BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paul E. Schickler brings over 30 years of experience commercializing global agriculture innovation, having led DuPont Pioneer (now Corteva) as president. Today, Paul advises food and ag tech companies who are bringing novel innovation in the fields of biologics, analytics, sensing, grain composition modification, and international expansion.
Dr. John Bedbrook is a biotech pioneer and entrepreneur, as well as the former VP of Ag Biotech at DuPont. John’s extensive experience helps guide PowerPollen℠ through the seed industry and biotech landscape to capture long-term value from this technology.
Scott Uknes is co-founder and co-CEO of AgBiome, a company focused on traits and biologicals for agriculture. Scott is a successful serial entrepreneur in biotechnology. Scott brings a wealth of business development and negotiating expertise.
Jim Vaselopus is an experienced startup advisor and successful entrepreneur in the IT industry. Jim has a particular focus on medium and long-term strategic planning as well as sales and marketing expertise.
Mark Oman is a financial industry veteran, as well as the former President of Wells Fargo & Company Home Mortgage. Mark provides tactical and strategic guidance on matters relating to financial and business development opportunities.
Jeff Taylor has farmed actively with his family for over 40 years. He is the fifth generation to be farming the family farms. Mr. Taylor serves as a manager on the Ames Seed Capital L.L.C. Board of Directors. Managers are elected by the shareholders to oversee the pool of funds contributed by private sources to provide equity financing, help create and retain jobs, and provide positive economic impacts for Ames area start-ups. Mr. Taylor serves as chairman on the board of Dryland Genetics https://www.drylandgenetics.com/
He has served as a director of Lincolnway Energy (LWE) https://lincolnwayenergy.com/ since it was organized in May of 2004 and currently serves as its board chair. Mr. Taylor received a BS Degree in Farm Operations & Agricultural Studies from Iowa State University.