Ronen Samuel has held the position of CEO at Kornit since August 2018 and joined our Board of Directors in August 2019. Mr. Samuel holds over 25 years of profound business management experience in various international and multicultural organizations.
Prior to joining Kornit, Mr. Samuel held several leadership positions at HP for 18 years. He played an instrumental role in scaling up the business and was the VP and GM of the HP Indigo and WebWide presses business across EMEA. Mr. Samuel has strong and proven experience in managing multiple P&Ls for different business units and dealing with both mature and emerging products and markets. He specializes in developing new business models and market opportunities for complex organizations with direct and indirect sales channels across various regions.
Mr. Samuel holds a BA Business Administration, LL.B. Law and an MBA from Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management. Prior to his professional business career Ronen served as a pilot in the Israel Air Force.
Stephen Nigro has served as a director of our company since August 2019, after having served as a strategic advisor to our company from April through August 2019. Mr. Nigro is a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Nigro retired in early 2019 after 37 years at Hewlett-Packard, or HP, most recently serving as President of HP's 3D printing business, where he created and scaled a new technology and business, serving as a driving force towards HP's leadership in both the plastic and metal 3D printing markets. Mr. Nigro currently is a director at Desktop Metals (DM:NYSE). He also serves on the steering committee for the Oregon Business Council and is a Board member of iUrbanTeen, which promotes STEM education to underrepresented teens. Prior to heading HP's 3D printing business, Mr. Nigro served as Senior Vice President of HP Imaging and Printing Business, where he was responsible for leading HP's World Wide HP 2D printing business. Prior to that position, Mr. Nigro led the World Wide Inkjet and Graphics Business, which served the consumer, business, and Graphics segments, with both inkjet and LEP printing solutions. Mr. Nigro was involved in initiating several matters at HP, including: delivery of the first HP color inkjet solution to the market; setting up HP's Inkjet Supplies operation in Singapore; development of HP's first off-axis inkjet platform; HP's move into the low-end consumer printing market, delivering a new low-end inkjet platform; creation and scaling of the HP Graphics printing business; the connected printing strategy introducing big data and a new Instant Ink business model; and the creation of the HP 3D printing business. Mr. Nigro spent time at HP's locations in San Diego, California; Corvallis, Oregon; Singapore; Palo Alto; and Vancouver, Washington. Mr. Nigro holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Jay brings nearly three decades of international executive leadership, including nearly two decades at eBay, where he established the brand’s reputation and presence across the Asia Pacific region and pioneered multiple business strategies, models and partnerships to establish and expand eBay’s market-leading position in the region.
In 2017, Jay took on the leadership role to run eBay’s European business, and in 2019, he assumed responsibility to lead all the regions including North American business. Since last year, Jay returned home to Asia to run eBay’s international business.
Jay’s extensive experience in creating global e-commerce and digital marketplace business models, especially with eBay in the Asia Pacific region where we are looking forward to significant long-term growth, his familiarity with innovative technologies and his background in developing international partnerships will no doubt be a tremendous asset to the Company.
Dr. Naama Halevi Davidov is a seasoned finance leader, with a track record spanning over 25 years, overseeing the global expansion and scalability of technology companies.
Since 2022, Naama has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of XM Cyber, a prominent global cybersecurity company. Naama also holds board positions at Kaltura (NASDAQ: KLTR) since July 2021, and Actelis Networks (NASDAQ: ASNS) since May 2022.
Between 2018 and 2022, Dr. Davidov provided financial advisory services to multiple technology companies, including Healthy IO—a manufacturer and marketer of medical equipment, Gloat—a talent marketplace platform, and Simply (formerly Joytunes)—a software company specializing in mobile apps that teach musical instruments worldwide. From 2012 to 2017, she held the role of CFO at Kaltura.
Naama obtained a Ph.D. in Strategy from Tel Aviv University and holds an MBA and a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the same institution. She is a licensed CPA in Israel and a dedicated mother of four.