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.  Join our mission to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity: visit our Careers page to explore open positions.

David Rosenberg, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
and Co-Founder

Ed Harwood, PhD

Chief Science Officer
and Co-Founder

Marc Oshima, MBA

Chief Marketing Officer
and Co-Founder

Guy Blanchard, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

MaryAlice Feinstein

Chief People Officer

Roger Buelow, MS

Chief Technology Officer

Andreas Sokollek

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Boyland

General Counsel

Gary Cohen

Chief Revenue Officer

Dane Almassy

VP of Sales

Stacy Kimmel, Ph.D.

Vice President of R&D

Charlie Wang

Senior Vice President, Ph.D.

Fadi Sbaiti, MBA

General Manager, Abu Dhabi

Ralph Nehme

Senior Director of Business Development, Abu Dhabi

Michael Fernandez, Ph.D.

Director of Information Technology

John Tarter

Director of Engineering and Construction

John Pillion, Ph.D.

Director of Intellectual Property

Fitzroy Daniels, Ph.D., MBA, MPM

Sr. Construction Manager

Sam Schatz, MSc

Managing Director

Megan DeYoung

Business Development Director, Business Development

Jason Ginsberg

Chief of Staff

Emilie Weber

Operations Manager

Jonathan Valladares, MBB

Continuous Improvement & Risk Manager

Shardendu Singh, PhD

Sr. Lead Scientist, Business Development

Julissa Auffant

Project Manager, Business Development

Csanad Gurdon, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Business Development

Kathleen DeBrota, MSc

Senior Manager of R&D Operations

Jillian Keough, MS

Associate Plant Scientist

Diego Rivera

Master Grower

Barrett Wilson, MS


Steven Jeanty

Head Grower

Sayyid Johnson

Research Assistant

Jack Pitts

Research Assistant

Natasha Saatchi

Research Associate

Kaitlin Riley

Research Assistant

Helio Ribeiro, MS

Director, Engineering

Michael Bianco

Environmental Systems Manager

Justin Zabilansky

Sr. Biological Systems Manager

Nick Barclay

Associate Mechanical Engineer

John Koniski

Mechanical Design Engineer

Randal Reiman

Engineer, Strategic Partnerships

Vanessa Adjei-Twum

Customer Logistics Associate

Maria Javier

IT Support Engineer

Albert Park

IT Business Analyst

Alex Rudnicki, MPA

Head of New Farm Design

Patricia O'Brien

Human Resource Generalist

Alina Zolotareva, RDN

Marketing Director

Emily Gee, MA

Marketing & Communications Manager

Casey Higgins, MA

Marketing & Design Associate

Nikki Russo

Sales Manager

Krishnan Harihanan, CPM

Purchasing Manager

Anthony Gulotta

VP of Finance / Controller

David Dean

Accounting Manager

Mark Bellesheim

Accounting Specialist

Tonia Stigeler

HR Generalist/Office Manager

Patrick Fitzgerald

Reliability Manager

Chris Bowe

Construction Manager

Angel Vega

Controls Technician / Engineer

Laurenz Rafer

Maintenance Technician

Josh Dunaway

Director, Corporate Development

Mihir Shah

Senior Financial Analyst

Azad Neenan

Financial Analyst

Alex Hem

Senior Project Manager - New Farms

Matthew Mandel

Farm Development Associate

Alexandro Strauss

Associate Software Engineer