Gil is the founder and CEO of Model9. He started his career in the Israeli army computer center, serving as a member of the Mainframe cyber security team in the systems department, where he became deeply familiar with Mainframe system internals, vulnerabilities and data protection techniques. Gil worked for 7 years at the IBM ITSO center in Poughkeepsie where he co-authored 8 IBM Redbooks on z/OS implementation, worked with large customers on implementation of new functions in z/OS and taught numerous classes on z/OS systems programming. Gil later moved to the IBM Research lab in Haifa to work on Mainframe storage development. Gil stayed in the storage domain, working in storage development at XIV and then Infinidat, until starting Model9 in 2016.