Meet Volumez

Volumez emerged in 2020, with an ambitious mission to revolutionize modern cloud data infrastructure. Founded by seasoned entrepreneurs with deep expertise in cloud technology, the team envisioned a future where cost, complexity, and risk would be eliminated out of modern cloud data infrastructure, paving the way for unprecedented efficiency and scalability for customers. Strategically located in the San Francisco Bay Area with R&D in Tel Aviv, Volumez operates at the heart of the global tech industry.

Backed by

Amir Faintuch

Prior to joining Volumez, Amir held senior executive management positions spanning technical and business responsibilities at leading technology companies including GlobalFoundries, Intel, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments.

In his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Computing, Wired Infrastructure and Storage business at GlobalFoundries, one of the world’s leading semiconductor foundries, Amir was responsible for solidifying the company’s leadership position in Silicon Photonics and played a pivotal role in the company’s highly successful IPO in October of 2021. During his time at Intel, Amir served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Platform Engineering. In this role, he led the worldwide engineering teams in operational excellence efforts and implemented a new silicon development model that resulted in tens of billions of dollars in revenue across Intel’s roadmap by delivering better and more predictable product performance at scale. He also served as Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Transactions for Intel Capital where he was responsible for building Intel’s partnership and strategic collaboration with corporate venture capital firms and identifying opportunities in emerging areas of technology, including artificial intelligence and computing with a particular focus on the vibrant startup ecosystem in Israel. Prior to joining Intel, Amir was the President of Qualcomm Atheros, a large subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., where he managed the company’s networking, connectivity infrastructure, and the emerging Internet of Things semiconductor businesses. Amir started his corporate career at Texas Instruments where he was responsible for establishing the company’s technical and market leadership in mobile connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS and Location, and NFC.

Amir earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Haifa University in Israel. He also holds a dual MBA degree in high technology management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University.

Jonathan Amit
Founder and CTO

With over 500 patents to his name, Yoni is a technology innovator and serial entrepreneur who is a recognized thought leader in the field of storage and data management.

Prior to co-founding Volumez, Yoni was Co-Founder and CTO of Storwize, a provider of real-time data compression solutions that boosted storage space in networking storage environments. Storwize was acquired by IBM in 2010. Yoni joined IBM at that time and served in senior leadership at the company for close to a decade as a Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and CTO of IBM Systems Israel. His revolutionary work in data storage and compression has been recognized through numerous industry awards including the coveted IBM Master Inventor Award which he was awarded twice during his tenure at IBM.

Yoni is passionate about using technology to solve complex problems and drive business success. He is excited to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible with Volumez and delivering innovative new solutions to customers.

Nir Rigai
VP Engineering

Nir brings over 20 years of experience leading globalized software engineering teams and delivering high-impact solutions to customers. Prior to Volumez, Nir served as an R&D executive at IBM where he oversaw software and hardware development for IBM’s flash storage portfolio. Nir joined IBM in 2010 through the acquisition of his previous company, Storwize. Prior to Storwize, he served in various technical leadership roles in the Aerospace and Telecommunications industries.

Nir holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from The Open University of Tel Aviv.

Efri Nattel-Shay
VP Product Management

Efri brings more than 25 years of experience developing and launching highly successful industry-leading enterprise software solutions that customers love.

Prior to Volumez, Efri served as a Chief Product Officer in the Data Protection Division at Dell Technologies. In this role, he was responsible for Kubernetes and Cloud Native Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Efri joined Dell as part of the company’s acquisition of EMC. During his time at EMC, Efri led the Product Management of EMC’s RecoverPoint product line, and was responsible for the product roadmap, and integrations with VMware and with EMC’s storage platforms and products. Prior to EMC, Efri held technical architecture and engineering roles at successful start-up companies including OpTier and Qumranet which was subsequently acquired by RedHat.

Efri received his Master of Science Degree in Computer Science and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.

John Blumenthal
Chief Product & Business Officer

As the Chief Product and Business Officer at Volumez, John Blumenthal brings a wealth of expertise in storage and cloud infrastructure to the team. With a focus on accelerating cloud infrastructure performance, John plays a pivotal role in driving Volumez’s product, customer, and marketing strategies.

John brings extensive industry experience to Volumez, having co-founded CloudPhysics, which was acquired by HPE, and held key positions in managing enterprise storage products at VMWare. His contributions extend to developing and managing storage and infrastructure products and services at Veritas and @Stake, along with advisory and board positions at emerging companies.

With a deep understanding of engineering, product development, management, and operations, John’s expertise makes him a valuable asset to Volumez as the company continues to drive innovation and meet the evolving needs of its customers.  John holds a BA in History and Mathematics from Columbia University.

Carmit Levy
Head of Operations & HR

Carmit Levy, the head of operations and HR at Volumez, brings a wealth of experience to her role. With a strong background in HR and operations, Carmit has played a pivotal role in various organizations before joining Volumez. Previously, Carmit served in HR roles at IBM Israel, where she oversaw employee recruitment, training, and development. She efficiently managed contractors and procurement requirements while also analyzing project budgets. During her 25-year tenure at IBM, Carmit focused on business compliance management, sales operations, process improvement, and process training.

Carmit holds a BA in business administration and management from the University of Derby and has obtained certification in HR operations and automation.

Razi Shahir
Head of Strategic Business Development & Product Strategy

Razi Shahir, Volumez head of strategic business development and product strategy, has 20 years of experience in cloud, infrastructure and SaaS product management. His work includes developing, introducing and growing brands with customers and partners in early-stage and established companies.

Razi previously was chief product officer at Checkmarx, where he drove product transition from a single on-premise AppSec product to a cloud-native, open platform. At Tableau, he led product management for cloud and on-premise analytics solutions. He has held product management roles at Informatica, Robin (Hyperconverged K8S), Xeround (DBaaS), BMC (Innovation Lab), and Microsoft.

Shahir holds a masters of arts from Tel Aviv University and a masters of business administration, Seattle University.