Chief Executive Officer
Yoav Zeif brings broad, global experience in industry transformation to Stratasys, having served in senior leadership roles for both public and private multi-billion-dollar corporations, leading worldwide operations across industries and professional domains. Zeif was President of the Americas Division, Head of Product Offering and Chief Commercial Officer at Netafim, the world’s largest micro-irrigation company, from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing at Makhteshim (now Adama Ltd.), a global crop-protection company, where he managed the entire portfolio of products and all global commercial relationships. Since 2018, Zeif has been a partner in the New York office of McKinsey & Company.
Zeif obtained an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in International Economics from Bar-Ilan University
Sr. Vice President, Head of Manufacturing
Dick Anderson was appointed Head of Manufacturing in June 2020. Anderson joined Stratasys in 2005 and most recently led the R&D team in Eden Prairie for over ten years. Prior to joining Stratasys, Anderson held various leadership roles in several companies serving the semiconductor industry.
Anderson has a B.S. in Math, a B.S. in Computer Science, and an MBA from the University of St Thomas.
Chief Operating Officer
Yossi Azarzar joined Stratasys as Chief Operating Officer on November 1, 2020, responsible for operations, customer service and MIS. Azarzar brings over 25 years of operations leadership at several publicly traded industrial companies, most recently Frutarom, where he managed 76 production plants across six continents. Previously, Azarzar served as Chief Operating Officer of SodaStream, where he built and managed the company’s production strategy and global infrastructure. Prior to that Azarzar was on Intel’s core team that planned and executed their state-of-the-art factory in Kiryat Gat.
Azarzar received his BA (Cum Laude) at Hebrew University, MBA from ONO Academic College and holds a Directors Certificate from IDC.
Chief Marketing Officer
Tal Cohen joined Stratasys as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2021. Cohen brings over 20 years of digital marketing experience at companies including Google, McKinsey, Lennar Homes, Vivendi Universal, Scientific Games and other technology companies. Cohen is a serial tech entrepreneur and executive. In 1999, Cohen founded ibetcha.com, an early innovator in the online gaming sector, which was acquired by the Vivendi Universal conglomerate. Following ibetcha, Cohen joined McKinsey & Co. and served clients in the tech and internet sectors for 2 years. Cohen briefly joined Google as head of tech and finance vertical sales, and then joined the founding team of Markets.com, an online Fintech company which was acquired by Playtech. In 2013, Cohen founded Sirin Labs, a manufacturer of unique mobile phones.
Cohen holds an LLB from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Richard Garrity was appointed President, Stratasys Americas, in August 2016. Previously, Garrity was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Vertical Solutions, overseeing aerospace/defense, automotive, medical, and dental vertical business units as well as Stratasys Strategic Consulting. Garrity joined Stratasys in 2010, serving as Vice President and General Manager for its RedEye subsidiary, now part of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.
Garrity has a B.S. in general management and marketing and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Nadav Goshen is Chief Executive Officer of Stratasys’ MakerBot subsidiary. Prior to being appointed CEO in January 2017, Goshen served as President of MakerBot. Before joining the company, Goshen led private equity investments in mobile and tech and served as CEO at SweetIM, worked at YoY, and was Deputy CEO at Babylon. In addition to his role at Stratasys, Goshen is an angel investor for startups, and serves as an advisor and board member for various companies.
Goshen holds a B.A. in Cinema & Television from Tel Aviv University.
Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Corporate Development
Omar Krieger currently serves as Stratasys EVP Products, setting the global roadmap and go-to-market direction and plans for their companywide execution, leading the product and application engineer teams. Krieger previously served as the General Manager for the Stratasys Asia Pacific and Japan businesses, from March 2015 through March 2018, following his role as Vice President of Sales for the region. Krieger has spearheaded product innovation, driving customer adoption in the 3D Printing and Additive manufacturing domains, since his 2009 tenure at Objet Geomotries as Product Manager and through 2012 and the merger of Objet with Stratasys – today the global market leader in this advancing market.
Krieger holds a Bachelor of Sciences in biomedical engineering and an MBA.
Chief Technology Officer
Guy Menchik is a 3D printing industry veteran, bringing 30 years of broad experience in technology innovation, managing game-changing product and application development in additive manufacturing. From 2001 to 2020, Menchik was VP of R&D at Stratasys, and at Objet before the merger, where he was part of the team that invented the PolyJet technology and led the development of the PolyJet solution from ideation phase through successful launch. Prior to that, from 1992 to 2001, Menchik was senior project manager at Scitex, leading the development of various printers for the pre-press market. Menchik has 83 granted patents and more pending.
Menchik obtained his B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Tel Aviv University.
Chief Financial Officer
Lilach Payorski was appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Prior to her appointment as CFO, Payorski served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, leading the corporate finance function following the Objet-Stratasys merger in 2012. Payorski also served as a CPA with Ernst & Young LLP, in Israel and Palo Alto, CA. With more than 20 years of finance experience prior to joining Stratasys, Payorski held various financial leadership roles, including positions at PMC Sierra, CheckPoint Software Technologies, and Wind River Systems.
Payorski holds a B.A. in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University.
Vice President, Head of Design
Shamir Shoham joined Stratasys in 2019, bringing 20 years of experience in the Telecom and IT industries, during which he built, managed and grew large, global software and services businesses and teams. Prior to Stratasys, Shoham was Head of Business Line Analytics and Business Line Business Support Systems at Ericsson, based in Stockholm. Prior to that, Shoham was Head of Product Management & Marketing for Nokia Networks’ Software Business Unit in London. Previously, Shoham was VP Consulting & Systems Integration at Amdocs, based in Atlanta.
Shoham obtained his B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, as well as LL.B. and MBA degrees from Tel-Aviv University.
Executive Vice President, EMEA and Asia
An industry veteran with nearly two decades of senior leadership experience, Guy Yair serves as Executive Vice President of EMEA and Asia Pacific and Japan. Appointed to this position in 2017, Yair is currently responsible for driving company strategy and go-to-market across these key regions. Prior to Stratasys, he acted as Chief Executive Officer at Jacada. Yair was also part of the senior leadership team at WiMAX technology leader Alvarion, Ltd. and championed enterprise sales at Bynet Data Communications as the company's Executive Vice President of Sales.
Yair earned an MBA from Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University.