As of March 2016, Israel Gal has entered his role as Executive Chairman of the Acoustiguide Group Board of Directors.
Mr. Gal has served as the CEO of Acoustiguide Group (formerly Espro-Acoustiguide) from 1997 to February 2016, growing it from an OEM manufacturer into global multimedia technology company. He has overseen many acquisitions, including the acquisition of Acoustiguide Corporation in 2005 which formed the Acoustiguide Group, and the purchase of Tristan Interactive in 2013. Incorporating Tristan Interactive (today: Acoustiguide Interactive) into the Group brought Acoustiguide to become a prominent DEVELOPER and provider of Mobile Apps for the Museum, Tourism and Entertainment industries worldwide.
In 2015 Mr. Gal has founded a Joint Venture that created and formed Acoustiguide China (Jiashan), the Group's new entity in China.
Israel spent 20 years in the Israel Defense Forces, retiring as Colonel. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration from Bar-Ilan University and a Master's degree in Political Science and Jewish History from the University of Haifa. In 2012, Mr. Gal was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for his contribution to promoting the Polish culture in the state of Israel, after bringing alive a unique and heroic story of turning the Warsaw Zoo into a haven for Polish resistance and persecuted Jews during WWII. At the present time, Israel is devoting much efforts in bringing alive the forgotten heritage of the Jews of Tianjin, China, and commemorate the one synagogue left in this city.
Nadav Karni joined Acoustigude in 2003 and served as CFO till 2012. He had a leading role in Acoustiguide Corporation in 2005 which formed the Acoustiguide Group.
In years 2012 till 2016 Nadav served as CFO of two medical devices companies - one for Home use HomeSkinovations Ltd and the other for professional use Invasix Ltd.
Nadav returned to Acoustiguide in 2016.
Prior to joining Acoustiguide in 2003, Nadav worked as senior manager at Ernst & Young for six and a half years. In his management role at E&Y, Nadav was responsible for dozens of companies, some trading on Israeli and foreign markets.
Nadav received his Bachelor's degree in business management and accounting at the College of Management.
Oshrat Balul joined Espro in 2011.
Prior to her current position, Oshrat has held the position of CFO in Redstone Real Estate Investments, a private real estate development company operating in CEE and CIS regions; the position of CFO in Leader Real Estate International, (international entrepreneur company which is part of the traded Shrem Fudim Group in the TLV stock exchange); and Audit Senior Manager in Ernst & Young Israel, experienced in financial and tax consulting for public companies all over the world. Oshrat is a CPA and holds a B.A. in Business Management.
Shmuel Shalem es uno de los fundadores de Espro y dirige todas las funciones y actividades técnicas de la empresa, desde la investigación y el desarrollo al diseño completo de los productos de la empresa.
Antes de fundar Espro en 1992, el Sr. Shalem trabajó durante ocho años en National Semiconductors Ltd., Israel, donde dirigió un equipo de diseñadores de chips e ingenieros de software encargados de la verificación del diseño de nuevos productos informáticos VLSI.
El Sr. Shalem posee un master de Ciencias en Ingeniería Eléctrica por la Universidad de Santa Clara en California, con especialización en ordenadores, sistemas digitales y microelectrónica. Es Licenciado (BSEE) por el Technion (Instituto Israelí de Tecnología).
El Sr. Schorr se incorporó a Espro en 1998. Antes de entrar en Espro había sido director financiero de una empresa comercial israelí. Previamente había sido director adjunto de la región de Tel Aviv y centro de Israel del Banco Tefahot, un importante banco hipotecario israelí. Es Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y ha cursado estudios de Economía Empresarial en la Universidad de Tel Aviv. Entre las funciones de dirección que ha desempeñado en Espro el Sr. Schorr figuran las de Director de Ventas y Soporte y la de Vicepresidente.
El Sr. Ben-Gigi se incorporó a Espro en 1994 y dirige el departamento de Operaciones y de Asistencia Técnica de la empresa. Con anterioridad, el Sr. Ben-Gigi ha dirigido el equipo de producción de la división de sistemas de Tadiran. Es Licenciado en Gestión y Economía por la Universidad Open Academic de Tel Aviv.
Daniela comes to Acoustiguide with extensive experience in experiential marketing, sales & business development across multiple industries, from years spent at major tourist attractions in New York City, producing New Year's Eve events in Times Square, to the tech space, leading a paradigm shift at a digital-based broadcast monitoring solutions platform. Daniela's portfolio of produced experiences includes Nickelodeon, Marvel, Target, Proctor & Gamble, National Football League and many others.
At Acoustiguide, Daniela has merged her passion for the arts, tourism & storytelling. Her expansive knowledge of the tourism industry and experiential marketing have shaped Acoustiguide’s mission in North America, and has led to new partnerships with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration Museum and Alcatraz Island.
Daniela graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, with a concentration on International Relations, and is fluent in Hebrew and Russian.
Maryanne Leigh, directora general de Acoustiguide Australia Pty. Ltd, con sede en Sidney, tiene a su cargo la zona de Australia y Nueva Zelanda. Llegó a la empresa en 1998, procedente del Australian Museum, donde trabajó en servicios corporativos y supervisión de la logística de Vida y muerte en el tiempo de los faraones. Maryanne es titulada por el Instituto Australiano de Gestión.
Iris Lin earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Yu Da University of Science and Technology. She joined Acoustiguide as Head of Finance & Administration in 2004 and became the Managing Director of Acoustiguide Asia in May 2016. Iris is the Financial Director of Acoustiguide China as well. She is familiar with diverse aspect of company management, finance, and interdepartmental coordination.
Kaori Kurata has been Managing Director of Acoustiguide Japan since 2010. She oversees aspects of the business, from managing the creation of custom content to sales and marketing and operations. Ms. Kurata joined Acoustiguide in 1999 as creative manager, where she specialized in script writing and managing the creative process. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music and art history from International Christian University.
Julie is an award-winning writer and producer. Leading the Acoustiguide Creative Department, Julie manages our expansive team of writers, producers, project managers, voiceover talent, and production studios, and spearheads new creative and marketing efforts such as the company's blog and podcasts. She works closely with clients to establish project goals and creative direction, and often plays the role of producer herself, conducting interviews, writing and editing scripts, and direting recording. Julie has produced many of Acoustiguide MUSE award-winning tours, including for The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Getty.
Prior to joining Acoustiguide, Julie spent six years at Tower Productions in Chicago as a writer, director and producer of documentaries for The History Channel, A&E, and The Weather Channel. Before her documentary work, like so many audio tour producers, Julie also worked in radio as a talk-show producer at Chicago's top-rated talk station, WGN-AM.
Julie holds a BA in Art History and History from Mount Holyoke College, and earned a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michgan. She is currently pursing a Master's Degree in Art History from Hunter College.