Harel is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of management leadership in the IT industry and an extensive investment and exit record. He is a co-founder of the Viola Group; one of the original co-founders of Carmel Ventures and the founder of Viola Growth, where he serves as general partner.
Harel serves as an active board member of several leading technology companies, where he leverages an extensive global network of partners, investors, entrepreneurs and executives in helping these companies achieve their objectives and build value.
As the former CEO, President & Chairman of Tecnomatix (NASDAQ: TCNO), a leading provider of complete enterprise software solutions for process management and collaboration, Harel led the company for over eight years, during which the company grew to $100 million in revenues and more than 650 employees. In 2005, he led the successful sale of Tecnomatix to UGS, a global leader in the Product Lifecycle Management, for $228 million.
He is a former Chairman of ECtel (NASDAQ: ECTX) and former Chairman of Lumenis (NASDAQ: LUME), Israel’s largest medical device company, where he has led a $150 million investment and led the company’s turnaround that resulted in the sale of the company to XIO Group for $510 million in June 2015.