Benny Schnaider was Qumranet's CEO and a Co-Founder. Qumranet developed KVM (leading open source virtualization solution) and SolidICE – Desktop virtualization solution. The company was acquired by Red Hat in 2008. Following the acquisition, Benny serves as a VP of Business Development for Red Hat.
Benny Co-Founded Ravello systems in 2011 and serves as its President and Chairman of the board.
Benny was the CEO and Founder of PentaCom Ltd., a provider of networking products implementing Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) for IP based metropolitan networks which was acquired by Cisco in 2000. Benny also co-founded and served on the Board of Directors for P-Cube, a developer of IP service control platforms, which was acquired by Cisco in 2004.
Benny also investes and servers as a board member in several startups. Some examples are: Traffix Systems (acquired by F5 in 2012) and B-Hive (acquired by VMware in 2008), OptiCul Diagnostics and Colabo.
Benny has held senior management, engineering and strategic roles at many Silicon-Valley based companies including Cisco Systems, Amdahl/Fujitsu, Hitachi, IDT, Sun Microsystems and 3Com. Benny holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University, and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of technology).