TEL AVIV, Israel & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI), a global innovator in delivering digital marketing solutions for brands that are relentlessly focused on their consumer experience, announced today that Mr. Eyal Kaplan has been appointed as the new Perion Chairman of the Board, effective as of May 9, 2018.
Mr. Kaplan is the Chairman of Expand Investments, an advisory and consulting firm focusing on growth-through-innovation and corporate strategies. Prior to that, he was Managing General Partner with Walden Israel, a venture capital firm, during which time he was Director and Chairman of numerous portfolio companies. In 1990 he co-founded Geotek Communications, an international wireless communications company, and served as senior vice president with broad strategic, managerial and operational responsibilities until 1995.
Doron Gerstel, Perion’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “Eyal is an accomplished technology executive, entrepreneur, corporate advisor and director with an exceptional background and more than two decades of experience with both private and public companies. I am confident his long history of exceptional leadership and success advising on growth strategies will add tremendous value to our board.”
Mr. Kaplan has been a member of the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) Council (executive board) since January 2014, where he chairs the Finance Committee and is a member of the Endowment Investment Committee. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Technion Board of Governors, a body of some 300 high-profile visionaries and decision makers with outstanding achievements in the fields of science, technology, economy, industry, culture and society. From 2007 to 2012, Kaplan was a member of the Advisory Committee of Caesarea Center for Capital Markets & Risk Management, and from 2005 to 2014, he was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Global Consulting Practicum at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Kaplan holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts in International Studies from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honors) in economics and management from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
“I am excited to join the board of Perion as Chairman and apply my technology and advisory experience to advance its turnaround strategy and assist in strengthening its position in the industry,” commented Kaplan. “I am eager to apply my years of experience as an investor, director and advisor to work closely with Doron and the rest of the team to help guide Perion and provide corporate oversight of the company’s strategy and operations.”
About Perion Network Ltd.
Perion is a global technology company that delivers advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing data-driven execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at www.perion.com, and follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork.
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