As Chief Executive Officer of OpenLegacy, Romi provides strategic direction and oversees OpenLegacy’s day-to-day execution. Romi has proven experience in all aspects of information-technology business leadership. He has a uniquely deep understanding of how to lead in this market, gleaned from fifteen years at IBM’s global headquarters where he became intimately familiar with how one of the top corporations behind legacy systems operates. At IBM, Romi played a wide range of leadership roles in his 11 years at IBM headquarters, including managing a Country Pricing Group and being a Principal Market Development Consultant, where he contributed to the development and growth of new markets in North America and Europe and launched the first industry storage software virtualization family. Romi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Tel Aviv University.
As OpenLegacy’s President, Ron oversees global financial operations, strategy, investments, reporting, staffing and overall business operations. Ron brings 15 years of experience across various local, regional and global management roles at P&G, and served as CEO of a P&G Joint Venture company, acquiring ample experience with technology startups ecosystem, including financing, large scale commercial and investment transactions, IP, etc. Ron was part of the team leading P&G’s divestiture of the Duracell business, and joined OpenLegacy after completing the transition year with Berkshire Hathaway.
Ron holds L.L.B and B.A in management degrees, with highest distinction, from Tel Aviv University.
As Chief Technology Officer, Roi leads OpenLegacy’s research and development activities in creating the first microservices-based API integration and management platform. Roi brings a deep understanding and over 15 years of proven experience successfully leading large projects in Java, web, mobile, cloud, cyber security, and legacy modernization. At Software AG, he managed technology, infrastructure and methodologies in the company’s Israeli R&D lab. He also established a cyber solutions group at Intellinx, and earlier in his career, he spearheaded complex modernization projects worldwide for Sabratec. As an innovator who loves new technology, Roi continues to push the team forward, making OpenLegacy the de-facto standard for legacy modernization and integration.
As Chief Product Officer, Zeev defines the roadmap of OpenLegacy’s Microservice-based API Integration & Management Software, aligns software features with the market and brings the software to life. Zeev ensures that OpenLegacy's product delivers the right features to meet customers’ growing needs. During his more than 15 years of experience, Zeev has held leadership positions, delivering information technology solutions within enterprise IT departments and in companies that provide consulting services– most recently at the leading credit card company Isracard and Hilan Tech. He also served as a senior consultant in the Israel Defense Force, dealing with advanced computing systems.
In his role as General Manager for North America, Andy oversees pre-sales, sales, and customer success and is a key contributor and stakeholder in the overall product marketing and marketing functions. He is an industry veteran with over 25 years of executive leadership and sales management experience at Dell Technologies, Pivotal Software, and EMC. He has unique experience in managing both large global teams and client relationships as well as starting and building new businesses.
Most recently, he was Vice President of the Americas for Dell Technologies Select where he helped build and lead a business unit formed to manage Dell’s top clients to deliver transformational solutions and digital experiences. His annual revenue target exceeded $2B.
Gil serves as the General Manager for OpenLegacy in EMEA. In this capacity as a strategic leader, Gil provides the execution strategy and the direction for the acquisition of key accounts and mutually beneficial relationships with key prospects across Europe.
Gil has a proven track record and experience of securing and growing strategic relationships with Tier 1 clients and multinational organisations in the information technology, software and telecoms industry. His unique insight and interpersonal skills are used with great affect in finding the right engagement model for each client, always with a 'win-win' approach to finding the right solution. He has used this approach with great affect throughout his career, typically earning the title of ‘trusted advisor’ to the executives of the companies he engages with, as they consider and formulate their digital transformation strategy.
As the Head of Marketing & Alliances, Leigh-Ann brings expertise as a leader in Marketing and Alliances with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Successfully exited three companies, Leigh-Ann is skilled in developing strategic collaborations, building marketing and enterprise sales processes, go-to-market planning and execution. Leigh-Ann has a BA in Economics and Business Management, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), focused in Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MoTIE) from Tel Aviv University.
As General Manager for LATAM , Eduardo is responsible for growing the legacy API business in the region and helping customers achieve serious results with their digital transformation initiatives. With over 29 years of experience, he has worked for leading financial institutions in Mexico as well as IT consulting firms. For more than eighteen years, he has held executive positions and been responsible for various business and technological areas in LATAM. Because of his experience in creating and developing businesses in the Latin American Consulting industry, companies like BEA Systems, BearingPoint-KPMG, Gedas-Volkswagen, Softtek and Cemex-Neoris have invited him to participate with them in rapidly developing this practice in the region. These companies currently have a presence in institutions like Citibank, Banamex, BBVA, Santander, ING, HSBC, America Movil, Telcel, Telefonica, Nextel, Axtel, NY Life, Vivo, Claro, Petrobras, Telemar, Grupo Babaria, Habitat and others, where he has an ongoing business relationship with the CEOs, CIO and decision-makers.
Joseph joins OpenLegacy with 20 years of global general management (GM), sales and consulting experience. He has a track record of orchestrating the hyper-growth trajectory of companies such as NetSuite and Varicent in Asia Pacific. He was most recently Regional Vice President at Cornerstone OnDemand, where he helped grow the business at 70%+ CAGR over four years. Prior to Cornerstone, Joseph was Director of Applications and Business Services at HP, where he managed a USD 28M annual P&L and organization of 150 people. Joseph assumed senior leadership roles at IBM and other technology firms prior to HP.
Joseph holds a B.ASc. Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has a P.Eng. license and can practice as a Professional Engineer in Canada.
As OpenLegacy’s General Manager for Israel and India, Gil Paecht is responsible for all business activities, including sales, market development,and customer success in the two regions. Gil has served OpenLegacy for many years, most recently as its Vice President, Global Channel Management, in which he expanded both channel and direct sales to enterprises and established partnerships with global system integrators. Multilingual, with deep understanding of European, Japanese, and American cultures, he has successfully built relationships and advanced sales opportunities in global environments. Gil served in top-level sales and marketing positions with ObserveIT, Motorola Solutions, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
Bo Luongo, Global SVP of Alliances and Business Development, is responsible for building a thriving ecosystem of technology, commercial use, and consulting partners, employing his extensive expertise in creating technology alliances to scale OpenLegacy’s emerging regional partnerships to global levels.
Bo’s enterprise software tenure spans 20+ years across prominent pre-IPO and public Silicon Valley companies. He previously served in senior strategic sales positions, including Global Lead OEM Sales & Programs at MuleSoft, a Salesforce company acquired in 2018 for $6.5B, and as Director, Worldwide Technology Alliances, at Informatica. He also served in various technical sales and solutions marketing roles at Oracle and Actuate (now OpenText). Bo holds a degree in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
In his role as General Manager, Masa oversees Go-to-Market strategy for Japan with Sales, Pre-sales, Customer Success, Partner Alliance, and Product Localizations. Masa is a veteran with over 37 years of experience in the Japanese IT industry, having worked at Informatica, Cognos, Oracle, and DEC, as an evangelist to introduce variety of Enterprise IT solutions to Japan. Most recently, he worked as the Country Manager of AppDynamics which is a part of Cisco, offering leading APM & end-to-end, full-stack observability solutions. Across his career, Masa has seen first-hand the pain experienced by Japanese enterprises on their digital transformation journey.