With over 35 years of experience in software engineering, Ofer Brandes has a strong background in technology. Ofer has worked with Carmel’s founding Partners in various capacities for the past 15 years, and joined Carmel as CTO in 2003. As a part-time technology consultant, Ofer is involved in the technological evaluation aspects of the due diligence process, and works with CTOs and R&D managers of portfolio companies post-investment. Ofer also serves as the CEO of Tersus, a Visual Programming Platform for creating rich web and mobile applications.
Prior to joining Carmel, Ofer was the CTO at SunGard Business Integration (“SBI”, formerly MINT). Prior to SBI, Ofer was the Chief Designer and Programmer at Tovna, an Israeli company which developed software for automatic translation between English, French and Russian. From 1993 through 1996, Ofer was Senior Advisor to Israel’s Minister of Education. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces’ prestigious Intelligence Corps and holds a B.Sc. (with distinction) in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.