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Locus AG Leadership
Strategic Direction and Operational Leadership
Now: Drives vision, strategy, operations and commercial development.
Before: Professional consultant with over 25 years of experience in agribusiness, consumer & professional pest management industries, holding executive positions at Terramera, Syngenta, Monsanto and more.
Tactical planning and go-to-market execution
Now: Develops strategies to expand the reach of products and programs across the U.S. and key global countries
Before: 21+ years of progressive experience driving business operations across the agriculture value chain for prominent companies, including General Mills and Bayer Crop Science (formerly Monsanto), and agtechs such as Arcadia Biosciences
Growth Strategies and Emerging Markets
Now: Provides direction and implementation of future growth initiatives.
Before: Instrumental in launching Locus Bio-Energy, an affiliate to Locus AG, into a high-growth business. Management consultant by background with McKinsey & Company.
Agricultural Innovation and Microbial Education
Now: Heads internal and external education and agronomic strategy.
Before: Executive, innovator and educator with 40+ years of international experience in science, R&D, operations and administration, holding leadership positions at multiple organizations including Mycogen Corporation, Dow Chemical, BASF and Diversa Corporation.
Business Development for Row Crops
Now: Drives commercial sales strategy, execution and expansion of row crop offerings
Before: Global entrepreneurial executive with a successful track record of building companies and unique range of experience across agribusiness, including crop protection, genetics, dairy and specialty foods
Business Development for Specialty Markets
Now: Builds market growth plans and strategic partnerships within specialty and horticulture markets.
Before: Held leadership roles in Nursery, Landscape and Plant Nutritional Companies over the last 25 years with specific focus on merchandising, marketing and operations.
Product Launches and Data Validation
Now: Develops all field testing programs and commercialization business plans.
Before: Elected delegate of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials, and formerly held a manager position at SG Biofuels, Inc.
Business Development for the East Region
Now: Responsible for managing all sales operations to achieve company goals through strategic sales plans.
Before: Held sales and operations leadership positions within the Green industry and military for the last 30 years, including with Site One Landscape Supply, TruGreen LandCare, The Brickman Group and US Army Special Operations.
Locus FS Leadership
Locus FS was founded by Andrew Lefkowitz and Sean Farmer, two colleagues with an extensive history in microbial work, an appreciation for the positive benefits bacteria can have, and a joint passion for the impact they can make across all business sectors.
Now: Responsible for the strategic advancement and management of Locus FS and its related businesses
Before: Previously founded Ganeden Inc., a global probiotic ingredient company known for its science-backed, shelf-stable strain that is used in more than 1,000 food and beverage products globally.
Now: Responsible for envisioning and developing research capabilities, scientific product, and intellectual property.
Before: Co-founder & chief scientific officer of Ganeden Inc., who was responsible for the discovery of best-in-class oral and topical probiotics. A microbiologist and fermentation scientist with over 135 issued patents for microbial technologies.