Executive Leadership

Mark Chiappetta

Mark Chiappetta, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark is a high-energy professional with over 30 years of experience in high-growth start-ups and mid-sized, publicly traded companies. He is an exemplary executive leader, a pragmatic operating professional dedicated to building and growing new, innovative businesses, and a robotics subject matter expert with over 30 issued and numerous additional pending patents in the field.

Mark joined Soft Robotics as its founding Chief Technology Officer in 2016 and, after five years, was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In January 2024, Mark was appointed as President and CEO of Soft Robotics.

Before joining Soft Robotics, Mark held the SVP Engineering and Product Development role at BionX Medical Technologies and spent over 15 years at iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT).

At iRobot, he served in various technical and leadership roles, his last being Vice President of the Advanced Systems and Technology group – the front-end innovation engine for the entire corporation. Earlier in his career, Mark worked alongside Joseph F. Engelberger, known worldwide as the “Father of Robotics” to expand the field of robotics beyond factory applications and into service industries. Mark is a former U.S. Navy Officer, has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and has undertaken graduate coursework at NYU-Poly.