Meet our Team

In 2017, it was clear that corporations were seeking to innovate successfully but at the same time struggling to apply any methods in a consistent way to reach impactful outcomes. Some were trying to work with startups while others were engaging in “innovation theatre” which was short lived. That’s when four actors of the startup nation’s ecosystem came together and founded Spyre. It is our purpose to empower organizations through the individuals that comprise them and take them to a level of innovation proficiency that creates outcomes in a prolific, systematic, and sustainable manner.

What makes us different is that our collective skill sets include a deep understanding through personal experience of the entrepreneurial world, its mindset, and the tools most effective in its success and at the same time real-world experience implementing innovation and entrepreneurship systems in various types of organizations, in numerous domains (B2B, B2C, Government, Municipal, etc’) at both local and international levels.

Our motto at Spyre is “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen”. To us, any engagement with a client is a partnership where we are totally focused on generating tangible outcomes as a conclusion. We are not here to entertain you or offer “an experience”. We are here to be your guides and partners and work with you step by step as you transform your organization one innovative venture at a time. At the end you will have measurable, tangible outcomes and will have generated an impactful organizational experience to boot.

Whether you are already innovating and want to get more out of your investment, just starting and don’t know where to begin, seeking to focus on organic innovation or look for external resources for technology and inspiration, we have what you need to get up and running within a very short time.

Your empowerment to innovate is our passion and we are fanatically dedicated to your innovation success.

Founders

Dan Balter

Dan Balter

Group Chief Executive Officer & USA GM

A serial entrepreneur who established global companies and made his first exit at the age of 22. Dan has become an international expert in accelerating corporate entrepreneurship strategies. Currently he lectures and consults universities, corporations and governments around the world about building scalable eco-systems.

Elena Donets

Elena Donets

Group Chief Operations Officer & MEA GM

Elena is a leader in Israel’s Entrepreneurship Eco-System and a member of the G7 Forum for Dialogue with Women led by Dr. Angela Merkel. As part of the funding and management team at StarTAU (Tel Aviv Uni. Entrepreneurship Center) she established and presided over more than 35 acceleration programs, and ran hundreds of events and hackathons.

Ahi Gvirtsman

Ahi Gvirtsman

Group Chief Knowledge Officer

As former VP of innovation for the software division of Hewlett Packard, author of “The PEAK innovation principles” and corporate innovation expert who regularly mentors innovation managers, he has accumulated vast innovation management experience in various types of organizations and at varying stages of maturity.

Avichay Cohen

Avichay Cohen

Global EVP & Europe GM

An innovation strategy designer with over a decade of experience in solving complex organizational challenges around the world in a variety of industries. Avichay has developed an execution model that bridges the needs of corporations and the chaotic style of innovative ventures, this model is at the core of Spyre’s value proposition.

Team

Rony Zarom

Rony Zarom

Advisory Board
Uli Gal Oz

Uli Gal Oz

Advisory Board
Luis Carlos Barquero

Luis Carlos Barquero

Executive VP & LATAM GM
Itay Verman

Itay Verman

MEA VP Public Sector

Ohad Horenstein

Ohad Horenstein

MEA VP Open Innovation
Roy Matalon

Roy Matalon

EMEA Biz Dev & Sales Director
Merav Lapidus

Merav Lapidus

EMEA Marketing & Community Director & Office Manager
Monika Rivera

Monika Rivera

LATAM Marketing & Community Director & Office Manager
Paula Antillon

Paula Antillon

USA Sales Development Manager
Monica Miro

Monica Miro

EU Sales Development Manager
Shay Morag

Shay Morag

Israel Sales Development Manager
Guy Shay

Guy Shay

Project Manager
Nataliya Gorin

Nataliya Gorin

Designer

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