Ofer Nemirovsky is a managing director who joined the Firm in 1986. He focuses on sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring direct investments. Ofer is also involved in HarbourVest's business development efforts. He has been responsible for a number of HarbourVest's direct investments, including Artisoft, AVID, AXENT, Centra, Clarus, Creo, Dendrite International, Digital Insight, eTapestry, Frame, Gilead, Insignia Solutions, Manugistics, Marcam, m-Qube, NETCOM On-Line, Progress Software, Radware, Retix, Shopzilla, SpectraLink, Ultimate Software, and UUNET. Ofer's previous experience includes four years in technical computer sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1986. Ofer serves or has served on the Boards of the National Venture Capital Association, the Overseers of the School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, the African Wildlife Foundation, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Ofer speaks Hebrew.