Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, VP of Research and Development
Almog Aley-Raz has over 20 years of experience managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects. He has spearheaded the development of several business ventures, including their foundation, growth and expansion, fruition and ultimate success.
Mr. Aley-Raz has hands-on technological and managerial experience at several startup companies, as well as established corporations. He has handled diversified aspects such as engineering, professional services, product management, marketing, finance, legal, compliance, mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Aley-Raz served as GM and VP Biometrics and Security Solutions at Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), directing an international team, which consisted of dozens of members. During his tenure at Nuance, he was able to grow its biometrics business line from several million USD to over $80 million/year. Nuance was recently acquired by Microsoft for ~20Bn. Mr. Aley-Raz joined Nuance in 2010 through the acquisition of PerSay, where he served as CEO. He joined PerSay in 1999 as a system engineer when the company was still a part of Verint Systems Inc. – formerly Comverse Infosys. As part of his work, he successfully raised over $11 million from the Israeli Venture Capital industry.
Before joining Verint in 1999, Mr. Aley-Raz served as a project manager – managing a strategic mission-critical 150 man-year government software project, including software and network infrastructure deployment in multiple physical sites. The project met its targets in all aspects (budget, timeline, performance) and is operational since 1999. Previous assignments included managing 35 engineers and field engineers who handled complex airborne communication and optical systems.
Almog Aley-Raz holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Digital Signal Processing from Ben-Gurion University and is an MBA graduate of the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University. He completed a continued education course at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in managing the development and regulation of medical devices.