Benny Schnaider is a high-tech serial entrepreneur. Benny co-founded Ravello Systems in 2011 and serves as its President and Chairman of the board. The company has developed an over-the-top cloud services based on its proprietary nested virtualization technology aka HVX. Ravello was acquired by Oracle in 2016.
Previously, Benny was the CEO and co-founder of Qumranet whose team developed KVM (the leading open source virtualization solution) and SolidICE, a desktop virtualization solution. Following Qumranet's acquisition in 2008, Benny served as a VP of Business Development for Red Hat.
Additionally, Benny co-founded and served on the Board of Directors for P-Cube, a developer of IP service control platforms, which was acquired by Cisco in 2004.
Benny was also the CEO and Founder of PentaCom Ltd., a provider of networking products implementing Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) for IP based metropolitan networks which was acquired by Cisco in 2000.
Benny invests and serves as a board member in several startups. Some examples are: Traffix Systems (acquired by F5 in 2012) and B-Hive (acquired by VMware in 2008), Cloudius, Seculert, OptiCul Diagnostics and Colabo.
Benny has held senior management, engineering and strategic roles at many Silicon-Valley based companies including Cisco Systems, Amdahl/Fujitsu, Hitachi, IDT, Sun Microsystems and 3Com. Benny holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University, and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of technology).