About Us > Board of Directors

Alex Kornhauser – Chairman

Alex Kornhauser served as Senior VP and GM Global Operations of Numonyx. Previously, he was the Technology and Manufacturing VP, Flash Memory Manufacturing Group GM, Design Center GM, Manufacturing Fabs GM at Intel and GM of Intel Israel’s site.

Daniel Porat – Founder & CEO

Daniel (Danny) Porat has 15 years’ experience in technology leadership, executive and entrepreneurial expertise. He has been responsible for the design and global implementation of  technology solutions across various industries. Prior to Liola, Danny led global development operations at Intel Corporation and SAP Labs. At Intel, he initiated and developed systems for the company’s global operations; at SAP, he served as development manager. Danny holds an MBA and a B.Sc. in engineering, both from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Yossi Ron

Yossi Ron is the COO of The Trendlines Group. He was the CEO of Trendlines Agtech (previously, Mofet Venture Accelerator). Yossi has over 20 years of extensive managerial experience in industry, including the establishment and management of an aviation electronic equipment production factory, AEROMAOZ. Yossi also served as a senior organizational consultant at Teum.

Steve Rhodes

Steve is the Chairman and CEO of the Trendlines Group. Steve began his career with the Chicago branch of Bank Leumi in 1979 and advanced through a number of financial marketing and lending positions, including director of marketing. Steve continued with Leumi when he and his family moved to Israel in 1985. At Bank Leumi in Israel, Steve rose to the position of deputy manager of the Bank’s International Division. In 1988, Steve joined SRD Medical as the company’s CFO, later becoming VP of sales and marketing. He left the company in 1993, forming Trendlines International with Todd Dollinger. After serving on the board of Trendlines Medical (formerly Misgav Venture Accelerator) for many years, Steve became its CEO in 2005. Trendlines Medical has been awarded Best Incubator by the Office of the Chief Scientist twice since 2010. Today, Steve shares the position of Chairman and CEO of The Trendlines Group with Todd and additionally serves as chairman of Trendlines Agtech.

Pini Saviyon

Pini Saviyon has 25 years of management and business and M&A in the high-tech industry. He founded and was a former CEO and Chairman of Calanit, a publicly traded software company. He founded and owned several businesses and start-ups. Pini holds a B.Sc. in metallurgy and graduated in management and finance from Tel Aviv University.


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