Meet our leadership team

Committed to the success of our customers

With a focus on customers first, our proven leaders come from diverse backgrounds. They are savvy entrepreneurs, instrumental directors, and global managers with solid track records of building fast-growing, industry-leading organizations. They contribute a wealth of expertise in BI, analytics, and enterprise software, coming from successful careers in world-class companies including Microsoft Corporation, SAP, Qlik, ProClarity Corporation, Cognos, BusinessObjects, and Urix. Their networks are vast, empowering them to swiftly attract talent, develop strategic alliances, and build a vibrant business ecosystem.

Omri Kohl
CEO & Co-founder

Omri Kohl

As CEO and co-founder, Omri Kohl leads Pyramid Analytics strategy and operations, bringing his deep understanding of the BI market and valuable management experience to a company at the forefront of todays fast-growing BI industry. Since its founding in 2008, Kohl has achieved significant market success and accelerated customer growth for the company, epitomizing the term disruptor through his introduction of the BI Office and Pyramid products, and their ground-breaking analytics OS technology.

Kohl is a highly experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record for developing and managing fast-growth companies. He studied economics, finance and business management at Bar-Ilan University, has an MBA from Manchester University, and an MBA in International Business Management from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Read more at Omri's blog, DataShark and on the Forbes Technology Council

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CTO & Co-founder

Avi Perez

As CTO and co-founder, Avi Perez is the visionary responsible for creating, developing, and managing Pyramid Analytics BI Office enterprise analytics platform and Pyramid's Analytics OS. In addition to driving the companys long-term technology roadmap, Perez oversees corporate strategy and all aspects of the companys R&D efforts. Prior to this role, he was co-founder and development manager of Urix, a successful U.S.-based healthcare informatics company. There, he architected several proprietary Urix analytical systems and became an industry authority on the latest advances in online analytics.

Perez has a B-Com from UNSW Australia, and an MBA from Yale.

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EVP of Business Development & Co-founder

Herbert Ochtman

As executive vice president of business development and co-founder, Herbert Ochtman drives Pyramid Analytics operations, overseeing its market strategy and accelerated growth. He has extensive experience advising and growing technology companies and bringing innovative technologies to market. Prior to Pyramid Analytics, Ochtman co-founded and served as vice president of business development and board director at Urix, a company known for its innovation in healthcare analytics and reporting.

He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Yale School of Management, and received a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. When not in the world of startups, you can find Ochtman on his mountain bike, on the river with his crew team, or brushing up his flying skills.

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CFO

Oz Tarazi

As the CFO of Pyramid Analytics Oz Tarazi is responsible for overseeing the company's financial and legal aspects, as well as capital structure, debt and equity financing, cash management, investor relations and strategic planning. Oz has over fifteen years of experience in senior financial managements and led finance and operations in global tech companies through critical turn-around situations. Prior to Pyramid Analytics, Oz served as Head Of Finance for Vizrt Inc., a real-time 3D graphics and a media asset management tool provider, Acquired by Nordic Capital for $360M. Prior Vizrt, Oz served in several senior financial management positions at Deloitte in Tel-Aviv, Grant Thornton and Take Two Interactive SW. in NYC.

Oz is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A degree in Business Management from Colman in Tel-Aviv.

Dave Henry, SVP of Strategic Alliances
SVP of Strategic Alliances

Dave Henry

As Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Dave Henry is responsible for the business alliance and partners efforts to build and execute strategies that drive revenue growth.

Henry is a veteran technology executive with a proven track record for leading and motivating culturally diverse teams. Henry has been recognized for designing and implementing innovative solutions that overcome technological barriers and help companies streamline the integration of data solutions for improved ease of use and decision-making.

Before joining Pyramid Analytics, Henry was the Director of Global Health informatics at eHealth Africa where he focused on building eHealth knowledge and capacity, teaching data management skills to African software developers, network engineers, and other IT technicians. He’s also held leadership roles at Pentaho (Hitachi Data Systems), TEMTEC (IBM), Sagent Technology (Pitney-Bowes), PLATINUM technology (Computer Associates) and Boeing Computer Services. Henry holds an MSc in Information Science from the University of North Texas and a BA from the University of Texas at Dallas. 
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Head, UK and Eire

Steve Cowell

As Head of UK & Ireland Operations, Steve Cowell has been responsible for developing our customer and partner business in the UK and Ireland since 2012. Steve’s career has been exclusively within the Business Intelligence market, bringing knowledge and insight that provides tangible benefit to customers.

He has a history of building agile growth companies, holding executive and leadership roles at highly successful software and service providers. His career started at Information Builders, moving to Gentia Software as Sales Manager and Sales Director, including participating in Gentia's successful IPO. This led to establishing and running ProClarity UK, prior to its acquisition by Microsoft and then Hitachi Consulting where he was an instrumental part of building the UK organisation.

He holds a Business Studies degree from Surrey University.

Spencer Johnson
VP North America Sales

Spencer Johnson

As Vice President of North America Sales, Spencer Johnson is responsible for ensuring that Pyramid’s North America-based sales team has the necessary people, tools, training, and resources to meet designated revenue goals.

Johnson is a sales executive with over 25 years of experience selling and managing high-performing teams ranging in size from 5-200. His experience spans small startups through large enterprises. He takes great care to apply previously learned strategies and tactics and use his large network of highly qualified people in sales, marketing, product, sales engineering, and sales operations to quickly build successful teams.

Previously, Johnson was SVP of Sales and Marketing at GoodData. While at GoodData, he led a team of 30 sales, demand generation, and field marketing professionals. Prior to that, Johnson led teams at Couchbase and Oracle selling high-growth cloud/Saas applications and platforms in the high tech, retail, financial services, and media spaces. During his tenure at Oracle, he oversaw 75-percent growth year over year. Before that, Johnson led teams at Salesforce.com in high tech, healthcare, entertainment, and media markets. He has also led teams and advised at Red Hat, Vindicia (now AmDocs), WebTab, Guesto, Realm.IO (now MongoDB), and Deepgram.

Davy Nys
VP EMEA Sales

Davy Nys

Davy Nys has more than 17 years of experience advising EMEA executives on data strategies and architectures within leading Fortune 500 companies across numerous verticals. He is an innovative global sales leader that motivates companies to achieve dynamic results using analytics.

Before joining Pyramid, Nys was the General Manager for Thoughtspot’s EMEA operations, and led Pentaho’s EMEA & APAC team before the company was acquired by Hitachi in 2015.
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VP of Marketing

Peter Vomocil

Peter Vomocil is an authority in brand strategy, pricing, demand generation and marketing technology. He joins Pyramid Analytics having over 15 years of experience driving growth for a variety of businesses, including executive leadership roles at multiple technology companies. 

Before joining Pyramid Analytics, Vomocil was the chief marketing officer of MetaGeek, a global leader in Wi-Fi optimization software. Previously, he served as the vice president of marketing for Truckstop.com, a SaaS pioneer in freight transportation technology. He is also the co-author of Market-based Management, 6th Edition and Value-Pricing and Growing Your Pricing ROI.

Vomocil has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon.  

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