Before co-founding EVIGENCE SENSORS™ (formerly Freshpoint Quality Assurance) in 2005, Yoav held senior finance and management positions including CEO of Investment Banking firms Poalim Capital Markets and Sahar Securities. He holds a BA in Economics and an LLB from the University of Tel Aviv, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
EVIGENCE SENSORS™ provide brands, retailers and consumers a new way to monitor the shelf life of perishable products in real time.
David Matthews has a background as an entrepreneur, a lead investor in emerging investment funds, and as a venture capitalist. As an entrepreneur, he launched several successful start-ups including Intelecon and Green Mountain Dallas. He brought the initial capital together to launch emerging private equity and venture funds such as Red River Ventures, Elm Creek Partners, Trailblazer Capital, and RevTech Ventures.
As a venture capitalist, Matthews has led investments in dozens of early-stage entrepreneurial ventures. With RevTech, he created a mentor-led, seed fund and accelerator that has funded over 40 emerging retail technology innovators to date. His successful exits include Green Mountain Energy (sold to NRG), PeopleAnswers (sold to Infor), Spawn Labs (sold to GameStop), and OrderMyGear (recapitalized by SGE).
Charlie Anderson is a pioneer in transforming how brands and retailers engage with their shoppers, drive growth and, essentially, evolve the future.
He’s spent the past two decades shepherding leading brands like Walmart, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Diageo and Wendy’s through the retail innovation process, helping them build capabilities along the way. His reputation for disrupting the marketplace, breaking the status quo and building scalable ideas makes him a go-to resource for retail’s brightest thinkers.
As a passionate industry activist, Charlie has also served as part of the Path to Purchase Institute’s League of Leaders and the University of Arkansas’ Center for Retailing Excellence.
Julie Quick is a recognized “shopper whisperer” with the unique talent of turning customer needs into commercial opportunities for brands and retailers.
Companies from Walmart to PepsiCo, P&G, Nestle, GameStop and MoneyGram have tapped her skills as a shopper insights interpreter and facilitator to build innovative retail solutions. She’s a sought-after industry speaker, a member of the Path to Purchase Institute’s distinguished faculty, a Shopper Marketing Women of Excellence leadership award winner, and holder of multiple Effie awards celebrating the impact of her work.
Her passion for breakthrough insights stems from observing and understanding shoppers in her parents’ store at age five, making her an authentic retail lifer.
Gary Magenta is passionate about helping leaders and organizations change their business, transform how they engage their people, and deliver exceptional results.
He is the Chief Change Architect of Root Inc., a consulting company that helps the world’s most influential organizations master disruption, activate change, and realize positive results. During his 19 years at Root, Gary has partnered with CEOs and executive teams at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 organizations throughout North America and Europe, bringing a holistic view of their businesses, their people, and the customers they serve.
With more than 30 years of business experience, Gary brings a realistic outlook, a focus on results, and a sense of humor that puts things into perspective.
Gary is the author of 720 Haircuts — Creating Customer Loyalty that Lasts a Lifetime and The Un-Bossy Boss, as well as the host of the talk show series, The Pot Stirrer. He is a highly sought after international speaker that has been recognized with a Stevie American Business Award for Executive of the Year.
He lives in Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida, with his wife and has two grown sons. Gary is a Google fanatic and an unapologetic reality show junkie.
Jonathan Kierman is a veteran retail operations executive with over 25 years in multi-unit and Store Operations experience. He began his retail career after graduating from Arizona State University in Macy’s executive training program and immediately fell in love with retail.
After working in various roles at Famous Footwear, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Catherine’s Plus Sizes, Vera Bradley and Jockey International, Jonathan started his own consulting practice where he works with technology partners and retailers on strategies which will improve process and customer experience. Jonathan specializes in Store Operations, Employee Engagement and Talent Development.