Involvement: ALLOT as of 2011
Yigal Jacoby co-founded Allot Communications in 1996 and served as both the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2006, when he retired as CEO. Jacoby continued as Chariman of the Board until November 2008.
In 1992, Jacoby founded Armon Networking, a manufacturer of RMON-based network management solutions, which was sold to Bay Networks in 1996. Following this acquisition, Jacoby continued on as General Manager of Bay Network’s Network Management Division from 1996-1997. Prior to this, he held a variety of engineering and marketing management positions at Tekelec, a manufacturer of telecommunication monitoring and diagnostic equipment. Throughout his career, Jacoby has founded several start-ups in the communications field, serving on their board of directors and taking an active role in guiding the companies. Jacoby has a B.A. cum laude in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Southern California.