Leadership

Meet our executive team leading the VAT and GST recovery market into the digitalisation era. Our team’s mission is to empower financial professionals to make strategic decisions based on their transactional data while ensuring unrivalled compliance and savings.

“My vision is to fully digitise the VAT and GST recovery world. We are
ushering in an era of business transformation through next-generation business transactions that lead to greater compliance, control and efficiency. I see VATBox at the forefront of the Regtech revolution.”

Isaac Saft
Co-Founder & CEO
Isaac Saft
Co-Founder & CEO

Isaac Saft is the Founder and CEO of VATBox. Prior to VATBox, Isaac was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KCS, a company providing an innovative solution for internal audit and SOX risk management and FDA compliance. Isaac is a strategic visionary who is skilled at establishing operational excellence and translating conceptual models into growth strategies. Isaac holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv.

“VATBox is bringing accounting into the Information Age. VATBox AI goes beyond just processing the data; it analyses and extracts insights from the data, providing a level of understanding that was not possible before. This demonstrates the power of technology to transform an industry.”

David Guedalia
CTO
David Guedalia
CTO

As an expert Data Scientist and CTO, David plays a leading role in driving VATBox automation with enhanced AI capabilities.

Most recently, David was CTO and VP of R&D at iSkoot Technologies Inc. He is the co-founder of Happy Cloud, LLC and was VP of R&D at Mobileye, and VP of Technology at Qualcomm’s Innovation Centre. David holds a PhD in neural computation from the Hebrew University, specialising in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

“At VATBox, I can leverage my experience to create new innovative solutions and features, with the support of the best developers. It is exciting to be part of a team that is focused on solving tomorrow’s tax digitalisation challenges, today.”

Remco Dewaerheijt
VP Tax & Product Strategy
Remco Dewaerheijt
VP Tax & Product Strategy

Using his extensive experience as both a tax lawyer and an in-house VAT expert, Remco leads the Tax Knowledge team and VATBox’ European Headquarters in Amsterdam. Before joining VATBox, Remco led the VAT team of PPG Industries and advised mainly US clients at Baker & McKenzie on how to optimise their European VAT supply chain. Remco holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation and is a certified tax advisor.

“For innovation to succeed, you must have a deep understanding of your market. VATBox is well-placed in the SAAS Regtech space, and its tremendous growth is a testimony to its accomplishments.“

Mark Stirling
VP&GM EMEA
Mark Stirling
VP&GM EMEA

Mark is a business leader with tens of years of experience directing EMEA and global services for world-leading software companies such as SAP Concur and Invenias by Bullhorn. He is responsible for driving VATBox’s expansion into and throughout the EMEA region. He holds a PhD in Business Systems from the University of Salford, UK.

“Leadership is about keeping your team laser-focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it. I am proud to be working with a top-notch team that always reaches for the stars.”

Ron Baruchi
COO
Ron Baruchi
COO

Ron is an experienced leader with over 18 years of demonstrated success in strategy development, operations and program management. Ron spent 9 years at Teva Pharmaceuticals leading several global initiatives including reduction of data integrity risks across the enterprise, operational excellence, efficiency, integration, data analytics, automation and implementation of advanced technologies.
Ron holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the IDC.

“Innovation is the driver of the success of our technology. VATBox’s emphasis on R&D has yielded complex technologies based on deep learning and complex algorithms that have made a real difference in our clients’ achievements.”

Yoni Lavi
VP R&D
Yoni Lavi
VP R&D

A proven leader, Yoni has 20 years’ experience delivering software enterprise and SaaS products, as well as managing R&D groups in start-ups and large enterprises. Realizing product strategy and customer needs through scalable and flexible software architecture. He has deep knowledge in all areas of Data, AI, Cloud, Dev Ops, Architecture and uses his expertise to drive the development of VATBox’s groundbreaking software. Yoni received a degree in Law from Tel Aviv University.

“I believe that committed leadership and a focus on teamwork is driving VATBox’s success. When it comes to innovation, translating thinking into doing is what brings an organisation closer to its goals.“

Liat Arbesman
VP Marketing
Liat Arbesman
VP Marketing

Liat has a proven record of generating revenues and building sales infrastructure. With more than 15 years of experience in the global digital advertising and marketing space, Liat brings expertise in go-to-market, brand building, product management, channel development, strategic partnerships and digital distribution. In her seven years as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Matomy Media Group (LSE: MTMY), she played a pivotal role in the company’s massive expansion, bringing in annual revenues over $260M.

“A successful business leader understands that clients’ satisfaction must be the goal from the outset. At VATBox, our clients always come first.”

Shai Rybak
VP Customer success
Shai Rybak
VP Customer success

Shai is passionate about Customer Success with vast experience in managing complex Software Delivery organisations. With his customer-centric approach, he has a consistent track record of delivering software solutions that revolutionise the clients’ business. With over 20 years in the business, Shai was part of the NCR Retail and Clicktale leadership teams before joining VATBox. He has Bachelors in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv, Israel.

“The contribution of VATBox’s human capital to its growth and productivity is undisputed. I am proud to be helping VATBox develop this resource into a skilled, highly energised and committed team, and to be creating a positive work atmosphere that encourages success.”

Hadar Vaturi
VP HR
Hadar Vaturi
VP HR

As VP of HR, Hadar promotes a positive work atmosphere and employee dynamic. As Head of HR for Clixie, she built the HR department from the ground up, establishing programs from employee policies and benefits to social events. Hadar received her B.A. in communications from Open University as well as certification in HR management from HAMIL.

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