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Title: Senior Director of Business Development
Company: Illinois Ventures

Nancy Sullivan leads the Illinois Ventures team in fundraising, investment strategy, and limited partner relationships. A key advisor to startups, Ms. Sullivan assists companies in obtaining venture capital funding, recruiting management [...]

Title: Senior Director, Process Innovation & Development
Company: Ingredion Incorporated
Title: Dean, College of ACES
Company: University of Illinois - College of ACES

Dr. Germán Bollero assumed his position of Associate Dean for Research in the College of ACES and Director of the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station in January 2018. An award-winning teacher [...]

Title: Consultant
Company: D^2 Biotech Consulting, LLC

Chris has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He is an accomplished Biochemical Engineer and Functional/Project manager, with 28 [...]

Title: Vice President, Process & Chemical Research
Company: Archer Daniels Midland

Jose Leboreiro is Vice President, Process and Chemical Research, at Archer Daniels Midland Company. In this role, he is responsible for guiding the technical aspects of the process development team. [...]

Title: Global Application Leader - Grain Processing
Company: International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Dr. Pauline Teunissen is Global Applications Leader for Grain Processing at IFF in Palo Alto, CA. In this role she is responsible for the development of the R&D strategy and [...]

Title: Primient, Director of Business Development, Fermentation & Bioindustry
Phone: 574-374-8398 or 319-520-6466

Eric has 35 years of experience in the fermentation and bio-processing industry. Having successfully fulfilled roles related to fermentation optimization, strain selection, process scale-up, and manufacturing. Eric has led several [...]

Title: Managing Director
Company: Mach Global Advisors

As a strategic leader in the food manufacturing sector, David has a client-focused and solutions-oriented approach that centers on manufacturing scale-up, risk management, and strategic planning. He brings engineering, project [...]