Our Team

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Dr. Itzik Goldwaser is the CEO of Yissum after former serving as Yissum's SVP of Business Development & Alliance Management. Itzik has over 20 years of experience in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, spanning executive and R&D ... more >
Sharon Cohen has served as Yissum’s CFO since 2010, after first serving as Yissum’s Controller for four years. Sharon’s previous experience includes positions in the Finance department of the Jewish Agency and at KPMG Somekh ... more >
General Counsel
Bob Trachtenberg joined Yissum in 2006 as its first General Counsel. In this role he manages all aspects of Yissum’s legal work, including technology licensing and intellectual property protection. An attorney with over 35 years ... more >

Business Development

VP, BD, Healthcare
VP, BD, Healthcare
Dr. Keren-Or Amar is Vice President of Business Development at Yissum where she specializes in pursuing commercial partnerships for researchers from Hebrew University’s Medical and Life Sciences faculties. Keren-Or brings to ... more >
VP, BD, Physical Sciences
Dr. Matt Zarek is Vice President of Business Development at Yissum and is tasked with identifying and engaging with corporate partners to commercialize Intellectual Property from the Physical Sciences. Matt proactively drives ... more >
VP, BD Computer & Social Sciences
Anna Pellivert is Vice President of Business Development at Yissum where she is responsible for developing commercial opportunities for early-stage academic technologies from the Hebrew University in the areas of Computer Science (AI, ... more >
VP, BD AgTech, FoodTech, Veterinary & Environmental Sciences
Dr. Ilya Pittel is Vice President of Business Development at Yissum specializing in facilitating partnerships between researchers from the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Agriculture and industry in the fields of Agtech, Foodtech, ... more >
Business System Support Manager
Faigy Snow supports the Business Development Team at Yissum. She holds a BA from Touro College. Previously she worked in legal transcription and as an Executive Assistant.

Scouting, Ideation & Technology Evaluation (SITE)

Director, Scouting, Ideation, and Technology Evaluation
Director, Scouting, Ideation, and Technology Evaluation

Alliance & Contracts Management (ACM)

Director of Contract Alliances and Research Grants
Director of Alliances and Portfolio Companies


VP, Intellectual Property
Patent Attorney
Director, Intellectual Property


Senior Director of Finance & Controller
Director of Research Accounts and Customers
Director of Payments and Suppliers


Deputy General Counsel
Associate Counsel

Marketing & Communications

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications


Director of IT


Assistant to the CEO
Office Manager