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.
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
David Benhaim is a Co-Founder of Markforged and has served as its Chief Technology Officer since July 2017 and a member of its board of directors since October 2020. Mr. Benhaim previously served as Markforged's Director of Software Engineering from January 2015 to July 2017. Mr. Benhaim holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Ken Clayton has served as Markforged’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales since March 2021. Previously, Mr. Clayton served as Chief Executive Officer of GoEngineer, Inc. from February 2020 through February 2021. Mr. Clayton previously spent more than 20 years at SOLIDWORKS within Dassault Systèmes SE, including as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales from January 2011 through February 2020 and Vice President of Americas from 2010-2011 and Vice President of North America from 2007-2010. Mr. Clayton holds a B.A. in Communications from California State University, Chico.
Vice President, Product Management
Dan Eiref is the Senior Director of ProductManagement at Markforged. His team is responsible for defining the company's roadmap for 3D printers, materials and software. Prior to his time at Markforged, Dan led engineering and product management groups at Fitbit, Broadcom and AMD where his teams built smart watches, mobile apps, digital televisions and Blu-ray players.
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, Marketing
Michael is the Vice President of Marketing at Markforged. He is passionate about strategy, marketing and positioning for cutting edge hardware and software platforms. Prior to joining Markforged, Michael served as theDirector of Platform Strategy and later the Head of Global Product Marketing at Sonos, where he set the strategy and helped to launch the world’s most popular third-party Alexa speaker. He also previously founded his second startup, 953LLC, where he worked to incorporate machine intelligence and AI into daily communication to help people better organize the flow of information through their lives. He sold his first startup MediaUnbound, a media recommendation technology provider, to TiVo in 2010. Michael is a Harvard-trained astrophysicist-philosopher turned global brand leader with a passion for cycling, having spent six months on a solo bicycle tour from Berlin to Saint Petersburg back in 2013.
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.