leader in photography products and image sharing. Roman has his PhD in Computer Science and specializes in computer vision and deep learning.

Eliron is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. For the past 10 years, he has worked to digitise the automotive and transportation sectors. Before founding Ravin, Eliron was Head of New Business Development at Shell’s Digital Ventures unit in London, investing and incubating new businesses that can leverage Shell’s global footprint of retail location for the benefit of fleets, motorists and smart cities. Prior to that, Eliron served as the CEO of FarePilot.com, a startup using machine learning to help taxi and Uber drivers find their next passenger by predicting demand patterns in local areas. Eliron has an MBA from London Business School and is a proud father of 2 boys and one adorable girl.

Alex (or ‘Dr Sasha’ by anyone at Ravin) is our Chief Scientific Officer and looks after a team of research scientists building the industry’s cutting edge computer vision algorithms. With over 30 years of experience in scientific work on optics and data analysis, he co-founded a facial recognition startup called Photoccino, and sold it in 2012 to Shutterfly where he continued to work as Chief Scientist. This is where he and Roman Sandler got together, and continued to build Ravin almost five years later. Alex has a PhD in Physics and enjoyed table tennis, light banter and the occasional scotch whiskey.

Our VP Engineering was originally trained as a jet fighter pilot. On the ground, Vadim has worked as front end and full stack developer, specializing in client side frameworks and development of web applications, integrations with legacy systems and deploying large-scale customer facing solutions. As an engineering leader, Vadim managed to work for both smaller startups and global brand such as Alcatel-Lucent and SAP, and as an amatur photographer he managed to fill Ravin’s office walls with magnificent views from around the world.

Our Leadership Team

Bringing together world-class expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Automotive Inspections and Software Development
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Eliron Ekstein
Co-founder & CEO

Eliron is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. For the past 10 years, he has worked to digitise the automotive and transportation sectors. Before founding Ravin, Eliron was Head of New Business Development at Shell’s Digital Ventures unit in London, investing and incubating new businesses that can leverage Shell’s global footprint of retail location for the benefit of fleets, motorists and smart cities. Prior to that, Eliron served as the CEO of FarePilot.com, a startup using machine learning to help taxi and Uber drivers find their next passenger by predicting demand patterns in local areas. Eliron has an MBA from London Business School and is a proud father of 2 boys and one adorable girl.

Eliron Ekstein
Co-founder & CEO
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Dr. Roman Sandler
Co-founder & CTO

Roman is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the research and development of Ravin’s core products. When he was 15, Roman was partly responsible for one of the most common applications of technology in law enforcement, the modern ‘speed camera’ trapping vehicles exceeding speed limits. Since then, Roman has led major technology projects in the Israeli military, as part of Yahoo! Research centre in Israel, and most recently as a machine learning lead with Shutterfly Inc, a global leader in photography products and image sharing. Roman has his PhD in Computer Science and specializes in computer vision and deep learning.

Dr. Roman Sandler
Co-founder & CTO
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Jim O’Brien
General Manager, Americas

Jim is General Manager for the Americas at Ravin AI and is one of our resident auto industry experts. He gleaned this knowledge from many hands-on experiences in the used car value chain. After obtaining his MBA, Jim joined the automotive practice at Management Consultancy A.T. Kearney, Inc. and since then has held leadership roles at Audi of America, BMW Financial Services, TrueCar, Inc., and Openlane. He was also director of used vehicles at two public dealer groups.

Jim O’Brien
General Manager, Americas
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Dganit Balan Vinter
VP People

Dganit is our VP People at Ravin AI. Dganit comes with 13 years experience in HR, technological recruitment, organizational development, developing HR processes, Training, Welfare and Wellbeing. Before she joined Ravin AI, Dganit was Head of Recruitment at Maof Group, Executive Placement for senior technological positions. She was also the head of training, and team manager. Dganit has also worked at Intel as a professional Headhunter, recruiting Software and Hardware Developers. Prior to that, Dganit served as an HR Manager at MIT, part of Manpower Israel, technological recruitment, managing a team in HR and Recruitment.

Dganit Balan Vinter
VP People
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Neil Alliston
VP Product and General Manager, Europe

Neil double-hats as both our VP Product and GM Europe, based out of our London office. Prior to joining Ravin, he was in a variety of product lead roles, specifically working on machine learning products in the transportation and logistics space, while working for Shell’s Digital Ventures unit. Working closely with design, engineering and data science to create AI products that delight customers. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Neil Alliston
VP Product and General Manager, Europe
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Ron Soreanu
VP Operations

Ron is based in Tel-Aviv Israel and leads the global operations team at Ravin AI. Prior to joining Ravin AI, Ron acted in a variety or key roles in major organizations as well as smaller startup. lived in Los Angeles for few years while leading big accounts in the broadcasting industry, later was managing a product team serving over 20 million users in the US telco industry and more recently lead the R&D as well as product team for a startup in the proptech space out of Tel Aviv.

Ron Soreanu
VP Operations
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Vadim Ribak
VP Engineering

Our VP Engineering was originally trained as a jet fighter pilot. On the ground, Vadim has worked as front end and full stack developer, specializing in client side frameworks and development of web applications, integrations with legacy systems and deploying large-scale customer facing solutions. As an engineering leader, Vadim managed to work for both smaller startups and global brand such as Alcatel-Lucent and SAP, and as an amatur photographer he managed to fill Ravin’s office walls with magnificent views from around the world.

Vadim Ribak
VP Engineering
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Dr. Alex Kenis
Chief Scientist

Alex (or ‘Dr Sasha’ by anyone at Ravin) is our Chief Scientific Officer and looks after a team of research scientists building the industry’s cutting edge computer vision algorithms. With over 30 years of experience in scientific work on optics and data analysis, he co-founded a facial recognition startup called Photoccino, and sold it in 2012 to Shutterfly where he continued to work as Chief Scientist. This is where he and Roman Sandler got together, and continued to build Ravin almost five years later. Alex has a PhD in Physics and enjoyed table tennis, light banter and the occasional scotch whiskey.

Dr. Alex Kenis
Chief Scientist
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Olga Klymenko
Lead QA

Olga (Olya) heads up QA and support team, started her way as a QA engineer in 2014 from the company Global Mediator and in 5 years became a part of the coolest start-up ever - Ravin.AI. She had graduated from Kyiv Linguistique University and worked as a technical English teacher at Kyiv Polytechnic University before coming to the IT industry. Olga and her husband live in Kyiv. They have two teenage daughters and a cat (who is considered a full member of the family): Polina (18), Maria (10), and Tim (6).

Olga Klymenko
Lead QA
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Sergey Mityasov
VP QA & Delivery

Sergey is our VP for QA and Delivery, and the undisputed SCRUM leader. Originally trained as a financial accountant, Sergey quickly found his way into software and building fast-growing quality assurance organizations. His 20+ year experience includes working for Edocs, Flextronics, Celenia and Global Mediator. He oversees a team of QA and software delivery professionals adhering to Ravin customer’s strict requirements. He lives with his wife and practices cooking and scandinavian walking in his spare time.

Sergey Mityasov
VP QA & Delivery
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Alex (Sanya) Shvets
Lead Front End

Sanya (or Alex, if you insist) leads Ravin’s front-end team and works closely with Ravin’s product and UX team to ensure fantastic experience for users around the world. His experience spans companies such as Stratyfy, building customer facing solutions and developing CRM systems as a consultant for multiple clients. At Ravin he oversees the development of both mobile apps and web dashboards, integrating with the backend systems and coordinating with our algorithms team. Sanya’s hobbies include race driving and his notorious affinity for certain auto brands remains a subject of debate within the company.

Alex (Sanya) Shvets
Lead Front End
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Alex Silver
Lead Automotive

Alex (Sasha) Silver, or ‘Silver’ if you like, is our lead automotive expert and the ‘car whisperer’ of the company. Silver knows everything about vehicles because he started his career building them, then became one of the top auto inspectors nationally and supervised the entire team of mechanics for a leading OEM aftermarket group in Israel. Silver oversees a team of automotive analysts that help train our Artificial Intelligence about car defects, and continously build layers of intelligence into Ravin’s solutions.

Alex Silver
Lead Automotive
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Ido Yaari
Lead Backend

Ido holds 25 years of experience in the Hi-tech industry, including a diverse range of technologies and architectures. 11 years of his career Ido spent living in Boston, USA, where his 3 children were born. He has extensive experience in lead development positions in both small startup companies and large enterprise organizations. Ido holds a B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from Boston University. In his free time Ido enjoys traveling with his family and friends, and exploring new countries and cultures.

Ido Yaari
Lead Backend
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Igor Levtov
Lead Infrastructure

Igor joined Ravin AI a couple of years ago. He has more than 20 years experience in High-Tech companies. His experience is varied and includes QA, IT, DevOps and Backend Development. He holds a BA in Mathematics & Computer Science. Igor is a proud father of 3, and has many hobbies, among them are: karate (black belt), motorbikes and cars, cooking and traveling with family to exotic countries.

Igor Levtov
Lead Infrastructure
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Anton Shifman
Lead Integrations

Anton had acquired quite a few skills along his professional path including microelectronics, biology, cloud computing and IoT systems. He has a working experience in huge corporate and micro startup. Anton holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Bioinformatics. Naturally absorbs and implements new knowledge and enjoys human communication.

Anton Shifman
Lead Integrations