Shapeways Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SHPW) (“Shapeways” or the “Company”), a leader in the large and fast-growing digital manufacturing industry, today announced the appointment of Alberto Recchi, currently an independent board member of the Company, as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 1, 2022. Mr. Recchi, who will remain a member of the board, brings nearly two decades of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity capital markets, in both the US and Europe. He will head the finance organization and will be additionally responsible for corporate development and investor relations. Mr. Recchi succeeds Jennifer Walsh who will be leaving the Company by the end of the year after supporting the transition of the CFO role.
Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways, commented, “I am excited that Alberto is joining the executive team as our CFO as we continue to execute on our growth initiatives and enhance our senior leadership team with additional talented and experienced individuals. As an existing Shapeways board member and investor, Alberto has a deep understanding of the digital manufacturing industry, our business, and our strategic growth plan. He also has proven track record in financial transactions, deep capital markets and investor relations expertise, as well as a commitment to sustainable value creation for our shareholders.”
Mr. Kress continued, “Jennifer helped lead multiple functions, drive results, and navigate Shapeways’ go-public process, while building a strong team and finance function. I am extremely grateful for her contributions and pleased that she will collaborate with us to fully support a seamless CFO transition before her departure from the Company. On behalf of the Board and Shapeways I want to thank her for her many contributions, and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Alberto Recchi commented, “I am incredibly excited to be joining the Shapeways senior management team at a significant time in the Company’s evolution. My conviction in the opportunity for Shapeways is stronger than ever as Shapeways is ideally positioned to benefit from the global tailwinds creating demand for digital manufacturing. I am looking forward to bringing my experience to help build on the existing platform that the team has established, and to create sustainable, long-term value for all stakeholders.”
Mr. Recchi started his career as an aerospace engineer at Aguste, presently known as Leonardo Helicopters. In 2001 he left Italy to embark on his career in the finance industry which spans a period of nearly two decades on Wall Street and in the City of London. He spent 12 years at Credit Suisse advising US and European private equity funds on a wide range of transactions including LBOs, recapitalizations, equity offerings and mergers & acquisitions. After leaving Credit Suisse he was a Managing Director at a co-investment platform and cross-border boutique merchant bank based in the US. Prior to joining Shapeways’ board, Mr Recchi served as the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Galileo Acquisition Corp.
Mr. Recchi holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, an MBA from Columbia Business School as well as an M&A Certificate of Mastery issued by the New York Institute of Finance. Mr. Recchi is NACD Directorship Certified® and holds certifications in Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals from Tooling-SME and in Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production from MIT.