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TEL AVIV, Israel and SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) –
iron, a leading business platform for the application economy, is pleased to announce that four new members are joining its board of directors. The new directors bring a wealth and diversity of expertise to the business, ranging from software and wireless to finance, operations and strategy, which will allow ironSource to continue driving growth and value for businesses. shareholders throughout its journey to become a public company. The new directors, who will join the ironSource board of directors as part of and subject to the closing of the previously announced business combination with Thoma Bravo Advantage (NYSE: TBA), are:
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Orlando Bravo, Founder and Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo (Photo: Business Wire)
Orlando Bravo, Founder and Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo
Marni Walden, Strategic Advisor, formerly EVP at Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Shuki Nir, Strategic Consultant, formerly SVP at SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK)
Tal Payne, CFO and COO, Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP), joined the board in February 2021.
“We are delighted to welcome Orlando, Tal, Marni and Shuki to the ironSource Board of Directors as the company prepares to begin its next phase of growth as a public enterprise. I have no doubts that we will benefit immensely from the diverse backgrounds and expertise of this exceptional group, ”said Tomer Bar Zeev, CEO and co-founder of ironSource. “With their combined focus on both software and technology, as well as their financial, operational and strategic expertise, I believe our new directors will provide invaluable information and advice to ironSource as we deliver critical value to clients. customers across the application economy. strong performance and shareholder value. ”
Orlando Bravo, Founder and Managing Partner of Thoma Bravo, is one of the world’s leading software investors. He led Thoma Bravo’s early entry into software buyouts and made the company one of the world’s leading private equity firms. Today, Mr. Bravo leads the company’s strategy and investment decisions in accordance with its principles of partnership, innovation and performance. Mr. Bravo has overseen more than 300 company-led software acquisitions, representing more than $ 85 billion in transaction value. Forbes named him “Best Wall Street Dealmaker” in 2019, and he was part of Thomson Reuters “Eight Buyout Pros to Watch” in 2009.
Tal Payne has over 15 years of financial management experience, as Chief Financial Officer of Check Point since joining in 2008 and as Chief Financial and Operations Officer since 2015. Ms. Payne oversees Check Point’s global operations and finance Item including investor relations, legal affairs, treasury, purchasing and facilities. Prior to joining Check Point, Ms. Payne served as Chief Financial Officer of Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd., where she served as Vice President of Finance for over five years. Ms. Payne started her career as a CPA in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the board of directors of SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG).
Marni Walden is a strategic advisor with over 20 years of experience in strategy, growth and technology in the media and telecommunications industry. Ms. Walden has worked for McCaw Communications, AT&T Wireless as well as Verizon. Throughout her wireless career, she has held various leadership roles at Verizon, including President of Global Media and New Business for Verizon Communications. She was also chief marketing officer as well as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless. Ms. Walden is a director of several boards, including Draft Kings (NASDAQ: DKNG).
Yehoshua (Shuki) Nir is a strategic consultant who helps CEOs and senior executives scale their growing businesses, improve go-to-market plans, drive innovation, build leadership teams and optimize profitable growth and product lifecycle management. He brings extensive management, business and leadership experience from his tenure at SanDisk Corp (NASDAQ: SNDK), including as Senior Vice President, General Manager of BU Retail (Consumer) and SVP Corporate Marketing. Mr. Nir is a member of the Board of Directors of Kornit Digital (NASDAQ: KRNT), where he is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
ironSource is a leading business platform that enables mobile content creators to thrive in the app economy. Application developers use the ironSource platform to transform their applications into successful, scalable businesses, leveraging a comprehensive set of software solutions that help them develop and engage users, monetize content and analyze and optimize business performance to generate more global growth. The ironSource platform also enables carriers to create a richer device experience, incorporating relevant app and service recommendations to engage users throughout the device lifecycle. By providing a comprehensive business platform for the main constituents of the application economy, ironSource enables customers to focus on what they do best, creating great applications and user experiences, while facilitating the expanding their business into the app economy. For more information, please visit www.is.com
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