ENGAGING LEADERSHIP

Conduit was founded in 2005 by three visionaries up for an exciting new challenge.

    • Ronen Shilo

      Ronen Shilo|Founder, Chairman & CEO

      Ronen Shilo is an inventor at heart, and enjoys creating anything from sophisticated software applications to cool musical puzzles. Introducing ground-breaking Internet applications is his passion. Before founding Conduit, Ronen founded Effective–i, a learning system that categorized, organized, and delivered information to shorten search cycles within an enterprise. Ronen also founded DoubleAgent, the first company to develop a collaborative technology that enabled application sharing over the Internet. DoubleAgent was later acquired by NetManage, and continued to operate under Ronen's management for three more years. Ronen holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
    • Dror Erez

      Dror Erez|Founder & President

      Dror is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the Conduit product vision, in addition to overseeing all product and technology strategy. A veteran of multiple tech startups, Dror has vast experience and knowledge of Internet, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and web syndication technologies. Before founding Conduit, Dror was co-founder and development manager of Effective–i, a learning system that categorized, organized, and delivered information to shorten search cycles within an enterprise. Prior to that, he served as development manager at DoubleAgent, where he led the engineering team that designed and developed the DoubleAgent technology for sharing applications over the Internet. He has also held leading technical positions in the Israeli Navy's software division, where he managed two projects that won awards. Dror holds a B.A. in physics and computer science from Bar-Ilan University.

    • Gaby Bilczyk

      Gaby Bilczyk|Founder & Ambassador

      As Conduit’s eternal founder and past COO for nearly a decade, Gaby always balanced his passion for quality products with strong process discipline to guide the company toward fulfilling its vision. Although Gaby now spends his time outside the office (except when he comes back for yoga on Wednesdays), he continues to remain deeply devoted to Conduit’s future development and serves as a true advocate for the company. In his role as COO, Gaby was responsible for overseeing all of Conduit’s operations, infrastructure, and enabling technologies (such as cloud-based solutions), as well as supporting DevOps and the big data needs of internal clients. His extensive Internet software development skills, deep understanding of product, and valuable experience in project management were evident in his leadership of cross-departmental operations throughout the company. He was often credited for being the glue that holds the organization together. With more than 14 years of experience in the Internet industry, Gaby has fulfilled multiple positions in a wide range of disciplines, including R&D and project management. He holds a B.A. in computer science, with a focus on complex algorithms and distributed computing, from the Tel Aviv-Jaffa College.

    • Roy Gen

      Roy Gen|Partner & Chief Financial Officer

      Roy oversees Conduit's financial activities, governs compliance directives, and manages corporate operations. Roy brings more than 10 years of experience in corporate and international financial management, including experience in accounting and auditing. Prior to joining Conduit, Roy served as vice president of finance at Exanet, a leading provider of clustered NAS (Network Attached Storage) solutions, where he led the finance, accounting, and corporate control departments. Roy is a CPA and holds a B.A. (cum laude) in economics and accounting from Tel Aviv University, as well as an MBA from the Recanati School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University.

    • Sharon Livneh

      Sharon Livneh|Partner & Chief People Officer

      Sharon is responsible for defining and implementing Conduit’s people-first philosophy, emphasizing the company’s commitment to the well-being of its own employees and of the greater community. In this capacity, Sharon oversees Conduit’s human resources (HR) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Prior to joining Conduit, Sharon worked in the human resources department at Information Builders (New York), and also assisted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of New York with investigations involving discrimination in the workplace. Sharon personifies Conduit's Israeli-American mix, making her uniquely valuable to the company's global recruiting efforts. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an M.A. in organizational psychology from Columbia University.

    • Avrom Gilbert

      Avrom Gilbert |COO, Como

      Avrom leads the Marketing, Customer Success, Partners, and Data teams in Como, Conduit’s mobile app division. Before joining Conduit, he served for six years at Seeking Alpha, where as VP of finance and then COO, he oversaw finance, operations, and business development. Prior to that, he was founder and CEO at MyStudiyo (IP acquired by Quiz Revolution), an Internet startup creating interactive quiz infrastructures for media websites. He also held the position of director of business development at Camero, Inc. (acquired by SK Group). Avrom holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Cambridge.

    • Omer Shmueli

      Omer Shmueli|VP, Legal Affairs

      Omer oversees Conduit’s legal affairs. His department is responsible for enabling, supporting, and protecting the company’s business operations and ensuring its compliance with relevant laws and industry standards. Prior to joining Conduit, Omer served as general counsel and VP of business development at Gilat Satcom, a provider of telecommunication solutions in Africa and the Middle East. Previously, he worked as general counsel and VP of business development at Globalicom Trade, which was then the official distributor of Samsung mobile phones in Romania. He also served as a helicopter pilot in the Israeli Air Force for eight years. Omer holds an LL.B. and B.A. in economics from Haifa University and an LL.M. from Tel Aviv University.

    • Avi Wortzel

      Avi Wortzel|VP of R&D, Como

      Avi was an original member of the team that founded Conduit’s mobile division, now called Como. As VP of R&D, he oversees all product releases and platform architecture, as well as strategic planning. Avi’s previous positions in Conduit included director of R&D, infrastructure team leader, and senior software developer. Before Conduit, he worked at Massive Impact (a startup) as a technical leader, and in the Israel Air Force as a developer and team leader. He still lives technology in his spare time, writing code for everything from front end to mobile development. Avi holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Hamichlala Leminhal in Rishon LeZion.

1800s

SIGNAL LAMP INVENTED

1838

ELECTRICAL TELEGRAPH INVENTED

1911

IBM IS FOUNDED

1927

WORLD'S FIRST TV

2400 BC

EARLIEST DOCUMENTED MAIL SERVICE

1965

FIRST WIDE AREA NETWORK

1983

FIRST COMMERCIAL MOBILE PHONE SOLD

1990s

2G DIGITAL NETWORKS EMERGE

1998

FIRST DOWNLOADABLE MOBILE RINGTONE

1998

FIRST ONLINE BLOGGING COMMUNITY

2011

CONDUIT ACQUIRES WIBIYA

2.1

BILLION INTERNET USERS TODAY

2008

MOBILE WEB GOES MAINSTREAM

1895

FIRST RADIO SIGNAL

1.08

BILLION SMARTPHONES
IN USE

158

NEW CONDUIT EMPLOYEES IN 2013

1973

FIRST ANALOG MOBILE PHONE

69,800

COFFEE CAPSULES CONSUMED AT CONDUIT IN 2013

400 BC

FIRST PIGEON POST

55

BIRTHS AT CONDUIT IN 2013

1990

FIRST INTERNET BROWSER

55,757

SQ FT OF CONDUIT OFFICE SPACE
IN 2013

1997

BIRTH OF SOCIAL NETWORKING

12

CONDUIT WEDDINGS IN 2013

2005

CONDUIT PRESENTS ITS POWERFUL CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM

250

MILLION CONDUIT USERS

260,000

CONDUIT PUBLISHERS

1876

FIRST TELEPHONE

2009

1st CONDUIT PATENT REGISTERED