Executive Team

Doron Dovrat - Tikal Networks

Doron Dovrat, CEO

Doron Dovrat is a co-founder of Tikal and has been on the Board of the Company since 2006, initially as Chairman and, since 2012, as CEO. Prior to co-founding Tikal, Mr Dovrat was the co-founder and CEO of Navicula Israel Limited, a software development company, before leading the company to a trade sale. Doron Dovrat was also a co-founder and CEO (for the first 9 years) of DMATEK Limited, the first Israeli company to float on AIM in 1995, DMATEK Limited was a leading provider of electronic monitoring technologies, specialising in human-related applications, subsequently sold to 3M for $230 million (2010). Mr Dovrat has also been on the board of other, private and public, companies in the software, international search and rescue, and aviation sectors. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


Gil Farkash, CFO

Gil Farkash is a co-founder of Tikal has held various positions at the Company, including CFO, COO and Legal Counsel. Prior to Tikal in 2004, Mr Farkash was the chief operating officer and legal counsel for Navicula Israel Limited. Mr Farkash is a lawyer by training and started his career in B. Jerusalmi & Co Law Office. Mr Farkash has a LLB law degree and BA Economics double major from Tel Aviv University and has an MBA, also from Tel Aviv University.

Sam Melamed

Samuel Melamed, CTO

Samuel Melamed is an entrepreneur and technology strategist and has experience in inter and intra network distribution infrastructure systems, network optimisation for high performance application delivery, application streaming and mobile architecture. Prior to joining Tikal, Mr Melamed was R&D project manager and head of innovation at VDOnet, chief technology officer and VP R&D of AppStream, and president and chief technology officer of Eplication Network.


Idan Shem Tov, VP Products

Idan Shem Tov has been with Tikal since 2010 and has broad experience of designing, developing and executing complex solutions and applications for both businesses and consumers. Prior to Tikal, Mr Shem-Tov managed Israel’s leading sports channel website and founded Ez-forum, one of Israel’s largest online communities with over 160,000 users. He has also designed, built and published several mobile and web applications used by over 150,000 users.


Gilad Bandel, VP R&D

Mr. Gilad Bandel is an accomplished manager in the Cellular, Telecommunication, Networking and Software Development industry. Mr. Bandel held a spectrum of senior positions in Operations, Engineering, R&D and Technologies Management at leading companies. Mr. Bandel’s profound expertise in operations and networking technologies derives from holding senior positions such as VP R&D and CTO at leading companies including TTI, ECI, MER and LinkU for many years.


Jonathan Berger, VP Marketing

Jonathan Berger has significant experience in online businesses including serving as the chief executive officer of an online gaming company. He started his career in Corporate Finance at BDO and has experience in investment banking in Israel. Mr Berger has held chief financial officer positions at various technology companies, including Pilat Technologies International, a former AIM and TASE quoted company.


Tal Weber, VP Channels

Tal Weber has a background in creating and developing direct and channel relationships in local markets within the territories Tikal is looking to target. Mr Weber has previously worked as VP business development at Ness Europe, VP strategic partner at Bavitech Saas Telecom and VP of global sales at Ozvision Homeland Security and MATE Homeland Security. Prior to that, Mr Weber worked in Corporate Finance at Edmond de Rothschild, UBS and Piper Jaffray.

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