Co-Founder and CEO
Rami Sass is CEO and co-Founder of WhiteSource. Rami is an experienced entrepreneur and executive with vast experience in defining innovative products, leading technology groups and growing companies from seed level to business maturity. Before founding WhiteSource, Rami founded Testology and beforehand, led development efforts at both CA and at Eurekify (Acquired by CA). Rami holds an MsC and a BA in Computer Science.
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board
Dr. Ron Rymon is Executive Chairman of WhiteSource, a company he co-founded after experiencing the adversities of legacy code scanning solutions. A serial enterprise software innovator and entrepreneur, prior to WhiteSource Ron founded Eurekify – the pioneer identity and role management company (acquired by CA Technologies); and LetMobile – provider of an innovative mobile security solution (acquired by LANDesk). He is also co-founder of TestCraft – an innovative codeless test automation solution. Ron also enjoys advising and assisting other entrepreneurs. Ron holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1993), and has served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
Co-Founder and General Manager, North America
Azi Cohen leads the business activity of WhiteSource in North America, and is one of the three co-founders of the company. Azi is a serial entrepreneur and an executive with over 25 years of experience in leading technology based startups as well as established companies. Before taking an active role at WhiteSource Azi served as Co-founder and Executive Chairman at BETTER mobile, CEO and CO-Founder of Eurekify (acquired by CA), VP Security Strategy at CA Technologies, CEO of Aduva Inc (acquired by SUN), General Manager of Precise Software Israel, and more. Azi is also an active angel investor and member of the BOD at NY Angels, BETTER Mobile, RDV systems and others.
Chief Financial Officer
Ilan have more than twenty years of financial experience in both public and private global organizations, leading finance and operations departments. Prior to WhiteSource, Ilan served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and VP of HR for Avid Technology (Nasdaq: AVID). Prior to Joining Avid, Ilan served as Chief Financial Officer for Orad Hi-Tec Systems (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: OHT). In this position he had a pivotal role in the acquisition of the company by Avid. Ilan also served as the Director of Finance for Voltaire (Nasdaq: VOLT) where he participated in the company’s IPO and the merger agreement with Mellanox Technologies. Ilan is a registered CPA, holding a B.A in Accounting and Economics from Tel-Aviv University and a M.B.A also from Tel-Aviv University.
General Manager, EMEA and APAC
Gal leads all WhiteSource's business activities in EMEA and APAC, driving the company's growth in these major regions. Additionally, Gal is responsible for the Customer Success and Technical Support operations, globally.
He has more than 15 years experience in Enterprise Sales, Business Development, Client Relations, Consulting, Professional Services, Project Delivery and Software Engineering positions. Gal held senior executive positions at Payoneer, BlueSnap and NextNine.
Gal graduated Cum Laude from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc in Computer Science and Information Systems.
Doron Cohen is VP Engineering of WhiteSource, leading its research and development activities. Doron brings over 25 years of engineering and technology leadership experience, directing the development of enterprise-class systems and security applications . Doron joined Whitesource after serving as VP Research and Development at TrapX Security – a leading Deception technology innovator where he managed the development and engineering growth of an enterprise scale cyber security solutions.
Prior to that, Doron held executive positions at SafeNet (acquired by Gemalto), Aladdin and BMC Software leading technology strategy in the areas of authentication and identity management. Prior to that, Doron held several positions as a systems and IT security officer with the Israeli Defense Forces.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
VP, Business Development
Technology entrepreneur and executive with over 20 years of experience in defining the strategic direction and ambitious growth planning for both start-ups and well-established global brands.
Before joining WhiteSource, Dan served as VP for Business Development at salesforce.com (CRM), and before that, Dan was the CEO and Co-Founder of Navajo Systems, a pioneering startup for cloud data encryption. Navajo Systems was acquired by Salesforce.com in 2011 and integrated into the Salesforce platform. Prior to that, Dan served as the CEO and co-founder of ActionBase, developer of solutions for tracking corporate action items. ActionBase was acquired by Advantech (ADVT).
Maya Rotenberg leads all marketing activities at WhiteSource, responsible for driving the company’s marketing strategies, demand generation, and brand recognition. Prior to joining, she served in various engineering and marketing roles at HP and Intel Corporation. Maya has proven success introducing technological products to global markets while utilizing data-driven marketing approach.
Maya graduated Cum Laude from the IDC with an MBA and a BSc in Chemical Engineering.
Susquehanna Growth Equity was founded in 2006 as an affiliate of Susquehanna International Group (SIG), one the world’s largest privately-held financial services firms. SGE is focused on growth and expansion stage companies. The firm primarily invests in software and tech-enabled businesses in North America, and Western Europe.
83North started life as Greylock IL, an affiliate fund of Greylock Partners. Today, 83North is an independent firm investing in European and Israeli entrepreneurs. 83North is committed to help build global leading companies, with more than half of its portfolio companies having operations in the US.
You are inches from selling your software. All you need to do is produce an inventory report as part of due diligence for the acquiring company. You send your manually-tracked report. It gets rejected. You resort to code-scanning, which you had tried to avoid because it’s so expensive and time-consuming. You get the post-scan report and now have a huge task in front of you to rule out false positives and correct errors.
We have been there.
For the founders of WhiteSource it was a nightmare that lasted several weeks. In the end, we were lucky that the code scan did not report any critical issues, and we were able to push through the sale of our software company, Eurekify, in 2008 to CA Technologies. But, it was a bumpy road.
We decided then and there that our next entrepreneurial mission would be to save other companies from this fate by designing a solution to automate all tasks surrounding the use of open source components: a solution built by a software development team, for software development teams.
Welcome to WhiteSource. It’s the only all-in-one licensing, security, and reporting solution for managing open source components, and the only one that operates in real-time, by automatically and continuously scanning dozens of open source repositories, and cross-referencing this data directly against the open source components in your build. It helps you ﬁnd optimal components, automatically alerts you about known security vulnerabilities, bugs, new versions, patches, and ﬁxes in the components you’re using. It automates the creation and enforcement of your company’s licensing policies, and centralizes inter-departmental communications and approval processes. It keeps detailed inventories and due diligence reports. It’s compatible with pretty much all programming languages, build tools and development environments. And possibly the best thing about it – you just plugin and forget about it – unless there’s a problem.
It’s everything software development teams need to get the maximum out of using open source components, without the headache, so they can focus on what they should be doing – making beautifully constructed software.