Yigal Ezra joined the company as Vice President of Business Development and Global Sales in 2011. During his first three years at ColorChip, Yigal focused on defining an application platform that would enable mega Data Centers transition to higher data rates and longer reach applications for the next decade. Among his strategic initiatives was the launch of the industry's first 100G QSFP28 CWDM4 Transceiver in 2014, which was later accepted by the Open Compute Project (OCP) community as a transceiver of choice.
Following the industry's adoption of ColorChip's 40G/100G solutions, Yigal has been focused on building a scalable organization, securing growth funds, expanding the company's production capacity both in its Israeli headquarters and on an off-shore location, aligning industry-wide eco-system players and constructing a multi-disciplinary management team to achieve and maintain high operational excellence.
Yigal is working diligently to translate the critical challenges that impede data centers future growth, into a roadmap consisting of cutting edge solutions based on ColorChip's unique technology.
Prior to joining ColorChip, Yigal served in several senior corporate development and strategy positions at Fortune 500 telecom and Internet companies including Amdocs, VeriSign, and inCode. His experience in managing new business and key growth strategies in these prior positions continue to be instrumental to his leadership and visionary approach at ColorChip. Yigal holds an MBA from Emory University, Goizueta Business School, and a BA in Economics and Accounting from Ben-Gurion University.