Dror brings to Norwest many years of operational, go-to-market, technology, and entrepreneurial experience, having worked extensively in both the U.S. and in Israel as an investor and an executive in the past. Dror most recently invested in and serves on the boards of ActiveFence, Amplication, Cynet, Ermetic, Gong, Sightfull, Treeverse, VastData, Weka.io, Wiliot, and three other stealth stage companies. Dror was a previous board participant at CyberX (acquired by Microsoft), Fireglass (acquired by Symantec), Pontis (acquired by Amdocs), ScaleIO (acquired by EMC), Seculert (acquired by Radware), SolarEdge (Nasdaq: SEDG), SundaySky (acquired by Clearhaven Partners), Unisfair (acquired by InterCall), Velostrata (acquired by Google), and ConteXtream (acquired by HP). At Norwest, Dror focuses on multi-stage (seed to pre-IPO) and multi-domain (enterprise, cloud, consumer, semi) investments related to Israel.
Prior to joining Norwest, Dror served as executive vice president and Chief Strategy Officer of ECI, which he joined in 2004. In this role, he was responsible for ECI’s strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and strategic marketing. He also served on the board of Veraz networks.
Before joining ECI, Dror was CEO of Axonlink, an optical components start-up company. Prior to Axonlink, he was President of I-Link, a US-based VoIP service provider which acquired MiBridge, the VoIP software company he founded.
Dror was also a senior research engineer at AT&T Bell Labs where he developed voice and video compression technologies, including the speech coder that became the standard for CDMA cellular in North America.
Dror holds a BSc in electrical engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.