Our Team

Yoni Tal

Chairman

Ariel Lerner

Founder, Managing Partner

Amit Stern

Managing Partner

Yiftach Berman

Partner, CFO

Pinchas Trabelsy

Partner, Head IR & Marketing

Ori Or-Meir

CTO

Matt Plasse

Director of Underwriting

Yoni is the Chairman of our Board.

Prior to this, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Menora Mivtachim Group, one of the largest insurance and pension funds in Israel, managing assets and investments in excess of $55 billion. Yoni has a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Economics from Bar Ilan University.

Ariel Lerner

Founder, Managing Partner

Ariel was the driving force behind the establishment of Arion Fund. Since founding the company, he continuously invests his 20+ years of experience in global strategies and business development to ensure our continued success. Ariel has a BA in Business from the University of Manchester.

Amit Stern

Managing Partner

Amit has over 15 years of experience in real estate, particularly residential development and management of single/multifamily portfolios. Before Arion Fund, he managed a $150M Eastern European real estate fund. Amit has a BA in Biology from Yeshiva University, an LLB from Sha’arei Mishpat Law School, and is a Member of the Israeli Bar. He currently serves on the board of the Van Courtland Park Alliance.

Yiftach Berman

Partner, CFO

Yiftach has over 15 years of expertise in regulation, project financing, and economic consulting in various fields, particularly real-estate. He skillset includes the planning of strategies for improving operational efficiency and analyzing project financial feasibility. Yiftach has a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Bar Ilan University, and an MA in Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Pinchas Trabelsy

Partner, Head Investors Relations and Marketing

Pinchas has extensive experience in risk management and investments. In his 16-year career in Bank Leumi, he held a series of senior managerial positions – including capital investments and foreign exchange – overseeing transactions amounting to hundreds of millions of Shekels. Pinchas has an LLB from Netanya Academy, an MBA from Ben Gurion University, and is a member of the Israeli Bar.

Ori has extensive experience in cybersecurity and the leveraging of AI for innovative solutions. In Arion Fund, he is responsible for the development of our proprietary software to advance our data collection, underwriting and analysis capabilities. Ori has presented at various conferences around the world (including Black Hat Europe 2019), and has a BASc from the Open University and an MSc from Ben Gurion University.

Matt Plasse

Director of Underwriting & Operations​

Matt has gained extensive knowledge and experience from working in the mortgage and financial industry throughout his career. A born leader who takes work seriously and is always willing to learn something new, he firmly understands that building relationships is key to success. Matt has a BBA from Westfield State University and a BA from College of Our Lady of the Elms.