Board Member & Chief Executive Officer
Yoni Assia is the CEO of eToro, the world’s largest social investment network. He has shown an interest in finance and computer science since his youth and so decided to merge his passions. It was this very passion along with the social revolution, which lead to the founding and development of eToro’s investment network, where users connect, share, trade and invest in the world’s financial markets.
Yoni is as passionate about his business, as he is for family, wife plus 2 kids, which often results in excessive use of the word awesome, and hi-fives around the office.
It’s this young CEO’s vision to disrupt the old banking industry and replace it with a new online transparent and social financial system for the benefit for everyone.
Yoni holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Management and an MSC in Computer Sciences.
With over 15 years of interaction design experience, Ronen is responsible for heading the product direction for each of the innovative and socially engaging products that makes eToro the world’s leading Social Investment Network. By keeping user experience and simplicity at the forefront of product development, Ronen has been able to successfully create both web and mobile products that are easy to use and professional. Ronen holds a B.Des. in industrial design and an M.A. in design.
Avner Stepak, is one of the major shareholders and ex CEO of Meitav Dash Investment House, The 2nd largest investment house in Israel, managing over $32B and employing over 850 people. Meitav Dash has been a leading investment management firm with extensive experience and expertise in asset management of private and institutional investors and brokerage since its establishment in 1979. Avner serves as Vice Chairman of the company and is in charge of corporate strategy and business development at the group. Avner is a regular capital markets commentator for Israel's national radio and holds an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University through the Kellogg-Recanati International Executive Program.
Mr. Basher brings more than 20 years of financial and capital markets experience in and around the high-tech industry. Mr. Basher has served as CFO and VP Finance in several publicly traded high-tech and investment companies. Mr. Basher serves as chief financial officer for a multi-national investment house and in charge of managing the finance, treasury and accounting operations of the firm, as well as due diligence. Mr. Basher is a licensed CPA and holds an MBA in Information Systems and BA in Accounting and Economics.
Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits® – a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time Magazine. Mr. Lindzon has more than twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. Howard continues to manage a hedge fund he started in 1998.Mr. Lindzon received an MBA at Arizona State University and an MIM from The American Graduate School of International Management.
Santo Politi is a founder and General Partner of Spark Capital. He most recently was a Partner at Charles River Ventures (CRV) with an investment focus on media and entertainment infrastructure. His investments at CRV include BigBand Networks, Broadbus Technologies and Groove Mobile. Santo holds an MBA in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in electrical engineering from NJIT and a BS in electrical engineering and a BS in physics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is fluent in Japanese, conversational in Spanish and French and is a native Turkish speaker.
Guy Gamzu has served as a director since the year 2000. Mr. Gamzu has been an angel investor since 1997, specializing in pre-seed venture finance. He is the founder of Sycamore Technologies Ventures L.P and currently serves as a director of Eyeclick.com, eToro.com, Mirtemis and Fiverr.com. Guy holds a B.S. in Business Studies, Marketing and Finance from City University Business School in London, U.K.
Tony Wollenberg is an expert in financial online trading law. Over the last 25 years his line of work included the founding and chairing the board of companies such as City Index, as well as founding and serving as managing partner of Law practice partnership Steptoe & Johnson (formerly Raikison) a law firm with more than 500 lawyers across worldwide locations. Tony holds a degree, in law (LLB) and political science from the London School of Economics and was recently named by "The Times" newspaper as being "among the City’s (London) most dynamic and personable lawyers".