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David Worn, Chief Executive Officer
David is the President and CEO of CiBO Technologies. Prior to joining CiBO, David directed the commercial and public practice areas for Palantir Technologies. During his tenure at Palantir, David helped grow the firm from a startup to one of the most valuable privately held software companies in the world (approx. US$20bn).
Kim Wagner, President and Chief Operating Officer
Kim brings vast industry knowledge to CiBO Technologies, joining the company from McKinsey & Co., where she was a Partner in the Food and Agriculture Practice. Previously, she was a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group. Wagner sits on several boards for not-for-profit organizations that have agricultural, sustainability and/or educational missions, and co-owns and operates a vineyard and farm winery/distillery in the Hudson Valley of NY.
Bruno Basso, Chief Scientist
Bruno is a co-founder of CiBO Technologies. An internationally recognized agricultural systems scientist, he is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University. His research concentrates on the understanding of spatial and temporal variability of crop yield, water, and nutrients.
Raj Datta, Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Raj is responsible for all revenue generation processes, including marketing, sales, customer support, pricing, strategic partnerships and revenue management at CiBO Technologies.Prior to joining CiBO, Raj worked at IBM for 19 years in various global sales leadership roles and most recently was the Vice President of Sales for the Cloud, Cognitive and Analytics businesses for the North American Distribution market.
Suresh Sundaram, Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Suresh brings a 25-year track record of success in new product introduction, business models, go-to-market strategies, and software development. Prior to CiBO, Suresh was SVP of Products and Marketing at Exa Corporation, a company that provides a physics-based simulation platform for ground transportation, aerospace, and oil & gas industries and held various leadership roles at Aspen Technology. Suresh is a member of the board of directors of GSE Systems.
Michelle Goodwin, Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, Michelle helps to ensure CiBO Technologies is an exciting and motivating place to work. She leads human resources including recruiting and employee relations, bringing over 25 years of experience from fast-paced, high-growth technology companies such as Black Duck Software.
Michael Berdik, Vice President, General Counsel
As Vice President and General Counsel at CiBO Technologies, Michael is responsible for a team of lawyers and professionals covering all aspects of the company’s legal affairs, including corporate governance, strategic objectives, compliance, litigation, intellectual property and licensing, and legal support for CiBO’s commercial transactions. Prior to joining CiBO, Michael was Vice President and General Counsel at EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a provider of energy intelligence software and services.
Barry Martin, Vice President, Plant Sciences
In his role as vice president, Barry directs the development of agronomic and plant developmental information to improve existing models and expand the scope of recommendations to cultivate trait specific targets. Before joining CiBO, Barry was the head of seed technology at Syngenta AG, and prior to that, director of seed technology at Monsanto.
Dale Sorensen, Vice President, Agronomy
Dale joined CiBO Technologies as Vice President of Agronomy. Dale led global technology innovation at Monsanto, as well as developing a precision agriculture platform for the US Corn Belt with a team. He also directed field research and agronomy efforts of The Climate Corporation (a Monsanto subsidiary), a digital agriculture company that examines weather, soil, and field data.
Ryan Richt, Vice President, Engineering and Data Science
Ryan leads software engineering and data science at CiBO. After bootstrapping a genomics startup, he spent six years at Monsanto, leading a Scala-distributed data mining team for the company’s biotech R&D department, cloud transformation in IT, and ultimately IT’s Monsanto Labs.
Board of Directors
David Worn – CEO, CiBO
Formerly Director at Palantir Technologies, Domain Operations Engineer at MITRE, and Intelligence Officer at the U.S. Department of Defense
Martin Taylor – External Member, Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England
Currently Vice-Chairman of RTL Group SA and formerly Chief Executive of Barclays PLC, Chairman of Syngenta AG.
Stephen Berenson – Executive Partner, Flagship Pioneering
Former Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan.
Robert Berendes – Venture Partner, Flagship Pioneering
Co-owner and partner at a-connect, and former Global Head BD and R&D Syngenta and partner at McKinsey & Company.
Ignacio Martinez – Partner, Flagship Pioneering
Co-founder and Founding CEO at CiBO.
Lila Preston – Partner, Generation Investment Management