Senior Financial Advisor
Tony Plesner General Partner, serves as Chief Finance Officer at AGT International, overseeing all finance and strategic business operations related to AGT’s global expansion. He served as EVP, Finance since joining the company in 2012. Mr. Plesner was previously CFO at IntraLinks, a global provider of content management and collaboration solutions, where he led the company through several transformative capital-raising events, including an LBO and subsequent IPO. He also oversaw upgrades to staff, systems, processes, controls and policies that facilitated fourfold revenue growth (to $200MM) and significantly stronger profits during his seven years with the company. Mr. Plesner’s experience includes COO and CFO positions at several global software and media companies, including key operating entities at Reuters (now Thomson Reuters), 24/7 Real Media, Medscape (now WebMD), thenewsmarket.com and Confer Software. Mr. Plesner received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Economics from Manchester University (UK).
Gadi Lenz, PhD
Gadi Lenz is Chief Scientist at AGT International. Leveraging more than 20 years’ experience in the high-tech sector and expertise in the IoT, including sensors, data analytics, machine learning, video and C2 systems, Gadi oversees AGT’s largest and most complex IoT projects for its government and corporate customers. Prior to his current role, Gadi spent 8 years at AGT helping to define the company’s technical strategy, and placing it on course to be a leader in the IoT space. Previously, Gadi spent several years working for Bell Labs, where he was a Member of Technical Staff (MTS) and conducted optics and other research in Bell’s Physical Sciences Labs. Gadi holds 17 patents, has published nearly 100 scientific peer-reviewed papers and co-founded an optical communications company that was sold to a large publicly traded optical communications equipment firm. He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD (the latter from MIT) in Electrical Engineering.
Danna Rabin serves as Chief Operation Officer at Vocativ, a media and technology venture. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff and President for New Initiatives at AGT International. Ms. Rabin joined the company following a successful 12-year career at Comverse, a business enablement software provider, where she held several senior executive roles, including Senior VP, Head of Global Services and Head of Global Business Operations. At Comverse, Ms. Rabin oversaw P&L and managed the company’s global business strategy, as well as business plan, control tools and methodologies. Ms. Rabin holds a BA in Economics.
Senior Advisor, Investment
Mr. Pushinsky has over 20 years’ management and leadership experience across multiple industries, including technology and banking. He serves as Chief Portfolio Officer at AGT International. His previous roles include Chief Marketing Officer at AGT International, Vice President of Marketing at Comverse, a publicly traded technology company. Mr. Pushinsky is also a Board member at several corporate and nonprofit organizations.
Yehuda Herbst is General Counsel at Moonscape and AGT International. An international lawyer with strong cross-border transactional and corporate experience, Mr. Herbst’s expertise includes private equity-related transactions and complex investments as well as the negotiation of agreements across all aspects of commercial activity. He also has experience establishing domestic and foreign investment funds and other alternative investment structures. Mr. Herbst holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, an LL.B and an MBA.
Joachim Schaper, PhD
Joachim Schaper leads the Analytics arm of Moonscape. He also serves as Vice President & Head, Research Organization at AGT International. Having created the company’s global research organization in Darmstadt, Mr. Schaper leads collaboration between internal-external researchers and business organizations to find innovative solutions for the global safety and security marketplace. Mr. Schaper’s research interests include information management and extraction, user interface technologies and IT security. Before joining AGT International, Mr. Schaper was Vice President, Research, EMEA at SAP AG. He holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science from Universität Karlsruhe (TH).