Itsik has over 35 years of experience in senior executive positions in the hi-tech industry and over 12 years of serving in boards of nonprofit organizations.
Between 1985 and 2007 he held several senior management positions in Comverse Technology Group. As Comverse Network Systems’ president, he led the company from its start up stage to becoming a world leader in its market, with annual revenues of over $ 1 billion. Later, he served as Converse Technology Group’s president and as chairman of its subsidiary Starhome.
Between 2009 and 2014 he served as the active chairman of Galil Software, a Nazareth-based software company that was established in order to offer employment opportunities for engineers living in the periphery, mostly from minorities sectors. The company currently employs about 150 software engineers. Itsik sits today on the boards of several hi-tech companies.
In the public and third sectors, Itsik has served as a board member of the Israel Venture Network (IVN) since 2002 and as the chairman of its investments committee, which focuses on the establishment and the fostering of social businesses in Israel (the fourth sector). Since 2014, Itsik serves as chairman of the Center for Educational Technology (CET), a non-profit dedicated to promoting education in Israel by integrating pedagogy, content and technology. He also sits on the board of the New Israel Fund (NIF) and serves as its vice president. He is also a board member at Avnei Rosha, the Israeli Institute for School Leadership – a joint initiative by the government and the third sector, which he helped establish. In 2004-2005 Itsik was part of the National Task Force for the Advancement of Education in Israel (the Dovrat Committee). In addition, he is a member of the “Committed to Give” initiative.
Itsik holds a BCs Cum Laude and an MSc in Electronic Engineering from the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology, and an MA Cum Laude in Philosophy and Digital Culture from Tel Aviv University.