Yariv came to Ex Libris after serving as General Manager of Innovative for two years. He stepped into the expanded role as Senior Vice President of both businesses in 2022.
His previous experience includes working 20 years with NICE, a leader in enterprise software solutions for businesses and nonprofit organizations of all industries. Over the course of his time with NICE, Yariv held multiple leadership roles, was instrumental in expanding the company’s global presence, and worked closely with NICE’s customers, which include over 85 of the Fortune 100 global businesses.
With Yariv’s deep technical knowledge, global experience, and a collaborative, strategic spirit, his work has helped thousands of businesses around the world make smarter decisions and deliver better customer experiences. Yariv holds a technical degree, a business degree, and an MBA from the University of Hull in England.
Asaf Kline is VP of Library Solutions at Ex Libris, where he is currently responsible for the Alma, Rosetta, ALEPH and Voyager library management products, as well as the market-leading resource-sharing solutions Rapido and RapidILL.
Prior to taking over the Library Solutions business unit, Mr. Kline led the Alma and Rosetta product management team. He has served in various development and product management roles since joining Ex Libris in 1996.
Mr. Kline holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s in business administration from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Guy Ben-Porat joined Ex Libris in 2002, becoming the company’s very first Java developer. He currently heads the Discovery & Research business unit at Ex Libris, overseeing the Primo, Summon, CDI, RapidILL and Rapido products, as well as the Ex Libris Central Discovery Index.
Previously, Mr. Ben-Porat served as Ex Libris’ VP of Research and Development for Learning and Research Solutions. With his strong background in the field, he led the adoption of new technologies and played a key role in the development of Primo, Rosetta, Alma and Leganto.
Prior to joining Ex Libris, Mr. Ben-Porat was a technical architect at Surecomp®, a market leader in global trade finance solutions for banks and corporations, and at Mercado®, a leading eCommerce search and merchandising provider.
Omri Gerson currently serves as the VP of Platform and Technologies. As such, he is responsible for the technological platform that powers Ex Libris next-generation products.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Gerson served as VP Development. He has headed the Alma development team from its very beginning and played a major role in the transition of Ex Libris products to the cloud.
Mr. Gerson joined Ex Libris in 1993 and held development positions in the Aleph, SFX, and Verde teams before spearheading Alma development. Mr. Gerson holds a BSc in Computer Sciences and an MBA in Marketing & Finance, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Melissa Hilbert is VP of Professional Services at Ex Libris and Innovative, where she is responsible for the delivery of implementation and premium services across all products. She leads a global team of project, product, and industry experts who partner with libraries to implement and optimize Ex Libris and Innovative solutions.
Starting in 2005, Ms. Hilbert has served in several roles throughout Ex Libris, gaining broad experience, building teams, and defining solutions to a wide variety of challenges.
Ms. Hilbert’s career began in libraries, where she worked for several years as an academic librarian.
Ms. Hilbert holds a BA from Tufts University, and a MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons University.
Osnat Vilenchik joined Ex Libris in 2019 as VP of Content Operations. In her current role, she brings her extensive experience in project administration to operations, support, development and content product management.
Ms. Vilenchik came to Ex Libris after eight years at NICE Systems, where she was the Senior Director for Continuous Improvement in the Global Customer Operations unit. While managing global interdisciplinary R&D and operations groups, she specialized in large-scale program execution, change management and customer experience innovation.
Ms. Vilenchik holds a BA in Computer Science and Education from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, as well as an MA in Industrial Management.
Tammy Shomron-Vinograd joined Ex Libris in 2018 as VP of Business Operations. Prior to joining Ex Libris, Ms. Shomron-Vinograd led the Business Applications group at NICE Systems following other managerial roles in Information Systems.
In her roles at NICE, Ms. Shomron-Vinograd led cross-functional process and system transformation and ongoing process and system improvements that supported the company’s growth and strategic roadmap, including extending the company’s quote-to-cash process from supporting hardware to supporting software and SaaS business.
Ms. Shomron-Vinograd holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University.
Sarit Olamy joined Ex Libris in 2003 as VP of Human Resources.
Over the past 15 years, Ms. Olamy has led the overall management, recruitment and retention of staff and has implemented all career and training development for the company. Most importantly, Ms. Olamy has ensured the strong professional development and job satisfaction of all Ex Libris employees, supporting the Ex Libris culture and mission.
Previously, Ms. Olamy served as Human Resources Manager at Trellis Photonics, where she led all HR activities. Prior to her time at Trellis Photonics, Ms. Olamy spent 5 years at Intel and Amdocs as a Compensation & Benefit and Relocation specialist.
Ms. Olamy holds an MSc in Business Management from Polytechnic University in Israel and a BA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.