Our Speakers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Dayan represents the State of Israel to communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1955, he is the first Hispanic Consul General of Israel in New York.

 

Amb. Dayan has established a reputation as an Israeli public figure, lecturer and entrepreneur. He served as Chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria and as the Council’s Chief Foreign Envoy. In these roles, Amb. Dayan opened doors to the major seats of government worldwide and conducted regular meetings with foreign diplomats and journalists.

ELI COHEN
MINISTER OF ECONOMY & INDUSTRY @

AMB. DANI DAYAN
CONSUL GENERAL OF ISRAEL IN NEW YORK

ARIEL DOR
CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  @

FORESIGHT AUTONOMOUS HOLDINGS

JASON GEWIRTZ

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER @

CNBC

HARRY HEYER
SENIOR RESEARH ANALYST & INVESTOR @
UNTERBERG CAPITAL

INON ELROY
ISRAEL ECONOMIC MINISTER TO NORTH AMERICA

NETANEL "NATTI" GINOR
MANAGING DIR., HEAD OF ISRAEL MARKETS AND SENIOR INSTITUTIONAL SALES  @

JEFFERIES

ROBERT FINK

PARTNER & MANAGING DIR. @

HAYDEN IR

Liz Michaels is Aperio’s Chief of Staff and Director of ESG/SRI. Prior to joining Aperio, Liz was responsible for the $11 billion defined contribution managed accounts business at Ibbotson Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar, Inc. and served on the company's executive committee. Liz was also the President of Jellyvision, Inc., an interactive firm best known for its game, You Don't Know Jack™, and Associate Dean/Director of the Career Advising and Planning Services office at the University of Chicago.

Inon Elroy was appointed Economic Minister to North America in August 2016. Mr. Elroy has more than 18 years of experience representing the Ministry of Economy and Industry in a wide range of executive positions both in Israel and overseas. As Vice Director General of the Ministry from 2012 to 2016, he was tasked with overseeing industrial policy (promoting domestic production and innovation), trade regulations (liberalization of imports, anti-dumping and standardization), and regional economic planning. In addition, he supervised the Ministry’s digital strategy and initiated policies to foster innovation synergies between the public and private sectors.

Jason Gewirtz is an Executive Producer at CNBC. He currently produces "Halftime Report" and contributes to CNBC's long-form programming. He was the Senior Producer and developer of the documentary "Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future." Gewirtz is an experienced field producer and has covered business news in the Middle East and Israel extensively for the network. Gewirtz is the author of "Israel's Edge: The Story of the IDF's Most Elite Unit — Talpiot"

Jefferies has been focused on serving clients for over 50 years and has been active in the Israeli market for more than 20 years. Netanel is responsible for establishing and implementing Jefferies’ strategy in Israel across products and regions. Netanel is a native Israeli, Dual-citizen and visits Israel frequently.​

Harry Heyer is a research analyst and investor at Unterberg Capital, a tech-focused hedge fund with an

emphasis on small and mid-cap equities. Prior to joining Unterberg Capital, Mr. Heyer worked in Equity

Research at Credit Suisse and later Barclays. Mr. Heyer received his B.S. in Economics at the Wharton

School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rob Fink is a Partner and Managing Director of Hayden IR, a 20 year old investor relations consulting firm that helps underfollowed and undervalued public companies more effectively communicate with the institutional investment community. Rob has more than a decade of experience consulting companies on best practice IR  strategies that enable executive teams to reach, attract, and retain sophisticated investors and more effectively enhance value for their shareholders.

ELEN KATZ
FOUNDER & CEO @

RAIL VISION

Mr. Elen Katz - Rail Vision's Founder & CEO. Inventor and entrepreneur in the field of mechanical and

software innovation. Experience in HLS, mobile and robotic sensors. A leader of complex projects in

third-world countries. Vast experience in multi-sensor integration.

MICHAEL LUSTIG
CHAIR @​
IMPACT INVESTING COMMITTEE, UJA-FEDERATION OF NY

Michael Lustig is retired from Wall Street, most recently at BlackRock as Senior Managing Director overseeing Structured Mortgage & Derivative Products trading.

He’s deeply involved with UJA-Federation of NY, and serves as Chair of i4 (Impact Investing). Michael

is a BoardMember of the Dualis Yozma Fund and GigaWatt Global, an Israel-based solar energy

concern. Michael is currently an Adjunct Professor of Finance at NYU|Stern

Harold Marcus began his career with the Development Corporation for Israel in 1981. For 30 years, he
was a Registered Representative in the Pittsburgh office before moving to Philadelphia in 2011 when he
was appointed Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Region. His clients include individuals making
personal investments and gifts, retirement funds, corporate and institutional investors.

HAROLD MARCUS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR @

ISRAEL BONDS, PENNSYLVANIA

LIZ MICHAELS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER @

APERIO

Liz Michaels is Aperio’s Chief of Staff and Director of ESG/SRI. Prior to joining Aperio, Liz was responsible for the $11 billion defined contribution managed accounts business at Ibbotson Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar, Inc. and served on the company's executive committee. Liz was also the President of Jellyvision, Inc., an interactive firm best known for its game, You Don't Know Jack™, and Associate Dean/Director of the Career Advising and Planning Services office at the University of Chicago. Liz has a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University

of Chicago.

ALON OZER
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER @

THE FOUNDATION OF THE GREATER JEWISH MIAMI FEDERATION

Alon Ozer is the Chief Investment Officer for The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation where he is in charge of managing the endowment assets. Prior to this position, he worked in Israel for Gaon Investment House, one of Israel’s largest investment houses, managing the firm’s foreign securities trading desk. Alon also previously worked at an Israeli software company designing trading and risk management systems for use in the Israeli and US markets. He also helped establish Israel’s first online securities trading company, where he worked as the head trader. 

As Director of Investor Relations at Israel’s Ministry of Finance office in NY, Jason builds and maintains relationships with sovereign debt institutional investors. 
 

Formerly, he worked in the private sector for five years. Jason has also served as Deputy Director, Global Debt Capital Markets, for the ministry. 

He holds graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and USC. 

JASON REINAN
DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONS @

ISRAEL'S MINISTRY OF FINANCE IN NY

Adam is currently a general partner/co-founder of Disruptive Technologies L.P. an Israel based venture capital fund.  Previously, Adam served as the CIO of Intana Management and was a Partner of the Select Technology and Software Funds at Robeco Investment
Management.
 

Adam graduated with a BS in Economics from Wharton and has an MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge. 

ADAM ROTHSTEIN
GENERAL PARTNER/CO-FOUNDER @

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES LP

MIRI SEGAL
FOUNDER & CEO @

MS-IR

Ms. Segal has 19 years of experience working with international companies in a variety of industries, ranging from startups to publicly-traded companies. She has successfully led Investor Relations strategy of several IPOs and capital raises for both Israeli and global companies. She is the owner and founder of MS-IR, a New York-based Investor Relations boutique focusing on high-growth global companies. Clients include companies trading on the Nasdaq, New York, London, Singapore, Australia and Tel Aviv exchanges. MS-IR helps foreign companies Americanize their story and build a larger shareholder base in the U.S. market. 

CRYSTAL SHEN
VICE PRESIDENT @

JEFFERIES TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Professor Stephen Wallenstein is a recognized expert on venture capital, private equity and global capital markets, having spent fifteen years at IFC.   He was a professor at the Fuqua School of Business and Duke Law School, founded the Duke Directors' Education Institute (DEI), and established the Duke Global Capital Markets Center (GCMC), a collaborative venture between Fuqua and Duke Law, serving as its Executive Director.  Wallenstein has taught courses on venture capital, private equity and international finance at Duke, University of Maryland and Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, and he is Chairman of the Advisory Board of BlueStar Global Investors.

PROF. STEPHEN WALLENSTEIN
FOUNDER @

DUKE GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS CENTER

25 + years of executive experience in global finance, strategic planning and general management. Leadership in managing global financial operations for technology and financial services companies.  Employment included Ernst & Young, GIMV, American Greetings and Perion.  Now Chief Financial Officer of the American Technion Society, a non-profit organization based in New York City managing endowment and fund-raising in support of Technion University.

 

MICHAEL WAXMAN-LENZ
CFO @

AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY

SHAY ZAFRAN
CHIEF OF STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATION @

IDB BANK OF NY

Michael Zaremsky is the Regional Head for New York Private Banking.  Michael has over 15 years of Investment Management experience across fixed income, equity and asset allocation solutions.

Prior to his current role, Michael was a Client Portfolio Manager at Lazard Asset Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, serving High Net Worth and Institutional client bases.​

 

MICHAEL ZAREMSKY
REGIONAL HEAD @

REGIONAL PRIVATE BANK, LEUMI USA

Tzlill is BlueStar’s EMEA representative. Prior to joining the firm, Tzlill served as Chief Legal Counsel at KSM, and as an associate at one of the largest Israeli law firms, specializing in capital markets and banks.
 

Tzlill  has an Executive LL.M (Cum Laude) from Tel-Aviv University and Berkeley University (California), LL.B and BA (Economics) from Tel-Aviv University.

 

TZLILL KEREN-BLUM
EMEA & ISRAEL REP. @

BLUESTAR INDEXES

Joshua Kaplan is the Director of Research and Finance at BlueStar. Joshua leads BlueStar’s index design, maintenance and commercialization activities. He is also responsible for producing research and analysis on BlueStar’s indexes as well as Israel’s economy and capital markets. Prior to joining BlueStar in late 2011, Joshua specialized in fundamental equity analysis for an Israel-focused hedge fund which was an affiliate of a leading Israeli private equity fund.

JOSHUA KAPLAN
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & FINANCE @

BLUESTAR INDEXES

ROBERT KATZ
MANAGING DIRECTOR @

SENVEST MANAGEMENT

Joe Levin is a Partner and Chief Investment Strategist at BlueStar Global Investors. He leads BlueStar’s engagement with institutional investors and our partnerships with wealth managers and advisors to guide their allocations to Israeli investments. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, he served for six years as the Chief Development Officer at the SF-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, leading the organization’s coordinated annual, endowment, and legacy philanthropic resources development efforts.

 

JOSEPH J. LEVIN
PARTNER & CHIEF INVESTMENT STRATEGIST @

BLUESTAR INDEXES