Tipalti provides a complete global mass AP supplier payments management solution making it painless to pay vendors and partners around the world. Learn why hundreds of companies on the growth curve trust Tipalti to serve over 1,800,000 payees and to process over $4.0 billion in payments annually.


Co-Founder & CEO

Chen is a veteran high tech executive and repeat entrepreneur. Prior to Tipalti, Chen was CEO of Atrica, a Carrier Ethernet company that Nokia-Siemens acquired. Before Atrica, Chen was co-founder and CEO of Verix, a provider of business intelligence software. At ECI Telecom, Chen founded their ADSL business unit and led it from inception to $100 million in annual sales.  He earned a BSc from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.


Chief Revenue Officer

Steve Sovik brings over 24 years of sales leadership experience to Tipalti. Most recently, Steve ran global sales for Coupa Software where he led the company from early startup to the industry leader in spend optimization software. During his tenure, sales grew 5,000%. Prior to Coupa, Steve held a variety of executive sales management positions at Oracle, Siebel, and SupportSoft, leading sales teams focusing on CRM, ERP, and Supply Chain Manufacturing solutions. Steve began his career with Andersen Consulting where he served on a variety of consulting engagements with a primary focus on international banking. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree in Decision and Information Sciences from Santa Clara University.


Chief Marketing Officer

Rob Israch brings over 15 years of marketing experience to Tipalti. Most recently, Rob served as VP, Global Marketing Programs at NetSuite where he led global branding, demand generation, and international marketing over the past 8 years, helping to guide the company through 10X+ revenue growth, from private company through IPO to cloud ERP market leader. Previously, Rob held a variety of marketing management roles at Intuit and GE. Rob earned a Marketing degree at University of Florida, Warrington College of Business.


Chief Operating Officer

Manish Vrishaketu as Chief Operating Officer, brings over 18 years of extensive payments and fintech experience to the company. Vrishaketu is responsible for establishing and maintaining key banking and payment partnerships, while leading Tipalti’s global customer success, client onboarding, payment operations and support organizations. Most recently, Vrishaketu served as President of Americas at GoSwiff, a leader in mobile payments in emerging markets and prior to that, he was VP of Business Development and Product Strategy at Fiserv (Nasdaq: FISV) leading new market expansion initiatives in business to consumer (B2C) disbursements, bill payment and other electronic payment categories. Before Fiserv, Vrishaketu served as General Manager of CashEdge, a consumer and business payments technology provider to banks, where he introduced leading consumer applications to money movement and risk management and led their India division. During his tenure, the company grew its revenue tenfold, processing over $50B in payment volume annually, before it was acquired by Fiserv.


Chief Product Officer

Roby is a serial entrepreneur with vast experience in the field of products and the internet industry. Prior to Tipalti, Roby was the VP Product of Snoox.com (a BBDO company), a social recommendations engine. Before Snoox, Roby was co-founder and VP Product of Cent2Cent, a content ecommerce platform who was later acquired by Unicell. Before founding Snoox, Roby worked at 888.com where he planned and designed their payment processing system, building a system that processed over $500M transactions annually. Roby served as an Officer at the prestigious IDF technological unit “Mamram”, where he fulfilled several leading positions. Roby holds a BA from the College of Management of Academic Studies.


Chief Technology Officer

Igor has been programming professionally since the age of 15. He has worked in many different fields in the industry, from programming embedded systems for fire alarms to writing mobile apps and AngularJS applications. Before Tipalti, Igor worked at mobile chat and communications provider Fring, where he helped develop the server side architecture for a VOIP and video call system to handle communications for millions of users. Before that, he was a developer/architect and team leader in the IDF’s intelligence corps. Igor holds a B.Sc. in Software Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.


General Counsel

Lisa is a global payments and regulatory attorney with a reputation for being a results-oriented business partner. Prior to Tipalti, she was a 12-year veteran at PayPal in various roles including leading the Braintree global legal team while ensuring Braintree’s successful integration into PayPal post-acquisition. In this role, Lisa led Braintree’s expansion into Europe, Asia, and Australia. Lisa also served as General Counsel to Magento immediately after being acquired by eBay, and as General Counsel to Venmo. Prior to these roles, Lisa led the legal team supporting PayPal’s expansion into new countries including Israel, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa. Lisa was Senior Counsel at McAfee from 2000 to 2004 before her stint at PayPal. She has a Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from CSU Sacramento, and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from University of California, Davis.


Co-Founder & Chairman

Oren is a partner at Orens Capital and Zeev Ventures.  He has extensive experience investing in technology companies and, over the past decade, has focused on Internet applications and digital media. Prior to Orens Capital, he was a partner at Apax Partners. In addition to Tipalti, Oren serves on the boards of Houzz, Chegg, Infolinks, Duda Mobile, Younow and Crossrider. Past investments include Audible (acquired by Amazon), Wibiya (acquired by Conduit), Mobixell Networks, Butterfly (acquired by TI), Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Commtouch (IPO), Tescom (IPO), and Smartshopper (acquired by Zango). Oren holds a BSc Cum Laude from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD in France.



Dovi Frances is an international financier, an entrepreneur and managing partner of SGVC. Having raised over US$50MM, Frances launched SGVC Fund II in January 2016 with a focus on providing capital to early stage B2B, Enterprise Software, Financial and Real Estate Technology companies. SGVC Fund II has its roots in SGVC Fund I (2012) and SG, LLC (2010) which were also founded by Frances. He currently serves as a board member and an advisor to Addepar, Tipalti, SkyGiraffe, Covercy and YouNow and is a guest lecturer at UCLA Anderson on Behavioral Economics in the Digital World.



Richard Sarnoff is a Senior Adviser for KKR, focusing on publishing, digital media, and education businesses. Until 2011, Mr. Sarnoff was Co-Chairman of Bertelsmann Inc. and President of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI). A long standing senior executive at Bertelsmann, Mr. Sarnoff served as CFO and EVP of Random House beginning in 1998.  Later in the 2000’s, he established its corporate digital media investing arm, BDMI, and concurrently served as Chairman of the Association of American Publishers. Mr. Sarnoff graduated summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1981 with a BA in Art and Archaeology, and earned an MBA from Harvard University in 1987. He serves on the Board of Directors of Activision Blizzard, Weld North, Ipreo, and Chegg.



Former CFO of Netflix and Music Choice, Barry has served as a board member for Pandora, Eventbrite, Wealthfront, Chegg, and is now currently the COO of Cingle. He attended Williams College for his undergraduate career and received an MBA in finance from University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School.