“I am excited by the growth potential represented by SatixFy’s step-ahead satellite communications technology, which exactly matches the needs of a broad variety of Satcom players…”
SatixFy Communications Ltd. (“SatixFy”), a developer of state-of-the-art satellite communication equipment and systems, announced it has appointed David Ripstein, previously CEO of RADCOM and GreenRoad Technologies, as its new CEO, effective June 27, 2022. Mr. Ripstein will succeed Yoav Leibovitch, SatixFy’s Co-Founder, Chairman, Interim CEO and CFO, who will remain the company’s Chairman and CFO.
Mr. Ripstein is a communications industry leader with a track record of success in executing bold scale-up and turnaround strategies. He has over 21 years of experience turning exciting new technologies into saleable products, and then scaling up manufacturing of those new products to meet customer demand.
As CEO of GreenRoad Technologies (2017-2022), Mr. Ripstein led a successful turnaround by directing the development of industry-first digital telematics products and a global sales approach. In parallel (2021-2022), he serves on the Board of Directors of Ceragon Networks, a pioneer in wireless broadband. Prior to GreenRoad, Mr. Ripstein was President and CEO of RADCOM (2007-2016), a publicly traded provider of network intelligence solutions for telecom operators transitioning to 5G, where he spearheaded the company’s product redirection and global sales strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Haifa Institute of Technology.
Mr. Ripstein will complement SatixFy’s already strong existing executive team, which includes Mr. Leibovitch, President Simona Gat, and Chief Technology Officer Doron Rainish.
“We are excited to welcome David, a proven leader with a deep understanding of the communications vertical and years of experience running a publicly-traded company, to lead SatixFy forward into its next phase of growth,” said Mr. Leibovitch. “Building from SatixFy’s existing strong base, David will help us realize the full potential of our technology, leveraging our momentum in the fast-growing Satcom space to build the value of our company for our shareholders.”
“I am excited by the growth potential represented by SatixFy’s step-ahead satellite communications technology, which exactly matches the needs of a broad variety of Satcom players,” commented Mr. Ripstein. “With strong demand for wide, reliable bandwidth and global access, the world needs better performance out of satellite communications — including higher speeds, more advanced payloads and wider coverage — and this requires SatixFy’s unique technologies. To take advantage of the opportunity, we will use the cash injection from the business combination transaction to launch an aggressive sales strategy, and expect to see this approach lead to strong revenue growth and profitability over time.”
On March 8, 2022, SatixFy announced that it had entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Endurance Acquisition Corp. a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed by an affiliate of Antarctica Capital, an international private equity firm. Upon closing of the transaction, SatixFy’s shares are expected to trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “SATX.”