Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Arik Maimon is a founder of the Company and has served as its CEO since its inception. In addition to co-founding the Company and its Next CALA and NxtGn subsidiaries, Mr. Maimon founded the Company's subsidiaries Next Mobile, and M&M. Prior to founding the Company and its subsidiaries, Mr. Maimon founded and ran successful telecommunications companies operating primarily in the United States and Mexico. In 1998, Mr. Maimon founded and ran a privately-held wholesaler of long-distance telecommunications services which, later, under Mr. Maimon's management, grew from a start up to a profitable enterprise with more than $100 million in annual revenues. Mr. Maimon serves on the company's board of directors due to the perspective and experience he brings as our co-founder, Chairman, CEO, and as our largest stockholder.
Michael De Prado
President and Director
Michael A. De Prado is a founder of the Company and has served as its President since its inception. In addition to co-founding the Company, Mr. De Prado co-founded the company's Next CALA subsidiary. Prior to founding the Company and Next CALA, Mr. De Prado spent 20 years in executive positions at various levels of responsibility in the banking, technology, and telecommunications industries. As President of Sales at telecommunications company Radiant/Ntera, Mr. De Prado grew Radiant/Ntera's sales to more than $200 million in annual revenues. At theglobe.com, Mr. De Prado served as President, reporting directing to Michael S. Egan. Mr. De Prado serves on the Company's board of directors due to the perspective and experience he brings as our co-founder, President, and COO.
Chief Strategy Officer and Director
Adiv Baruch has been a director of the Company since May 2016 and the Company's Chief Strategy Officer since February 2018. Mr. Baruch serves as Chairman of Jerusalem Technology Investments Ltd. ("JTI"), which is engaged in the business of identifying, investing in, and mentoring emerging software and medical devices technology companies. JTI is a publicly-traded company whose shares are listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. He also currently serves as Chairman of Maayan Ventures, a platform for investments in innovative technology companies, as President of Nyotron, a global cyber technology company, and as Chairman of Covertix, whose patented technology delivers real-time, non-invasive control, protection, and tracking of confidential files. Mr. Baruch has served as a director of the Bank of Jerusalem, and he served as CEO of BOS Better Online Solutions, which, under this leadership, grew into a highly-successful company traded on NASDAQ under the symbol BOSC. Throughout his career, he has championed development and support of new talent in the high tech and entrepreneurial arenas. Mr. Baruch is the Chairman of Ness College, which is a leader in educating Israeli technology professionals and entrepreneurs.
Richard J. Berman
Richard J. Berman has served as a Director of the Company since September, 2018. Mr. Berman's career spans over 35 years of venture capital, senior management and merger and acquisitions experience. He possesses a strong track record of providing senior leadership as an executive and Board member of public and private companies, with extensive experience in many business sectors including finance, technology, retail, bio-science and real estate. Richard currently serves as a Director of four public companies: Advaxis, Inc., Catasys, Inc., Cryoport Inc and Immuron. He also served as a Director or Officer of more than a dozen public and private companies, including Chairman of National Investment Managers, a company with $12 billion in pension administration assets, from 2006 to 2011.Mr. Berman has a strong track record of providing corporate leadership in the financial services sector, serving as Director of two leading private companies, Strategic Funding Source, an alternative lender to small businesses; and Honor Capitol, an organization that provides auto and home insurance loans to consumers.
Natali Dadon has served as a Director of the Company since its inception. Prior to joining the Company's board of directors in a non-executive capacity, Ms. Dadon served for five years as the Vice President for Sales of a privately-held wholesale long distance telecommunications services provider with more than $100 million in annual revenues. Ms. Dadon serves on the Company's board of directors due to the perspective and experience she brings as a seasoned telecommunications executive and one of the first investors in Next CALA.