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 and databases 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 Database Supercharger 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

Chris Buckel VP of Global Business Development and European Sales

Chris has over 20 years of experience working with enterprise customers in the field of applications and databases. Prior to founding the European team at Silk, Chris worked for companies like Oracle Corporation and CGI, having been involved in some of the largest database deployments worldwide. As an author and industry speaker on the subject of Database Performance, he is best known by his pseudonym of “flashdba”.

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.

Dani 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 Chief R&D Officer

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 Chief of Staff

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.

Eran Mann Chief Architect

Eran has over 25 years of experience in R&D management and senior architecture roles in the fields of storage and networking. He has been with Silk for over 12 years and is an expert in everything Silk-related, playing a major role in designing and building Silk’s cloud solutions. Prior to joining Silk, Eran worked for MRV, Go-Networks, and Voltaire (bought by Mellanox). He holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the Technion Institute of Technology (summa cum laude).

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.

Orly Peck VP of Product

Joining Silk in 2010, Orly brings over 20 years of experience in the software industry to her role as VP of Products. Through different roles throughout the organization, from Engineering to Go-To-Market, Orly’s deep product knowledge coupled with experience working directly with customers makes her the go-to person to ensure that the Silk Platform fully meets customers’ needs. Orly holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University. While she always wears black, Orly’s blood runs Silk pink.

Growth Advisory Board

Andy Walter Procter & Gamble
Former Senior Vice President, IT & Shared Services
Karen McElhatton Avon
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
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
Gaurav Gupta Farfetch
VP Global Infrastructure & Security


We’re Growing

We are always on the lookout for talent. If you like what we do and think you have what it takes to join our journey, check out our open positions.

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