Yonatan Stern is ZoomInfo’s fearless leader, also known as the company’s Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist. Under Stern’s leadership, ZoomInfo has experienced tremendous growth and increased profitability while remaining efficient in operation. Stern has been a finalist three times for Ernest & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year,” and has molded ZoomInfo into an award winning company. Most recently, ZoomInfo earned a spot on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list and was named as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner. Stern has a passion for science and has been active in cognitive research for over 30 years, developing useful products based on algorithms that track the way people reason. He’s also a serial entrepreneur. In addition to ZoomInfo, Stern founded three other companies: CardScan, ServiceSoft, and Bizo, which was recently acquired by LinkedIn. Due to Israel’s military service obligation [link to Conscription in Israel], Stern previously served in the Israeli Army, where he advanced to the rank of Major. Stern was awarded During his service, the President of the State of Israel awarded Stern a medal of distinction for outstanding technical achievements contributing to the security of the country. In Stern’s free time, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family.