Our Team

  • Udi Hershkovich

    Udi Hershkovich

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Hershkovich joined Safaba with over twenty years of experience in the Telecom software industry during which time he has won the International Trade Award and Excellence Recognition for Outstanding Performance for his success developing international technology business ventures.

  • Dr. Alon Lavie

    Dr. Alon Lavie

    Co-Founder, President & Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Lavie is an expert in the field of machine translation and holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). As a research professor at Language Technologies Institute (LTI) at CMU, Dr. Lavie is recognized as an industry leader, acting as President of AMTA (2008-2012) and President of IAMT (2013-2015). 

  • Dr. Robert Olszewski

    Dr. Robert Olszewski

    Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer

    Dr. Olszewski holds a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he specialized in machine learning, pattern recognition, and classification. Prior to joining Safaba, he worked at Carnegie Speech, a Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science spin-off technology company focused on developing software for assessing and teaching spoken language skills. 

  • William R. Newlin

    William R. Newlin

    Member of the Board of Directors

    William R. Newlin, Chairman of the Newlin Investment Company, has made many contributions to the Pittsburgh business and entrepreneurial community. Twice named as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America", he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Buchanan Ingersoll for nearly 25 years, where he was a pioneer in providing legal and business counsel to the region's technology start-up companies.