Stas has been working in the tech scene for over 20 years, having served as a software engineer in a wide range of companies including RADCOM, Avaya, RADVISION, and CYware before landing at Ravin in 2019. Stas specializes in architecture and design distributed communication systems, object-oriented development (C/C++), VOIP signaling and protocols (SIP), and network protocols (UDP, TCP). Stas has an MsC in civil and environmental engineering from the Technion. 

Omer brings experience as a product manager, UX designer, and supervisor to her marketing and business development role at Ravin. She received her BSc from the Hebrew University’s “The Internet and Society Excellence Program” and has a BA in Economics. In her free time, Omer enjoys traveling around the world and eating great food.

Avital is a well-rounded marketer with 10 years of diverse experience in consumer goods, financial products, and technology startups. Avital’s expertise includes brand management, product development, content creation, and event management. She also has an extensive market research background with a strong grasp of both traditional and social media platforms. Avital loves traveling with her husband and two girls, running along the beaches of Tel Aviv, scouting out the best smoothie stands, or reading a good fictional novel. 

Ron is no stranger to the Israeli start-up and hi-tech scene. Before joining Ravin, he founded his own company that focused on fitness membership. Before that, Ron managed product teams serving over 20 million users in the US telcom industry at Amdocs. More recently, he has led the R&D and product teams for a startup in the proptech space in Tel Aviv. During his 15-year career, Ron has brought large corporations with up-and-coming startups. Aside from startup life, Ron is a foodie and an avid chef. His favorite cuisine to cook is French and aspires to open a farm-to-table restaurant one day. 

Neil has a broad range of experience building and scaling machine learning products in the automotive and transportation industries, working in both startup and enterprise environments. Prior to joining Ravin, he worked 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. He prides himself on working closely with design, engineering, and data science to create AI products that delight customers. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, Economics, and Management from Oxford University.

Jim is one of our resident auto industry experts, bringing his knowledge to the North American sector of Ravin. With over 20 years of experience in the used car value chain, Jim brings his expertise in setting up large-scale processes and controls together with new technology. After obtaining his MBA, Jim joined the automotive practice at Management Consultancy A.T. Kearney, Inc. Since then he has held leadership roles at Audi of America, BMW Financial Services, TrueCar, Inc., and Openlane. He also served as Director of Used Vehicles at AutoNation and Sonic Automotive, both public dealer groups. 

Dganit comes with over 13 years of experience in HR, technological recruitment, organizational development, developing HR processes, training, welfare, and wellbeing. Before she joined Ravin, Dganit was Head of Recruitment at Maof Group, serving as the head of training and team manager. She 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) started her career in QA in 2014 as a QA engineer at Global Mediator before making her way to Ravin. Today her passions include software life cycle, waterfall, SCRUM, and the bug life cycle. Olga has a degree in Linguistics from the Kyiv Linguistique University and worked as a technical English teacher at Kyiv Polytechnic University before entering the IT industry. Olga and her husband live in Kyiv. They have two teenage daughters and a pedigree cat.

Alex (Sasha) Silver, or ‘Silver’ as we call him, is our lead automotive expert and the ‘car whisperer’ of the company. Silver knows everything about vehicles because he started his career building them. Over time he became one of the top auto inspectors nationally having supervised the entire mechanic team for a leading OEM aftermarket group in Israel. Today, Silver oversees a team of automotive analysts that help train our artificial intelligence about car defects and continuously builds layers of intelligence into Ravin’s solutions. 

Anton has worked in the engineering space for over 15 years, with experience at companies such as Intel and Bright Innovations Ltd. together with micro-startups (including his own stint as an entrepreneur). His areas of expertise include microelectronics, biology, cloud computing, and IoT systems. Anton holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Bioinformatics from the Technion.

Igor has over 20 years of experience in hi-tech including experience in QA, IT, DevOps, and backend development. Before joining Ravin, Igor held various positions at Toluna, including being a team leader, software engineer, release manager, and production service engineer. He holds a BA in Mathematics & Computer Science from the University of Haifa. Igor is a proud father of three and has many hobbies including karate (black belt!), motorbikes and cars, cooking, and traveling with his family to exotic countries.

Ido holds 25 years of experience in the hi-tech industry including a diverse range of technologies and architectures. He has extensive experience in top development positions in both small startups and large enterprise organizations. Ido spent 11 years of his career living in Boston, USA, where his three children were born. 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 as well as exploring new countries and cultures.

Sanya (or Alex if you’d like) leads Ravin’s front-end team and works closely with Ravin’s product and UX teams to ensure a fantastic experience for users around the world. His experience includes working for companies such as Stratyfy, as well as, consultant work building customer-facing solutions and developing CRM systems. At Ravin he oversees the development of both our mobile app 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 undisputed SCRUM leader, specializing in software analysis, requirement gathering, software testing, and more. Originally trained as an accountant, Sergey quickly found his way into software and building fast-growing quality assurance organizations. His 20+ years of experience includes working for Edocs, Flextronics, Celenia, and Global Mediator in software engineering and QA roles. He oversees a team of QA and software delivery professionals adhering to Ravin customer’s strict requirements. He lives with his wife, loves cooking, and Scandinavian walking in his spare time.

Roman is responsible for overseeing the research, development, and implementation of Ravin’s technology. In the beginning of his tech career, Roman worked in multiple start-ups including development of the modern digital traffic law enforcement system, yes, the traffic camera that all drivers know. Roman has a PhD in Computer Science and specializes in computer vision. Roman has led major technology projects for the Israeli military, did his post doc in Yahoo! Research, and before co-founding Ravin was a machine learning lead with Shutterfly Inc.

Eliron has dedicated his work in the past 10 years to digitizing 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 could leverage Shell’s global footprint of retail locations 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 the proud father of 2 boys and one adorable girl.

Alex (or ‘Dr. Sasha’ as we like to call him) is responsible for our 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. Alex has a PhD in Physics and enjoys table tennis, light banter, and the occasional scotch whiskey.

Vadim originally trained as a jet fighter pilot… but in the end, went down the engineering path! On the ground, Vadim has worked as a front-end and full-stack developer, specializing in client-side frameworks and the development of web applications, integrations with legacy systems, and deploying large-scale customer-facing solutions. As an engineering leader, Vadim has worked for both smaller startups and global brands such as Alcatel-Lucent and SAP. As an avid amateur photographer, he has filled 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 has dedicated his work in the past 10 years to digitizing 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 could leverage Shell’s global footprint of retail locations 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 the 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 responsible for overseeing the research, development, and implementation of Ravin’s technology. In the beginning of his tech career, Roman worked in multiple start-ups including development of the modern digital traffic law enforcement system, yes, the traffic camera that all drivers know. Roman has a PhD in Computer Science and specializes in computer vision. Roman has led major technology projects for the Israeli military, did his post doc in Yahoo! Research, and before co-founding Ravin was a machine learning lead with Shutterfly Inc.

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

Jim is one of our resident auto industry experts, bringing his knowledge to the North American sector of Ravin. With over 20 years of experience in the used car value chain, Jim brings his expertise in setting up large-scale processes and controls together with new technology. After obtaining his MBA, Jim joined the automotive practice at Management Consultancy A.T. Kearney, Inc. Since then he has held leadership roles at Audi of America, BMW Financial Services, TrueCar, Inc., and Openlane. He also served as Director of Used Vehicles at AutoNation and Sonic Automotive, both public dealer groups. 

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

Dganit comes with over 13 years of experience in HR, technological recruitment, organizational development, developing HR processes, training, welfare, and wellbeing. Before she joined Ravin, Dganit was Head of Recruitment at Maof Group, serving as the head of training and team manager. She 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 has a broad range of experience building and scaling machine learning products in the automotive and transportation industries, working in both startup and enterprise environments. Prior to joining Ravin, he worked 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. He prides himself on working closely with design, engineering, and data science to create AI products that delight customers. He holds a Master’s 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 no stranger to the Israeli start-up and hi-tech scene. Before joining Ravin, he founded his own company that focused on fitness membership. Before that, Ron managed product teams serving over 20 million users in the US telcom industry at Amdocs. More recently, he has led the R&D and product teams for a startup in the proptech space in Tel Aviv. During his 15-year career, Ron has brought large corporations with up-and-coming startups. Aside from startup life, Ron is a foodie and an avid chef. His favorite cuisine to cook is French and aspires to open a farm-to-table restaurant one day. 

Ron Soreanu
VP Operations
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Vadim Ribak
VP Engineering

Vadim originally trained as a jet fighter pilot… but in the end, went down the engineering path! On the ground, Vadim has worked as a front-end and full-stack developer, specializing in client-side frameworks and the development of web applications, integrations with legacy systems, and deploying large-scale customer-facing solutions. As an engineering leader, Vadim has worked for both smaller startups and global brands such as Alcatel-Lucent and SAP. As an avid amateur photographer, he has filled 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’ as we like to call him) is responsible for our 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. Alex has a PhD in Physics and enjoys table tennis, light banter, and the occasional scotch whiskey.

Dr. Alex Kenis
Chief Scientist
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Sergey Mityasov
VP QA & Delivery

Sergey is our undisputed SCRUM leader, specializing in software analysis, requirement gathering, software testing, and more. Originally trained as an accountant, Sergey quickly found his way into software and building fast-growing quality assurance organizations. His 20+ years of experience includes working for Edocs, Flextronics, Celenia, and Global Mediator in software engineering and QA roles. He oversees a team of QA and software delivery professionals adhering to Ravin customer’s strict requirements. He lives with his wife, loves cooking, and Scandinavian walking in his spare time.

Sergey Mityasov
VP QA & Delivery
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Alex Silver
Lead Automotive

Alex (Sasha) Silver, or ‘Silver’ as we call him, is our lead automotive expert and the ‘car whisperer’ of the company. Silver knows everything about vehicles because he started his career building them. Over time he became one of the top auto inspectors nationally having supervised the entire mechanic team for a leading OEM aftermarket group in Israel. Today, Silver oversees a team of automotive analysts that help train our artificial intelligence about car defects and continuously builds layers of intelligence into Ravin’s solutions. 

Alex Silver
Lead Automotive
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Olga Klymenko
Lead QA

Olga (Olya) started her career in QA in 2014 as a QA engineer at Global Mediator before making her way to Ravin. Today her passions include software life cycle, waterfall, SCRUM, and the bug life cycle. Olga has a degree in Linguistics from the Kyiv Linguistique University and worked as a technical English teacher at Kyiv Polytechnic University before entering the IT industry. Olga and her husband live in Kyiv. They have two teenage daughters and a pedigree cat.

Olga Klymenko
Lead QA
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Alex (Sanya) Shvets
Lead Front End

Sanya (or Alex if you’d like) leads Ravin’s front-end team and works closely with Ravin’s product and UX teams to ensure a fantastic experience for users around the world. His experience includes working for companies such as Stratyfy, as well as, consultant work building customer-facing solutions and developing CRM systems. At Ravin he oversees the development of both our mobile app 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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Ido Yaari
Lead Backend

Ido holds 25 years of experience in the hi-tech industry including a diverse range of technologies and architectures. He has extensive experience in top development positions in both small startups and large enterprise organizations. Ido spent 11 years of his career living in Boston, USA, where his three children were born. 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 as well as exploring new countries and cultures.

Ido Yaari
Lead Backend
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Igor Levtov
Lead Infrastructure

Igor has over 20 years of experience in hi-tech including experience in QA, IT, DevOps, and backend development. Before joining Ravin, Igor held various positions at Toluna, including being a team leader, software engineer, release manager, and production service engineer. He holds a BA in Mathematics & Computer Science from the University of Haifa. Igor is a proud father of three and has many hobbies including karate (black belt!), motorbikes and cars, cooking, and traveling with his family to exotic countries.

Igor Levtov
Lead Infrastructure
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Avital Pessar-Green
Director of Marketing

Avital is a well-rounded marketer with 10 years of diverse experience in consumer goods, financial products, and technology startups. Avital’s expertise includes brand management, product development, content creation, and event management. She also has an extensive market research background with a strong grasp of both traditional and social media platforms. Avital loves traveling with her husband and two girls, running along the beaches of Tel Aviv, scouting out the best smoothie stands, or reading a good fictional novel. 

Avital Pessar-Green
Director of Marketing
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Omer Perry
Marketing & Business Development Manager

Omer brings experience as a product manager, UX designer, and supervisor to her marketing and business development role at Ravin. She received her BSc from the Hebrew University’s “The Internet and Society Excellence Program” and has a BA in Economics. In her free time, Omer enjoys traveling around the world and eating great food.

Omer Perry
Marketing & Business Development Manager
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Stas Mataev
Lead Flow Architect

Stas has been working in the tech scene for over 20 years, having served as a software engineer in a wide range of companies including RADCOM, Avaya, RADVISION, and CYware before landing at Ravin in 2019. Stas specializes in architecture and design distributed communication systems, object-oriented development (C/C++), VOIP signaling and protocols (SIP), and network protocols (UDP, TCP). Stas has an MsC in civil and environmental engineering from the Technion. 

Stas Mataev
Lead Flow Architect
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Anton Shifman
Lead Integrations

Anton has worked in the engineering space for over 15 years, with experience at companies such as Intel and Bright Innovations Ltd. together with micro-startups (including his own stint as an entrepreneur). His areas of expertise include microelectronics, biology, cloud computing, and IoT systems. Anton holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Bioinformatics from the Technion.

Anton Shifman
Lead Integrations