These are the Courageous Leaders at Amplio
At Amplio, our leadership team leads with “heart” and has the courage to be changemakers in the world of special education. The word ‘courage’ comes from Latin cor, meaning heart. It’s the quality of mind which shows itself in facing challenges without fear. It invites us to do what’s closest to the heart — what really matters. That is our team in a nutshell.
Giving every student with special needs an opportunity to reach their full potential.
Dr. Yair Shapira
Founder and CEO
Dr. Yair Shapira is the founder and CEO of Amplio. Following two decades as an executive in successful start ups, he founded Amplio to help the millions of children with special needs maximize their potential, starting with his son, who stutters. His previous roles include executive positions in sales, marketing, business development and R&D. Dr. Shapira holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and speech processing from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
VP of Pedagogy
Rebecca Bishop is Amplio’s VP of Pedagogy, responsible for all of Amplio’s clinical services aspects. A certified Speech-Language Pathologist from the University of Washington, Rebecca holds a record of more than 20 years of experience in speech-language therapy and aural habilitation, with specialization in hearing loss and cochlear implants, clinical research and other aspects of intervention & educational support for students with communication disorders.
VP of R&D
Yuri Ritvin is Amplio’s VP of Research and Development, responsible for technological implementations of Amplio’s innovative product, R&D strategy, program execution, and more.
A Full Stack Developer, Yuri has more than a decade of experience in software, programming and leading teams of software engineers. Among other positions, he served as the Director of Search Engine and Team Leader for various tech companies.
Chief Revenue Officer
Jack Dilanian is Amplio’s Chief Revenue Officer, bringing more than two decades of leadership experience in education technology, where he’s led teams that support clients across the full relationship life cycle. Previously, he was a commercial leader at organizations such as Blackboard, where he was an early member of the founding team, and Hobsons, where he was responsible for all North American K-20 sales and client success efforts. Over his career, Mr. Dilanian has helped build education partnerships that have generated over $2B in value for students, parents, teachers and administrators. He is a true entrepreneur, growth generator and market disruptor.
CFO & General Counsel
Mikhal Katz-Francois is the Chief Finance Officer of Amplio and General Counsel, responsible for the legal, compliance, financial and administration aspects of the company. She comes to Amplio with more than 16 years of experience in the legal field. Her previous roles include General Counsel to BrightSource Energy and associate in the commercial litigation and energy department at Day Pitney LLP. She holds an LLB from the Hebrew University and an LLM from New York University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Zvi Moshkoviz is Amplio’s Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for activities in an organization that have to do with creating, communicating and delivering offerings that have value for customers, clients or business partners. Zvi has global experience in areas of marketing, product management, sales, and business development, with proven track record in Conversational AI, Chatbots, IoT, security, mobile, telecom, ERP, SaaS, B2B and B2C, as well as Growth, demand generation, digital marketing, branding, PR and thought leadership, strategy, positioning and messaging, go-to-market, digital transformation.
VP of People
Niv Alfa-Reches is Amplio’s VP People, responsible for leading our talent strategy and spearheading the development of our people and culture. She brings over two decades of experience in human resources, at companies such as Scodix, Amdocs, the Strauss Group. She specializes in organizational development, change management processes, team building, supporting global business growth and assisting employees with their personal and professional growth. Niv is a certified group dynamic facilitator and an organizational consultant, and she is passionate about the magic that happens when a great cause meets a great team.
Working at Amplio allows me to create a measurable impact on the lives of so many children and their families.
VP of Pedagogy, Amplio