About - Place il

Who We Are

Place-IL is a non-profit tech initiative that empowers Israeli tech companies to effectively hire talent from underrepresented populations, at scale and with minimal risk.

Founded by leaders in the Israeli tech ecosystem who recognized plenty of potential talent that is being missed, and are committed to unlock it by developing an innovative approach.

Together with Google as the founding partner who has shared the vision from the start, Place-IL brings the leading Israeli tech companies from all sectors, with NGOs from across Israel society, to open opportunities for everyone and enable companies to find the exact tech talent they need.

Place-IL's company network which already has more than 50 Israeli tech partners including:

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Our Founders

Idan Tendler

Idan Tendler

Chairman and Co-founder

Idan is a serial tech entrepreneur who founded and sold two startups, the latest to Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), where he currently serves the Vice President for Code Security, and is responsible for Palo Alto Networks’ Israel employee diversity. Idan previously founded and served as head of Elbit Systems cybersecurity business unit; and served as a commander in the 8200 IDF elite intelligence and cyber unit.

Keren Halperin-Musseri

Keren Halperin-Musseri

CEO & Co-founder

Keren previously served as CEO of Shiur Acher, a non-profit organization that trains and employs volunteers, many from high-tech companies, to teach in peripheral schools. Prior to this, Keren served as Deputy Director of Adam Teva V’Din, an NGO that safeguards the health and well-being of all Israelis, while preserving Israel’s natural resources. Keren is an attorney who has dealt with labor and environmental law; and served as a commander in the 8200 IDF elite intelligence and cyber unit.

Our Team

Maayan Kimhi

Maayan Kimhi

Head of
product
Erez Albo

Erez Albo

Partnership
Manager
Shlomit Almog

Shlomit Almog

Director of Strategy & Operation
Merav Pirak

Merav Pirak

Head of Evaluation Strategy
Libat Karsh

Libat Karsh

Volunteers and Operations Manager
Liraz Golan

Liraz Golan

Negev Site & Community Manager

Founding Partner

Strategic Partner

Partners

Industry Partner

Advisory
Board

Place-IL operates an advisory board comprised of Israeli tech industry leaders and experts in the fields of R&D, HR and DEI.

Shirley Stein Mor

Shirley Stein Mor

HR Regional Partner | Amazon
Ido Segev

Ido Segev

Vice President, General Manager Tech. & Mfg. Strategic Planning | Intel
Gigi-Levy Weiss

Gigi-Levy Weiss

General Partner | NFX
Matan Naor

Matan Naor

VP - Head of Risk for Consumer Products & Experiences | GM PayPal
Nir Tzuk

Nir Tzuk

Founder | PANW
Barak Regev

Barak Regev

General Manager | Google Israel
Nadir Izrael

Nadir Izrael

CTO & Co-founder | Armis
Liad Agmon

Liad Agmon

Managing Partner | Insight Partners
Nataly Kremer

Nataly Kremer

Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
Michael Eisenberg

Michael Eisenberg

Partner | Aleph
Zika Abzuk

Zika Abzuk

Business Development Senior Manager | Cisco ISR
Dadi Perlmutter

Dadi Perlmutter

Chairman | State of Israel’s High-Tech Human Capital Committee, Former CPO & EVP | Intel
Ronni Zehavi

Ronni Zehavi

CEO & Co-founder | HiBob
Tami Bronner

Tami Bronner

Partner | Vertex Ventures
Fadi Elobra

Fadi Elobra

Founder & CEO | TALENTEAM
Emi Palmor

Emi Palmor

Former Director General of the Ministry of Justice of Israel
Tomer Bar-Zeev

Tomer Bar-Zeev

President | Grow at Unity
Shai Peretz

Shai Peretz

SVP Engineering | Riskified
Aziz Kaddan

Aziz Kaddan

CEO & Co-founder | Myndlift
Moshe Lipsker

Moshe Lipsker

SVP, GM ISRAEL | Imperva
Karin Mayer Rubinstein

Karin Mayer Rubinstein

CEO | IATI
Michal Sarig-Kaduri

Michal Sarig-Kaduri

Government relations @ Wix.com & Manager of the Israel Growth
Daphna Berger

Daphna Berger

VP of People & Culture | HR Executive
Jumana Nsier Hakim

Jumana Nsier Hakim

D&I Lead | Microsoft
Barak Schoster Gohiman

Barak Schoster Gohiman

Venture Partner | Battery Ventures
Amir Ofek

Amir Ofek

CEO | AxoniusX
Efrat Rapoport

Efrat Rapoport

CEO | Salesforce ISR
Avigdor Rabinovich

Avigdor Rabinovich

Cloud Training Manager | Israel National Digital Agency
Oshrat Binyamin

Oshrat Binyamin

HR Executive | Senior HR Leader
Idan Nimni

Idan Nimni

CEO | Ravtech
Yaron Weizenbluth

Yaron Weizenbluth

Partner, Head of Tech sector | PwC
Galia Eckstein

Galia Eckstein

Head of HR | PANW Israel
Ronit Ronen-Karpol

Ronit Ronen-Karpol

Head of HR /Executive Leader
Avi Snir

Avi Snir

CEO & Co-founder | Elevation
Morin Mozes

Morin Mozes

Head of Recruitment | Google Israel
Guy Katsovich

Guy Katsovich

Investor | Fusion
Roni Bonjack

Roni Bonjack

Managing Partner | at-inc/
Yaron Markovich

Yaron Markovich

Head of strategy & Operations | Google Israel
Ran Ribenzaft

Ran Ribenzaft

CTO Cloud | CISCO, Former co-founder Epsagon
Lotan Levkowitz

Lotan Levkowitz

General Partner | Grove Ventures
Inbal Arieli

Inbal Arieli

Investor | Chutzpah Author
Itzik Shmuli

Itzik Shmuli

Director General | UJA-Fed of NY, Former Israeli Minister of Labor & Social Services
Gil Lev

Gil Lev

VP HR | Bionic
Ran Shavit

Ran Shavit

D&I Lead | Google Israel
Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Partner | Viola Ventures
Gabby Czertok

Gabby Czertok

Founder | The Builders
Sivan Avihud

Sivan Avihud

Global VP People | Next Insurance
Ilan Stern

Ilan Stern

SVP Talent | Insight Partners

Working with leading training and placement organizations in the Israeli ecosystem

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