Matti Shem Tov, President and CEO

Since joining Ex Libris Group as CEO in May 2003, Matti Shem Tov led Ex Libris to become a prominent technology provider for academic, national, and research libraries worldwide. Major achievements include extending the Company’s product offerings, transitioning from locally deployed solutions to cloud-based services, and expanding the customer base to more than 5,300 institutions in 82 countries. In addition, Mr. Shem Tov successfully completed the acquisition of Endeavor Information Systems, a former competitor, and led three acquisition cycles of the company to private equity funds. 
Prior to joining Ex Libris, Mr. Shem Tov served as president of Surecomp Ltd., a global software company specializing in commercial banking solutions. In his various roles at Surecomp, Mr. Shem Tov increased worldwide presence and set up a major development center in Israel.
Mr. Shem Tov holds a BA in economics and computer science and an MBA, both from Bar-Ilan University, in Israel.
Sagit Halpern, VP Financial Planning and Analysis
Sagit Halpern
Sagit Halpern joined Ex Libris in 2007 as Group Controller. In 2009 Mrs. Halpern was promoted to the role of CFO North America with responsibility for financial and HR activities in North America. In January 2016 she was appointed VP Finance. 
Prior to joining Ex Libris, Sagit was an audit manager at Ernst & Young Israel, managing accounts in the high-tech industry. 
Sagit holds a B.A. in accounting and economics from the Tel Aviv University.  Sagit is a certified public accountant in Israel.
Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer

Oren is the Chief Strategy Officer focusing on strategic developments and new product initiatives. Oren is one of the primary developers of the NISO OpenURL standard and has led the development of SFX link-resolver and a range of other solutions in the realm of electronic scholarly resources. 

Most recently, Oren has led Ex Libris work on usage-based article recommender (bX) as well as the vision and creation of Ex Libris' next generation library services, including a user centered discovery and delivery solution for library and institutional content (Primo), and a new framework for a unified management and preservation of library resources (Alma).  Oren works out of the Ex Libris Boston office.
Oren earned a BS in mathematics and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in theoretical linguistics from Tel Aviv University.
Yair Amsterdam, Chief Operating Officer
Yair Amsterdam joined Ex Libris Group as Chief Operating Officer in December 2013. Mr. Amsterdam will oversee the company’s Cloud operation, Global Support and Data Services Groups.
Prior to joining Ex Libris, Mr. Amsterdam served as Vice President of Operations for the Enterprise Intelligence business unit at Verint Systems (Nasdaq: VRNT). During his 13 years at Verint, Mr. Amsterdam was engaged in Software Development, Support Operation and Supply Chain among other Operations groups. He was subsequently responsible for Hosting Operations at Verint.
Mr. Amsterdam holds a BSC in Chemical Engineering (summa cum laude) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a MBA in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from Ben Gurion University.

Ziv BenZvi, VP Asia Pacific

Ziv BenZvi joined Ex Libris in 2011 as VP of the Asia Pacific region. Previously, Mr BenZvi was employed by NICE where most recently he served as Sales Director for their security solutions business in South East Asia.

Prior to NICE, he spent almost a decade at the Israel Aerospace Industries where he led Marketing and Sales for EMEA followed by the North American Military Aircraft Group.
Mr BenZvi holds a law degree from Newcastle University in the UK.

Omri Gerson, VP Development, Resource Management Solutions

Omri Gerson has led the Alma development team for the last five years and was recently appointed as VP Development for the resource management business unit. Mr Gerson joined Ex Libris in 1993 as an Aleph System Architect and has since held numerous R&D positions across Ex Libris solutions.
Mr. Gerson holds a BSc in Computer Sciences and an MBA in Marketing & Finance, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jane Burke, VP Customer Success



Jane BurkeJane Burke has joined Ex Libris after ten years with ProQuest.  In her new role, Jane has responsibility for an emerging “customer success” practice and for customer renewals.  Previously, Jane was the executive sponsor of Intota™, ProQuest’s next generation library management solution. Since joining ProQuest in 2005, Jane was instrumental in leading the business unit of ProQuest that developed software solutions, as well as serving in other senior leadership roles for ProQuest.

Jane is a well-known and respected leader in the information solutions industry. Prior to joining ProQuest, she co-founded and served as President/CEO of Endeavor Information Systems until its sale to Reed-Elsevier. Under her direction, Endeavor grew to become a $25 million company with a reputation for being customer-centric. In addition to working as a librarian at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville Illinois early in her career, Ms. Burke also served as President of NOTIS Systems, a technology transfer out of Northwestern University.   
Eric Hines, President Ex Libris North America

Eric Hines joined Ex Libris Group as president of Ex Libris North America in October 2014. Bringing with him vast experience in executive leadership, Mr. Hines is responsible for the company’s business operations in North America.
Mr. Hines came to Ex Libris after holding senior management positions for 10 years at NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading worldwide provider of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze customer interactions. During his tenure at NICE, he played a significant role in acquiring major customer accounts and developing the company’s business strategy. Previously, Mr. Hines held management positions at Amdocs, Clarify, and SAP.

Mr. Hines earned an MBA degree in international business from Xavier University, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a BA in chemistry from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 


Shlomi Kringel, Corporate VP Discovery and Delivery Solutions

Shlomi Kringel joined Ex Libris in January 2014 as vice president of discovery and delivery solutions. For the past 20 years, Shlomi has been managing technology organizations in the enterprise software and telecommunications industries. He comes to Ex Libris from NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading worldwide provider of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze customer interactions. At NICE, Shlomi was vice president and general manager of analytics business applications. Previously, Shlomi co-founded TVGate, a startup in the interactive TV arena and later led the Mobile Internet and Voice Solutions unit at Comverse.

Shlomi holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University.


Sarit Olamy, VP Human Resources

Sarit Olamy joined Ex Libris in 2003 as VP, Human Resources. Previously, Ms Olamy was employed by Trellis- Photonics where she served as Human Resources Manager.

Prior to Trellis Photonics, Ms Olamy spent 5 years at Intel and Amdocs as a Compensation & Benefit and Relocation specialist.

Ms Olamy holds a Master of science in Management degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.


Ofer Mosseri , Corporate VP and General Manager Europe

Ofer comes to Ex Libris after 15 years at NICE Systems (Nasdaq: NICE), where he served most recently as vice president for solution sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). At NICE, he was instrumental in developing the company’s business in the EMEA region, including heading the regional marketing and business development operation, leading the integration of key acquisitions, and establishing and leading the solution sales operation.

Ofer holds an MBA from Haifa University, and he earned an MA in American history and a BA in political science and economics at Tel Aviv University.
Shlomo Sanders, Chief Technology Officer

Shlomo Sanders joined Ex Libris Group in June 2006 as lead Primo Architect and following that served as the company's Chief Architect. Following a 30-year career in software development, research and development, Mr. Sanders is now Chief Technology Officer at Ex Libris.
Before joining Ex Libris, Mr. Sanders held a number of leadership roles at large software development companies and various start-ups. During his 15 years at one of Israel’s largest software integration companies, Mr. Sanders spent 5 years as CTO steering the company from classic project development to internet-related projects, eCommerce, OLAP and GIS based systems. He subsequently served as VP Development in various Internet related start-ups and as a software architect in one of Israel’s large mobile telecommunications providers.
Mr. Sanders holds a BSc in Computer Sciences with honors from the Technion University in Haifa, Israel.


Bar Veinstein, Corporate VP Resource Management Solutions
Bar Veinstein joined Ex Libris Group in June 2010 as VP, Resource Management.  Following a 20-year career in marketing, product management and software research and development, Mr Veinstein now leads the Resource Management business unit.
Before joining Ex Libris, Mr. Veinstein held a number of leadership roles at NICE Systems (Nasdaq: NICE). During his 12 years at NICE, Mr Veinstein led teams responsible for product management, product marketing and integrated/solution marketing, at the NICE Americas headquarters in Rutherford, New Jersey. He subsequently served as Head of Global Integrated Marketing.
Prior to joining NICE, Mr Veinstein served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for six years, leading various software development projects.
Mr. Veinstein holds a BS in Computer Sciences & Economics and an MBA in Marketing & Information Systems, both from Tel-Aviv University.

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