Ronen Castro – CEO
Ronen Castro has vast experience in marketing & sales, business development and managing positions in medical device companies. In the last 20 years he has served in companies like Contec-Medical (Rigid Endoscopy products), Versamed (Software based Ventilation Machines), SLP (SleepMedicine and Respiratory products) and MetaCure (Implantable Gastric Stimulator for Diabesity). For the last 3 years prior to joining IOPtima, he was the CEO of Allium Medical Solutions (TASE:ALMD), a manufacturer of various MIS products. 2 year before, he served as the CEO of C-Boot, a manufacturer of advanced compression therapy products. He is also the founder of DCS Medical and EZ-Tube. Ronen Castro holds an MBA degree from Ben-Gurion University.
Yifftach Biel – CFO
Mr. Biel has a vast experience in corporate finance, internaional tax, financing and business operations in global publically traded companies as in start-ups. In the last years he served as a Corporate Controller in BioLight Life Sciences (TASE:BOLT), an emerging global ophthalmic company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of products and product candidates which address ophthalmic conditions, including glaucoma, dry eye syndrome and age-related macular degeneration. Before that he served as Corporate Controller of Delek Global Real Estate (AIM:DGRE), a subsidiary of Delek Real Estate (TASE:DLKR), one of the leading real estate companies in Israel, with many high value assets and operations located in Europe, Canada and Israel. Mr. Biel is a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A Israel) and holds a B.A. in Business MAnagement from the Open University, Israel.
Elad Shalev – Director of Marketing & Sales
Mr. Shalev brings over a decade of vast experience in various positions in the medical device arena, including sales, marketing and product management. During recent years, Mr. Shalev served as a Global Sales Manager in Medoc Ltd., and as International Sales Manager in Light Instruments Ltd., a daughter company of Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ-ELOS). Mr. Shalev was a part of the turnaround management before its acquisition by Sino-lite Ltd. Mr. Shalev is a multilingual, speaking fluent English, Spanish and Hebrew, having profound understanding of different cultures and local market behaviors and trends. Mr. Shalev holds BA in Business Administration, majoring in information technologies.
Amnon Nahum-Sharon – COO
32 years of work experience in the medical device industry. Proficient in all aspects of operations, quality and regulatory in companies which develop, manufacture and sell medical products. For many years, Amnon was part of LifaCare, a family-owned business which provide outsourced R&D and manufacturing services. In parallel, he provided regulatory consultation services to medical device manufacturers. Amnon is with IOPtima since 2010.
Eran Kaplan – VP of R&D and Clinical Specialist
Eran brings vast academic and professional experience in the medical device field. Prior to joining IOPtima Ltd. Eran served as R&D/Application engineer at Dune Medical Devices – a company engaged in the development of intraoperative, real-time cancer detection devices. Prior to that, Eran served as System & Development engineer at Opticul Diagnostics – a company that develops a novel instant and specific bacterial optical-detection system. Eran holds a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and M.Sc. in Medical Sciences both from Tel Aviv University.
Yaron Sfadyah – Director of Business Development
Yaron has more than 10 years’ experience holding various positions in international relations, strategic alliances, planning, technology scouting and business development, most of which in the medical device markets. Yaron also worked in similar roles in the Israeli government (foreign affairs), security companies and nonprofit organizations. Yaron holds an LL.B in law and BA in Business Management from the IDC in Herziliya.