Arizona Israel Technology Alliance Partners
The 31-Year-Old Business and Community Leader Was Selected Over Nearly 500 Applicants Scottsdale, AZ (PRUnderground) June 6th, 2019 Tweet SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.,– (May 29, 2019), The Arizona Israel Technology Alliance today announced that its President and CEO Leib Bolel, who also serves as a venture partner at Grayhawk Capital, has been accepted into The Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2019. The prestigious award is based on a highlight of each nominee’s business and community efforts. Each year, the competition gets tougher as the region’s population and business community grow and engagement within the community strengthens. “To be included in this amazing group of young and talented leaders dedicated to the economic development of Phoenix is a true honor,” said Bolel. “Receiving this award was only made possible by the mutual commitment and support I receive from my family, friends and business associates. The work we’ve accomplished together has only just begun.” Bolel has been instrumental in shaping relations between Arizona and Israel. He founded the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance in October of 2017 to focus on increasing economic and innovation opportunities between the two regions. To date, Bolel has helped the number of Israeli companies in Arizona grow from 12 to 18, with tens of millions in Israeli venture capital entering the state. “Leib has been a great addition to our team and fund and we congratulate him on his accomplishments,” said Sherman Chu, managing partner and co-founder, Grayhawk Capital. Candidates who receive this honor are able to quantitatively demonstrate business success, community involvement, leadership abilities and influence in Phoenix. This includes financial results, career growth, volunteer work, advocacy, reputation and impact on quality of life. The awards celebration is open to the public and will be held from 5:30 p.m. ─ 8:30 p.m. on August 8, 2019 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Tickets will be on sale on The Phoenix Business Journal’s website events page. About Leib Bolel: Leib Bolel serves as the President and CEO of the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance where he oversees the facilitation of growth in bilateral trade between the technology communities of Arizona and Israel across the spectrum of the technology sector and is a Venture Partner at Grayhawk Capital. With over a decade of experience in the area of new business development, startups, marketing, funding acquisition and general operations management, Bolel has been instrumental in building organizations from the ground up. He offers the highest level of analytical skills, starting with evaluation of the company vision and strategy, determining the budget and expenditures, sourcing and hiring the most qualified candidates and ensuring investments are forthcoming and available for continuing growth and profit. Bolel’s volunteer engagements include World Vision, Smile Train and the Jewish Federation. He also uses his deep industry and entrepreneurship experience to serve as a mentor to community leaders and startup organizations. Bolel holds an MBA from Walden University and a Bachelor’s degree from Tannenbaum College. He is fluent in English and Hebrew. About Arizona Israel Technology Alliance The Arizona Israel Technology Alliance (AITA) serves as the premier resource for companies and organizations in Arizona and Israel on collaborative initiatives. AITA is dedicated to promoting and strengthening business, investment, entrepreneurship, technology and trade relations between the technology communities of Arizona and Israel. AITA’s purpose is to increase and support bilateral trade and investment between Arizona and Israel, with each offering resources and opportunities across the technology industry. Visit the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance’s website at www.arizonaisrael.com.