About Us


Exaware was founded in 2007 as Compass Networks. Exaware routing software is being developed over the last 9 years specifically for carrier networks, initially for the company’s proprietary hardware which was installed in Tier-1’s live networks, and is now being ported to white-box hardware currently based on DNX ASIC .

Our IP Network Operating System has been built from the ground up, with 2 key drivers: massive
scale and rich features. It starts with a distributed software architecture, that offers both resilience
and scalability, and continues through the optimization of every feature implementation to fit the
service requirement as well as the integration with the other features.

The company is headquartered in Israel, with a highly skilled team with years of experience as
software developers and network engineers.

Management Team

Itzik Zion
CEO, Founder

Itzik joined the company in 2015. CEO since April 2016. Itzik has more than 20 years’ experience in C-level executive roles at companies such as RR Media, ECI Telecom, Motorola Israel and New Dimension Software all leading Israeli telecom and software companies. Itzik holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

David Zelig
CTO, Founder

David joined the company as Senior System architect in May 2012. CTO since 2016. David has more than 20 years’ experience in the computer and data communication industry at companies such as Orckit/Corrigent, Oversi Networks, and PMC-Sierra. David received an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and MSc. in communication theory from the Technion, Haifa. David is an inventor with respect to more than 20 patents in various fields in systems and communication.

Ronen Hovav

Ronen, Joined the company in 2018. Ronen has more than 18 years of experience leading complex, Sales processes to Telecom customers. Prior to joining Exaware Ronen had served at several executives’ positions at RADCOM, including the Global Vice President of Sales. Ronen holds a Computer Science MCSE degree from Robert Half College.

Jonathan Maidenberg
Head of R&D

Jonathan joined the company in 2016 and leads the R&D team. Jonathan has more than 20 year of experience leading development and delivery of HW and SW products. Prior to joining Exaware Jonathan had served at several tech lead positions at Corning, Intel, Marvell and Alvarion. Jonathan holds BSc in Electronics, Electrical and Computers Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.

Tamar Hurvitz

Tamar joined the Exaware team in 2016 as Human Resources manager responsible for HR planning, recruitment, retention, organizational development, training, and internal communications. Tamar brings to Exaware 20 years of experience in a wide range of Human Resource disciplines, both as an internal HR manager and as an external consultant. Prior to Exaware, she served as the Director of Human Resources of Top Image Systems (traded on NADSAQ) where she had global responsibility for building and maintaining HR practices and policies. She also served as HR manager of Motorola in Israel and as an organizational development and training manager. She brings experience in talent and leadership development, business coaching and facilitating organizational management workshops. Tamar received an MA in Organizational Consulting and Labor Studies from Tel Aviv University.

Tseela Lidor

Tseela has joined Compass as the company controller in October 2012. Prior to Compass/ ExaWare Tseela has been a Director Of Finance at Radvision Ltd, a global public company, which traded on NASDAQ, for 5 years. Prior to Radvision, Tseela served as Manager in a Hi-Tech and Industrial audit team at Ernst&Young. Tseela is a Certified Public Accountant (Israel) and holds a B.A. in Business Management and Accounting.

Head Quarters

5 Ha-Melacha St Netanya, Israel



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