About Samuel (Mooly) Dinnar

Experience and Education 


Prior Titles, Responsibilities and Functions:

Operational titles held, various periods since 1985:

President, Vice President of Corporate Development, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Executive Vice President of Programs, Executive Program Manager, Head of Division, President of Subsidiary. Director of Engineering, Product Line Managing Director, Officer, Director, Venture Capital Investment Manager

Board responsibilities held, various periods since 2000:

Chair, Secretary, Director, Observer, Advisor. Board committee chair and memberships: Executive, Finance, Nominating, Long-Range Planning, Communications, Hiring, Search, Audit, Compensation, Governance

Consulting & project engagements, sample, various periods and durations since 2002:

Turnaround to MM$ sale, new company formation, round formation, market strategy, new early stage fund, acquisition due-diligence, investment due-diligence, term-sheets

Negotiator, Mediator, Distressed partner strategy, plan and workout. Mediations and Arbitrations from small claims to 10’s M$ in large commercial disputes and settlements. Coaching and training



Harvard Business School’s Executive Education and Harvard Law School Program On Negotiations

Various advanced programs on negotiations, decision-making, inter-personal dynamics, mediation, and dispute resolution across borders and cultures. Member of the Teaching Staff, Harvard Negotiations Institute (HNI)

Harvard Business School

PMD, Executive MBA equivalent General Management Program

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

BS, Aerospace Engineering, Cum Laude, Student body elected leader, Valedictorian

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

BA, Computer Sciences, Cum Laude, Teaching assistant, outstanding athlete award

Federal Aviation Administration

FAA-rated Commercial Pilot, Ground & Flight Instructor CFII:  SEL, SES, MEL, jet rating

Shakespeare & Company

Professional theater training and teacher training in Shakespeare, education program

Languages and Cultures

Experienced public speaker, moderator, facilitator and participant with polished interpersonal skills, multi-cultural & multi-lingual: English & Hebrew – Mother tongues, French – good, German – basic.  Native US citizen, with extended periods in Israel and Europe


Prior Executive Positions Held:


MWI, National dispute resolution firm: Negotiation Instruction, Mediation Services

Directed negotiation services, instruction, consulting, curriculum and inbound-marketing campaign


Avidyne Corporation, Massachusetts-based world leader of flight decks and avionics

Led strategic relationships, negotiations, business development, external growth and entrepreneurial initiatives contributing tens of millions $ to profit, >50M$ worldwide sales to OEMs and >400 dealer network, 8-figure acquisition, M&A financing, orchestrated integration, product line repositioning, crafted & reviewed all commercial legal documents, resolved disputes, managed lawyers, drove engineering cultural & organizational turn-around, software and hardware developers


Evergreen Partners, Venture Capital Investments, Company Building, Strategy

Venture Capital Investor top-quartile early stage equity deals, seed to > $10M, portfolio expansion. Board responsibility, life-sciences and tech portfolio: CogniTens automotive imaging, GalayOr optical communications, SELA semiconductors, Adjungo wireless, Traiana financial trade


Silver Arrow Elbit (Nasdaq: ESLT) High growth startup to UAV technology global leader

P&L of > 70% company’s revenues, M&A, marketing & sales, international joint ventures,  won 10’s M$ government tenders, major program turnaround, >$40M, >50 employees, 40% cost reduction, head of new division, initiated & oversaw three new products with two-years of >45% growth


Air Force Flight Test Center, multi-disciplinary cutting-edge real-time systems

Program manager of deals of 100’s M$, Commanded flight tests. Aircrew, outstanding officer & cadet


Scicraft Elbit (ESLT) Aerospace start-up, 5-person concept to prototype aircraft flights


“Mooly performed a crucial function in the merger of the two companies.  Bringing the two parties together, setting terms fair and acceptable to all concerned, took conviction and exceptional skills in working with people.  I am personally grateful to Mooly for his work with us.“

Paul Ryan, Founder and President of Ryan International 


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