About Us

Forging Ahead

Ruby Capital has rapidly become a leading one-stop shop for flexible financing solutions designed to support every stage of a real estate project.

We collaborate with proven developers and partner with Israel’s leading banks and insurance companies as well as with private investors. Our extensive global and local real estate and business experience have helped us gain in-depth industry expertise and a stellar reputation in the Israeli marketplace.

While pleased with our achievements to date, we continue to forge ahead, collaborating with our investors, developers, and partners to further innovate and grow our joint success.

Founders

Ilan Rubinstein

Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan is a partner and co-founder of Ruby Ventures, an international investment firm.

He has been a real estate developer, investor and financier, active in both North America and Israel, for over 25 years.

Ilan received his BA in Philosophy and History from Yeshiva University. He received his MS degree in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University (NYU).

Gerson Schapiro

CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson was a partner and CEO  of an international boutique metals trading company with multiple offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Throughout his tenure, he led the company to significant growth and commercial success.

Gerson served in senior positions in various high-tech companies in Israel, a number of which had successful exits.

Gerson has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yeshiva University.

Andrew Mestel

Founding Partner

Andrew has many years of experience in the trade, financing and marketing of commodities and raw materials in the global market. He also has vast experience in initiating and founding businesses and leading them to growth and commercial success.

Born in New York, Andrew holds a BA in Economics with honors from the State University of New York, as well as an MBA with honors from New York University (NYU)

Management

Yaakov Nitzan

President

Yaakov has 18 years of experience in the fields of real estate development and finance. Among his many achievements, Yaakov was responsible for establishing the real estate debt division at Harel Insurance where he managed an investment volume of over ILS 1 billion.

In addition, Yaakov served in various management positions in the Israeli finance world, including managing the real estate finance sector at Bank Otzar and holding various management positions in the HaMizrachi group. Yaakov received a BA in finance.

Omer Alpern

Partner

Omer specializes in financing projects and complex financing of real assets. He has previously been involved in raising debt and capital for real estate, infrastructure and energy activities in Israel and abroad, amounting to billions of shekels.

An accountant by profession, Omer served in the past as CFO of City People, and performed financial analysis and project management at BDO Ziv Haft

Eran Heimer

CFO

Eran Heimer has extensive experience in the capital investments and finance market. Prior to joining Ruby Capital, he served for approximately 7 years as CEO of Midroog, a debt rating company (a subsidiary of Moody’s International Rating) and successfully led the company to revenue growth and profitability throughout his tenure there.

He also served as Senior Deputy Accountant General in the Finance and Banking Division of the Ministry of Finance. Eran holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Economics and Business Administration

Ariel Edelstein

V.P Equity & Investments

Ariel Edelstein is a certified CPA. Prior to his arrival at Ruby Capital, he served as VP of Business Development and Marketing at Avney Derech Group.

He started his career at Earnest & Young in the real estate department over 13 years ago. He thereafter joined Eldar Group and Metropolis in senior management positions.

At Ruby Capital, Ariel manages all of the company’s equity and investment activities in the Sapir Fund.

Shahar Rosenthal

V.P Legal

Shahar is the head of Ruby Capital’s legal department. Prior to joining Ruby Capital, Shahar was a partner at the Weksler Bregman & Co. law firm.

Shahar acted as a legal advisor to leading companies and has extensive, diverse experience in the field of commercial and corporate law, including in complex M&A transactions (local and international) of significant scope.

He also held business development roles in the firm, including building a marketing and HR infrastructure, and more. Shahar has a bachelor’s degree in law as well as a bachelor’s degree in economics with a specialization in finance. He is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

Mickey Berger

V.P Head of Project Finance

Mickey Berger has over 25 years of banking and finance experience. He held multiple roles at Bank Hapoalim, both in Israel and in the United States, focusing on real estate financing, risk management and credit financing.

Berger holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Bar Ilan University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Tel Aviv University. He is also a licensed investment consultant.

Jessica Morali

Chief Accountant Officer

Jessica has extensive experience in financing and financial management, which she acquired during the 13 years she worked as an accountant at Global Factoring, a subsidiary of Isracard. Earlier, Jessica held various positions at The Phoenix, a financial, insurance and investment company, and at the accounting firm, BDO.

Jessica is a certified CPA, with a master’s degree in accounting from Bar Ilan University.

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