LEADERSHIP

A winning team comprised of seasoned experts in cybersecurity, fraud prevention and biometrics, experienced in building successful growth companies.

Howard Edelstein

Chairman & CEO

Howard Edelstein is an accomplished corporate executive, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the financial technology industry. He was founder, president and CEO of Thomson Electronic Settlements Group (now Omgeo), CEO of BT Radianz, NYFIX and BondDesk Group. In the private equity space, he was entrepreneur-in-residence for Warburg Pincus and was later an operating partner of Advent International. In 2008, Edelstein was named one of the “15 Who Made a Difference” in the 15th Anniversary issue of Waters Magazine. The next year, Edelstein received Global Custodian’s Legends Award for industry contributions and innovations. In 2010, Edelstein received the FINTECH 25-Year Legends Award for industry contributions and innovations. Institutional Investor Magazine named him to its 2013 "Trading Tech 40" list and to its Fintech Finance 35 ranking of industry financiers in 2015. 

Avi Turgeman

Founder, CTO & Vice President of Business Development

Avi is a founder of BioCatch, and comes with over six years of experience in the military intelligence (unit 8200) as a researcher, inventor and R&D team leader. During his military service Avi became well versed in white-hat hacking, system vulnerability management, network surveillance, data mining and electronic signatures. Prior to BioCatch Avi worked in the electro-optic industry as a senior researcher. He is also the Co-Founder of VocalZoom, and was the Co-Founder & CEO of Tapingo.

Greg Stockett

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Stockett is a seasoned financial executive with over 25 years of experience and success serving both public and private companies in financial services and technology sectors. Greg began his career in audit with Deloitte where he spent seven years in the financial industry group. Greg joined Barra Inc. (NASDAQ:BARZ) in 1996 as VP Finance and ultimately its CFO up until its sale to Morgan Stanley in 2004. Since 2004 Greg has worked exclusively with private-equity backed financial services and technology firms, including BondDesk (sold to Tradeweb in 2013), REDI (sold to Thomson Reuters in 2017) and most recently with Advisor Group (sold to Reverence Capital Partners in 2019). To date, Greg has provided financial leadership on more than $6 billion in equity value and debt financing. Greg holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Gadi Mazor

Chief Operating Officer, Israel General Manager

Gadi Mazor is a veteran of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) prestigious 8200 unit, and finished the IDF’s officers course with extreme honors. He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics and Probability with Distinction through the Addi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Fostering Excellence at the Tel Aviv University. Gadi founded and managed three startup companies in the fields of character and voice recognition and wireless communications, and sat on an advisory board of BlackBerry. In 2012, co-founded OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, where he served as General Partner and CTO. He holds patents on various aspects of wireless communications, and served on the U.S. Senate Committee that defined the U.S. public alert system. Gadi ran five marathons and was one of the crazy people who swam the length of the Sea of Galilee in the summer of 2010.

Uri Rivner

Co-Founder, Chief Cyber Officer

Uri is recognized globally as an industry expert on Cybercrime and advanced threats. He is a regular speaker in the leading Security and Cyber conferences, and writes a cyber-security blog read by thousands of professionals. Prior to joining BioCatch he served as Head of New Technologies, Identity Protection at RSA. Over the years Uri worked closely with the world’s largest financial institutions on developing solutions against online crime, Phishing and Trojans, and helped other industry verticals establish an effective defense doctrine against advanced cyber threats. He was a key player in developing anti-Cybercrime technologies used today by thousands of organizations worldwide to stop billions of dollars in fraud each year and protect hundreds of millions of users.

Mark Elliot

Chief Marketing Officer

Mark comes to BioCatch after more than a decade of marketing, branding, P&L leadership and corporate strategy experience in financial services. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and CMO at TIAA (formerly TIAA-CREF). In that role, Mark directed all facets of B2C and B2B marketing, including advertising, creative, media, brand management and direct response marketing. Under Mark's leadership, TIAA's brand awareness jumped 20% over three years. He also led the celebration of the TIAA centennial anniversary as well as helped to lead the rebrand of TIAA-CREF to TIAA. Prior to joining TIAA in 2015, Mark spent three years as senior strategy executive at JPMorgan Chase and six years in various strategy and P&L leadership roles at Capital One.

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Joseph Turitz

Chief Legal Officer

Joe has served as BioCatch’s Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since August 2020 and is responsible for all legal affairs of BioCatch and our subsidiaries.  Joe brings over 25 years of experience and success as a business lawyer and senior executive for both public and private companies in financial services and technology sectors. He most recently served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite communication technologies and solutions.Previously Joe served as General Counsel and in other capacities for two financial services companies, CapitalSource Inc. (formerly NYSE: SEC) and Berkeley Point Capital LLC through its sale to Cantor Commercial Real Estate in 2014, and as an associate at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells US) and Arnold & Porter. Joe received a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA degree in history and Russian studies from Columbia University.

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