Technology investment firm Silver Lake hired Harel Kodesh as an Operating Partner.
Based in Menlo Park, Mr. Kodesh will work with Silver Lake’s diverse scope of portfolio companies to drive operational improvement.
Most recently, he was chief technology officer at GE Digital and vice president of Predix, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet.
Before joining GE in 2014, Mr. Kodesh co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp. At EMC, he was executive vice president for cloud business systems and CEO of Mozy, EMC’s wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to Backup as a Service.
From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Kodesh served as chief product officer at Amdocs.
He also served as CEO of Wingcast, the Ford Motor Company-Qualcomm joint venture.
Until 2000, Mr. Kodesh held various executive positions at Microsoft, including vice president of the information appliances division, where he led development of the Microsoft Windows CE operating system.
Mr. Kodesh also managed Microsoft’s Object Linking and Embedding team. He joined Microsoft from Motorola where he led a team responsible for its early wireless data efforts.
He joins Silver Lake’s global team of operating professionals alongside other recent additions, including John Berkley, who previously led product, technology and operations at Mercury Payment Systems (now Vantiv) and Rajiv Taori who joined the firm from Citrix Systems where he was VP and General Manager for the XenMobile family of products.