Concrete Media is fluent in technology and media. Our team includes coders and journalists: we get what you're doing and know how to communicate it to reporters. We become an extension of your team, absorbing every development in your company and the industry to proactively craft stories that will get you in the news.
Founder and CEO
Lazer is the CEO of Concrete Media which he founded in 2014. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, his entry into PR is worthy of a feature story of its own. He co-founded a PR firm in New York in 2009 before moving with his wife to Israel and starting Concrete. He believes a good PR pro is a reporter’s best asset and his decade-long relationships with some of the top tech reporters attest to that belief. Lazer and his wife have four children — who are much more interested in their mom’s floral design business than whatever it is their dad does on the computer.
Gavriel is Vice President of Concrete Media. Originally from New York City, he did a year and half voluntary service in the IDF as a combat soldier in 2009, before emigrating to Israel in 2013. He studied at Tel Aviv University, where he earned a BSc with honors in Computer Science and Physics. He worked as a Software Developer and Team Leader at Wix for 6 years. With a keen interest in the intersection between Tech and Media, he closely follows trends in Machine Learning, CyberSecurity and Software Development.
Kevin Capon Goldszmidt
Head of Madrid Office
Kevin is the Head of Concrete Media's Madrid office. Originally from Mexico City, he emigrated to Israel in 2012 and earned his BA in Psychology at IDC Herzliya. A huge football and gaming fan, he is also passionate about learning about new technologies and the latest developments in areas like AI, Cybersecurity, and software development. “In PR you will always keep learning, and at Concrete you work surrounded by the brightest minds in Israel and probably the world, so there is no better place to learn”.
New Media Manager
Ali is a New Media Manager at Concrete Media. She graduated with honors in Political Science & Journalism from San Diego State University. Her curious personality drove her to Israel, where she taught children English and was enamored by Tel Aviv's startup culture. Ali began blogging and managing clients' social media, which led her to a marketing job at a hardware manufacturer. She fell in love with the pursuit of knowledge and finding an interesting angle for every story.
New Media Manager
Anna relocated from Moscow to Israel in 2022, bringing with her a rich background in journalism. Anna's reporting spans diverse topics, from politics to the evolving world of tech. Anna holds a BA in Journalism and an MA in Art Management from the University of Manchester. Her career in PR began with crafting communication campaigns for major cultural institutions. Anna's interests have shifted towards the vibrant startup culture, especially focusing on how AI is reshaping the way we consume information. Anna lives in Tel Aviv with her son and enjoys spending her free time exploring museums and watching arthouse movies.
New Media Manager
Daphne made Aliyah from Florida in 2018 to join the IDF, where she served for two years as an International Cooperation NCO. She then received her MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and her MA in Conflict Resolution & Mediation from Tel Aviv University. Daphne won several elite competitions for her innovative uses of technology within various sectors of entrepreneurship. She also served as a project manager at MINDSTATE, facilitating entrepreneurial endeavors in the MedTech sector. Daphne is an avid advocate for advancing the uses of AI and is dedicated to supporting Israeli start-ups.
Zack Rothbart is Senior Strategist at Concrete Media. He previously served as international spokesman at the National Library of Israel, where he created and implemented the institution’s global media relations strategy. Zack enjoys drawing upon diverse experiences and perspectives to help clients tell their stories and maximize their potential. He reads and writes in his spare time, tries to learn something from everyone, and lives in Jerusalem with his endearing and thought-provoking family, for which he is grateful.
New Media Manager
Rivka is a new media manager at Concrete Media. While working on her BA in marketing, Rivka practiced her new knowledge on a jewelry brand she created. She has been working in the marketing field since 2019 and her responsibilities have included strategic content writing and social media management. She’s energized by hearing about different businesses and how people are solving problems with new technology. After being in love with Israel from a distance for many years, Rivka took the leap in 2022 and moved to Jerusalem with her husband.
Human Resources Manager
Julia is the Human Resources manager at Concrete Media. She grew up in Ukraine and emigrated to Israel in 2012. Julia holds an MA from Tel Aviv University in English literature and American studies. With a decade of experience in senior management positions in tech, Julia is enthusiastic about collaborating with individuals and developing talent. “I’m inspired by the people at Concrete Media and proud to be a part of the Israeli tech landscape”. In her spare time she loves painting and going on bike rides in nature.