BHI, a full-service commercial bank, hired Danielle Ofek as head of high tech. Ofek has more than 15 years of experience founding and leading technology start-ups; as well as serving as an executive in the corporate technology sector. In 2019-2020, she was named to the Top 100 Women Executives by Yahoo Finance.

“Technology is a critical and strategic growth engine for BHI, providing financial solutions to both US companies and Israeli-based companies expanding in the US,” Gal Defes, head of international C&I, high tech and corporate banking services at BHI, said. “Danielle’s experience as a tech founder, and her connections and involvement in the Israeli and US tech ecosystems, will be invaluable as we continue our expansion serving early-stage and established companies in the US and Israel.”

Ofek brings significant experience in business strategy, finance, partnerships and business development. Most recently, Ofek served as the CEO and COO of Parliament51, a social impact venture aiming to achieve gender equality and equal opportunities for women in the workplace, as well as diversity and inclusion. In that role as co-founder, she worked closely with senior executives of major technology companies and institutions worldwide.

“I am thrilled to join BHI and lead our High Tech sector. This is a critical junction for technological developments and international markets, and BHI plays a central role in connecting Israel’s high tech community with the US ecosystem,” Ofek said. “I look forward to working with the incredibly talented team at BHI to accelerate innovation and create meaningful value for our clients and partners.”