Chris Noe serves as Zixi's chairman and is actively involved in the development and execution of the company's strategic plan. He is an industry veteran having led three software and service businesses serving the broader television industry, which were sold to OpenTV and Sintec Media respectively. Chris is currently general partner of Dublin Capital, a Lenfest family fund that invests in digital media, software and technology enabled service businesses.
Prior to working for the Lenfest family, Chris was a managing director with Katalyst, a venture fund and private equity services firm focused on the cable and information technology industries. He has held leadership positions with IBM, Computer Sciences Corporation, and KPMG.
Chris attained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut and earned his certification as a public accountant in the state of Connecticut (since expired).
Hillel Bachrach is a dynamic executive with over 30 years of hands-on Management and directorship with all aspects of successful commercial global introductions of new, innovative and revolutionary medical technologies. His work has lead to significant sustained and profitable growth providing direct and positive impact on the valuation of the corresponding enterprises he has been involved with. Hillel has been the pilot of numerous successful exits including various IPO's, several Mergers and Acquisitions to strategic buyers, sponsors, and financial buyers.
Scott is a Managing Director of Schooner Capital focused on investment opportunities in venture and growth-stage companies as well as alternative asset funds. Prior to Schooner, Scott spent 12 years as a General Partner at ABS Ventures, a multi-stage private investment firm. Scott has served on the board of directors of numerous companies including Adeptra (acquired by FICO), Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR), Workbrain (TSX:WB) and Paratek (acquired by RIM). Before joining ABS Ventures, he was Director of Corporate Development at a telecommunications company as well as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney where he focused on corporate strategy in emerging market regions. Scott received his MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.
Ted Henderson has been a Managing Director at Schooner Capital since 2004. Founded in 1971, Boston-based Schooner Capital is a closely-held family office with principal investment at the core of the firm’s activities. Ted invests in venture and growth stage companies, while applying resources on firm strategy and asset allocation. Presently, Ted serves as director at 4G Clinical, Cartesian Therapeutics, Eastern Point Capital, Mediasilo, Millstone Medical Outsourcing, Nanoscale Powders, Spotted Media, SRS Medical, and Zixi. He has led a number of other direct investments at Schooner, including Best Doctors (sold to Brown Brothers), Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals (sold to Allergan), Seventh Generation (sold to Unilever), Stylefeeder (sold to Time Inc.) and Topokine Therapeutics (sold to Allergan). He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, with a degree in Chinese language and culture.
Willy is an expert in marketing, entertainment, digital media and strategy. With more than 15 years of experience running multi-faceted businesses, he has demonstrated a capacity for driving new product development, international expansion, and revenue growth. Willy developed his management consulting expertise for a decade at McKinsey & Company, where he was co-leader of the Firm’s Media and Entertainment practice. He also worked as an independent consultant serving several companies on issues related to launching new businesses, expanding international operations, refocusing content development strategies and integrating cross-media marketing and brand experiences. Willy was most recently President of Blue Man Productions. Previously, he was the President of Sportsman Channel, Executive Vice President/Managing Director of ESPN International, and a member of the Board of Directors of ESPN. Willy holds an M.B.A., with high distinction, Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School, and is a Phi Beta Kappa, B.A. graduate of Stanford University.
Israel Drori - Founder and President
Israel Drori, over the past 24 years, has founded and operated numerous technology companies, which redefined markets, delivered shareholder value and have been recognized as market innovators and leaders. Since founding Zixi in 2006, Israel has served as the Company’s CEO and is responsible for Zixi’s vision, long-term planning, market strategy and product development.
Prior to founding Zixi, Israel served as the CEO and President of Integra5, a real-time voice, video, broadband and mobile data communications company, where he successfully re-started the company and established its sales and marketing strategies. Prior to leading Integra5, Israel founded and served as CEO to three other companies. These companies include: Legra Systems, an enterprise wireless switching systems company, MeetU, a web-based online collaboration company, which was acquired by Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM), and NetXchange, an Internet messaging infrastructure software and applications company that Israel led to become a recognized product leader in the voice-over-IP market. Israel also served as the Vice President of Wireless Access at BreezeCOM (NASDAQ: ALVR), where he repositioned the company as a leader in the wireless Internet-access marketplace. In the early 90’s, Israel founded and led LanOptics (NASDAQ: LNOP) as Vice President of Corporate Development. He guided LanOptics through a successful IPO in the LAN Switch/Hub market two and a half years after the company's inception.
Israel holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.