Ofer Gottfried joined Flash Networks as the CTO in 2007 after serving as General Manager and VP of Research and Development at NeuStar NGM, (formerly Followap), a provider of instant messaging and presence products. Prior to joining NeuStar NGM, Ofer was VP of R&D at the Internet security company V-Secure, after being appointed CTO of Excel Switching, a supplier of development platforms for telecom applications and solutions. Ofer also served as General Manager and VP of R&D at Airslide prior to its merger with Excel Switching. Previously, Ofer held several senior positions at ECI Telecom and related companies managing the development of voice compression and VoIP products for the telecom market. Ofer holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Holon Academic Institute of Technology.