• TODD PORTER (President / Sr. Partner)
TODD PORTER spent 17 years with IBM before starting H.T. PROF Executive Search in 1997, focusing on technology recruiting. In 2000 he took the company in a new direction and started to work with several Israeli companies. The following year he created H.T. PROF ISRAEL as a separate organization, dedicated to developing and growing relationships with Israeli companies doing business in the United States. In the past 7 years, he has conducted searches for over 80 Israeli companies, in the areas of Telecommunication, Software and Biotech as well as Semiconductors, Agriculture, and Diamonds.
During his time at IBM, Todd worked in a variety of technical and business positions. He ran IBM’s “external” Educational Vendor Process and was the Business Operations Manager on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In his last position he managed a Data Warehouse practice in IBM’s Bank/Finance Industry vertical.
Todd has an engineering degree from Phoenix College and a business degree in finance / economics from the University of Arizona.
• RAMI HASCAL (Principal / Sr. Recruiter)
RAMI HASCAL has over 25 years of managerial experience in the high tech industry. He spent 12 years with Scitex America, a pioneer in the graphic arts industry, 5 years with Orbotech, a developer of optical inspection for the PCB and FPD industries and with HP’s digital printing group. Over the years, Rami held positions in business development, sales and marketing, finance and professional services.
In 1998, Rami co-founded an e-learning start-up at the time that the distance learning concept was in its infancy. In addition, Rami led an effort to spin-off a technology into an enterprise solution intended for the optimization of delivery routing.
Rami’s vast business and cross-cultural experience positions him as an expert in identifying the key characteristics that allow candidates to be successful working for Israeli companies.
Rami holds a MBA (cum laude) from the Olin School of Business at Babson College in Wellesley, MA.