Rony Zarom: Investor, Serial entrepreneur, Philanthropist.
The world first took notice of Mr Zarom when he sold his first company, Exalink to Comverse (NASDAQ: CNSI) for $550mm, only 18 months after establishing it. But in fact - Mr. Zarom’s propensity towards entrepreneurship was apparent long before then.
Mr. Zarom was a founding member of Elronet - the first commercial ISP in israel, which merged into Netvision and became Israel’s biggest Internet service provider (ISP) to date.
An initiative Mr. Zarom had championed while at Elronet, namely Arel- had branched off to become ArelNet, a publically traded company on the Israeli Stock Exchange in 1996. (Today owned by AirSpan)
Mr. Zarom’s business activity is not limited to the tech industry. He is the the majority share owner of Aspen Group, a publicly traded company that specializes in high-yield commercial real estate and solar energy systems, with assets valued at approximately 2.2 Billion NIS.
As a committed philanthropist - Mr. Zarom is the founder, chairman and the driving force behind Unistream (established 2001) - a non-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering underprivileged youth through entrepreneurship. Unistream had been awarded Presidential Volunteer Medal by Israeli president Shimon Peres.
Mr. Zarom holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from CUNY- City University of New York.
He is married and has 4 children. He divides his time between Tel Aviv and NYC.
“It’s only when you think big, act big, that you will become big”
-Rony Zarom, Founder & CEO; Decima Ventures