ScaleMP has assembled a unique team that spans visionary technologists to seasoned industry veterans. Our founder’s in-depth market knowledge and technology vision, together with the executive team’s experience in bringing to market industry-leading products, as well as the commitment and expertise of its employees, positions ScaleMP as a leader in redefining high-end computing architectures.
Learn more about our management team:
- Shai Fultheim – Founder, President and CEO
- Benzi Galili – COO, EVP Sales
- Andrew Fine – VP Finance
- Nir Paikowsky – VP OEM Enablement
- Erez Velan – Director of Technical Services and Support
Shai Fultheim – Founder, President and CEO
As founder and CEO of ScaleMP, Shai designed and architected the core technology behind ScaleMP, and is responsible for the company’s strategy and direction. Shai has more than 20 years of experience in technology and business roles in IT and venture-backed firms. Before founding ScaleMP, Shai was CTO of BRM Capital, a first-tier Israeli venture-capital fund. Shai defined the fund’s technology roadmap, which formed the foundation of BRM’s investment strategy.
Prior to BRM, Shai was co-founder, CTO and VP R&D at several technology startups. He also served in the Israeli Defense Force’s prestigious central intelligence unit, where he led a large IT organization of hundreds of engineers and programmers. Shai managed a broad range of complex IT projects in the areas of security, systems and network infrastructure, and knowledge management, gaining significant experience in the domain of scalable computing and large-scale IT infrastructure.
Shai has been an active member of several open source initiatives such as Apache, Jakarta Tomcat, Amanda and the Linux kernel.
Shai holds a B.Tech and BASc from the Jerusalem College of Technology.
Benzi Galili – COO, EVP Sales
Benzi joined ScaleMP in 2005, and is responsible for ScaleMP’s operations and sales worldwide. Previously VP of Services for ScaleMP, Benzi brings 20 years of experience in managing technology business, product development, and services, as well as product and account management, and product architecture and design, focused on addressing the business needs of enterprises and end users.
Prior to joining ScaleMP, Benzi served as VP of Products at Participate Systems (acquired by OutStart, Inc. – now IBM’s Kenexa division), VP R&D and VP Products and Services at Kamoon, Inc., and also as CIO for the ERGO Consulting Group.
Throughout his career, he has built a successful track record, managing diverse engineering and product management teams, and selling and delivering products and services to Global 2000 companies, governments, and leading academic and research institutes.
Benzi holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University (major in Information Systems), where he graduated with honors.
Andrew Fine – VP Finance
Andrew is responsible for all finance and accounting functions for ScaleMP, leveraging more than a decade of experience in all aspects of corporate growth and company building in rapid-growth environments.
Before joining ScaleMP, Andrew held positions as CFO of Idioma, a leading provider of media-information technology solutions, and director of finance and business development for Israel’s HiTEC Technology Entrepreneurship Center. At HiTEC, Andrew was instrumental in establishing and implementing financial and business strategies for numerous high-tech startups, and managed a private investors group providing pre-seed angel funding to technology companies. Prior to HiTEC, Andrew was a senior principal and founding member at Euro Strategies, a management consultancy affiliate of Price Waterhouse.
Andrew has also served as an assistant political advisor on foreign affairs to the mayor of Jerusalem and earned both his B.A and M.B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Nir Paikowsky – VP OEM Enablement
Nir is responsible for ScaleMP’s OEM Enablement, working with server and storage OEM teams, and leveraging his prior experience as ScaleMP’s VP of services and of technical sales. Nir brings more than 15 years of experience in global technology companies, leading and managing product architecture and development, professional services, and product strategy and delivery.
Before joining ScaleMP, Nir held several positions at enterprise business software provider SAP, including director of product strategy for eBusiness and director of system architecture. Prior to that, Nir led the technical pre-sale and post-sale services at Kamoon, Inc., and also served in the Israeli Defense force software technology unit as development lead and CTO for PLM and DOD self-service purchasing projects.
Nir holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University (major in Information Systems and Data Mining).
Erez Velan – Director of Technical Services and Support
Erez is responsible for delivering technical services, including application performance engineering, technical support, professional services and user productivity tools, for ScaleMP. Erez has more than 20 years of experience in global information and software technology companies, where he has built and managed tech support, managed services and professional services teams.
Prior to joining ScaleMP, Erez co-founded and managed inter.NETiX LTD (an IT security and integration consulting firm, and served as director of technical support and director of professional services at SafeNet, Inc. Erez is the co-inventor of a registered patent “A system and method for indirectly controlling network devices.”
Erez holds a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, and an M.B.A. from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzeliya.