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Bio of Yitzchak (Itzak) Ehrlich - co-founder and principal of Dynamic Ventures
  Yitzchak (Itzak) Ehrlich
Born and raised in Israel, Itzak Ehrlich graduated from Tel-Aviv University’s High School in a special program emphasizing Physics and Math. He continued his education in North America, obtaining a B.Eng. (Honors) Electrical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada followed by an M.S. Electrical Engineering – Computers at University of Southern California, Los Angeles. While working on a graduate degree in electrical engineering - computers at USC in 1980, HP recruited Itzak to help develop the company’s first personal computers. During his 13-year tenure at HP, he specialized in the development of intuitive and easy-to-use software and inter-application communications & integration. This included one of the first object-based commercial software, ‘HP New Wave’, which received multiple technical awards. Through this work at HP, Itzak holds several patents still utilized by today's leading software products.

A successful HP career on the leading edge of the computer industry coupled with a lifetime commitment to learning give Itzak a rare perspective in today’s software development world. He has been working with the latest technologies as they evolved throughout the years – from the early days of DOS through all versions of MS Windows, and through internet and web development up to the most current DotNet and Java technologies.

During his years at HP, Itzak continued his higher education at Santa Clara University (SCU) where he earned an MBA. In addition, he began his own company, Dynamic Ventures. Within a short period, he sold thousands of his own shrink-wrap software products.

This success prompted the decision to leave HP in 1993. However, the focus of Dynamic Ventures quickly shifted from shrink-wrap applications to custom software development and maintenance. This enabled him to take full advantage of his knowledge of technology as well as his coaching & mentoring skills and his ability to understand the real client needs developed through his MBA studies and M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology. As a measure of his dedication to staying current in technology he has accumulated numerous certifications over the last few years from both Microsoft (MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSE) and Sun Microsystems (SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD). On several occasions software products developed by Itzak and his teams as custom software development projects, resulted in the clients’ companies being acquired specifically to own those software products.

This successful career in software consulting coupled with his skillful in coaching and mentoring of other software engineer prompt Itzak to build and manage effective offshore Software Development teams in Romania and Moldova, from his Silicon Valley headquarter.

Itzak and his teams have consistently developed software that has been released to market, most of the software products developed by the teams, used by the customers of the client for whom the project was performed and marketed under the clients' company names.

Today, Itzak lives in Cupertino, California, with his wife Myrna and their two young adult children. He likes to listen to classical music, when he has time, he likes to hike in open spaces and ride his bike. He uses Silicon Valley, California, as a base for software development and maintenance activities that take him throughout North America and overseas.

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)