Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Since 2009, Ran Bukshpan has served as President & CEO of Telrad Networks. Prior to joining Telrad, he spent the past 20 years serving in C-level executive roles at the Baran Group and its subsidiaries, Baran Telecom Inc. and Baran Raviv Telecom Ltd.
Most recently, he served for two years as CEO of the Baran Group, a large engineering company responsible for the implementation of large telecommunications and construction projects. For three years prior, Bukshpan served as Chairman & CEO of Baran Telecom Inc., a U.S.-based subsidiary that specializes in providing outsourced network solutions to the wireless telecommunications industry. While he was appointed CEO of Baran Raviv Telecom, he also served as the Communications Division President for three years (from 2000-2003). He began his career in 1988 at the Baran Group and was ultimately promoted to CEO. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Ruthy Smadja is the CFO of Telrad Networks, with a proven track record in providing fiduciary oversight for large, complex operations. She has served in senior financial executive roles for the past ten years. Smadja focuses on global financial strategy and planning. Smadja also contributed her financial and technology sector expertise to the management team.
Prior to joining Telrad, she served as the CFO of NUR Macroprinters Ltd, a company that was acquired in 2008 by HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ). Smadja holds a B.A. in Accounting and Business Management from the College of Business Management, Israel, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Mark Altshuller is the chief technology officer of Telrad, responsible for overseeing global technology, strategy and product development for the company. Prior to joining Telrad, he served as CTO at Alvarion, where he guided the development of an innovative, advanced line of wireless network technologies.
During his nine years at Alvarion, he also served as Senior Director of the WiMAX Product Line and Director of the WiMAX Network. Earlier in his career, he defined product requirements at both Nortel and Telrad, leading regional teams in product management, testing, and pre-sale activities. As one of the founding members of the WiMAX Forum, his 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry have helped shape the standards for WiMAX network architecture. Altshuller holds ten patents and earned his B.S. in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the Ben Gurion University in Israel.
President of Telrad Wireless Division
For over 18 years Chris has been primarily focused on telecommunications, but more recently he has been involved in bringing sensible LTE fixed broadband solutions to the telecom world. Chris is responsible for running Telrad across North America which includes sales, technical support, operations and overall strategic practices in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Chris has worked in the wireless industry since 2005, joining Telrad after their acquisition of the Alvarion BWA division in 2013, where he served as VP of Sales and later as General Manager of the Americas. Previously, Chris served as an AVP of Product Strategy for Zhone Technologies, focusing on the needs of wireline carriers. Currently setting the standard for fixed broadband wireless, Chris runs a team of experts who are dedicated to providing ISPs and Telcos with the most cost-effective, flexible and reliable LTE solutions.
General Manager, Latin America
Since 2010, Uri Dotan has served as General Manager of Telrad Networks in Latin America, responsible for business development, sales and operations throughout the region, including the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.
Prior to joining Telrad, he spent the past eight years serving in C-level executive roles at Leadcom I.S., a publicly traded services company, responsible for all aspects of service delivery including project management, maintenance, infrastructure, operators, and security networks. For three years prior, Dotan served as VP of Marketing at Vocaltec Communication, Ltd., a telecommunications equipment provider. Prior to Vocaltec, he held various leadership roles at Telrad Chile, starting with installation services, and then running all aspects of operations over the course of 18 years.
He began his career in 1974 at the Local Agricultural Flight Company, where he was Chief Operations Officer for the Southern region. He is fluent in English, Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese. Dotan holds a B.S. in Engineering from Universidad Católica in Uruguay.
Vice President of Research & Development
Since 2013, Yishai Amsterdamer has served as Vice President of Research & Development for Telrad Networks, bringing over 17 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors. In this role, he is responsible for the vision and technology development of Telrad’s LTE portfolio. Prior to joining Telrad, Yishai held executive positions at Alvarion and CopperGate Communications, where he developed high-performance telecommunications products and managed off-shore development teams.
Yishai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Vice President of Customer Support and Services
Yair Ben-Tov is serving as the Vice President of Customer Support and Services for Telrad Networks. In this role, he is responsible for providing support services for customer project implementations worldwide. Yair has more than 25 years of experience in the telecom industry. Prior to his current role at Telrad, he has held various positions, leading the development of telecommunication products for world-leading vendors in North America and other global markets. He also served as Vice President of R&D at Telrad and its subsidiary, managing the product development and project management teams. Yair holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University.