Our team combines the two disciplines that make our solution unique: “rocket science” algorithms and analytics, combined with down-to-earth yet forward-thinking marketing expertise.
Two of Pursway’s co-founders come from a highly analytical data mining background; the third co-founder brings the marketing and CRM know-how. Together, they created a solution that is a technological breakthrough, yet grounded in the reality that drives the marketing organization towards bottom line-results.
Chief Executive Officer
Dave most recently served as Managing Director of G2 Capital Advisors, where he led G2’s Technology and Business Services practice. He was the Chief Executive Officer of 170 Systems, Inc., where he brought the Company to profitability and grew revenues by three times to over $30M, leading to a profitable acquisition by Kofax plc. Prior to that, Dave was also Chief Executive Officer of Vividon Inc. until its merger with Starbak Communications, Inc. Before joining Vividon, Dave was President of DataSage Inc., where he completed the sale of the company to Vignette Corporation for $500 Million. Dave began his career at Bell Laboratories and served for more than ten years at Data General Corporation in progressive leadership and general management positions including VP and General Manager of the Data General NT Business Unit where he grew revenues from $90M to over $200M and a #1 market share in less than two years.Dave holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago, an M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S.E.E. degree from Iowa State University. Dave has been an outside Director on multiple Boards, including Ascential Software (ASCL), AccuRev, and Torrent Systems.
Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer
Guy Gildor is Pursway’s Chief Technical Officer and responsible for all research and algorithm, technological, and engineering development at Pursway. Guy has spent well over 20,000 hours working on complex data mining and algorithm research and development in both the private and public sector. His career includes over sixteen years of leading software research and development teams, first as a senior leader at an elite IDF intelligence unit and then at a number of software startups. Guy earned his Master’s in Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Tel Aviv University with his thesis work under the supervision of Professor Arnon Avron on the subject of “Fuzzy Abstract Set Theory.”
Co-Founder & Chief Client Officer
Ran Shaul is an entrepreneur who is passionate about consumer data and monetization. Over the past decade, Ran has led hundreds of projects for the Fortune 500 in areas including customer acquisition, digital activation, propensity to buy, predictive analytics, retention and anti-churn strategies. As a co-founder and in his current role with Pursway, Ran has overall leadership on account success. He plays a pivotal role in the strategic as well as operational implementation of Pursway’s Social Graph technology for all our clients. He is also instrumental to the integration of Pursway’s data services with digital media platforms. Prior to founding Pursway, Ran was the founder and CEO of Synergy, a CRM consulting company serving the telecommunication, financial services and retail sectors that was acquired in 2010 by NESS (NSTC, NASDAQ). Ran has authored numerous thought leadership articles and white papers. He is also a regular speaker at industry events, trade shows and conferences. Ran has a B.Sc. in Industrial Management from Tel Aviv University.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Michal leads Pursway’s worldwide human resources efforts, bringing more than a dozen years of experience in human resources leadership to Pursway. Michal’s previous positions include roles as Director of Human Recourses and Israel Site Manager at Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR). Prior to that she held various Vice President Human Resources positions at Kagoor Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks), Sunlight Medical, and RADCOM, Ltd., (NASDAQ: RDCM). Michal has completed graduate work in Organizational Behavior at the Recanti Business School at Tel-Aviv University (ABD) and holds a B.A. from Tel Aviv University.
Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer
Michael is responsible for financial management and operations of Pursway and its subsidiaries. Michael has over 20 years of experience working in corporate finance, IT, and back-office operations of global technology companies. Previously, Michael was an Executive Vice President at TCI, a provider of high availability infrastructure to Financial Services and several U.S. Government agencies; a Vice President of Corporate Development and Professional Services at Elcom International (NASDAQ:ELCO) where he played a key role in the company’s hyper growth to $800M in revenue and IPO in 4 years; and as a Vice President, Implementation Services, at PaperClip Software (NASDAQ: PCLP) a leading knowledge management software company. Michael received his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Communications from Yeshiva University, New York.
Vice President, Sales
Tracy leads Pursway’s new business sales effort. Tracy has experience in sales leadership roles with building high performance teams in high-growth software companies where performance optimization, innovation and creative strategies are critical for rapid, sustained growth. Tracy brings two decades of experience in enterprise software sales of CRM and Analytics solutions to large corporate accounts. She has been an early adopter of Sales 2.0 tools and methodologies to drive results in a rapidly evolving sales environment. Prior positions include executive and sales leadership roles at companies including Brainshark, ARC, PeopleSoft and Symantec, in addition to several start-ups. Tracy is an active participant in CRM professional associations and is a member of the National Speakers Association.
Chief Science Officer
Elery Pfeffer is a Pursway founder and has also served as the company’s CEO. Throughout his career, Elery has been on the forefront of applying advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence to day-to-day business challenges. Most recently, he was President at Plataine, a developer of advanced manufacturing solutions servicing the manufacturing markets in the United States and Europe. In addition to his leadership at Pursway, Elery is a globally-respected high-tech entrepreneur and a frequent lecturer at industry events. He earned his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.