Leadership Team

Steve Shine

CEO & President

Steve is CEO and President of Qognify which he joined in 2018. Prior to Qognify, Steve was CEO at Actian Corporation from 2011-2016 where he led a program of sustained organic and acquisition growth to position the company as a leading innovator in big data management and analytics and cloud integration. Prior to Actian, Steve was with Sybase as senior vice president and general manager for EMEA, overseeing all operational, sales, financial and human resources in the region. Prior to Sybase, Steve was at Canadian-based Geac Computer Corporation for ten years, helping to successfully turn around two major global divisions for the ERP firm. Steve holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Manchester University and lives in London with his partner and two children.

Miki Katz

Chief Financial Officer

Miki Katz joined Qognify in 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in Finance and business operations across global, public and private companies. Prior to joining Qognify, Miki was the VP finance and Business Operations for Radware Inc., CFO and COO for Ness Technologies North America and VP Finance for Verint Systems Inc. Miki holds an MBA and BA in economics and business administration from Bar Ilan University.

Gili Rom

VP Global Business Operations

Gili Rom has been with Qognify, since 2002 working in a variety of roles including leading the Solution Engineers team for the Americas since 2012. Armed with market-, customer- and technology-specific experience and knowledge, Gili is well placed to head up our Global Business Operations unit. She holds an International MBA from the College of Management in Israel, graduating with honors, and a B.A. from the University of Tel Aviv in Political Science.

Chen Porat


Chen joined Qognify in 2018. Prior to his current role as VP R&D, he worked at Nokia where he was a Program Head of Network Analytics and 3D Geo-Location. The 3D Geo-Location product was developed by NICE Optimize, a unit that Chen had formed, led and successfully sold to Nokia. Chen's experience includes a wide range of executive management positions in large and medium size companies, including Nasdaq-listed Comverse and Nova Measuring Instruments. Chen holds a B.Sc from The Technion Israeli Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.

Avi Caspi

VP Global Services

Avi Caspi joined Qognify in 2016. Prior to joining Qognify, Avi has been holding various leadership positions in technology companies for over 20 years. In his recent role he served as the COO of 4D security solutions. As Qongify's VP of Global Services & Support, Avi is our 'customer-first officer', ensuring our customer are happy ones. Avi holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion in Haifa, Israel.

Eldad Perelstein

VP Operations and FP&A

Eldad Perelstein joined Qognify in 2006 as the Finance and Business Operations Manager. Today, as VP Operations and FP&A, Eldad leads the global operations teams , including sales operations, purchasing and MIS. Eldad also overseas financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining Qognify, Eldad served as a Finance and Operations Manager at Escape Rescue Systems and Niragongo. Eldad graduated Magna Cum Laude with both B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Gal Golod

General Counsel

Joining Qognify in 2016, Gal oversees the company's global legal affairs. Prior to joining Qognify, Gal was a senior associate at the New York office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP where he represented technology clients in a wide range of corporate, licensing and transactional matters. Prior to that, Gal spent 10 years as the General Counsel of a high-growth technology company in Israel and the U.S. Gal is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and holds a doctorate (S.J.D.) from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar and the Israel Bar Association.