Leor Hurwitz, Product Manager in Harish, Israel
Leor Hurwitz

Product Manager in Harish, Israel

Member since October 28, 2020
Leor has specialized in fintech, fraud, and cybersecurity product management for over eight years, including leading the development of fraud protection products that nearly eliminated fraud in systems that processed $230 million per year. Having led product development from inception to launch in an Agile environment, startups, and large corporates, including IBM and Microsoft, Leor spearheads end-to-end product lifecycles with a highly effective and influential leadership style.
Leor is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Led the introduction of a mobile payments device (like Square) to the South African market.
  • Led the design and development of the fraud prevention dashboard and reports that were instrumental in reducing fraud to negligible levels.
  • Led the team in designing and integrating all touchpoints to ensure a secure and user-friendly eCommerce gateway.

Education

Employment

  • Senior Product Manager

    2021 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
    • Contributed to the creation of a product utilized by hundreds of millions of users.
    • Created a roadmap for an incubated product and planned the roadmap from inception and design.
    • Led the design of the new portal interface for use by SecOps.
  • Senior Product Manager

    2018 - 2021
    IBM Security Trusteer
    • Increased revenue by $2 million within 12 months by introducing a revolutionary new pricing model for a SaaS offering.
    • Led the introduction of a new UX portal for Fortune 500 customers to manage and monitor fraud.
    • Liaised with R&D, marketing, legal, design, and other partners to deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Product Manager

    2017 - 2018
    Verifone
    • Designed and implemented a mobile payments solution for one of the largest retail brands in Israel.
    • Introduced a new mobile application that enables customers to purchase with virtual cards.
    • Liaised with global clients such as McDonald's and IKEA.
  • Head of Product Management

    2012 - 2017
    EFTPOS | Card Connect
    • Led the introduction of a fraud prevention system that reduced fraud to near-zero levels.
    • Spearheaded the introduction of one of Africa's first mobile payment solutions, similar to Square, which operated on iOS and Android.
    • Introduced an eCommerce gateway for online payments.
  • Product Manager

    2009 - 2009
    Cura Software Solutions
    • Led market introduction for new products and all new features.
    • Coordinated efforts on a substantial implementation with LexisNexis regarding providing content for our platform.
    • Managed a team of two to deliver a world-class product that became a significant revenue driver during my tenure as a product manager.

Project History

  • Mobile Payments Device
    Led the introduction of a mobile payments device (like Square) to the South African market.

    ZipZap (which was subsequently acquired) was a product we brought to South Africa, using Miura devices at the time and later Verifones. The device connected via Bluetooth to a cell phone to allow merchants to accept payments anywhere. I was the lead product manager on this product, working with R&D, design, marketing, and legal to ensure a successful product launch. The product grew to process over $20 million per year shortly after it's release.

  • Fraud Prevention Dashboard and Reports
    Led the design and development of the fraud prevention dashboard and reports that were instrumental in reducing fraud to negligible levels.

    EFTPOS, which was subsequently acquired, processed more than $230 million per year. Even with this volume, the system I introduced reduced annual fraud losses to less than $100,000. The system withheld funds, triggered alerts, and reported on significant risks.

  • eCommerce Gateway
    Led the team in designing and integrating all touchpoints to ensure a secure and user-friendly eCommerce gateway.

    The organization's eCommerce gateway processed hundreds of millions of dollars per year and millions of transactions. This gateway allowed customers to pay their bills during checkout at retail stores.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
    2011 - 2011
    Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University - Evanston, IL, USA
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
    2010 - 2010
    University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    2001 - 2005
    University of the Witwatersrand - Johannesburg, South Africa

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