Andy Renz, Dr. rer. nat.

Business Advisor

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Andy is Vice President of Business Development at Vestaron Corporation and has 18 years of industry experience in agricultural innovation and business development. Andy held management positions at BASF, was Vice President of Business Development at Benson Hill Biosystems, and is on the industry advisory board of Growcentia, the Ag Innovation Showcase and The Yield Lab. He has a strong network in agricultural solutions and is an expert in international deal making in the Ag Tech sector.

David Casimir, JD, PhD

Shareholder, Casimir and Jones

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David Casimir of Casimir Jones advises in all areas of intellectual property, including patent prosecution, technology licensing, post-issuance proceedings, litigation and its avoidance, due diligence and business counseling.

Sean Clayton, JD

Partner, Cooley LLP

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Sean Clayton is a partner at Cooley LLP and works with life sciences and technology companies.

Michael Zwick PhD MBA

Image of Michael Zwick PhD MBAMike is currently the co-founder of Biomolecular Discovery, an antibody identification and development group based on novel high affinity proteins. He has a technical background in ameba biochemistry (Colorado State University), business and scientific background in agriculture  (Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, University of Missouri) and extensive experience at the executive level in numerous start ups (Medic Group, AndroBioSys, Empire Genomics, Global H, NeoClone, Biomolecular Discovery). He has been responsible for over $3M in funding through SBIR/STTR grants and contracts and has strong ties to Wisconsin having held positions at Promega, Medic Group and NeoClone.

Bill Domann

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Bill Domann founded The Domann Organization in San Francisco in 1988. Combining his previous experience in search and his educational background, Bill started one of the first search firms focused exclusively on leadership for the Life Sciences. Over the course of 25 plus years, he has transformed his many years of Life Sciences industry knowledge, trusted relationships, and modern market insight into a proven recruitment methodology. The firm has grown from one office to three, located in San Francisco, San Diego, and Madison, Wisconsin.

During the course of his tenure, Bill has helped many innovative biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies secure the transformational leadership talent they need for success. He focuses his recruiting efforts at the Board, Board Advisor, CEO, and C-suite Executive levels.

Bill served on the BioForward Board of Directors in Madison, Wisconsin. He also served on several non-profit Boards, including: the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club, the Northern California Arthritis Foundation and Club Education of San Francisco. He is a past President and current member of the Guardsmen in San Francisco.

Raised in Wisconsin, Bill completed his B.S. degree and graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Bill and his wife split time between residences in Rancho Santa Fe and San Francisco, CA.