Our Management Team

  • Shai Newman
    Shai Newman
    Co-owner and the CO-CEO responsible for technology and innovation in the company. Shai initiated and managed Compedia's cooperation projects with Microsoft, RARE/NINTENDO, News Corp, Intel, Microsoft and others. Shai is the Author of 3 patents in the field of Noise cancellation, AR, VR and visual computing. Shai has led Compedia's participation in all of its European research projects and is now acting as Technological Director in LAW-TRAIN (Horizon 2020) and on the advisory board of MY-WAY that promotes entrepreneurship for young adults in Europe. His educational multi-disciplinary background and degree includes: Tel-Aviv University Marketing, finance and management; mathematics and computer science and IT (with Honours).
  • Ilan Goldberg
    Ilan Goldberg
    Co-founder, member of the board and acts as the COO of Compedia, responsible for the operation and projects management in the company ensuring they meet their targets on time and on budget. Ilan has been managing many large scale projects operations of Compedia's main projects encompassing AR/VR, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Mobile Educational Apps, and Advanced Gamification Virtual Worlds for Learning, and various products based on the company systems and platforms including gaming and learning solutions for education and healthcare. He has a degree in Practical Engineering from Tel Aviv University. Ilan has managed projects for various platforms including online virtual worlds; an interactive TV channel project; projects for Nintendo platform and many others.
  • Gil Ilutowich
    Gil Ilutowich
    Chairman of the board and joint CEO in charge of business development and marketing. Gil supervised and managed the sales and marketing that generated more than 50 million dollars in sales into educational markets. Gil has over 25 years of experience in business development, marketing and management. He is also a well-known author in Israel and wrote several novels. He serves as the vice-chairman of The Spirit of Israel, one of the largest philanthropic organisations in Israel. Gil holds degrees in Electronic engineering and in Philosophy and Bible studies from Tel Aviv University (Israel).

  • Dr. Aviva Gitait
    Dr. Aviva Gitait
    Pedagogical Director of Compedia and Director of Projects Department in Israel. Aviva holds a PHD in Developing and Evaluating Curriculums from Bar Ilan University. Dr. Gitait has over 20 years of experience in promoting wide-spread projects for students and teenagers using innovative technologies. Nowadays, she is managing Tamar Project- Teaching the Bible in an Augmented Reality. This year would be the third year for this successful project in Israel.
  • Ilan Leizerovich
    Ilan Leizerovich
    Marketing manager at Compedia, responsible for developing market domain expertise through customer engagements, market events and research. Also in charge of governmental and press connection and social media. For 23 years he was a journalist, mostly in ch.2 news and then a media advisor for the minister of transportation and a spokesperson of NTA, Tel-Aviv light train.
    He holds M.A in communication and mass media from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and B.A in political science and sociology from Haifa University.
  • Elad Brandes
    Elad Brandes
    Director of Augmented Reality products. Elad is highly experienced in training development, knowledge management, project management and creative thinking. He is responsible for mapping instructional needs; and planning, designing and creating innovative augmented reality learning activities. He manages the content team and coordinates the different teams during the production process including creative, UI, GUI, programming and QA.

  • Gennady Arkulis
    Gennady Arkulis
    Creative Art Director. Gennady is highly-experienced and talented artist and designer, he is responsible for all design and graphical assets of the company including mobile educational games, online curriculum gamified programs and marketing collaterals of the company. He manages the team of tens designers, illustrators and animators and supervises all the creative activities. Gennady holds BA in Art and Design from Dnepropetrovsk College of Arts (the Ukraine), from which he graduated with honors.
  • Noga Meir-Goren
    Noga Meir-Goren
    Product Manager. Noga has over 15 years of experience in developing and managing interactive content for children on various platforms, including an interactive TV channel, and diverse education, edutainment, and healthcare projects. Noga has been heading multimedia development teams at Compedia, as well as international pedagogical and clinical professional work groups, and coordinated the work of leading experts and research teams in international cooperative projects. Noga holds a BA degree in communication disorders and in special education from Tel-Aviv University, and an MA degree in Cognitive Studies from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
  • Tal Shimoni
    Tal Shimoni
    VP Product Management. Tal has over 12 years of experience in creating cross-organizational strategic collaborations and connecting between different business units in order to create cutting-edge products. Tal is a facilitator of agile implementations and acts as a mentor to POs and scrum masters. Tal holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University

  • Chava Rotman
    Chava Rotman
    Senior Project Manager. Chava has over 15 years of experience in content production and project management in diverse fields, including TV production, internet content and educational game design for children’s software. At Compedia, she leads a complex project to develop a spiral adaptive cross-platform blended curriculum for teaching Hebrew as a second language for children, supported by an innovative learning management system. Chava holds a BA in Psychology from Bar Ilan University and an MFA in Film and Television from Tel Aviv University both of which she graduated with honors.
  • Tal Einat
    Tal Einat
    Heads Compedia's Virtual and Augmented Reality R&D team. Tal has over 10 years of experience developing a wide variety of software, including network optimization, Big Data analytics and two EduTech start-ups. Beginning in 2014 he has built his team at Compedia from the ground up to successfully deliver innovative products. Tal holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Tel-Aviv University, from which he graduated with honors.
  • Yehuda Sapir
    Yehuda Sapir
    Director of advanced technology projects. Yehuda has a multidisciplinary focus integrating software and hardware solutions. He holds an M.Sc in Computer Sciences, B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Sciences and is an Electronics Practical Engineer. He is experienced in managing complex technology projects starting from presale, defining the users’ needs, defining the optimal technologies and following the project development during implementation and commercialization. In Compedia, Yehuda is responsible for the management of international innovation projects including those involving public funding like Horizon 2020 and Bird Foundation.

  • Rafi Eliasaf
    Rafi Eliasaf
    R&D manager and Head of LMS team. Rafi leads on innovation of new technology-driven approaches and specializes in developing and delivering learning technology solutions for our clients. He has extensive experience in developing data mining and learning analysis systems while offering cross-platform solutions and adaptive learning systems. Rafi holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics, Computer science and Economics from The Hebrew University.
  • Elihai Blomberg
    Elihai Blomberg
    Head of IT and Information Systems manager. Elihai has over 10 years of experience in the IT field , administrating multiple server environments including cloud platforms and on premise environments. He is responsible for systems maintenance and is in charge of developing deployment automation integration. Elihai holds an RHCE and multiple Microsoft certifications.
  • Tal Yanai
    Tal Yanai
    Product Manager. With background in education and experience in managing projects, Tal is dedicating himself to the development of educational projects in our company. He is responsible for the development of textbooks and teacher guides for the international and the local market. Tal has a B.A. in History with a Minor in Political Science from UCLA, and a Teaching Credential from CSUN.