The Bench Team
Ori GoldFounder & CEO
Ori is an AdTech and MarTech executive with over seven years of international experience in the industry. Prior to founding Bench together with Shai and Gil, he headed up the marketing function in APAC for eToro, the world’s largest social investment platform.
Before that, he worked for Xertive Media, a leading marketing agency and display network in EMEA. He managed the online media buying for their high-value advertising accounts. Ori is in charge of defining the product and strategic vision for Bench.
Gil SnirFounder & Chief Commercial Officer
Gil is a strategic sales executive with over seven years experience in digital advertising. As Account Director at Australia’s largest publisher, Fairfax Digital Media, he helped find digital marketing solutions for some of the country’s largest brands in the legal and financial space.
Prior to that, he led sales teams in the B2B telecommunications and technology space. This included building an inside sales team from scratch focused on nationwide customer acquisition. Gil ensures the customer voice drives all Bench initiatives.
Shai LuftFounder & Chief Operations Officer
Shai is a senior marketing executive with a fifteen-year track record of working for Australia’s largest ASX200-listed organisations. His particular industry experience lies in telecommunications where his last role saw him act as General Manager of New Markets for Telstra.
He was also previously Group Marketing Manager for Digiplus and B Digital Group (now TPG). Before coming on board as a co-founder of Bench, he led his own agency, Marketing Culture. At Bench, Shai looks after general operations including finance, legal and HR.
Olga GoncharovaMedia Director
Olga holds a masters degree in IT and she initially started her marketing career at MTV. She has a over decade of media and marketing experience.
Slav SimdyankinHead of Development
Slav holds a PhD in computer science and brings 13 years of development experience to the role, including acting as CTO for two startups.
Anthony FargeotDirector of Operations
Anthony holds a masters degree in IT and has several years of experience in digital project management under his belt.
The wider Bench team consists of over 35 talented and inspired individuals spread across Australia, the USA, Israel and Russia.