Our team

Sherwin Pomerantz

President

About Sherwin

Sherwin

Sherwin Pomerantz

President

Sherwin immigrated to Israel in 1984 from Chicago, where he was president of Controls for Industry, Inc. Prior to founding Atid E.D.I., he served as vice president of Luz Industries Israel Ltd., where he had senior management responsibility for operations, policy development, public relations, administration and international relations. Sherwin currently serves as Chair of the American State Offices Association (ASOA) of Israel. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce and a founder of the Israel Life Sciences Industry association. A regular blogger for the Times of Israel, he was selected to be Israel’s representative to the US State Department’s 2012 Global Business Conference in Washington, DC. Born in New York, Sherwin earned a B.S. from New York University, an M.S. from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University. Sherwin is fluent in English and Hebrew.

Ben Dansker

Vice President

About Ben

Ben

Ben Dansker

Vice President

Ben was born in Boston and worked in urban and strategic planning for U.S. health care and information systems sectors. After immigrating to Israel in 1984, he worked in business planning and financial analysis for a solar energy company. Ben's expertise includes project planning, strategic planning, economic analysis, organizational development, business plan preparation and business writing. He has extensive experience in all facets of managing small to mid-size organizations. Ben received a B.A. from Emory University and an M.A. in urban planning from Harvard University. Ben is fluent in English and Hebrew.

Seth

Seth J. Vogelman

Director, Trade

About Seth

Seth

Seth J. Vogelman

Director, Trade

Mr. Seth J. Vogelman is the Director, Trade for Atid, EDI. He is responsible for the firm’s leading clients, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Illinois, New Mexico and Ukraine. He is also responsible for the daily coordination of local office activities in Israel, Turkey, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, North Africa, the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan and Egypt. To this end, he helped to create and maintain a regional marketing system for the promotion of American exports.

Mr. Vogelman also produces The Fortnightly, a newsletter on economic and business development in the Middle East that is distributed internationally. Mr. Vogelman has experience in both the construction field and on collective agricultural settlements, where he was extensively involved in organic/biological agriculture.

As a citizen of Israel, Mr. Vogelman is a retired Captain (res.) in the Israel Defense Forces, having serving with the I.D.F. Spokesperson. He is also the president of the American Civil War Round Table in Israel. Seth Vogelman is a 1981 graduate of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, and holds a Joint Honors B. A. in Political Science (International Relations) and History (American). He currently resides in Maale Adumim, Israel.

Allen Gorin

Senior Investment Strategist

About Allen

Allen

Allen Gorin

Senior Investment Strategist

Allen oversees investments, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures between North American investors/companies and Israeli firms. A lifelong entrepreneur with a wide variety of professional experience— real estate investor and developer, builder, university instructor, columnist, and inventor — his forte is looking at transactions from many perspectives and crafting simple but creative solutions to problems. Allen founded and directs Idahoans United for Israel, which closely networks with other coalitions with similar interests (e.g., AIPAC, CUFI). Allen’s public policy work has been priceless in giving him the skills to bridge political, religious, and cultural differences in pursuit of a common goal.

Allen holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island, and an M.A. from Northwestern University, specializing in Public Affairs and Communications. An avid athlete who applies sports lessons (e.g., teamwork, discipline) to the business world, he lives in Eagle, Idaho near Boise.