CEO, Oerth Bio
Committee: Technical Advisory and Finance
Term Ends: 2022
John currently serves as Oerth Bio’s CEO. Oerth Bio is an early-stage agriculture biotechnology company, focused on developing a completely new crop protection platform based on targeted protein degradation. Oerth Bio is supported by over $55 million in committed funding and operational support from Bayer, and technology and intellectual property from Arvinas. Oerth Bio is actively building their team in Durham, North Carolina. John formerly served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AgTech Accelerator. Built by a consortium of leading venture and industry strategic capital, the AgTech Accelerator team imagined, sourced, formed, and developed impactful agtech startups. Prior to joining AgTech Accelerator, he served in multiple executive roles at Syngenta, where his responsibilities spanned licensing, M&A, strategic planning, and general management across seeds and crop protection businesses.
B.A. Financial Management University of St. Thomas
M.B.A. University of Notre Dame