Changing the way we cloud

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The cloud was a total game-changer. Agility and flexibility like nobody’s business. And living in it used to be simple – just scale

up whenever and however you want. But then things got complicated. And as we moved more of our critical data to the

cloud, the rules started working against us. Getting the performance or capacity we needed meant paying for a whole bunch

of other stuff we never wanted – weighing down our cloud and driving up our spend in the process.

Well we didn’t like those rules. So we changed them.

 

We’re Silk. The Cloud Data Platform that’s rewriting the rules of the cloud to make businesses smarter, faster, and fully

prepared for whatever the world has in store for them next.

 

Welcome to the new rules.

How we roll

Over-deliver on everything

Turn customers into believers by
always delivering experiences
that exceed expectations.

Out-think any obstacle

Move forward, no matter what. Rethink
the obvious. Attempt the impossible.
Always lead. Never follow.

Out-perform as a team

Bring out the A-game of everyone
around you. Play to win, but always
as a team.

Stop Playing By the Rules

Stop paying for scale you don’t want just to get the performance you actually need. Silk optimizes every detail about your data to deliver huge cloud performance at the exact same scale. Now your business-critical, high-performance apps run more quickly and reliably than ever. No upgrade necessary.

Our Team

Scott Weber

SVP, Worldwide Sales

As Vice President of North American Sales, Scott Weber leads field operations in the US at Silk. With 20+ years of experience leading rapid-growth technology organizations, Scott is a seasoned sales executive who excels at building high-performance sales teams, driving revenue growth, and delivering consistent customer value. Prior to joining Silk, Scott was the leader of the Americas for Tricentis. He has also held key executive roles at FirstRain, Nice Systems, IBM, and PTC.

Rod Hamlin

VP of Global Business Development

Rod is responsible for Channels and Alliances with a focus on strategic partnerships with cloud vendors and ecosystems. With over 20 years’ experience leading global, high-growth business development and sales teams, Rod brings deep experience in building strategic partnerships with AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba, and more. Most recently Rod was leading Global Alliances and Strategic Partnerships at Redis Labs. He has been part of 8 successful company exits as an executive or advisor, including Nuance Communications, Onyx Software, WIMM Labs, and Jibe Mobile.

Derek Swanson

Chief Technology Officer

Derek Swanson has 20 years of experience as a technology evangelist, systems architect, and data systems engineer. At Silk, he manages the worldwide sales engineering organization and is the senior customer-facing technologist and product evangelist in the organization. Prior to Silk, Derek has had a successful career at Sorenson, Coda Communications, and Unisys. He holds a Bachelors in Political Science and Government from Brigham Young University.

Yael Tarlo

VP Marketing

Yael is a marketing strategist bringing 20 years of experience to Silk. For the last five years, Yael managed her own marketing agency supporting leading brands such as Payoneer, Pypestream, and Videocites. Prior to that, Yael was VP, Marketing Communications at AGT International, playing a key role in realizing the company’s global customer base and annual revenues of $1 billion. Yael holds a BA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University and a Master’s in Communications Arts.

Liran Gabay

VP of Customer Success

Liran Gabay is responsible for global support and customer experience at Silk. Liran brings 15 years experience in technology leadership and customer support operations to the team. Prior to Silk, Liran held senior customer support positions at NetApp where he led a multicultural\multilingual technical support team charged with support and customer experience across Europe and the Middle East. Prior to NetApp, Liran was a datacenter technologist and storage technology specialist with the Israeli military.

Daniel Golan

Founder & CEO

Dani Golan oversees strategy, go-to-market and overall company operations. Previously, Dani served as President and General Manager of Performix Technologies, acquired by NICE Systems in 2006. Prior to Performix, Dani was an executive responsible for leading new ventures at EMC. Dani holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technion Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Prior to his professional career, Dani served as a fighter pilot and an officer in the Israeli Air Force.

Itay Shoshani

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Itay Shoshani is responsible for all of Silk's internal operations including Customer Success, Operations, IS/IT and Sales Operations. Prior to this role, Itay served as Chief Revenue Office where he was responsible for worldwide sales and customer operations. Before joining Silk, Itay served 10 years with Unisys EMEA in a variety of executive positions. Itay also held leadership roles at startups such as ibetcha, as well as large enterprises such as ELAL.

Adik Sokolovski

VP of Engineering

Adik brings more than 15 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, leading multiple SW development groups. He has previously worked for a range of companies including AGT, IBM, Neustar, and Amdocs. In his last role at AGT, Adik was VP of R&D, managing global R&D groups delivering products in the areas of critical infrastructure security, emergency management, and law enforcement. Adik holds a B.A. in information systems and business management from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC).

Guy Tanchuma

Chief Financial Officer

Guy Tanchuma joins the Silk team with a successful 20-year track record as a Finance Executive for various technology firms. At Silk, Guy leads the finance organization. Prior to joining Silk, Guy was VP of Finance for the Enterprise Division of NICE Systems. In total he spent over 10 years with NICE with roles including CFO of the Americas and Director of Cost and Budget. Prior to joining NICE, Guy held various corporate finance roles at a range of technology companies including Comverse and Pelephone.

Ayelet Peled

EVP of People

Ayelet has over 20 years experience working with technology CEOs and management teams leading a variety of HR and business-related processes. She brings significant experience building high performance teams, leading organizational development processes, and establishing team building and change management. Prior to Silk, she has worked with high performance organizations including Lumenis, Camtek, and NICE systems. Ayelet has a Bachelors and an MBA in Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University.

Eyal Gordon

Chief Architect

Eyal Gordon has over 15 years of software development and architecture experience in various aspects of high performance and distributed storage systems, including storage, performance analysis and diagnostics. Eyal joined Silk in 2008 working as a senior developer and software team leader. Prior to joining Silk, Eyal was at IBM Research Labs in Haifa working on IBM’s DS8000 enterprise storage platform. Eyal holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the Technion Institute.

Anat Ifargan

VP of Finance

Anat brings nearly 20 years experience as a corporate finance leader to her role as VP of Finance. At Silk, she is responsible for compliance, accounting, financial planning, and analysis. Prior to joining Silk in 2013, Anat was Director of Finance for Amimon. Prior to that she held senior corporate finance roles at IXI Mobile and Robo-group.
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Growth Advisory Board

Andy Walter

Procter & Gamble

Former Senior Vice President, IT & Shared Services

Karen McElhatton

McLaren

CIO

Merv Lally

Experian

Chief Enterprise Architect

Brad Strock

PayPal, Bank of America

Former CIO

Friedrich Rub

Solera

Former Global CIO

Tomer Mekhty

Service Now

VP, Technology Operations

Chris Ledoux

Formlabs

CIO

Kirk Ball

Giant Eagle

E.V.P. & Chief Technology Officer

Clark Golestani

Merck

Former President, Emerging Businesses and Global CIO

Jeff Keisling

Pfizer

Former SVP and CIO

Ziv Oren

Aqua Security

Chief Delivery Officer

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