Before joining HAC Zvika was a tenured Senior Lecturer of Finance at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) teaching a variety of courses in finance at the MBA program. These include: Options and Futures, Financial Engineering, Risk Management, and Investment Committee courses
Prior to BGU Zvika has gained diverse experience in the technology industry, mainly in electro-optics and software, including: business management (VP Marketing, Managing Director, and CEO of startup companies and middle management positions in large firms); business development, team building and leadership in Israel and North America; technology project management, system engineering, hands-on engineering, and consulting.
Zvika has about two dozen academic papers in refereed journals in finance and management, mostly in collaboration with researchers from various universities in Israel and abroad. He continues his research activity at HAC, including the supervision of master and doctoral students at BGU. His current research interests include credit risk, financial derivatives, risk management and hedging.
Zvika holds a BSc and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (1979) and Tel Aviv University (1989), an MBA (Executive Program) from Concordia University in Montreal (1996), and a PhD in Finance from Tel Aviv University (2009).
Orni has extensive experience as a lecturer, group facilitator, coach, mentor for entrepreneurs and managers, and as a career consultant. She has lectured and trained employees and students in a variety of academic and organizational institutions such as, Mati, the Achva Academic College, the Israel Authority for Prevention of Violence, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the vocational training centers of the Israeli Ministry of Labor and the College of Management Academic Studies. She also works as a consultant in certain Jewish schools in the United States.
Central to Orni’s professional work is the focus on empowering and developing tools for advancing the desired individual and organizations’ goals by raising self-awareness, defining personal and organizational vision, creating an action plan, identifying barriers and doubts, and overcoming them.
Orni, specialized in distance learning utilizing the “NOGA” approach, a unique methodology which she developed and introduced at the 2018 Meital’s conference. “NOGA” enables students to pursue the courses requirements at their own place and time while engaging in intensive dialogue with the lecturer and other students in the course.
Orni holds a PhD in Management from the Poznan University of Economics (2016), a Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the San Jose State University (1994) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminology from Bar-Ilan University, Israel (Cume Laude -1986).