Executive Team

Executive Team

Igal Rotem

Executive Chairman of the Board

Igal is a seasoned serial high-tech entrepreneur and executive. Prior to joining Credorax, he co-founded, served as CEO and was a member of the Board of Directors at PowerDsine (NASDAQ: PDSN).

At PowerDsine, Igal pioneered the company's Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, taking it from start up to global leader in its field. In October 2006, Igal lead the acquisition of PowerDsine to Microsemi Corp (NASDAQ: MSCC) and prior to that, served as CEO of Butterfly Communications, leaders in Bluetooth Semiconductors, (later acquired by Texas Instruments).

Benjamin Nachman

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As a seasoned high-tech executive and serial entrepreneur, Mr. Nachman launched Credorax in 2007 with over ten years of experience in the online payments market.

Prior to establishing Credorax, Benjamin served as a Senior Executive at BizChord Limited, a Member of the Board at Microde Group, Partner at Reifenberg, Eckstein, Nachman & Company and a Member of the Board at Testwiz Limited. Benjamin was also a senior legal consultant for IPOs carried out on the AIM, OFEX and NASDAQ indexes.

Given his extensive industry knowledge and expertise, Benjamin lectures frequently at industry events. Most recently, Mr. Nachman served as a keynote speaker at both the Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) and mPOS conferences. In addition, it was recently announced that Mr. Nachman will serve on the 2014 MPE Advisory Board.

Benjamin holds an LL.B and is a member of the Israeli Bar and the UK Law Society.

Moshe Selfin

Chief Operations Officer

Moshe brings with him over 15 years of entrepreneurship and innovation in both startups and large corporates. Previously Credorax's Chief Revenue Officer and before that, Chief Marketing Officer, Moshe spearheaded the company's sales, branding and go-to-market strategy, leveraging his vast experience in sales, marketing, business development and product knowledge.

Prior to joining Credorax, Moshe was co-founder and Vice President of Marketing & Product at Kaminario and before that, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Anobit Technologies. Previously, he was Head of International Sales & Business Development for the Financial Services segment at IBM (NYSE:IBM), Solutions Director at EMC (NYSE:EMC) and Director of Business Processes Development at Elbit Systems (NASDAQ:ESLT).

Moshe holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems, and an MBA from Haifa University.

Koen Vanpraet

Chief Commercial Officer

Koen joins Credorax with over 25 years of experience in technology service markets. Previously, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at GlobalCollect, a payment service provider processing payments for over 600 of the world's most recognized brands. While at GlobalCollect, Koen played a direct role in customer acquisition and retention with several of the company's marquee brand clients, including; Emirates, Levi's, and Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Before that, he held several senior executive positions in a variety of global organizations, among them; Easynet Global Services, Hewlett Packard and Xerox. While serving in these positions, Koen focused on new business development, go-to market strategies, implementation and client advocacy – always in global roles.

Koen holds a Bachelor's degree in marketing and a Master's in international business and has dedicated his career to driving companies globally with a clear focus on business development and client service.

Aviram Shemer

Chief Financial Officer

Aviram brings vast experience and high level management skills to Credorax. Prior to joining the company, he served as CFO of Aladdin Knowledge systems (Nasdaq: ALDN) where he played a significant role in its merger with SafeNet Holding.

Previously, Aviram was CFO at PowerDsine (Nasdaq: PDSN), acquired by Microsemi Inc. (Nasdaq: MSCC) for over $1/4 Billion and before that, Vice President of Finance at Alvarion Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions.

Aviram is a CPA and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics in addition to an MBA specializing in Finance and Accounting.

Sharon Ekstein

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sharon brings with her over 15 years of experience in human resources, where her expertise spans recruiting, team building in international organizations and corporate and management structuring.

Prior to joining Credorax, Sharon served as Vice President of Human Resources at PowerDsine (Nasdaq: PDSN), a world leader in Power over Ethernet technology. Before that, she served as an independent consultant for over eight high-tech start-up companies, building recruitment procedures, employee orientation programs and organizational structures.

Ms. Ekstein has a B.A. in Sociology from Hebrew University and a Masters in NLP. Sheis also a Certified Proactive Coach of CTI, California.

Jonathan Epstein

Country Manager, Japan

Jonathan Epstein joins Credorax with two decades of experience in the Japanese market, where he has held a range of senior positions in technology, banking, and payments. As General Manager and Representative Director of PayPal Japan, he obtained Japanese government approval for an FTBO license and launched a smart-phone-based credit card reader in 4600 stores across Japan.

Prior to that, he served as Chief Product Officer & Chief Risk Officer of Asurion Japan, a mobile communications insurance provider. Jonathan also served as Regional Vice President with AIG Corporation Japan and Korea where he launched a Private Equity and M&A Group that was a subsidiary of AIG Japan. Prior to AIG, Jonathan served as CFO and board member of NASDAQ Japan, CEO of Net2Phone Asia and as Director of Strategic Planning at Softbank. Jonathan earned his MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and his BA in Philosophy from Princeton University. He is fluent in Japanese and French and speaks Mandarin Chinese and Hebrew.

Stanley Skoglund

Chief Risk Officer

Stanley brings more than twenty five years of development and implementation experience in corporate and customer compliance, control programs and risk profiling. As a 13 year Visa veteran, Stanley has led and developed many multi-disciplinary teams in the areas of compliance; governance; enterprise risk management; audit; technology innovation and business analysis. Stanley serves as a frequent speaker at industry events tied to risk strategy and policy development.

Michael (Mike) Ellis

Chief Information Officer

Mike brings to Credorax over 20 years of professional IT experience. Following a position in the IT Department of Harvard Business School, Mike spent the last 13 years in the financial services industry at Fidelity Investments, in his latest position serving as the Director of Architecture for Distributed Hosting. In this position, Mike represented the centralized Computer Operations and Engineering organizations, interfacing with Fidelity's business leaders and outside executives to create and promote technology solutions.