Ophir Bear is a CEO and board member with deep experience in the computer software space. As an experienced leader, Bear has helped various organizations in Israel and abroad, assisting senior leaders navigate through complex challenges such as entrepreneurship, strategy, business development, growth, and culture.
Bear currently serves as a board member at iSpace, Israel Air-Force alumni startup hub, and at Restart, a non-profit organization for rehabilitating wounded veterans. Bear is also the Founder and CEO of Angles, a software technologies company focused on assisting startups and corporate capabilities augmentation. Additionally, Bear is a lecturer for Cybersecurity and Enterprise Software Entrepreneurship in two BA programs at Reichman University.
Bear was Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Cympire, a company focused on the human-factor side of cyber security, where he developed unique SaaS as well as setting and executing sales and business development strategy. Bear also led through the successful sale of the company to a European system-integrator.
Previously, Bear served as commander of the Israel Air Force technology unit (OFEK). During his command period, Bear led the establishment of the Air Force cyber unit, and initiated the integrated NOC and SOC construction. Along his 27 years of service, Bear established the IAF Simulation and Training branch, was part of the Air-Force strategic planning, and led the development and deployment of various operational and training software systems, including designing and implementing IAF’s IT technology roadmap.
Bear received his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University in the Negev, and holds a Director Certificate from the Lahav Executive Education Program, Tel-Aviv University. Bear lives in Gderot, Israel with his wife, Shaham, an organizational psychologist, and their 6 children. He loves to spend his time sailing, hiking, and mountain-biking with his family and friends.