About Us

Our
Mission

KELA’s mission is to provide 100% actionable intelligence on threats directly targeting clients. Our success is based on a unique integration of automated technology and qualified intelligence experts.

Management

KELA’s team of experts includes senior officers in the IDF’s intelligence units and leading tech specialists with backgrounds in the cyber world.

NIR BARAK

Founder, CEO

Nir heads the development of KELA’s unique intelligence solutions. Nir founded KELA in 2009 and is the acting chairman of KELA Group. Nir founded and developed organizations catering to both the private and public sectors. Nir obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Law from IDC Herzliya.

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YIGAL NAVEH

Co-Founder

Yigal served as an officer in one of the intelligence units of the IDF. Following his military service, Yigal was a consultant to a senior minister in the Israeli Government, and later managed several business-related projects.  Yigal oversees all sales operations at KELA, focusing on operations in North America. Yigal holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from Lander College.

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ERAN SHTAUBER

VP of Solutions, Co-Founder

Eran has over 15 years of experience in the intelligence field. In addition to co-founding KELA, Eran serves as Vice President of KELA’s entire line of proprietary solutions. As a senior officer in the IDF’s elite intelligence unit, Eran was responsible for gathering and analyzing intelligence for a mission-critical division. Eran has an LL.B. from Bar Ilan University.

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DAVID CARMIEL

Chief Research Officer

David has over 10 years of experience in the intelligence industry, both in the military and the private sector. David leads KELA’s Corporate Research & Intelligence teams. David is responsible for overlooking all operations of KELA’s unique Intelligence SOC. David graduated from Tel Aviv University with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.

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DORON LEVIT

CEO, KELA Group Japan

Doron is CEO and Representative Director of KELA Group Japan, leading business development and sales in the country. Doron was previously at Pebbles Interfaces, a company acquired by Facebook. Doron held various positions in private equity firms and Fortune 500 corporations, and founded YamTov (SeaYourself), a non-profit aiding people with disabilities through adaptive sea sports.  Doron studied Engineering and Business Management at Tel Aviv University.

SHAMAI TAL

Director, Business Manager, Asia

Shamai has over 30 years of experience leading business partnerships in Asia, specializing in Taiwan, Japan, and China. Shamai brings his skills to KELA as director of sales in Asia. Shamai served as a senior business leader at Applied Materials for over 20 years. Shamai successfully merges his technical expertise with strategic planning and commitment to clients.

IRINA NESTEROVSKY

Research Team Leader

Irina is the Research Team Leader at KELA, heading a team of analysts. She oversees all operations designed to provide our clients with the best and most actionable research products. Having served in one of the IDF’s elite intelligence units, Irina has an extensive background in research and intelligence gathering. Irina completed her B.Sc. in Neuroscience and M.A in Learning Disabilities at Tel Aviv University.

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OHAD EYLON

VP of Pre-Sales, and Sales

Ohad has over 20 years of experience in both government and corporate positions. Ohad manages all pre-sales and sales operations at KELA. Ohad has extensive experience in leading various technology, data, and information security projects, and he is PMP, ITIL3, and CCNA certified. Ohad obtained his B.A. in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, and his M.Sc. in Negotiations and Conflict Management at the University of Baltimore. Ohad served as Lt. Col., special OPS battalion commander in the IDF.

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NINA GORBACHEVSKI

Threat Intelligence Team Leader

Nina is a Senior Threat Intelligence analyst and Team Leader at KELA. Following her military service as an analyst in the IDF’s elite intelligence unit, Nina worked in various government ministries. Nina is an expert in Darknet and cyber-crime investigations, fluent in Russian, French, Hebrew, and English. Nina received her bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University, and her master’s from Sorbonne University

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ITSIK KESLER

R&D Manager

Itsik has served almost 10 years as a Major in the IDF’s elite intelligence unit, leading numerous network security teams and researches. Itsik specializes in network forensics, malware analysis, security methodologies, and more. A recipient of the President’s Medal of Excellence and the Head of the Intelligence’s award for creative thinking, Itsik was appointed Senior Security Consultant to the Israeli National Cyber Security Authority at the Prime Minister’s office, where he was responsible for handling Incident Response events and various network security projects.

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TAMAR LASTER

Director of HR

Tamar coordinates the work culture at KELA and oversees the welfare of KELA’s team. She served as Human Resources officer at the Israel Defense Forces, and later as a social instructor and recruitment officer at Bnei-Zion pre-army preparation center. Tamar has a degree in Human Resources from Tel Aviv University.

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  • NIR BARAK
    NIR BARAK Founder, CEO

    NIR BARAK

    Founder, CEO

    Nir heads the development of KELA’s unique intelligence solutions. Nir founded KELA in 2009 and is the acting chairman of KELA Group. Nir founded and developed organizations catering to both the private and public sectors. Nir obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Law from IDC Herzliya.

    Contact me in LinkedIn
  • YIGAL NAVEH
    YIGAL NAVEH Co-Founder

    YIGAL NAVEH

    Co-Founder

    Yigal served as an officer in one of the intelligence units of the IDF. Following his military service, Yigal was a consultant to a senior minister in the Israeli Government, and later managed several business-related projects.  Yigal oversees all sales operations at KELA, focusing on operations in North America. Yigal holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from Lander College.

    Contact me in LinkedIn
  • ERAN SHTAUBER
    ERAN SHTAUBER VP of Solutions, Co-Founder

    ERAN SHTAUBER

    VP of Solutions, Co-Founder

    Eran has over 15 years of experience in the intelligence field. In addition to co-founding KELA, Eran serves as Vice President of KELA’s entire line of proprietary solutions. As a senior officer in the IDF’s elite intelligence unit, Eran was responsible for gathering and analyzing intelligence for a mission-critical division. Eran has an LL.B. from Bar Ilan University.

    Contact me in LinkedIn
  • DAVID CARMIEL
    DAVID CARMIEL Chief Research Officer

    DAVID CARMIEL

    Chief Research Officer

    David has over 10 years of experience in the intelligence industry, both in the military and the private sector. David leads KELA’s Corporate Research & Intelligence teams. David is responsible for overlooking all operations of KELA’s unique Intelligence SOC. David graduated from Tel Aviv University with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.

    Contact me in LinkedIn
  • DORON LEVIT
    DORON LEVIT CEO, KELA Group Japan

    DORON LEVIT

    CEO, KELA Group Japan

    Doron is CEO and Representative Director of KELA Group Japan, leading business development and sales in the country. Doron was previously at Pebbles Interfaces, a company acquired by Facebook. Doron held various positions in private equity firms and Fortune 500 corporations, and founded YamTov (SeaYourself), a non-profit aiding people with disabilities through adaptive sea sports.  Doron studied Engineering and Business Management at Tel Aviv University.

  • SHAMAI TAL
    SHAMAI TAL Director, Business Manager, Asia

    SHAMAI TAL

    Director, Business Manager, Asia

    Shamai has over 30 years of experience leading business partnerships in Asia, specializing in Taiwan, Japan, and China. Shamai brings his skills to KELA as director of sales in Asia. Shamai served as a senior business leader at Applied Materials for over 20 years. Shamai successfully merges his technical expertise with strategic planning and commitment to clients.

  • IRINA NESTEROVSKY
    IRINA NESTEROVSKY Research Team Leader

    IRINA NESTEROVSKY

    Research Team Leader

    Irina is the Research Team Leader at KELA, heading a team of analysts. She oversees all operations designed to provide our clients with the best and most actionable research products. Having served in one of the IDF’s elite intelligence units, Irina has an extensive background in research and intelligence gathering. Irina completed her B.Sc. in Neuroscience and M.A in Learning Disabilities at Tel Aviv University.

    Contact me in LinkedIn
  • OHAD EYLON
    OHAD EYLON VP of Pre-Sales, and Sales

    OHAD EYLON

    VP of Pre-Sales, and Sales

    Ohad has over 20 years of experience in both government and corporate positions. Ohad manages all pre-sales and sales operations at KELA. Ohad has extensive experience in leading various technology, data, and information security projects, and he is PMP, ITIL3, and CCNA certified. Ohad obtained his B.A. in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, and his M.Sc. in Negotiations and Conflict Management at the University of Baltimore. Ohad served as Lt. Col., special OPS battalion commander in the IDF.

    Contact me in LinkedIn
  • NINA GORBACHEVSKI
    NINA GORBACHEVSKI Threat Intelligence Team Leader

    NINA GORBACHEVSKI

    Threat Intelligence Team Leader

    Nina is a Senior Threat Intelligence analyst and Team Leader at KELA. Following her military service as an analyst in the IDF’s elite intelligence unit, Nina worked in various government ministries. Nina is an expert in Darknet and cyber-crime investigations, fluent in Russian, French, Hebrew, and English. Nina received her bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University, and her master’s from Sorbonne University

    Contact me in LinkedIn
  • ITSIK KESLER
    ITSIK KESLER R&D Manager

    ITSIK KESLER

    R&D Manager

    Itsik has served almost 10 years as a Major in the IDF’s elite intelligence unit, leading numerous network security teams and researches. Itsik specializes in network forensics, malware analysis, security methodologies, and more. A recipient of the President’s Medal of Excellence and the Head of the Intelligence’s award for creative thinking, Itsik was appointed Senior Security Consultant to the Israeli National Cyber Security Authority at the Prime Minister’s office, where he was responsible for handling Incident Response events and various network security projects.

    Contact me in LinkedIn
  • TAMAR LASTER
    TAMAR LASTER Director of HR

    TAMAR LASTER

    Director of HR

    Tamar coordinates the work culture at KELA and oversees the welfare of KELA’s team. She served as Human Resources officer at the Israel Defense Forces, and later as a social instructor and recruitment officer at Bnei-Zion pre-army preparation center. Tamar has a degree in Human Resources from Tel Aviv University.

    Contact me in LinkedIn