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. And we’re 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

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.

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.

Adik Sokolovski Chief R&D Officer

Adik is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience successfully managing multiple software development teams at various companies like AGT, IBM, Neustar, and Amdocs. Prior to Silk, Adik excelled as VP of Research and Development at AGT, overseeing global R&D teams to produce cutting-edge products in the fields of critical infrastructure security, emergency management, and law enforcement. Adik's academic achievements include a BA in information systems and business management, which he earned from the Interdisciplinary University with highest honors (summa cum laude).

Arik Levi Chief Finance Officer

Arik has more than 20 years of experience as CFO in several private and public companies and industries. He spent 8 years as CFO at Illusive Network until its acquisition by Proofpoint (a leading Cybersecurity company). Arik has extensive know-how in various business areas including business strategy and sales plan design, strategic partnerships, fundraising and financing, acquisitions, and venture capital.

Tom Murphy Chief Strategy Officer

With decades of global marketing experience, Tom helps power Silk’s growth by driving brand awareness and demand generation. Prior to Silk, he served as CMO at numerous Boston-based startups including: Turbonomic, Bit9, Bradford Networks, and Relicore. He began his career as an IT architect with GTE Government Systems where he spent 10+ years designing and maintaining datacenters.

Chris Buckel SVP, Strategic Partnerships

Chris leads the Business Development, Alliances, Channels and Corporate Development functions at Silk, regularly interacting with senior executives at the world’s leading technology firms. Prior to founding Silk's European team, Chris worked for companies including Oracle Corporation and CGI, where he helped build some of the world's largest enterprise applications and databases. Based in London, England, Chris holds an Engineering degree with honours from the University of Surrey.

Tom O'Neill VP, Product

Tom has more than 20 years of experience, in data virtualisation for applications and databases. Before joining Silk to lead technical teams, Tom worked for enterprises like EMC and Oracle Corporation and start-ups like Violin Memory and Pillar Data. He has been instrumental in many global deployments of high-performance data platforms, working throughout Europe and Asia working with customers in both emerging markets and established territories. He holds a degree in Computer Science and Management from the University of London.

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.

Chris Baddeley SVP, Global Sales

Chris has an impressive sales background building teams, driving growth, and exceeding revenue targets. Prior to joining Silk, he was the Head of Sales at data lineage leader, Manta. Prior to Manta, he was a Regional Sales Director at Cloudera and VP of Worldwide Sales at Cazena (acquired by Cloudera). Chris also held leadership positions at Chef Software, an early pioneer of the DevOps movement, and other companies such as MuleSoft, Birst, and SAP. Chris brings to Silk his domain expertise, commitment to sales methodologies, and previous startup success.

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.

Guy Lorman VP, Product Owner

Guy has worked for over 20 years in the hardware and enterprise software industry, with a mix of system engineering, project management and product management roles. He has previously worked for organizations including IDF, NICE System and AGT. Guy joined Silk in 2015, and has helped successful implement the scrum methodology and has taken on a significant role in initiating and designing the Silk cloud offering, roadmap and products. Guy holds a BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from BGU, Israel.

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).

Growth Advisory Board

Andy Walter Procter & Gamble
Former Senior Vice President, IT & Shared Services
Karen McElhatton Avon
Merv Lally HealthEquity
Chief Information Officer
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 Reblaze
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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