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Shlomo (Sol) Gradman (Hebrew: שלמה גרדמן) born in 1956 is an Israeli entrepreneur and investor. He is one of Israel's senior executives of high-tech companies and acts as the chairman of the Israeli High tech CEO Forum.
Shlomo (Sol) Gradman
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Gradman gained his rich managerial and global experience while living both in Israel and the US and working for multinationals such as IBM, Orbotech and ASP Computer Products. In the mid 90's he started his involvement with young high technology companies and led (as CEO/SVP) four companies to success. Three were acquired by large multinational companies and one went public in TASE.
As part of his public activities, Gradman is the Chairman of Israel's High Tech CEO Forum and the Chairman of the Israeli Semiconductor Club. In 2005 he established (in cooperation with the Raanana municipality) and chaired, the annual Raanana Conference series on Israel's High Tech national policy.
In 2004, while becoming involved with the Israeli semiconductor industry Gradman founded and published TapeOut Magazine - the first magazine dedicated to the Israeli semiconductor industry. In 2008 he initiated the annual ChipEx conference which became one of the leading international conferences for the global microelectronics industry. A year later, he founded Chiportal – the main on-line source for news and communication for all professionals involved with the Israeli electronics industry and in 2010 he founded The Israeli Semiconductor Club – an exclusive club for the senior executives of the Israeli electronics industry. In order to encourage and preserve Israel's creativity and technological innovation spirit, Gradman initiated in 2013 a new conference called iNNOVEX. Since then, iNNOVEX became an international conference which brings together once a year, the top multinational tech companies, local high tech firms, the leading academic institutes and the relevant Israeli government ministries. In 2015, Gradman decided to promote another important part of the Israeli high tech industry and founded DevelopEX conference which focuses on the developers of electronic systems.
In addition to his public initiatives, Gradman is the CEO of ASG Ltd., a consulting firm that specializes in mergers, acquisitions and turnaround processes of high-tech companies.
Gradman acts as a board member of various tech related companies. He was active chairman of I Com Mobile, board member in the (public) company Calanit Carmon and today acts as a director at ASG Ltd. and some other privately held companies.
Gradman holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, a BA in Economy and Business Administration from Bar Ilan University, Israel and an MBA (with concentration on Entrepreneurship) from Swinburne University. In addition, Gradman completed the program for Business Strategies, at Stanford University, CA, USA.
Gradman lives in Raanana Israel with his wife Ayelet and has three daughters Alona, Sharon and Gil.
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