Chief Executive Officer, Director
Greg Kress has been Shapeways' Chief Executive Officer and a member of Shapeways' Board since January 2018. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Kress served as Chief Operating Officer then President at Open English, an online education platform. Prior to that, he was a member of the corporate leadership staff at GE, where he held a series of roles in global commercial operations and supply chain management as well as environmental health and safety. Mr. Kress's background as an innovative and results-driven leader with experience in large and mid-size organizations brings substantial operating experience to the Company Board. Mr. Kress earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Mr. Recchi has over 15 years of experience in corporate and leveraged finance, mergers and acquisitions, and principal investing, in both the North American and Western European markets. In 2019, he founded Ampla Capital, a merchant bank, based in New York, which focuses on proprietary direct co-investments, in both established and growth-oriented SMEs in the North American and Western European markets. Previously, from 2016 to 2019, he was a Managing Director at MC Square Capital, a co-investment platform and cross-border boutique merchant bank. Prior to this, Mr. Recchi spent 12 years at Credit Suisse, where he worked in the Private Banking and Wealth Management Division in London for three years, advising corporate treasury departments, single and multi-family offices, ultra-high net worth individuals, across all product offerings, including direct investments, asset management, custody, corporate finance, structured finance, and private wealth management. Prior to that he worked in the Investment Banking Division for nine years, advising financial initial shareholders in the U.S. and E.U., structuring and executing LBOs, IPOs and M&A deals, based in New York first and London thereafter. During his tenure at Credit Suisse, Mr. Recchi developed a network of relationships with single and multi-family offices, and with private equity players in North America and Western Europe. He is the brother of one of Galileo's strategic advisors. Mr. Recchi holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. He also holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School as well as an M&A Certificate of Mastery issued by the New York Institute of Finance.
Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Nied served as chief supply chain officer of Gooten, a print on demand platform, from September 2020 to May 2022. Previously, Mr. Nied served as senior executive director, business services and community relations at Bucknell University, from September 2020 to September 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Nied was chief supply chain officer at Mimeo, a print on demand and digital distribution company, from September 2016 to August 2019, and served in various finance and operations roles at Mimeo from 2000 to 2016. Mr. Nied is trained in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) and holds a B.S. in finance from the Lehigh University College of Business.