Renan Levy is the CEO of Matrix-IFS and is responsible for the company's overall operations around the Globe. Renan has a proven track record of more than 25 years of building successful companies in the fields of technology, banking, business and consumer services. Prior to joining Matrix-IFS, Renan held leadership positions in the financial services industry including CEO at ActivePath, CEO of eSupportNow, and president at Intellidyn, KaBloom, and Riveton. His vision and business acumen were instrumental in leading each of these companies to rapid revenue growth and overall business expansion. Renan holds a Master's in Business Administration from Boston University and taught in the MBA program at Hult International Business School in Boston. He is based out of New Jersey, US.
Executive Director, Professional Services, EMEA & APAC
Youval Fabri oversees the overall firm’s operations across EMEA and APAC. His responsibilities include sales, delivery, recruiting, customer success, account management, partnerships, and business development within strategic accounts within his regions. Youval has been with Matrix-IFS since 2006 and has filled a variety of roles within the Professional Service Delivery and Accounts Management departments. Prior to his work at Matrix, Youval held several technical and business roles at NICE, performing over the years as a solution architect, business analyst, and pre-sales consultant. Youval holds a bachelor’s degree in computer hardware and software science from Coventry University, UK. He is based out of Israel.
Chief Financial Officer
Inbal Gilboa-Amir is the CFO of Matrix-IFS and is responsible for the finance and accounting across all divisions and subsidiaries of the company. Prior to joining the company, Inbal held senior positions at various companies, including PACCAR Inc., Ernst and Young, and the Israeli Defense Force. Inbal holds a bachelor's degree in Economics, Accounting, and Political Science from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and is a certified CPA. She is based out of New Jersey, US.
Varatharaj (Raj) Sankararaj
Managing Director, Financial Crime
Raj Sankararaj is responsible for the management and growth of the AML practice at Matrix-IFS. His responsibilities include building service offerings around new regulations and emerging technologies, identifying and establishing new technology partnerships, and expanding Matrix-IFS’s global presence in thought leadership. Raj has more than 12 years of experience in the field of financial crime risk and compliance and in developing and implementing large-scale AML programs at both small and large banks. This includes conducting risk assessments, performing regulatory controls management, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and managing AML governance and emerging risks. Prior to coming to Matrix-IFS, Raj held a managerial position at PWC in the field of advanced risk and compliance analytics, developing and managing strategic-compliance initiatives, and providing leadership expertise to several regulatory remediation programs for financial institutions. Raj holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Anna University. He is based out of Canada.
Managing Director, Head of Florida Delivery Center
As a Managing Director of the Florida Delivery Center, Anshul applies subject matter expertise to help clients adopt and leverage new technologies for optimal efficiency. Anshul has more than 11 years of experience in the field of financial crime and has held technical and business positions including senior architect at Citi Bank and specialist consultant for NICE Actimize and Genpact. During that time, he completed over 100 projects in compliance, trade surveillance, AML, and fraud models for major global financial institutions and trading banks, providing analysis, services, and solutions on multiple platforms. Anshul holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. He is based out of Florida, US
Managing Director, Head of AML Practice Delivery
With more than two decades of experience in professional services, Ofer Shapira applies deep expertise in systems and business analysis, design, implementation, documentation, customer support, and project management to oversee AML-related projects. Ofer is an AML Actimize Solution Specialist with years of hands-on experience in NICE Actimize full life-cycle implementations. Ofer has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Haifa and an executive MBA from Tel Aviv University. He is based out of New Jersey, US.
Senior Director, Commercial Affairs
Ben Levy spearheads Matrix-IFS’ business and corporate development and is responsible for defining the company’s commercial strategy and fostering growth opportunities for the company, its business partners, and the company’s global customer base. Ben has 24 years of experience in leadership roles in the software and IT services industry with a primary focus in the financial industry and capital markets. His previous positions included vice president of corporate development and commercial manager at Genpact/Headstrong, executive vice president at Ness Technologies, and senior vice president at Crystal Systems. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hadassah College, Jerusalem. He is based out of New Jersey, US.
VP, Compliance and Fraud Services, EMEA
As VP of Compliance & Fraud Services, Yair Samban is responsible for pre-sales and delivery operations in the EMEA region. His responsibilities include interacting with risk and compliance industry leaders, managing client and partner relationships, driving success and building a strong delivery team for the region. Yair has more than 20 years’ experience in building and delivering complex analytical programmes of work in the EMEA and APAC regions, with domain expertise in Financial Crime and AML Compliance, Fraud prevention, and Cyber Security. His background includes academic research of terrorists’ decision making and funding processes, 13 years of military service in technology and counter-terrorism intelligence analysis roles, and 8 years consulting and delivery experience in the financial services sector, which he gained at NICE Actimize. Yair holds a master's degree in Political Science from Tel Aviv University and is an Affiliate member of faculty at the Behavioral Political Science Lab at the Interdisciplinary Centre (Israel). Yair is based out of London, UK.
Senior Director, Compliance Professional Services
Senior Director, Compliance Professional Services Offir Omer spearheaded Matrix-IFS’ Compliance Advisory and Implementation Solutions for the past 6 years and is responsible for delivering regulatory enforcement solutions for Risk, Compliance, and AML in the financial market. Offir has over 20 years of success in delivering enterprise solutions to large corporations and government agencies in North America, Latin America, APAC, and Europe, and has held managerial positions at Deutsche Bank, Bottomline Technologies, and Ness Technologies. Offir holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ruppin Academic Center. He is based out of New Jersey, US.
Senior Sales Director
Mark’s focuses are on continually growing Matrix-IFS in North America while driving higher levels of customer satisfaction and on the adoption of new technologies through business development. Mark has more than 25 years of sales management experience with deep expertise in the financial services and banking sectors. He has held senior positions at Ness, Ciklum, and Pitney Bowes, among other companies. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Syracuse University. He is based out of New Jersey, US.
Director, Head of Operations, EMEA
Or Ovadia is responsible for presales consulting and delivery operations in the EMEA, managing the entire sale life-cycle including procurement and legal processes as well as all client relationships. He is also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing all delivery teams in the region. Or has 17 years of experience in building and delivering complex analytical programs with domain expertise in financial crime and AML compliance, fraud prevention, and cyber-security. Prior to his work at Matrix-IFS, he spent 7 years at the Israeli Defense Force's elite tech unit, Mamram. Or graduated Cum Laude from The Open University in Management and Computers and has an MBA with a specialization in Accounting & Finance from Tel Aviv University. He is based out of Israel
Director of Professional Services, EMEA
Eshel Bar is the Director of Professional Services for the EMEA region and is responsible for managing client relationships as well as building a strong offshore delivery team for financial institutions across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Eshel has more than 18 years of experience in business intelligence with domain expertise in AML, compliance, and fraud prevention. Prior to his work at Matrix-IFS, Eshel spent more than 10 years at Deutsche Bank (Wall Street) as a senior manager, assisting major US financial institutions with financial crime and compliance technology needs. Eshel holds a BSc degree in information systems engineering from Ben Gurion University. He is based out of Israel
Delivery Director , EMEA
As a Delivery Director, Roee Friedman oversees professional services in the EMEA region, maintaining client relationships and building the Israeli offshore delivery team. Roee has more than 10 years of experience in business intelligence, professional services, and delivery management for the financial, telecom, and security industries. Prior to his work at Matrix-IFS, he held various R&D positions, including 6 years of military service (IDF) in the Technology and Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Unit. Roee holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa. He is based out of Israel,
As Matrix-IFS HR Manager, Anvita Chauhan is responsible for the company's HR strategy, including policies, processes, employee relations, coaching, and immigration. Prior to her work at Matrix-IFS, Anvita held HR positions at Arvato Systems and IGate and gained experience across a variety of HR verticals, such as talent acquisition, employee relations, immigration, and HR processes and strategy. Anvita holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. She is based out of New Jersey.
Head of Marketing
Idan Tohami spearheads Matrix-IFS’ marketing. He is responsible for all external communications, event sponsorships, public relations, and social media, and he plays a major role in defining the company’s strategy, both in the US and throughout EMEA. He works closely with Matrix-IFS' partners and sales teams to plan and execute campaigns to generate new opportunities and facilitate growth. Prior to his work at Matrix-IFS, Idan led the marketing for a cloud service provider from its inception, CloudZone, and held an Account Executive position at a London-based marketing agency, AddingValue. His marketing experience spans from the US to the UK and Israel. Idan holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Marketing Communications from the University of Greenwich, UK. He is based out of New Jersey, US.