Our Team

Located in Tel Aviv and Boston, AGP’s team is comprised of founders that hail from The Israeli Ministry of Defense, U.S. private equity, large technology companies like Amazon, startups, global consulting firms and more. Our founders have been CEOs, CFOs, and public company board members, and have seen the entire lifecycle of enterprises, from sourcing and funding to scaling and exiting:

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Brig. Gen. Shmaya Avieli

Tel aviv, israel

Former head of The Israeli Ministry of Defense agency for International Defense Cooperation (SIBAT), Shmaya was responsible for all Israeli defense exports globally. A former attaché in Washington, D.C., Brigadier General Avieli brings unprecedented access to the Israeli defense establishment.
shmaya@avivgrowth.com | LinkedIn

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Scott S. Cohen


A serial entrepreneur, Scott has co-founded five companies, three of which have been acquired. With deep ties to the U.S. corporate innovation community through his work at Innovation Leader, he has seen how thousands of the largest companies in America pursue R&D, innovation and growth.
scott@avivgrowth.com | LinkedIn

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Daniel Friedman


Daniel has deep experience working with some of the largest companies in America to deliver measurable, results-oriented innovation programs. He leverages both consulting and corporate experience, at firms like Imaginatik and Staples, to help Aviv’s partners develop new products, services and revenues.
daniel@avivgrowth.com | LinkedIn

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Israel Y. Ganot


Deeply connected to the Israeli startup ecosystem, Israel previously launched the largest startup accelerator in Israel, MassChallenge Israel. A veteran of Goldman Sachs, Amazon, PayPal and eBay, Israel was also the co-founder of Gazelle.com; he brings an array of M&A, startup, and large-company experience.
iganot@avivgrowth.com | LinkedIn

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Erez Rosen


The former CFO of Aladdin (NASDAQ: ALDN), Erez has also held senior positions at Heineken, BASF, and other global corporations. As a former Board member at five publicly traded companies, Erez brings both problem-solving expertise and an understanding of how large corporations pursue growth.
erez@avivgrowth.com | LinkedIn

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Jonathan Sandler

Boston, MAss.

An advisor to AGP, Jon has spent 30 years building and running business services companies in financial services and healthcare. Most recently, he was Chairman and CEO of Decision Resources Group, a leading provider of data, analytics and insights to the global healthcare industry. Previously, he was CEO of Kessler Capital Group, and Vice Chairman of Kessler Financial Services.
jon@avivgrowth.com | LinkedIn



Neil Wallack

Boston, MAss.

An Advisor to AGP, Neil has nearly 30 years of experience in the private equity business, including serving as president of the private equity practice of Ziff Brothers Investments. He has experience with a broad array of transaction structures across company life cycles, and brings both financial acumen and creativity to our commercialization strategies.
neil@avivgrowth.com | LinkedIn