Leverate adds Playtech and Amdocs veteran Kobi Gur as CEO


Leverate‘s search for a new CEO is over.

The financial trading platform technology leader has announced that their new CEO is Kobi Gur. Gur will take over the reins from Leverate co-founder Ran Strauss, who recently announced his intended departure.

Gur comes to Leverate with a wealth of online experience from some of the biggest global B2B tech companies in Israel, including Teddy Sagi’s Playtech PLC (LON:PTEC) and global billing systems leader Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX).

leverateGur most recently spent nearly five years at Playtech, moving up from Head of Projects to become COO and VP Prodcut Delivery at the gaming technology giant.

At Amdocs, one of Israel’s largest tech companies, Gur was Customer Delivery Director, with responsibility for all delivery aspects for projects (Billing, CRM, Ordering, OSS) with tier 1 and 2 customers in North America, Europe and South Africa.

Doron Cohen, Leverate’s Chairman on Gur’s hire:

“The Board took time and care when looking for a new CEO, and we have seen many excellent and high quality candidates. We looked for the right blend of relevant experience in taking growth-stage B2B technology based companies forward, as well as a personality that can lead a company like Leverate. It is a big move for Leverate to hand over the day to day operations of the company for the first time to someone who is not one of the co-founders. In Kobi Gur, we feel we have found the best candidate possible and wish him the best of luck.”

 

In a first statement from Kobi, he adds:

“Today, I was introduced to Leverate’s team and I am very excited to be here. Leverate is a unique company with a great deal of energy and life and I have a strong belief in its core assets and position in the market. I have a good idea of the direction we can move in together to take Leverate onwards and upwards. I’m looking forward to meeting our employees, our customers and partners. My immediate task, together with Ran, is to complete a smooth transition in leadership.”

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