bob is a people management platform that helps forward thinking businesses bring out the best in their employees.
The company was founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneurs who, after years of leadership roles in ambitious businesses and high-growth start-ups, realised that many companies end up neglecting their single most important strategic asset: their people. So bob was born to give smart modern businesses a better way of ‘doing HR’ to attract and keep real talent.
bob radically streamlines admin and improves employees’ experiences with a smart mobile app, a personalised benefits store and inviting onboarding and survey tools. The rich real-time data in bob gives decision-makers valuable insights and helps employees feel more connected to the people they work with – wherever they are in the world.
Our 95 people in London, Tel Aviv and New York are on a mission to help good businesses become even better. And so far, we’ve helped hundreds of companies to do just that. Ultimately, we’re working to make it easier for people to love what they do – and to connect with the people they do it with.
MEET OUR MANAGEMENT
Ronni has over 25 years of experience in multinational, hi-tech companies. Prior to setting up hibob, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Silicon Valley based Bessemer Venture Partners. He's the strategic advisor and co-founder of Team8 Cyber Security, a powerhouse developing disruptive tech in the cyber security space. Ronni was also the co-founder and CEO of Cotendo, a content delivery network which in 2012, just four years after it was founded, was acquired by Akamai in a $300m. Ronni has a BA in History and Educational Management from Tel Aviv University, and a MA in Organisational Sociology from Bar-Ilan University.He's currently living in Tel Aviv with his wife and four children.
Israel has over 20 years of experience in technology and product development. Hes a former Executive Vice President of Technology at Kenshoo, the global leader in agile marketing technology. He oversaw research, product development and Saas operations. Prior to setting up hibob, Israel spent several years in Silicon Valley working for industry leading software companies, including the likes of Vmware, HP and Mercury, where he oversaw and implemented long-term strategies for product development. Israel holds a BA in Maths and Computer Sciences from Bar-Ilan University, as well as an MBA from Ben-Gurion University. He lives with his wife and three children in Israel.
Sharon Argov is a serial entrepreneur - at just 16 she began her entrepreneurial career, selling lemonade to thirsty beach-goers stuck in traffic outside Tel Aviv in Israel. At 21, she started a short-term rentals business in Spain (pre-Airbnb!). Eventually she sold to German tourist operators. In the last decade, Sharon has honed her skills as an online marketing expert in various industries. She played an integral role in 888 holdings which floated on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of $1.5 billion in 2005. She has also run her own boutique marketing agency, helping online brands and start-ups in all phase's monetise their business models and building efficient user's acquisition strategy. Prior to HiBob Sharon was the CEO and Founder of Fundbird.co.uk a unite platform that helps small business in the UK find funding solution and access to capital (acquired).
Menachem brings to bob 20 years of online business experience from the very early days of the web as we know it today. Menachem brings valuable expertise in sales and marketing from his time working at executive level in leading companies like Mattomy Media Group and MSN. He also has experience of growing start-ups from inception to market leader. Menachem holds an MBA in marketing and finance. He is married and is the proud father of three children.
Shoham has more than 20 years of financial experience with technology firms. Aviv spent six years as vice president of finance at Imperva Inc., a pioneer in enterprise security, and led the company towards a successful IPO in 2011. Aviv served as CFO of Intucell, a leader in self-optimizing network software, and was part of the core team that led to a successful acquisition by Cisco for $475 million in early 2013. Prior to Imperva and Intucell, Aviv spent 7 years with Check Point Software Technologies in several management positions. Aviv holds BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University and MBA with distinction from Herriot Watt University. He lives with his wife and 3 children in Israel.
Gilad has over 15 years of experience in product and strategy roles and is passionate about creating world-class web and mobile products that customers love. He has worked for B2B, B2C, and B2G companies, built new products from the ground up, and redesigned existing ones to improve the experience for tens of millions of users. Prior to hibob, Gilad spent several years in Silicon Valley where he was Director of Product at Zenefits, leading a PM team in building the Zenefits’ HR and 401K offering. Before that, Gilad led the monetization and engagement efforts as a PM at Voxer, the push-to-talk messaging app. Gilad holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He is married and has two adorable little children.
Dana brings over 20 years of experience in large global hi-tech organizations as a human resources manager. She has business partnership experience with senior executives and is recognized for her success in leading organizational development in global processes with a strong multi-culture mindset. Prior to joining bob, Dana served as Senior VP of HR at 888 Holdings PLC, where she was responsible for building and creating the company's global HR strategy and managing every employees' life cycle - from onboarding to retirement. Dana was a member of the 888 executive team and reported directly to the CEO. While at 888, Dana was involved in several M&A processes, as well as establishing new sites overseas. In addition, Dana played a major role in the OD & Training arena Comverse and Martix. Dana holds a B.A in Psychology and an M.Sc in Organizational Behavior - both from Tel Aviv University. Dana lives in Tel Aviv with her 2 children.
Andy has more than 25 years of experience in strategic brand building, and has helped define, shape and launch some of the world's biggest and most innovative brands, including the likes of Coca-Cola and Spotify.Andy holds a BA in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Greenwich. He lives in London with his wife, two children and eight bikes.
Amit has more than 15 years of experience in product and user interface design, and has leveraged her extensive background in communications, video and photography to develop and manage great products. Shes previously held various senior product positions, including WIX, VP of Product at Duda, the leading DIY website builder, and Head of Product at ooVoo, the free video chat and messaging service.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ronni has over 25 years of experience in multinational, hi-tech companies. Prior to setting up hibob, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Silicon Valley based Bessemer Venture Partners. He's the strategic advisor and co-founder of Team8 Cyber Security, a powerhouse developing disruptive tech in the cyber security space. Ronni was also the co-founder and CEO of Cotendo, a content delivery network which in 2012, just four years after it was founded, was acquired by Akamai in a $300m. Ronni has a BA in History and Educational Management from Tel Aviv University, and a MA in Organisational Sociology from Bar-Ilan University. He's currently living in Tel Aviv with his wife and four children.
Adam is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners which he joined 2007. He focuses on investments in Israel and Europe across multiple technology sectors, from pre-revenue, early stage startups to expansion stage, growth companies. Over the last decade, his investments have resulted in more than 14 IPO and M&A exits, in sectors including SMB SaaS, consumer internet, and other areas.
Scott joined Battery in 1997 and currently leads investments in the U.S., Israel and Europe. Scott was named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks top venture capitalists from around the world. Scott is involved in a number of social-impact initiatives. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors of “Maoz” – an organization identifying and accelerating the impact of Israel’s best and brightest public-sector leaders who collaborate on cross-sectorial solutions to Israel’s most pressing challenges. Scott graduated with honors from Brandeis University with a BA in international relations and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.