Management Team

Yaakov Elkon, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Yaakov Elkon has led Graphnet for nearly two decades through his focused vision, strong leadership, and a lifetime of expertise in computer-based telecommunication systems. Mr. Elkon became the CEO of the company in 1989 and provided the foundation that has allowed Graphnet to emerge as a global leader in the Enterprise Content Management industry. Under his guidance, Graphnet has come to specialize in systems integration and development of unique cloud based solutions for Fortune 1000 clients.  As a result of Mr. Elkon’s dedication, Graphnet’s reputation as a well-respected and highly reliable solutions provider continues till today.
 
Prior to joining Graphnet, Mr. Elkon served as the Vice President of Messaging for Sprint Corporation. Before joining Sprint, he had a successful career at IBM for over 18 years, first as a Senior Architect for large-scale computer systems and then moving onto several managerial roles in Business Development with the Latin America & the Far East (AFE) division. Mr. Elkon received a BSc degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Mr. Elkon also received  MSc degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics and ScD degree in Computer Science from MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Idan Elkon, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Idan Elkon joined Graphnet in 1993 and has held various positions.  These include that of Marketing Analyst, International Business Liaison, Director of Carrier Relations/Business Development, and Vice President of Carrier Relations/Business Development.  Mr. Elkon has been instrumental in developing and managing Graphnet’s global pricing, telecom purchasing, and routing.  Mr. Elkon also oversees the network provision and carrier settlement & reconciliation departments.  In 1997 he directed Graphnet’s venture into the telephony business in Europe and the United States.  Mr. Elkon received his BA degree in Economics and International Relations from Wesleyan University.

Guy Conte, Vice President of Finance

Mr. Guy Conte joined Graphnet in 1989 and since then has held various positions, including company representative to the International Telecommunication Union, Intelsat and the Federal Communications Commission. He was Vice President of Technology Sales and Channel Sales until 1999. Mr. Conte is currently responsible for Graphnet’s Finance/Treasury department. Prior to joining Graphnet, he was employed with the ITT World Communications as Vice President of Revenue Accounting and Settlements. Mr. Conte has a BSc degree from Holy Cross College and an MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University.