Mr. Ben-Ozer, Vital Capital Fund’s Renewable Energy Expert, is the Founder and CEO of Focal Energy, a renewable energy developer that invests in and manages renewable energy projects in global growth markets. Focal Energy is currently operating and developing over 100 megawatts of power plants in India based on solar, biomass and hydro-power technologies.
Mr. Ben-Ozer is also the Founder of Focal Advisory, a firm that provides strategic and financial consulting to large financial services and infrastructure-related corporations. Over the years, Focal Advisory has assisted its clients in planning and implementing successful strategies for international expansion, sales and marketing and cost structure improvement, organizational realignment and other initiatives.
Prior to founding Focal Advisory, Mr. Ben-Ozer founded iPhrase Technology, a Boston-based high-tech firm, and served as its CEO from 1999- 2002. iPhrase grew to a revenue base of several million dollars and was sold to IBM in 2005. From 1994 until 1999, Mr. Ben-Ozer served as a consultant for Bain & Company and as a Manager in Bain’s Private Equity Advisory Group.
Mr. Ben-Ozer earned a B.Sc. (magna cum laude) in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He began his career as a CPA for the Israeli affiliate of KPMG.
Mr. Ben-Ozer currently serves as a Director of Atrium European Real Estate, a leading shopping-center operator in Central and Eastern Europe. From 1996-2012, he served as a Director of Equity One (NYSE: EQY), a U.S.-based real estate investment trust (REIT).