Harel Kodesh is an Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners, a global leader in technology investments. He joined the firm in 2017 to work with the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to Silver Lake, Kodesh had been with GE where he served as Vice President at Predix and Chief Technology Officer at GE Digital. He was responsible for driving the technical strategy behind Predix, GE’s cloud platform for the Industrial Internet, and the applications developed by GE for the industrial sector. He was also responsible for the development, operation and revenues of Predix. In 2015, he was named to GE’s Corporate Executive Council.
Before joining GE, Kodesh co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp. At EMC, he acted as Executive VP for Cloud Business Systems and as CEO of Mozy, its whollyowned subsidiary dedicated to Backup as a Service. From 2003 to 2008, Kodesh served as Chief Product Officer at Amdocs, transforming the organization from a professional services company to product driven. He also served as CEO of Wingcast, the Ford Motor Company Qualcomm telematics joint venture.
Until 2000, Kodesh held various executive positions at Microsoft, including VP of the Information Appliances Division leading, the development of the Microsoft Windows CE – or Windows Mobile – operating system, and pioneered its mobility business. He also managed Microsoft’s Object Linking and Embedding team, creating a key technology for the Windows operating system. Prior to Microsoft, Kodesh managed the team at Motorola responsible for the company’s wireless data efforts and was responsible for Motorola’s early developments for the PDA and the mobile data appliance market.
Kodesh holds a BS in computer engineering and a MS in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He has served on boards for Mobilitec, DreamBox Learning, BSquare and Blue Phoenix. Kodesh sits on the Board of Councilors for USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. Kodesh was the 2017 recipient of the USC Viterbi School’s Daniel J. Epstein Award for Engineering Management. (Source: Harel Kodesh Bio)