Our leadership team has deep expertise in technology, security, finance and science. Their wide-ranging experience includes executive positions at iconic tech companies and global consulting firms. They are united in their passion to make Internet communications and critical data secure, reliable and available everywhere.

Gil Shwed Founder, Chairman and CEO of Check Point Software Technologies

Gil Shwed

Founder, Chairman and CEO Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Gil Shwed is Check Point’s founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shwed is considered the inventor of the modern Firewall and holds several patents, such as the company’s Stateful Inspection technology. Mr. Shwed has received numerous accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctorate of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow recognition for his commitment to public affairs and leadership in areas beyond immediate professional interests, and the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award for his innovative contribution to business and technology. Mr. Shwed is a member of the Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv University and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Yeholot Association Founded by the Rashi Foundation whose charter is, among other things, to reduce dropout rates in high schools.


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Amnon Bar-Lev

President Check Point Software Technologies

Amnon Bar-Lev, President at Check Point, is responsible for worldwide sales, global partner programs, business development and technical services for the company. Mr. Bar-Lev joined Check Point in 2005 and brings more than 15 years of high-tech sales, marketing and management experience to the organization.

Prior to joining Check Point, Mr. Bar-Lev was founder and CEO of Xpert Integrated System Ltd., a leading provider of security, business-continuity and infrastructure platforms and solutions. Before forming Xpert, Mr. Bar-Lev began his career in the Israeli Air Force where he held several positions within the operational and administration units. Mr. Bar-Lev holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science (HONS) and Management (HONS) from Tel-Aviv University.

Dr. Dorit Dor

Dr. Dorit Dor

Vice President of Products Check Point Software Technologies

Dr. Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point, manages all product definition and development functions for both the enterprise and consumer divisions of the company. Her core responsibilities include leading the company’s product management, research and development (R&D) and quality assurance (QA) initiatives from concept to delivery.

Since joining the company in 1995, Dr. Dor has served in several pivotal roles in Check Point’s R&D organization. She has been instrumental to the organization’s growth and managed many successful product releases. Dr. Dor holds a Ph.D. and M.S degree in computer science from Tel-Aviv University, in addition to graduating cum laude for her Bachelor of Science degree. She has been published in several influential scientific journals for her research on graph decomposition, median selection and geometric pattern matching in d-dimensional space. In 1993, she won the Israel National Defense Prize.

Tal Payne, Chief Financial Officer

Tal Payne

Chief Financial Officer Check Point Software Technologies

Tal Payne has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2008. Prior to joining us in 2008, Ms. Payne was chief financial officer at Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd., a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based communications networks. During her tenure at Gilat, Ms. Payne was responsible for the strategic planning, development and leadership of the finance organization, and held the role of vice president of finance for over five years. Ms. Payne led the company’s public offerings, capital restructurings and other transactions. Before joining Gilat, she was previously employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional services company specializing in accounting and consulting. Ms. Payne holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting and an Executive M.B.A., both from Tel-Aviv University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.


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Marie Hattar

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Check Point Software Technologies

Marie Hattar, as chief marketing officer (CMO), leads Check Point’s brand and global marketing efforts, including product and solutions marketing, corporate marketing, field marketing, corporate communications and partner marketing. Her organization drives Check Point’s corporate positioning strategy, messaging and communications to both internal and external audiences. Marie has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience spanning the security, routing, switching, telecom and mobility markets.

Before joining Check Point, Marie was vice president at Cisco where she led the company’s enterprise networking and security portfolios. Prior to Cisco, Marie worked at Nortel Networks, Alteon WebSystems, and Shasta Networks in senior marketing and CTO positions. Marie received her Master of Business Administration from York University and her Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

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Gil Shwed

Founder, Chairman and CEO Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Gil Shwed is Check Point’s founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Ocer. Mr. Shwed is considered the inventor of the modern Firewall and holds several patents, such as the company’s Stateful Inspection technology. Mr. Shwed has received numerous accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctorate of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow recognition for his commitment to public affairs and leadership in areas beyond immediate professional interests, and the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award for his innovative contribution to business and technology. Mr. Shwed is a member of the Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv University and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Yeholot Association Founded by the Rashi Foundation whose charter is, among other things, to reduce dropout rates in high schools.


Yoav Chelouche, Managing Partner, Aviv Venture Capital

Yoav Chelouche

Managing Partner Aviv Venture Capital

Yoav Chelouche has served on our board of directors since 2006. Mr. Chelouche has also served as one of our outside directors under the Israeli Companies Law since 2006. Mr. Chelouche has been Managing Partner of Aviv Venture Capital since August 2000. Prior to joining Aviv Venture Capital, Mr. Chelouche served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Corp., a world leader in digital imaging and printing systems, from December 1994 until July 2000. From August 1979 until December 1994, Mr. Chelouche held various managerial positions with Scitex, including VP Strategy and Business Development, VP Marketing and VP Finance for Europe. Mr. Chelouche is the Chairman of the Board of Rosetta Genomics Ltd., and a member of the board of directors of a number of private companies. He is also Chairman of Taasiyeda, an Israeli nonprofit organization that promotes the development of leadership and technology skills in children. Mr. Chelouche earned a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University, and a M.B.A. from INSEAD University in Fontainebleau, France.


Irwin Federman, General Partner, U.S. Venture Partners

Irwin Federman

General Partner U.S. Venture Partners

Irwin Federman has served on our board of directors since 1995. Mr. Federman has also served as one of our outside directors under the Israeli Companies Law since 2000. Mr. Federman has been a General Partner of U.S. Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since 1990. Mr. Federman serves as director of SanDisk Corp., Mellanox Technologies Ltd., Intermolecular, Inc., and a number of private companies. Mr. Federman received a B.S. in Economics from Brooklyn College.


Guy Gecht, CEO, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI)

Guy Gecht

CEO Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI)

Guy Gecht has served on Check Point’s board of directors since 2006. Mr. Gecht has also served as one of our outside directors under the Israeli Companies Law since 2006. Mr. Gecht is the Chief Executive Officer of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI), a company that provides digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing and has served in this position since January 2000. From October 1995 until January 2000, Mr. Gecht held various positions with EFI, including President of the company. Prior to joining EFI, Mr. Gecht held various software engineering positions with technology companies. Mr. Gecht holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.


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Marius Nacht

Founder, Vice Chairman Check Point Software Technologies

Marius Nacht, one of Check Point’s founders, has served as Vice Chairman of our board of directors since 2001. Mr. Nacht has also served as one of our directors since we were incorporated in 1993. From 1999 through 2005, Mr. Nacht held Senior Vice President roles at Check Point. Mr. Nacht earned a B.S. (cum laude) in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1983, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Communication Systems from Tel Aviv University in 1987.


Dan Propper, Chairman of the Board, Osem Industries Ltd.

Dan Propper

Chairman of the Board Osem Industries Ltd.

Dan Propper has served as one of Check Point’s directors since 2006. Mr. Propper is the Chairman of the Board for the Osem group, a leading Israeli manufacturer of food products. Mr. Propper served as the Chief Executive Officer of Osem for 25 years until April 2006. In addition to his role at Osem, from 1993 until 1999, Mr. Propper served as President of Israel Manufacturers’ Association, an independent organization representing industrial enterprises in Israel, and as Chairman of the Federation of Economic Organizations in Israel, which unites economic and business organizations that represents all business sectors in Israel. Mr. Propper has received numerous awards for his contributions to the Israeli industry and economy, including an honorary Doctorate from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1999. Mr. Propper serves as a member of the board of directors of Osem Investments Ltd. and a number of private companies. Mr. Propper is also a member of the board of the Technion, the Weizmann Institute of Science and Ben-Gurion University in Israel. Mr. Propper earned a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Chemical Engineering and Food Technology from the Technion. As of 2011, Mr. Propper has been appointed as the Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Israel.


Ray Rothrock, Chairman and CEO of RedSeal Networks

Ray Rothrock

Chairman and CEO RedSeal Networks

Ray Rothrock has served on our board of directors since 1995. Mr. Rothrock has also served as one of our outside directors under the Israeli Companies Law since 2000. Presently, Mr. Rothrock is the chairman and CEO of RedSeal Networks in Santa Clara, California. In 2013, Mr. Rothrock retired from Venrock, a venture capital firm he joined in 1988 and where he was a General Partner since 1995. He is also a director of a number of private companies. Mr. Rothrock received a B.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.


David Rubner, Chairman and CEO of Rubner Technology Ventures Ltd.

David Rubner

Chairman and CEO Rubner Technology Ventures Ltd.

David Rubner has served on our board of directors since 1999. Mr. Rubner is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rubner Technology Ventures Ltd., a venture capital firm, and is a general partner at Hyperion Israel Advisors Ltd., a venture capital fund. Prior to founding Rubner Technology Ventures, Mr. Rubner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ECI Telecommunications Ltd., a provider of telecommunications networking infrastructure solutions from September 1991 to February 2000. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rubner held various management positions at ECI Telecom. Mr. Rubner serves as a member of the boards of directors of Elbit Imaging Ltd., Messaging International Ltd., Radware Ltd. and a number of private companies. Mr. Rubner is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Bar-Ilan University and Shaare Zedek Hospital, and chairman of the Petach-Tikva Foundation. Mr. Rubner holds a B.S. in Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and he was a recipient of the Industry Prize in 1995.


Dr. Tal Shavit, Organizational Consultant

Dr. Tal Shavit

Organizational Consultant

Dr. Tal Shavit has served on our board of directors since 2000. Dr. Shavit is an organizational consultant specializing in international collaboration between Israeli and American companies, consulting in the management of cultural differences in order to forge effective collaboration. Her work with leading management teams includes the definition of organizational culture as the engine of the company’s activities. She consults with companies undergoing structural change with emphasis on organizational growth through effective mergers and acquisitions and a redefining of management roles in order to meet market changes.


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Jerry Ungerman

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Jerry Ungerman has served as Vice Chairman of our board of directors since 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Ungerman served as our President and before that, from 1998 until 2000, he served as an Executive Vice President. Prior to joining us, Mr. Ungerman accumulated more than 30 years of high-tech sales, marketing and management experience at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a data storage company and a member of the Hitachi, Ltd. group. He began his career with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), a global technology products and services company, after earning a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.