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Award-winning scientist earning his PhD from the University of Kentucky in Crop Science & Plant Physiology
MS in Weed Science & Botany & BS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Mississippi State University
Received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship for postdoctoral research and education at Emory University; pharmacology of cytochrome P450 enzymes and toxicology
Former research & development leader for herbicides at BASF • Author of numerous abstracts and publications, & holder of a number of patents in agriculture and pharmacology
Managing Director Dunning Capital LLC.
Operated a financial consulting practice from 2000 to 2002 & from 1995 to 2000, worked in the Corporate Finance and The Entrepreneurial Services Groups of Ernst & Young LLC in Raleigh, NC.
Held prior positions with Price Waterhouse, LLP & Concours, Inc., located in Milwaukee, WI.
In 2006, recognized as one of the 40 most influential young business professionals in the Triangle market
Aidan J. Connolly
Strategic Business Advisor
Chief Executive Officer at Cainthus, President of AgriTech Capital and member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Former Chief Innovation Officer with Alltech Inc.
Connolly received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in international marketing from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin.
Strategic Business Advisor
CTO of UPL Ltd, a major crop protection company that is a leader in global food systems.
Venture Partner at Finistere Ventures LLC, a technology and life sciences venture capital investor, focused on transforming the food value chain.
Previously, head of research and development for the Crop Science division of Bayer as part of their executive committee.
R&D Global Executive (Ret.)
Principal, Cottrell & Cottrell Consulting
Ian W. Cottrell, PhD, is an experienced executive with extensive business and technology expertise in specialty chemicals and animal health consumer products. Ian began his career as a guar chemist at Stein, Hall and Co. From there, he spent 13 years as Director, Research & Development, at the Kelco Division of Merck & Co, Inc. After Kelco, Ian worked with a number of global companies to help expand their offerings in polymer-based products; his last full-time corporate position was as Vice President, Chemical Product Development, at the Hartz Mountain Corporation, where he oversaw the development of pet specialty products. As Principal, Cottrell & Cottrell Consulting, Ian provides his expertise to numerous clients advising on challenges with product formulations and innovative solutions to new industry challenges.
Ian received his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the inventor on 45 patents and patent applications and has authored over 25 publications.
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