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Corporate Management

Mr. Ronen Samuel – CEO

Ronen has over 25 years of profound business management experience in various international and multicultural organizations.

Ronen has held the position of CEO at Kornit since 1/8/2018

Prior to joining Kornit, Ronen held several leadership positions at HP over the past 18 years, starting in various strategic marketing roles for the HP Indigo division responsible for defining and managing the current and future platforms of HP Indigo. Ronen’s passion to customers lead him to relocate to Singapore to lead the Indigo & PageWide presses Divisions in Asia Pacific and Japan, where he developed the business to become one of the fastest growing businesses within HP and in the region. He played an instrumental role in scaling up the business from a start-up to a mature and profitable one and was the Vice President and GM of the HP Indigo and WebWide presses business across EMEA and managed to rapidly grow the business.
Ronen has strong and proven experience in managing multiple P&L’s for different business units dealing with mature and emerging products and markets in complex organizations with direct sales force and indirect channels across different regions. One of his key strength is developing new business models and market opportunities.
Ronen is a hands-on, passionate and strong leader, a true team player, who drives consistent (over)achievement of plans and a strong execution.
He 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.

Mr. Guy Avidan – CFO

Guy Avidan has served as CFO since November 2014.

 

From July 2010 until November 2014, Mr. Avidan served as Chief Financial Officer of AudioCodes Ltd. (“AudioCodes”) (NASDAQ: AUDC). Prior to joining AudioCodes, Mr. Avidan served for 15 years in various managerial positions, including Co-President at MRV Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC), a global provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and services. While at MRV Communications, he served as Chief Financial Officer between 2007 and 2009, Vice President and General Manager of MRV International from 2001 to 2007. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Avidan served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Ace North Hills, which was acquired by MRV Communications.

 

Mr. Avidan is a CPA in Israel and holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Haifa University in Israel.

Mrs. Jecka Glasman – CCO

Jecka Glasman joined Kornit as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) on January 2020.

 

Jecka has extensive experience in leading in-depth procedures at major global organizations and managing companies’ operational and commercial efforts. Prior to joining Kornit Digital, Jecka held the position of US Global Manager at SodaStream, served as President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, and was the Senior VP Global Services Business Unit at Comverse Technology.

Jecka’s strong leadership skills, vast global experience and revolutionary approach to customer success will contribute greatly to Kornit’s continued business success.

 

Jecka holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics from The Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Yaffo and an EMBA in Business from Tel-Aviv University.

Mr. Kobi Mann – CTO

Kobi has served as our CTO, Chief Technology Officer, since January 2020, prior to that he has held the position of VP Consumables & Application development since September 2017.

Kobi Mann joined Kornit in 2004 as an R&D Chemist and has held core technology roles. As one of Kornit’s founders he brings over 15 years of experience in the field of Inkjet Technology. Kobi has played a critical role in the design and the execution of core projects and processes in the company. During his tenure at Kornit, he has managed and led R&D Chemistry, technology groups, transfer to production, Print heads and QA as well as lead Kornit’s Ink plant design.

Prior to his executive, Kobi has held several managerial positions including Business Development of Consumables and Director of Global Application, an arena he established in Kornit .

 

Kobi holds a B.Sc. Chemistry and Executive MBA  – Both from Bar Ilan university.

Mr. Omer Kulka – CMO

Omer Kulka has held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Kornit Digital since July 2017.

Omer joined Kornit in 2011 with years of extensive experience in the semiconductor industry, holding positions spanning R&D to Marketing and Business Management. Since joining Kornit he has held several managerial positions at the company including Director of the Wide-format division and Director of Product Marketing.

 

Omer holds a BSc in Computer Science, a BA in Philosophy and an MA in History and Philosophy of Sciences and Ideas from Tel Aviv University.

 

Mr. Benzion Sender – EVP R&D

Benzion Sender joined Kornit in 2020 as EVP R&D. He holds extensive experience in R&D, products, and business GM, having led multi-disciplinary teams and complex multi-year projects.

Benzion started his career as Physicist and system engineer in several start-ups. Benzion joined Applied Materials in 2001 as R&D manager and since then served in various product, technology & R&D leadership roles. His last role at Applied Materials was Products Division Manager reporting to PDC GM.
Before joining Kornit, Benzion served as Bruker X-Ray Business unit GM.

Benzion holds a B.A. in Physics, a B.Sc. in Materials Engineering, and an M.Sc. in Crystallography from the Technion Institute of Technology.

Mr Ilan Givon – EVP Operations

Ilan Givon joined Kornit Digital as EVP Operations in September 2017.

 

Ilan brings to Kornit over 20 years of executive management experience in a wide range of operational fields.

Prior to joining Kornit Digital he led the Operations of Spectra Physics Lasers Israel – an MKS Instruments company. He joined Spectra Physics after more than eight years (2006-2014) as the VP Operations at Radvision, where he managed the operations teams through successful product introductions, lean manufacturing projects, global ERP systems deployment & two mergers & acquisitions, the last one being Avaya Telecom acquiring Radvision in 2012.

Prior to joining Radvison, Ilan served as the Corporate Vice President of strategic accounts at M-Systems, a leading manufacturer of personal data storage solutions. Before joining M-Systems, Ilan established & led the operations activities of two start-up companies.

Ilan spent ten years at Intel Corporation, both in Israel and the U.S. in several senior executive positions in operations, including as the Fab-18 Site Materials & Procurement manager throughout its startup phase.

 

Ilan holds a B.A. degree in Economics & Political Science from Tel-Aviv University, and graduated from the Hebrew University Executive Business School Program.

Mr. Amir Shaked-Mandel  – EVP Corporate Development

Amir Shaked-Mandel has held the position of EVP Corporate Development since October 2017.

 

Amir joins Kornit with more than 17 years of business development experience in the global high-tech industry.

Prior to Kornit, Amir spent over 8 years with NICE Ltd (NASDAQ: NICE) and was part of the management team that transformed NICE into becoming a global leader in software solutions for customer experience and compliance. In his latest role, Amir served as VP Head of Business Operations and VP Head of Channel Sales in the Americas. Prior to that, he served in senior Corporate Development roles at NICE, most recently as the VP Head of M&A and Inbound Partnerships. Amir has been in​volved in dozens of acquisitions, partnerships and other non-organic activities during his tenure at NICE, which led to a significant expansion of NICE’s portfolio and business.

Prior to NICE, Amir held senior roles at Athlone Global Security and at Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), most recently as Director of Corporate Development & Strategy, driving growth through diverse cross-border inorganic initiatives.

Amir started his career as a technology investment banker on Wall Street. He holds a BA in Economics and Management (Cum Laude) and an MBA (Major: Finance).

 

Mrs. Ayelet Oryan Godard – EVP Human Resources

Ayelet Oryan Godard joined Kornit in 2014 as EVP Human Resources.

 

She brings to Kornit vast multicultural HR experiences from a number of different senior management roles in HR.

 

Prior to joining Kornit, she held senior and Director-level positions in HR in some of Israel’s largest companies including Orbotech’s (Nasdaq: ORBK) flat panel display business unit; Tnuva, as HR Director and HR business partner of the dairy business unit; and Amdocs (Nasdaq: DOX), in field, HQ and as Director of Strategic HR Projects.  Prior to joining Amdocs she worked for five years at Pilat consulting as an HR organizational consultant and dealt with all aspects of HR Management.

 

She holds a BA in Behavioral Science and an MA in Organization Psychology.

Mr. Andy Yarrow – President of Kornit Asia Pacific

Andy Yarrow Joined Kornit Digital as the company’s Asia Pacific President in February 2019 and oversees the company’s operations in the region.

 

Andy’s experience in the industry spans more than two decades. Prior to joining Kornit, Andy worked at EFI, where he held several sales and management roles in Europe and Asia Pacific for the past 12 years, most recently in Hong Kong as the Head of Asia Pacific Sales. Andy also spent several years in Japan as Head of EFI’s Fiery and Inkjet business in Asia Pacific. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Imaging from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. 

Mr. Chris Govier – President of Kornit EMEA

Chris joined Kornit Digital as the company’s EMEA President in April 2019.

 

Chris has over 20 years of vast experience and proven business results whilst working at the Xerox Corporation. Throughout his career, he drove significant turnover and business transformations and led substantial business initiatives across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and emerging markets. A large part of his career at Xerox was focused on the Graphic Communications business line for the Developing Markets Operation. He also held various general management and sales leadership roles most recently based out Dubai, serving as General Manager for Middle East Region and prior to that as General Manager for the Xerox Central Eastern Europe Distributor Group based out of the UK.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Mr. Chuck Meyo – President of Kornit North America

Chuck Meyo joined Kornit Digital as the company’s Americas President in March 2020 and oversees the company’s operations in the region.

Chuck brings 15 years of executive management experience with multiple multinational organizations spanning a range of industries. Prior to joining Kornit, he was President and CEO of Cergaon Networks. Chuck was VP of Global Channels and Asia/America Sales with Narus, a leader in real-time traffic intelligence for large IP networks acquired by Boeing during his tenure. He spent 18 years with Avaya, rising to the position of VP of Sales—IBM Global Accounts and Alliances. Chuck is a graduate of Ohio State University.