Zvi Schreiber

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Zvi Schreiber
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Personal details
Born (1969-06-09) 9 June 1969 (age 48)
London, England
Nationality British-Israeli
Spouse(s) Rina Frei Schreiber
Residence Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Zvi Schreiber, (/ˈtsv ˈʃrbər/ TSVEE SHRY-bər; born 9 June 1969) is a British-Israeli serial entrepreneur, executive, and author. He has founded high-tech startups like G.ho.st, which at the time was considered the only high-tech startup with a joint Palestinian–Israeli team.[1][2][3] In 2011 Schreiber was CEO of Lightech which he sold to GE Lighting.[4]

He is currently the CEO of startup logistics technology company Freightos, a "leading sales automation platform for the logistics industry"[5] that he describes as the "equivalent of Expedia/Orbitz/Kayak for the shipment of goods rather than people".[6]

Startups[edit]

Schreiber has founded the following companies:

  • IsraTec Limited
  • Tradeum Inc, acquired by VerticalNet[7]
  • Unicorn Inc, acquired by IBM[8]
  • Ghost Inc[9] (which traded as G.ho.st and has now closed operations).
  • Freightos (trading name of Tradeos Limited)

Executive positions[edit]

In 2011 Schreiber was CEO of Lightech Electronic Industries Ltd,[10] based in Israel, where he had served as a director since 1996. His father David Schreiber, an experienced businessman and investor, chaired the board.[11] Lightech was acquired by GE Lighting at the end of 2011, during Schreiber's tenure.[12]

Other activities and achievements[edit]

Schreiber has spoken at software industry events[13][14][15] and at some economic conferences,[16] and is a co-inventor of several patents and patent applications.[17]

Books[edit]

Schreiber is the author of two books:

Education[edit]

Schreiber has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Theoretical Physics (Quantum Fields) from Imperial College London, and a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College London.[21]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ One team, two offices: Israel and Palestine Fortune Small Business, 10 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Tech Startup Bridges Mideast Divide", BusinessWeek, 27 December 2007
  3. ^ "Co-operation in the ether", The Economist, 23 July 2009
  4. ^ "Lightech Announces Zvi Schreiber as CEO", Edison Report, 1 February 2011
  5. ^ "About Us". FreightOS. 
  6. ^ Abel, Shira (9 June 2013). "FreightOS: Bringing Sexy Back to the Freight Industry". The Next Web. 
  7. ^ VerticalNet Buys B2B Trading Partner Internet News, 8 March 2000.
  8. ^ "IBM Acquires Yet Another Business Intelligence ISV", Enterprise Systems, 17 May 2006
  9. ^ "Israelis and Palestinians Launch Web Start-Up", New York Times, 29 May 2008.
  10. ^ [1] Lightech's website
  11. ^ [2] Lightech's team as of 2010
  12. ^ [3]
  13. ^ "The Entire D6 G.ho.st Demo", Wall Street Journal, D: All Things Digital conference 2008
  14. ^ G.ho.st at Demo 2008 conference
  15. ^ Innovate Europe 2007
  16. ^ Milken Institute Global Conference 2009
  17. ^ US Patent Office search
  18. ^ Bad Hair Day? (Mini Book in the Charming Petite Series)
  19. ^ Fizz web site
  20. ^ Fizz on Amazon
  21. ^ "The Nine Lives of Schroedinger's Cat", MSc thesis, Imperial College, January 1995.