Our Team

We have put together a world-class team all aligned with a shared passion and purpose to transform agriculture and feed humanity. We have deep expertise across plant science, biology, engineering, data science, food safety, and nutrition, setting a new standard for controlled growing from seed to package.

David Rosenberg, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

David Rosenberg, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

and Co-Founder

David co-founded AeroFarms out of a passionate commitment to the preservation and health of our water resources and has grown it into a force for environmental good the world over.

A serial entrepreneur, David is also the founder of Hycrete, Inc., a cleantech nanotechnology company, He is an active member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and a frequent participant in its annual meeting in Davos. Within WEF, he is honored as a Young Global Leader, where he co-chairs the Circular Economy Taskforce, he is also a Co-Chair for Technology and Innovation Group of Agriculture, and he was a Member of the Global Agenda Council on Water Security. He is also a member of the B20 SME Taskforce, which advises the G20.

David is an annual lecturer at Columbia Business School and a former adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He competed for the U.S. in Fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup, winning three U.S. National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals. He has his B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Ed Harwood, PhD
Chief Science Officer

Ed Harwood, PhD
Chief Science Officer

and Co-Founder

Ed has over 30 years of agricultural and engineering experience. He fell in love with agriculture the first time he visited his uncle’s dairy farm and he has been studying, inventing and innovating ever since. He is a former Professor at Cornell University, one of the top agriculture schools in the world where he was responsible for identifying cutting-edge technologies. Ed is a thought leader in the world of indoor agriculture and is a 2011 World Technology Award – Individual Finalist. He has a B.S. in Microbiology and B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University and Ph.D. in Dairy Science minoring in Artificial Intelligence from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Marc Oshima, MBA
Chief Marketing Officer

Marc Oshima, MBA
Chief Marketing Officer

and Co-Founder

Marc co-founded AeroFarms with the intention of making healthy, delicious food more accessible to the urban communities around the world.

Marc has an extensive marketing background in retail, brand management, and media with leading companies including Toys R Us, L’Oreal, and Turner Broadcasting. He headed up marketing for The Food Emporium, a supermarket chain in the Northeast and for Citarella gourmet markets, that has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Specialty Food Retailers in the United States. An established leader in marketing, he has developed award-winning marketing campaigns that have been recognized by AdWeek, AdAge, Creativity, AICP, and Webby.

Marc is a member of the United Fresh Marketing Merchandising Council and the Marketing Advisory Committee of the Food Bank for NYC. He has a B.A. from Columbia College and a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Roger Buelow, MS

Chief Technology Officer

Lisa Newman, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Guy Blanchard, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Helio Ribeiro, MS

Director, Engineering

Michael Fernandez, Ph.D.

Lead Systems Engineer

April Agee Carroll, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research & Development

Vanessa C Bradley, MBA

Plant Manager

Michael Barron, MSc

R&D Leader

John Neill, BSME

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ingrid M. Williams, PHR

Human Resources Manager

Marc Holzapel, JD

General Counsel

Albert Indyk

Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineer

Emilie Weber

Harvesting & Packaging Manager

Susana Mercedes

Shipping and Warehousing Supervisor

Joel Reiner, MS


Mickael Mitterrand, MSc

Plant Pathologist

Minzhe Zhang, MSc

Crop Physiologist

James Ratdke

Plant Scientist

Darian Ahler

Mechanical Engineer

Stefan Oberman

Chief of Staff to CEO

Fabian Schvartzman, MSc, MBA

Research Platform Coordinator

Adam Rodriguez


Julia Ha

Jr. Systems Engineer

Jess Karol

Software Engineer

Justin Zabilansky

Biological Engineer

Jacquelyn Reyes

Human Resources Generalist

Alex Rudnicki

Operations Coordinator

Brittany Barton

Sales & Marketing Manager

Alina Zolotareva, RDN

Marketing Manager

Hannah Caswell

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Carley Stein

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Casey Higgins, MA

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Krishnan Harihanan, CPM

Purchasing Manager

Susan McDermott


Mike Waltz


Mehdi Abdollahi

Electrical Foreman

Alex Highstein

Senior Analyst

Sam Schatz, MSc

Managing Director

Alex Hem

Operations Executive Analyst

Brian A. Carroll, LEED GA

Construction Manager

Josh Dunaway

Senior Analyst

Dan Schechner

Managing Director