Board of Directors
Yuval CohenYuval Cohen has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since August 2011. Mr. Cohen is the founding and managing partner of Fortissimo Capital, a private equity fund established in 2004 and our former controlling shareholder. From 1997 through 2002, Mr. Cohen was a General Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners ("JVP"), an Israeli-based venture capital fund. Prior to joining JVP, he held executive positions at various Silicon Valley companies, including DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG), and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC). Currently, Mr. Cohen serves as a director of Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX). He also serves on the board of directors of several privately held portfolio companies of Fortissimo Capital. Mr. Cohen holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University in Israel and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in Massachusetts.Independent Director
Gabi SeligsohnGabi Seligsohn has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2015. He also served as our Chief Executive Officer from April 2014 through July 2018, and led our successful IPO in April 2015. From August 2006 until August 2013, Mr. Seligsohn served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd., ("Nova") (NASDAQ: NVMI), a designer, developer and producer of optical metrology solutions. From 1998 until 2006, Mr. Seligsohn served in several leadership positions in Nova. Currently, Mr. Seligsohn also serves as a director of DSP Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG), Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR) and Ion Acquisition fund (NYSE: IACA). Mr. Seligsohn was recently appointed (subject to shareholders' approval), as Chairman of the board of directors of Augwind Energy Tech Storage Ltd. (TASE: AUGN). He also serves as a Director on the Board of privately owned PubPlus. In 2010, he was voted Chief Executive Officer of the year by the Israeli Institute of Management for hi-tech industries in the large company category. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Reading in Reading, England.
Ofer Ben-ZurOfer Ben-Zur is a co-founder of our company and has served as director since 2002. From April 2014 to July 2016, Mr. Ben-Zur served as our President and Chief Technology Officer. From 2002 to April 2014, Mr. Ben-Zur served as our Chief Executive Officer, as well as the manager of our department of research and development. Currently Mr. Ben-Zur serves as the CEO and founder of Tritone Technologies, an Israeli start up specializing in Additive Manufacturing of metals. Mr. Ben-Zur holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Israel, an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in Israel, and an M.B.A. from Bradford University in England.Independent Director
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.
Lauri HanoverLauri Hanover has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2015 (until August 2019, as an external director under the Companies Law), and serves as the chairperson of our audit committee and a member of our compensation committee. Ms. Hanover has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Netafim Ltd., a global leader in smart irrigation systems, since August 2013. From 2009 to 2013, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Tnuva Group, Israel's largest food manufacturer. From 2008 to 2009, Ms. Hanover served as Chief Executive Officer of Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy and Greenberg & Co., an Israeli law firm. From 2004 to 2007, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Lumenis Ltd. (NASDAQ: LMNS), a medical laser device company. From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Hanover served as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Vice President of NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), an interaction analytics company, and from 1997 to 2000, as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS), a provider of software solutions for the insurance industry. From 1981 to 2007, she served in a variety of financial management positions, including Corporate Controller and Director of Corporate Budgeting and Financial Analysis at Scitex Corporation Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of inkjet printers, and Senior Financial Analyst at Philip Morris Inc. (Altria), a leading consumer goods manufacturer. Ms. Hanover holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.B.A. from New York University.Independent Director
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 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.Independent Director
Alon Lumbroso has served as a member of our Board since March 2015. Since June 2019, Mr. Lumbroso serves as the CEO of Cardo Systems Ltd. the world's leading communication devices for the motorcycle industry. Since June 2015 until August 2017, Mr. Lumbroso has been the chief executive of Dip-Tech Ltd. and from August 2017 until November 2018 served as Managing Director of Dip-Tech that become a subsidiary of Ferro (NYSE: FOE) a leading global functional coatings and color solutions. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Lumbroso served as President of Mul-T-Lock Ltd., a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, a global supplier of locks and security solutions, as well as Market Region Manager of ASSA ABLOY. From 2005 to 2011, he served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Larotec Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of web-based end-to-end solutions. From 2000 to 2003, he served as Managing Director of Creo Europe (now CreoEMEA and formerly CreoScitex), a manufacturer and supplier of digital presses and printers. In addition, from 1998 to 2000, Mr. Lumbroso served as Managing Directors of Scitex and CreoScitex Asia Pacific, Hong Kong. Currently, he serves as a partner and director of iCar 2007 Ltd. Mr. Lumbroso holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University in Israel and an M.B.A. from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.Independent Director
Dov OferDov Ofer has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2015 and is a member of our audit and compensation committees. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Ofer served as Chief Executive Officer of Lumenis Ltd. (NASDAQ: LMNS), a medical laser device company. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of HP Scitex (formerly a subsidiary of Scailex Corporation Ltd. (TASE: SCIX)), a producer of large format printing equipment. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ofer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Vision Ltd. Prior to joining Scitex, Mr. Ofer held various managerial positions in the emerging Israeli high-tech sector and participated in different mergers and acquisitions within the industry. Currently, Mr. Ofer serves as chairman of Magen Eco-Energy RCA Ltd., Chairman of Scodix Ltd., Chairman of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) and Director of Copprint. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University in Israel as well as an M.B.A. from the University of California Berkeley in California.Independent Director
Shuki NirYehoshua (Shuki) Nir has served as a director of our company since July 2018 (until August 2019, as an external director under the Companies Law), and serves as the chairman of our compensation committee and a member of our audit committee. Since March 2017, Mr. Nir has served a director at EarlySense Ltd., a company that provides contact-free, continuous monitoring solutions for the medical and consumer digital health markets. From December 2012 to May 2016, Mr. Nir served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, and General Manager, Retail of SanDisk Corp., or SanDisk. From March 2008 to November 2012, Mr. Nir served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Retail of SanDisk. From November 2006 through March 2008, he served in various other sales and marketing roles as a Vice President of SanDisk. Mr. Nir also served in various sales and marketing roles as a Vice President at msystems Ltd. from February 2003 until November 2006, when it was acquired by SanDisk. Prior to that, Mr. Nir held sales and marketing positions at Destinator Ltd. and also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of MindEcho, Inc. Mr. Nir has a B.A. in Law and Accounting and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.Independent Director
Stef Strack has been a strategic advisor to Kornit’s Board of Directors for which she will be nominated for election in 2022. Ms. Strack is widely recognized as a Fashion and Sport industry innovator and advocate.
She brings 18 years of global leadership experience and currently advises several leading global brands on digital transformation, product, brand, innovation, marketing and direct-to- consumer (DTC) strategies. She is the founder and CEO of Voice in Sport, a global digital sport company for female athletes whose mission is to elevate women’s voices in sport by advocating for inclusion, diversity, and equality. Previously, she was the CEO of fashion house Rag & Bone, and held various leadership positions at Nike, including VP and GM of the company’s DTC initiative on Speed to Market, called Express Lane, as well as GM of Nike Skateboarding and Nike Training.
Ms. Strack’s vast and diverse experience in helping top brands transition to digital, DTC provides Kornit with a competitive advantage as we continue to execute on our vision of transforming the fashion industry with sustainable on-demand technologies.
Ms. Strack’s impressive track record of advocacy for diversity and inclusion is perfectly aligned with Kornit’s core values and organizational culture.
Jae Hyun (Jay) Lee
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.