Some Things I've done

Aug
2006
dates
Now
The Benji Hillman Foundation as an Executive Director
HaBayit shel Benji for lone soldiers was opened in February 2013 and we have already welcomed our first 50 soldiers who are now living in their own room in their own Home.

The Foundation has finished raising the final amount needed to begin its second project, a Guidance Center for lone soldiers (Hayalim Bodedim) in Raanana.The Guidance Center (opened in early 2014) is available to ALL lone soldiers after the army. The center guides ex-soldiers into civilian life and assists with finding a place to live , employment, further studies and their financial planning.

The 2200 Sqm Home is built on 1500 Sqm with 50 bedrooms, an adjacent guidance center, communal dining room, lounge, common room, laundry-room, spacious public areas and 2 gardens.

HaBayit shel Benji is funded by private donations only. Donations are most welcome for ongoing maintenance and running of the two projects. Please go to Foundation website: www.benjihillman.org
Jan
2007
dates
Oct
2010
A number of early stage startups as a Chairman/Board Member
What happens in board meetings should not be discussed on social media networks.
Sep
2004
dates
Feb
2006
Amobee Inc. as a Founder and President
Together with Zohar and Gil, we built Amobee up from a concept to a Company.
Feb
2000
dates
May
2003
Bill Me as a Founder and Board Member
Dec
1996
dates
Dec
2001
Web Image as a Founder and CEO
Created and built a company up from one employee to nearly 50, and then sold it.
I speak fluent English, fluent Hebrew and some Spanish

What People say

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Tzlil Peker
service-provider
Saul provided us services in connection with capital and fund raising. He proved to be very persistent and professional while overcoming obstacles towards our equity raise. Eventually the investment was closed successfully thanks to his special effort and his great contribution.
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Ronen Dahan
colleague
I arrived at WEB IMAGE when they were about 10 people and saw how the company more than tripled the number of employees within a year and a half. The company was then sold to the French communication concern, PUBLICIS. I met Saul, a rare species of CEO who knows how to balance achieving business goals and concern for employees' professional development and welfare. Saul helped me personally in brainstorming with advertising projects that required creative thinking outside the box, even when it wasn't in his personal responsibility. Thank you Saul.
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Daniel Lipshitz
colleague
I worked with the Saul during the early stage of a Start Up Cellular Technology company. Saul insight and industry experience accompanied by his focus and determination, provided a strategic advantage to the company. I would highly recommend his involvement in technology companies.
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Niv Hazzan
colleague
I have been working together with Saul Rurka for close to two years. Saul has high skills and good knowledge in Business Development, online media and Internet technologies. I recommend Saul with great pleasure.
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Binny Freedman
colleague
Saul is one of the most organized, dedicated, and versatile people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Our foundation`s committee agreed that he would be the right person to run the foundation , raise funds , work with the municipality and government offices on land allocation, as well as manage the branding and marketing of the project. he was able, single-handedly to drive the entire project including the creation of a large volunteer support group, millions of dollars raised, and everything else that such work entails. It has been a pleasure working together, and I am sure his many postive qualities will ensure his success at any project or company he joins.
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Elie Lederman
colleague
Saul is extremely dedicated to building Habayit shel Benji, the home for Israeli Lone Soldiers to be built in Ra'anana, as a fitting tribute in memory of his cousin, Benji Hillman, who died in combat. His modesty and persistence towards the target are his trademarks, and I have no doubt that it is these characteristics, amongst others, that make his goal so achievable. I am proud to be associated with such a worthwhile project. Looking forward to the Walk on Friday.
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Doron Goldfeld
colleague
At Web Image I knew Saul as a true leader, achieving exceptional results, inspiring his staff, beloved and admired by his employees.

Some things
I know how
to do...

Some Things I’ve learned:

Dec
1992
dates
Dec
1996
Bar-Ilan University -
Law , Linguistics
I also learned that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42.

Some things I care about

animalRights
children
health
povertyAlleviation