Ran is an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Brigadier General (Res.) who founded the leading edge, world known cybersecurity program of the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence branch.
After 27 years of service, Ran held multiple leadership roles in the private sector. Prior to co-founding HolistiCyber, Ran was the founder and the Co-CEO of Focal Energy – a clean energy power plant developer and owner. Previous to Focal Energy, Ran was a Managing Partner of Star Ventures, a $1 billion global venture capital group. Ran started his career in the elite IDF special forces unit “Sayeret Matkal” which he also commanded .
Ran received a LL.B. and MBA from Tel Aviv University.