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. From 2018 - 2020 Zeif was 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
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.
Vered Ben Jacob
Chief Legal Officer
Vered Ben Jacob serves as Stratasys’ Chief Legal Officer, responsible for all Legal and IP matters of the company, including corporate, commercial, employment, compliance and ethics. Ben Jacob joined Stratasys in 2013 as VP of Legal Affairs, established and has been leading the global legal and compliance function of Stratasys, spanning legal and compliance professionals in Israel, Europe and the United States. In 2018 Ben Jacob expanded her responsibilities by taking over leadership of the Stratasys global Intellectual Property function. Ben Jacob is a seasoned professional with an over-20 year career. Prior to joining Stratasys, Ben Jacob served as General Counsel of Retalix Ltd. (prior to its acquisition by NCR), a dual-listed (NYSE and TASE) global leading software provider and as member of the Amdocs (NYSE: DOX) legal team, where she served mainly as legal counsel to the corporate finance function. Previously, Ben Jacob counseled numerous global public companies, mostly on corporate, securities and compliance matters, in private practice.
Ben Jacob has an LLB and MBA from the Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israeli Bar.
Chief Industrial Business Officer
Richard Garrity was appointed Chief Industrial Business Officer in August, 2022. Previously, since August, 2016, Garrity was President, Stratasys Americas. Prior to that 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 completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. in general management and marketing and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
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
Eitan Zamir was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective February, 2022. Since 2019, Zamir has served as Stratasys’ VP of Finance, responsible for overseeing all external financial reporting, accounting, tax, treasury and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Zamir’s expertise in financial reporting, US regulatory environment, debt and equity financing, and complex M&A transactions has served his leading roles across capital raising and M&A activities at Stratasys. Previously, Zamir spent nearly two decades at PwC, including 7 years as a Partner in Tel-Aviv and New York. At PwC, Zamir counseled large, multinational US-traded enterprises across multiple sectors, helping them navigate complex transactions and audits, working with their senior management and Boards of Directors as their trusted advisor in all areas of finance.
A certified public accountant, Mr. Zamir holds a B.A with honors in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Master of Science with an emphasis in financial management from Tel Aviv University.