BDO USA, LLP and BDO Ziv Haft Name Dan Danai General Manager of Firms’ U.S. – Israel Desk

April 2016

Jerry Walsh

Chicago, IL -- BDO USA, LLP and BDO Ziv Haft, the U.S. and Israel member firms of the BDO international network of independent public accounting firms, today announced the appointment of Dan Danai to the position of General Manager of the firms’ joint U.S. – Israel desk.  The U.S. – Israel desk focuses on navigating cross-border challenges, to ensure seamless, consistent and coordinated services to clients with U.S. and Israel based investments.  A senior executive with extensive international business experience in both the U.S. and Israel, Mr. Danai will lead the cross border business development efforts of both firms.  He will be based in BDO USA’s New York office.  A support position will be staffed in Israel in the coming weeks.  The appointment is effective immediately.

“We are extremely pleased to add Dan Danai to this new position on the BDO US – Israel Desk,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA and Chairman of the Global Board of BDO International Ltd.  “Dan has a proven track record of developing, analyzing and executing complex, international business transactions for both small start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.  This experience makes him an ideal point of contact for cross border engagements jointly managed by our two firms.” 

“The United States is Israel’s largest trading partner and our joint BDO U.S. – Israel desk plays a key role in assisting clients, across various industries, with identifying opportunities and managing operational risks in cross border activities in each country, said Danny Margalit, Chairman of BDO Ziv Haft Israel.  “The U.S.-Israel desk implements an innovative approach of working closely between BDO United States and Israel.  Dan Danai’s deep familiarity with business activities in both the U.S. and Israel makes him a valuable addition to the desk and great asset to clients of each of our firms.”

Dan Danai has more than 15 years of experience working with both entrepreneurial businesses and Fortune 500 corporations.  He joins BDO from Medinol, a manufacturer of cardiovascular stenting systems, where he served as vice president and head of operations since 2013.  He previously served as a regional CFO for Eli Lilly in Tel Aviv, Israel and as both COO and CFO for 012 Global Communications.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Danai was a senior underwriter with GE Capital and a mergers & acquisitions manager with Solectron Corporation.  He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.  A lieutenant in the Israel Defense Force from 1991 to 1995, Dan received his BA in Economics and Accounting from Tel-Aviv University and his MBA from the University of Rochester.

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About BDO Ziv Haft
BDO Ziv Haft is a dynamic and business oriented accounting and consulting firm, ranked amongst the five leading industry firms in Israel. The Firm was established in 1983. The firm is a part of the BDO international network and currently employs approximately 1,300 employees including affiliates spreading over 8 branches in Israel. The Firm's volume and human capital composition, its structure, available resources, the professionals that it employs and innovative approach enables it to withstand any task, while providing exceptional client service, maintaining the quality of work and adapting to customer needs.

BDO Ziv Haft, an Israeli partnership, is a member of BDO Network, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.