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.
Founder & Managing Director, North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity
Edward Anderson has served on Markforged's board of directors since September 2015. Since June 1994, Mr. Anderson has served as the Founder and a Managing Partner of North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity, a venture capital firm. Mr. Anderson currently serves on the board of directors of Lyra Therapeutics, Inc. as well as several privately held companies. Mr. Anderson holds a B.F.A. from the University of Denver and an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Alan Masarek has more than 25 years of experience in communications, information technology, and business services companies. Masarek most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), where he led Vonage’s transformation from its legacy focus providing VoIP-based home phone service into a global business cloud communications company. During his tenure, Vonage completed eight acquisitions, and market capitalization nearly quadrupled to more than $2.5 billion. Before Vonage, Masarek was Director, Chrome & Apps at Google, Inc., following Google’s acquisition of his prior company, Quickoffice, Inc., where he served as co-founder and CEO.
Managing Director, Summit Partners
Michael Medici has served as a member of Markforged's board of directors since March 2019. Mr. Medici is a Managing Director of Summit Partners, L.P., where he has been employed since March 2005, and serves or has served as a director of several private companies. Mr. Medici has a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.
Carol Meyers has served as a venture partner at Glasswing Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm that invests in artificial intelligence and technology startups, since October 2020. She served as Chief Marketing Officer of Rapid7, a cybersecurity analytics and automation company, from December 2011 to December 2019, as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at LogMeIn, Inc. from 2008 to 2010, and Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Unica Corporation from 1999 to 2007. Ms. Meyers has served on the boards and audit committees of Zipwhip,Inc., a business-texting software and API provider, since July 2020, and Hear.com, the world's largest online provider of medical-grade hearing aids, since April 2021. She served on the board of directors of Emarsys eMarketing Systems AG, a global provider of marketing automation software, from March 2016 to November 2020, when it was acquired by SAP SE. She also served on the board of directors of MineralTree, Inc., a provider of accounts payable and payment automation solutions, from July 2014 to March 2019. Ms. Meyers holds a B.S. in finance from Fairfield University and is a graduate of the General Electric Financial Management Program.
Paul Milbury has served on Markforged's board of directors since May 2019. Since May 2010, Mr. Milbury has served on the board of Infinera Corporation, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Milbury was also a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Gigamon Inc. (NYSE:GIMO) from January 2014 to December 2017. From July 2011 to March 2017, Mr. Milbury served as Director and Audit Committee Chair of Accedian Networks Inc. From October 2014 to February 2017, Mr. Milbury was Director and Audit Committee Chair of SimpliVity Corporation. Mr. Milbury holds a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Partner, Matrix Partners
Antonio Rodriguez has served on Markforged's board of directors since May 2014. Mr. Rodriguez is Partner at Matrix Partners, a role he has held since 2010. Prior to joining Matrix Partners, Mr. Rodriguez was Chief Technology Officer of HP Inc.'s Consumer Imaging and Printing Division. In 2005, Mr. Rodriguez co-founded Tabblo, which was sold to HP Inc. in 2007. Mr. Rodriguez holds an A.B. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Founder and CEO of Methid
Aaron VanDevender, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Methid, a biology automation company that uses AI to improve the veracity and productivity of biomedical research and diagnostics. Prior to Methid, Aaron served as the Chief Scientist at Founders Fund, a venture capital firm, from October 2012 to February 2020, where he led the firm’s deep tech investing and conducted independent research. During his tenure, he led early bets on companies in pharmaceuticals, synthetic biology, telecommunications, and quantum computing. Aaron has developed single-photon and single-atom quantum computers, next-generation DNA sequencing technology, and advanced the theory for microscopic black holes and dark matter. Aaron currently serves on the boards of Applied Molecular Transport ($AMTI), organ-chip maker Emulate, Inc., and quantum computing leader PsiQuantum. He received an SB from MIT and a PhD in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.