President & Chief Executive Officer
Shai Terem has been President and CEO of Markforged and a member of its board of directors since October 2020. Mr. Terem previously served as President and COO of Markforged from December 2019 to October 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Terem was President, Americas at Kornit Digital Ltd. from May 2017 to December 2019. Mr. Terem was VP of Finance & Operations, Americas at Stratasys from January 2015 to April 2017. Mr. Terem served in the Israeli Defense Forces from January 1997 to December 2007, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He has a B.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University, and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago — Booth School of Business.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Dorit Liberman has served as Markforged’s Chief Human Resource Officer since January 2020. Previously, she was Vice President of Human Resources at Enerpac Tool group (previously Actuant Corporation) from November 2018 through January 2020, where she was responsible for a large global workforce across all continents. Before that, Ms. Liberman served as Director of Human Resources at Kornit Digital Ltd. from January 2017 to June 2018 and Corporate Director of Human Resources at Ellsworth Adhesives from October 2015 to October 2016. Earlier in her career, Ms. Liberman served as Vice President of Technology and Process Improvement at MRA Inc. and Vice President of Business Administration at 3M Company. Ms. Liberman holds a B.S. in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Schwartz has served as Markforged's Chief Financial Officer since April 2021. Mr. Schwartz previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Trax Technology Solutions PTE Ltd. (“Trax Retail”) from January 2018 through March 2021. Before joining Trax Retail, he was the General Partner at Launchpad Digital Health, LLC from March 2014 to January 2017. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at Fabrinet from May 2000 to April 2012. Mr. Schwartz holds a J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law and a B.S. in Financing and Accounting from University of Miami.
Chief Marketing Officer
Andrew Hally has served as Markforged's Chief Marketing Officer since January 2022. Hally joins Markforged from Bynder, a global leader in digital asset management, where as CMO he and his team scaled up pipeline generation, established customer marketing and formalized account-based marketing. Previously, he served as CMO at Allego, a leading sales enablement platform provider. He has also held marketing leadership positions at Cazena, Bullhorn, Unica and SensAble Technologies, where he first experienced the transformative power of 3D printing. Hally holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University.
Stephen Karp has served as Markforged's General Counsel since October 2020. Previously, Mr. Karp served as in-house counsel at Aspen Technology, Inc. from February 2011 through November 2020, most recently as Vice President and Associate General Counsel from October 2019 through November 2020. Prior to AspenTechnology, Inc., Mr. Karp served as Corporate Counsel at Phase Forward Incorporated until the company's sale to Oracle Corporation in May 2010. Earlier in his career, Mr. Karp served as in-house counsel at IBM and as a corporate associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP. He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Tufts University.
Vice President, Operations
Matt Gannon has served as Vice President of Operations of Markforged since August 2017. Mr. Gannon previously served as Director of Operations and Senior Sourcing Manager of Markforged from December 2014 to August 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Gannon worked for Newell Rubbermaid Inc. for over four years starting in their Supply Chain Management Development Program and eventually serving as Global Sourcing Manager from July 2010 to December 2014. Mr. Gannon holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.
Vice President, Engineering
John Howard has served as the Vice President of Engineering at Markforged since August 2021. Previously, Mr. Howard served as the Director of Advanced Products at Lab126, Amazon’s development group for the Kindle eReader, Fire TV and Echo products, from August 2011 to July 2021. Prior to that, he was a Product Design Manager at Apple for a decade. He also held senior development and engineering positions at medical device companies, including Intuity Medical and Nektar Therapeutic. Since 1989, he has been a consulting associate professor in mechanical design at Stanford University. Mr. Howard holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University.
Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
Assaf Zipori has served as Markforged’s Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy since April 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Zipori served as Markforged’s Acting Chief Financial Officer from November 2019 through April 2021. Previously, he served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Yotpo Ltd., an eCommerce marketing platform from March 2019 through November 2019. Prior to that, from September 2016 to November 2019, Mr. Zipori was Director of Corporate Development and Ventures at Amdocs Limited. Before joining Amdocs Limited, Mr. Zipori served as Chief Financial Officer at Component Control, Inc. from January 2015 to August 2016. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Corporate Development & Alliances at Retailix Ltd., Manager at KPMG LLP and Consultant at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Zipori holds a B.B.A. from Pace University and an M.S. in Finance from Baruch College.