About Us

 Exaware was founded in 2007 as Compass Networks. Exaware routing software has been developed over the past decade, specifically for carrier networks. Initially aimed at Compass proprietary hardware, which was installed in Tier-1’s production networks, our software has now been ported to white-box hardware.

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 deamless integration with other features.

The company is headquartered in Israel, with a highly skilled team, holding 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 of 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 of 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 communications.

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 served at several executive positions at RADCOM, including  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 years of experience leading development and delivery of Hardware and Software products. Prior to joining Exaware Jonathan 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 NASDAQ) 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 joined Compass as the company controller in October 2012. Prior to Compass/ ExaWare Tseela was 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.


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