Michael Rosenberg, Non-Executive Chairman
Michael Rosenberg began his career in 1957 with the merchant bankers Samuel Montagu and Co Ltd, where he subsequently joined the board in 1972. Following the company's acquisition by Midland Bank he left the board in 1974 to co-found a healthcare business, later known as United Medical Enterprises Ltd, which provided management services and equipment services to hospitals internationally. Michael became chairman of the British Healthcare Export Council (now known as A.B.H.I.) and led a number of trade missions overseas. He was also a founding shareholder and director of TVAM in 1983, the first UK commercial breakfast TV channel and has been active in the media sector as a director and shareholder of David Paradine Ltd (the family business of Sir David Frost) since 1974. Michael was recent appointed as a Non Executive Director of Shefa Yamim (ATM) Ltd.
Michael was a shareholder and later chairman of what is now known as Numis Securities Plc from 1989 to 1999. He has held a number of chairman and non-executive positions on the board of AIM-quoted companies, including Catalyst Media Group pl(current) and previously,Dori Media Ltd Pilat Media Global plc, Photon Kathaas Productions Ltd and Amiad Water Systems Ltd. In 1994 Michael was awarded the OBE for services regarding trade with Hong Kong and has previously served as chairman of the DTI's committee on trade with Hong Kong and as a director of the China Britain Business Council.
Avi Engel, Non-executive Director
Currently a private investor, company adviser and a non-executive director, Avi founded and led Pilat Media Global plc. as its CEO for twelve years until its sale for $100 million in March 2014. Prior to that Avi was the CEO of Pilat Technologies International, also AIM listed and an HR services and software company. With 25 years of public company experience on AIM and the TASE, Avi is deeply familiar with what it takes to strategize for long term shareholder value creation. Avi holds B.Sc. in Industrial and Management Engineering from the Haifa Technion and an MBA from the Tel Aviv University.
Martin Blair, Non-executive Director
Martin qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1982 and between 1983 and 1986 also worked for PwC. He then spent 15 years in a variety of senior financial roles, primarily for media and technology companies, both in UK and the US. Martin became the CFO for Pilat Media Global plc, a company which previously traded on both AIM and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Pilat Media Global developed, marketed and supported new generation business management software solutions for content and service providers in the media industry. Martin is also currently a non-executive director and Chairman of the audit committees at Kape Technologies Plc (AIM: KAPE), Cake Box Holdings Plc (AIM: CAKE) and Green Biologics Ltd.
Avraham (Avi) Hartmann, Chief Executive Officer
Avi Hartmann founded Mobiltel Communication Services in 1996 and served as its CEO for three years, until it was bought-out by Pelephone, the first mobile telephony provider in the country, in 1999. During this period he created a development and sales infrastructure which defined, developed, and marketed a GPS-based location product for vehicles, which was the first product of its kind in the country to use GPS technology. In 2004, together with Doron Kedem and his son, Uri, he founded Starcom.
Igor Vatenmacher, Chief Financial Officer
Mr Vatenmacher is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel and has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and an Executive MBA degree with honors specializing in financing, banking, capital markets and financial engineering from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He began his career in 2009 working at Ernst & Young (EY) before moving to Ceragon Networks Ltd where he worked as Internal Audit Manager. Mr Vatenmacher has previous experience as a Financial Executive, from his years working at Avgol Ltd., a public industrial manufacturer, where he was responsible for a variety of financial aspects including treasury and internal audit. Mr Vatenmacher joined Starcom in December 2017 and has been working closely with the board of directors since then.
The audit committee members are Martin Blair (Chairman), Michael Rosenberg and Avi Engel. The Remuneration Committee members are Michael Rosenberg (Chairman), Avi Engel and Martin Blair