Joe Schmidt

Business Development Consultant

Joe Schmidt is an experienced executive in business and product development, strategy, and commercialization, primarily in crop and animal health and nutrition.  Most recently, Joe was Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at BioConsortia from August 2014 to November 2018, an agricultural biotechnology firm developing microbial solutions that enhance plant phenotypes and increase crop yields. Prior to that role, Joe spent two years as Director of Global Business Development & Licensing at Bayer Crop Science, where he led in-licensing and M&A for the Biologics area. Before that, he spent over five years with Agraquest, a company focused on discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing highly effective biological and low-chemical pest, disease control and yield enhancing products for the agricultural, home & garden and food safety markets. He has also held a number of other executive business development roles at Ventria Bioscience, CyberCrop, and Purina Mills.  His BA is in finance and accounting from Wartburg College and MBA is in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago

Leadership Team

Kevin Chen, Ph.D.​

Chief Executive Officer

David Soane, Ph.D.

Founder, Director, and Chief Technology Officer

Stephen Terry

Chief Financial Officer

Damian A. Hajduk, Ph.D.

Vice President, Research and Development

Nandang M. Holil

Indonesia Country Director

M. Sharon Webb, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.​

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Joe Schmidt

Business Development Consultant