Mr. Stern is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of over three decades. He served in executive roles as CEO and Chairman as well as an active hands-on investor in hi-tech companies, specializing in machine vision, fiber optics, defense-tech, communication solutions, aerospace, and homeland security. Mr. Stern spent most of his business career in the United States, running both public and private companies with global operations. He has built and turned around several international corporations, growing them from a few million dollars to hundreds of million dollars in revenue, most of them traded in US public markets and all of them encompassing multi-disciplinary technologies and operations across 3-4 continents.
Among the companies that Mr. Stern has led, some of which he eventually sold, were Wordstar International Inc., Kellstrom Industries Inc., DVTEL Inc., Bogen Corporation, and FiberSensys LLC. Through the development of effective strategies and rigorous execution, Mr. Stern implemented methodologies that resulted in organic growth and generated attractive M&A opportunities for scaling up the businesses, ultimately increasing shareholders’ value.
Mr. Stern earned a B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from TAU, an M.A. in International Relations from NYU, as well as a Diploma in Automation and Mechanical Engineering. He is a Graduate of the IAF Academy, a Lt. Colonel (Ret.), an F-15 fighter pilot, and an ex-D. Squadron Commander.