General Partner at Viola Growth
Sami is a General Partner at Viola Growth. He is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of international management leadership in the IT industry. He has extensive knowledge and execution experience in overseeing very large IT projects, and has built an extensive global network with customers, partners, investors and executives.
Sami is a former Senior Vice President of Operation (COO) at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), Israel’s largest software company. As a member of senior management, Sami helped define the company’s strategy and direction. He served as the President of Amdocs’ Customer Care and Billing Division for four years, during which time the division grew from $150 million to $430 million in revenues and expanded to more than 1,700 employees.
Sami has extensive global experience in leading and serving tier-one telecom giants such as Vodafone (Germany), T-Mobile US, Tele Denmark (TDC) and KT FreeTel (Korea). He has served as an active Chairman in several leading startup companies in the telecommunication arena, such as Sheer Networks, which was sold to Cisco for $123 million, and Flash Networks and as a board member in ECtel (NASDAQ: ECTX) and Pilat Media (AIM: PGB).