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Management

Founders

Doron Breen

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Sphera Global Healthcare Fund

Doron Breen is a co-founder and managing partner of Sphera Funds Management. Prior to co-founding Sphera, Mr. Breen was with SF Group for six years in various positions. At SF Group, Mr. Breen managed the proprietary capital of the firm, along with Israel Mor, generating superior investment returns during that period. Mr. Breen was previously a managing director of SFG Leader International, the technology investment-banking arm of SF Group. Under his management, SFG Leader International advised clients on a large number of transactions, including public offerings, private placements and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Breen holds a B.A Cum Laude in Computer Sciences and an M.A Cum Laude in Economics both from Tel Aviv University.

Founders

Ron Senator

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Sphera Fund

Ron Senator is a co-founder and managing partner of Sphera Funds Management. Prior to establishing Sphera, Mr. Senator was Head of JPMorgan Chase Israel, responsible for investment banking activities and execution in the Israeli market. Mr. Senator had previously worked at JPMorgan Securities and SG Cowen in New York in various investment banking and advisory roles. He started his career at Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT) where he worked in a business development role. Mr. Senator holds a B.A. in Economics from Bar-Ilan University and an MBA from Yale University.

Founders

Israel Mor

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Sphera Fund

Israel Mor is a co-founder and managing partner of Sphera Funds Management. Previously Mr. Mor managed Shrem Fudim (SF) Group's investment capital between 1996-2003, where he was responsible for securities trading, identifying and screening new investment opportunities, research, analysis and risk management. His investment style has consistently focused on Israeli-related securities. Prior to joining Shrem Fudim Group, Mr. Mor spent several years at Dikla Funds, First International Bank’s Mutual Funds Division, where he was a senior manager for investing and structuring fund assets. Mr. Mor started his career in 1978 at Bank Leumi where he spent 12 years in various investment advisory positions.

Founders

Ori Goldfarb

Chief Executive Officer

Ori Goldfarb joined Sphera Funds Management as its CEO in February 2015. Between 2010 and 2014 Mr. Goldfarb was CEO and a Board member of Credit Suisse Israel. Prior to Credit Suisse Israel, Mr. Goldfarb was a Managing Partner at BLSH Value Fund, a long/short systematic hedge fund. Between 1998-2007 Mr. Goldfarb held senior positions with Merrill Lynch Private Banking, initially as a Relationship Manager in New York, covering international markets and, starting in 2002, as Head of Private Banking at Merrill Lynch Israel in Tel Aviv. Mr. Goldfarb holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from The City University of New York and an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) from Israel's College of Management.

Founders

Neomi Elpelg

Chief Financial Officer

Neomi Elpelg has been the CFO of Sphera Funds Management since 2010. Previously, she was Director of Finance at SF Group from 1996 to 2010. Earlier, she was Audit Manager at Brightman Almagor & Co.
Ms. Elpeleg holds BA in Accounting and Economics from the College of Management.

Founders

Adi Hanetz

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Adi Hanets has over 10 years of experience in global capital markets, advising hedge- funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment vehicles. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shrine & Jacobson LLP in NY and Associate at William and Connolly LLP in Washington DC. Adi holds a license to practice law in Israel and New-York. Adi holds LLM (2003) with distinction in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University.

Founders

Liana Hartal Kaneti

Chief Operating Officer

Liana Hartal Kaneti has 10 years of experience in the hedge fund industry. Prior to joining Sphera, she was the COO of Axiom Fund, a macro/CTA fund with $1billion AUM in NY. Liana holds BA in Mathematics and Economics from Columbia University (2003) and MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2008).

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Ido Birman

Chief Marketing Officer

Ido Birman has been active in the Israeli capital markets industry since 2004. Prior to joining Sphera Funds Management to head its marketing operation, he held several senior positions at Meitav DS as VP Sales, at DS as CEO of its mutual funds business and as VP sales & marketing prior the merger between Meitav and DS.
Mr. Birman holds BA in Business management from IDC (2005).

Founders

Abigail Johnson

Head of Business Development & Investor Relations US

Abigail joined Sphera Global Healthcare in 2015, serving as Head of Business Development & Investor Relations. Previously, she served as Head of Business Development at 3G Capital, where she oversaw fundraising and investor relations activities across the firm’s Private Equity and Hedge Fund vehicles. Prior to joining 3G, Abigail spent 5 years at S.A.C. Capital Advisors as a Director of Marketing and Investor Relations. From 2004-2013, she worked at Goldman Sachs in Institutional Equity Sales where she covered hedge fund and mutual fund clients. She graduated with a B.A. in History modified with International Economics from Dartmouth College.