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Marrone Bio Innovations Inc (MBII.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Fogarty

52 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Boyd

62 2017 President, Chief Financial Officer

Pamela Marrone

59 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Linda Moore

69 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Brian Ahrens

44 2014 Vice President of Sales

Nancy Hood

55 2015 Vice President - Marketing

Timothy Johnson

59 2015 Vice President - Field Development and Technical Services

Keith Pitts

52 2008 Vice President - Regulatory and Government Affairs

Amit Vasavada

61 2014 Vice President - Research and Development

Kathleen Merrigan

56 2016 Director

Zachary Wochok

73 2016 Director

Michael Benoff

62 2016 Independent Director

George Kerckhove

79 2014 Independent Director

Richard Rominger

88 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Fogarty

Mr. Timothy T. (Tim) Fogarty is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served on our board of directors since 2010 and was appointed the Chair of our board in 2015. As the chief financial officer and a partner of The Contrarian Group, Inc., a private equity fund affiliated with CGI Opportunity Fund II, L.P., which is a 5% stockholder, where he has worked since May 2006, Mr. Fogarty previously served on the boards of TeachTown, Amanzi and Bellwether Marine Acquisition Corporation. From December 2003 to March 2006, Mr. Fogarty worked for Cypress Reinsurance, a startup Bermuda reinsurer, as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Fogarty is a Certified Public Accountant in good standing in California and earned a B.S. in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

James Boyd

Mr. James B. Boyd is President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer effective February 2014, Assistant Secretary effective March 2014 and Senior Vice President effective December 2015. Mr. Boyd previously served as chief financial officer of Quantenna Communications and Link-A-Media Devices, both venture capital backed companies, from 2012 to 2013 and from 2010 to 2012, respectively. From 2007 to 2010, he served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of Silicon Storage Technology and from 2000 to 2007, Mr. Boyd served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of ESS Technology, both NASDAQ listed companies. Mr. Boyd earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from Golden Gate University.

Pamela Marrone

Dr. Pamela G. Marrone, Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., She is our founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and has been a member of our board of directors since our inception in 2006 and as our President during that period except from January 2015 through August 2015. Prior to founding the Company, in 1995 Dr. Marrone founded AgraQuest, Inc. (acquired by Bayer), where she served as chief executive officer until May 2004 and as president or chairman from such time until March 2006, and where she led teams that discovered and commercialized several bio-based pest management products. She served as founding president and business unit head for Entotech, Inc., a biopesticide subsidiary of Denmark-based Novo Nordisk A/S (acquired by Abbott Laboratories), from 1990 to 1995, and held various positions at the Monsanto Company from 1983 until 1990, where she led the Insect Biology Group, which was involved in pioneering projects in transgenic crops, natural products and microbial pesticides. Dr. Marrone is an author of over a dozen invited publications, is in demand as a speaker and has served on the boards and advisory councils of numerous professional and academic organizations. In 2013, Dr. Marrone was named the Sacramento region’s “Executive of the Year” by the Sacramento Business Journal and “Cleantech Innovator of the Year” by the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance and Best Manager with Strategic Vision by Agrow in 2014. Dr. Marrone earned a B.S. in Entomology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University.

Linda Moore

Ms. Linda V. Moore is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She was appointed as General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer effective March 2014 and Senior Vice President effective December 2015. Ms. Moore co-founded The Moore Group, where she served as principal from 2005 to 2007, during which time she also served as chief operating officer and general counsel of Mobius Photonics, and 2009 to 2014. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Moore served as executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary of Merix Corporation. Ms. Moore has served as an Executive Mentor to Astia (formerly Women’s Technology Cluster) and as a member of the Advisory Board for Remedy Interactive and Opportunity Works. She has also taught at the University of Detroit Mercy and Santa Clara University as an adjunct professor. Ms. Moore earned a J.D. at Michigan State University School of Law.

Brian Ahrens

Mr. Brian R. Ahrens is Vice President of Sales of the Company since October 2014. Previously, from 2005 to 2014 Mr. Ahrens served in various positions, including strategic business leader and innovation leader, at ADAMA (previously MANA), a crop protection solutions company. From 2003 to 2005, he served in various positions, including global strategic marketing manager, at BASF, a leading chemical producer. Mr. Ahrens earned a B.A. in Agriculture Business from Iowa State University.

Nancy Hood

Ms. Nancy Hood is Vice President - Marketing of the Company. She was appointed as Vice President of Marketing in December 2015. In 2012, Ms. Hood founded Silverlake Consulting where she served as a consultant. Ms. Hood served as Director of Marketing Communication & Public Affairs at ArborGen from June 2008 to July 2012. From April 2006 to January 2008, Ms. Hood served as Vice President of Integer Group. Ms. Hood earned a B.A. Technical Writing and Agricultural Economics from Texas Tech University.

Timothy Johnson

Mr. Timothy B. Johnson, Ph.D. is Vice President - Field Development and Technical Services of the company since August 2015. Dr. Johnson previously served as our Global Product Development Director, Product Development Manager and Eastern U.S. Product Development Manager from June 2011 to August 2015, May 2009 to June 2011 and November 2009 to May 2009, respectively. From June 2002 to November 2008, Dr. Johnson served as manager of commercial development for Plato Industries, Ltd. Dr. Johnson earned a B.S. in Entomology and Pest Management from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Entomology from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Purdue University.

Keith Pitts

Mr. Keith J. Pitts is Vice President - Regulatory and Government Affairs of the Company since July 2008. Previously, from January 2001 to June 2007, Mr. Pitts served as Director of Public Policy at the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, a non-partisan research and policy organization based in Washington, D.C. From 1986 to 2001, Mr. Pitts worked in senior legislative, administrative, regulatory and public policy roles in both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the House Committee on Agriculture. Mr. Pitts earned a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina.

Amit Vasavada

Dr. Amit Vasavada, Ph.D. is Vice President - Research and Development of the company since March 2014. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Vasavada served as a program manager at General Atomics. Since 2006, Dr. Vasavada has served on the scientific advisory board of Vaxiion Therapeutics and from 2008 to 2014 served as scientific advisor to NewCos, an applied microbiology and algae-based technology development company. Dr. Vasavada earned a B.S. in microbiology from Gujarat University, an M.S. in microbiology from University of Louisiana and a Ph.D. in applied microbiology from University of California, Davis.

Kathleen Merrigan

Dr. Kathleen A Merrigan is not standing Independent Director of the Company effective May, 2018. She joined our board of directors in March of 2016. Dr. Merrigan has served as the executive director of sustainability at The George Washington University since 2014, where she leads the GW Sustainability Collaborative and GW Food Institute and serves as a professor of public policy. She has also been actively involved with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations since 1998, serving in various roles including delegation head, chairman and lecturer. From 2013 to 2014, Dr. Merrigan worked as an independent consultant advising clients on strategic business planning. From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Merrigan served as deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the United States Department of Agriculture. Dr. Merrigan is currently a board member of FoodCorps and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. She was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2010. Dr. Merrigan received a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Environmental Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from Williams College.

Zachary Wochok

Dr. Zachary S. Wochok is Director of the Company. He has served as president and founder of The Wochok Group, LLC, a management consulting firm, since October 2011. For over 25 years, Dr. Wochok has held executive positions in the agribusiness, biotechnology and food industries, including service as chairman of PGP International, Inc., a food ingredients company, from April 2011 to October 2011 and as its chief executive officer from February 1996 to March 2011, as the chairman and chief executive officer of NURTURE, Inc., as president and chief operating officer of Calgene, Inc., which was then publicly traded, and as the chief executive officer of Plant Genetics during which time the company completed an initial public offering and later merged with Calgene, Inc., creating the largest plant biotechnology company in the United States. He has also served as business development manager in the new ventures department at Monsanto and a lead scientist for Weyerhaeuser Company. Dr. Wochok began his career as a professor of biology at the University of Alabama, following an NIH funded post-doctoral position at Yale University. Dr. Wochok received a B.S. in Biology from LaSalle University, an M.S. in Biology from Villanova University and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Plant Physiology from the University of Connecticut.

Michael Benoff

Mr. Michael Benoff is not standing Independent Director of the Company effective May, 2018. He joined our board of directors in January of 2016. Since September 2008, Mr. Benoff has served as a consultant for a variety of companies, advising on debt acquisition and structure, providing guidance on corporate governance and strategy, organizational structure and asset growth plans, managing capital raising and acquisition activities and preparing business models for his clients. From May 1987 to February 1999, Mr. Benoff served in a variety of roles at The Money Store Inc., including executive vice president and chief financial officer, during which time the company was acquired by First Union National Bank, with Mr. Benoff playing an instrumental role in the transaction. Since 2009, Mr. Benoff has served on the board of and as audit and finance committee chairman of Sacramento Tree Foundation. Mr. Benoff served on the board of OIS Corporation from June 2004 to August 2007, during which time he served on the board’s audit and compensation committees. Mr. Benoff received a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University.

George Kerckhove

Mr. George H. Kerckhove is Independent Director of Marrone Bio Inventions Inc., effective July 1, 2014. He has served on the board of directors for Gundersen Medical Foundation since 2010 and previously served on the board of directors for Merix Corporation, where he chaired the audit committee, Wellspring International, American Standard Companies and the Mississippi Valley Conservancy Land Trust. He worked with the American Standard Companies from 1988 through 2000, where he served as VP and chief financial officer, executive VP and global sector manager of various countries and president and general manager of the European Division. Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions from 1962 through 1987 with The Trane Company, from product manager in several product departments, VP and general manager, Process Equipment Division, and executive VP and general manager of both the US and International Commercial Equipment Divisions. Mr. Kerckhove received Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA, all from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Richard Rominger

Mr. Richard E. Rominger is Independent Director of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., He has served on our board of directors since our inception in 2006 and was the Chair of our board from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Rominger is a fourth generation Yolo County, California farmer and is active in farm organizations and cooperatives. Mr. Rominger served as Director (Secretary) of the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 1977 to 1982 and was the Deputy Secretary at the U. S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC from 1993 to 2001. Mr. Rominger has served as a production agriculture advisor at University of California, Davis, University of California, Riverside, California State University, Fresno and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and has served on the advisory committee of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at University of California, Davis and as a special advisor to the Chancellor at University of California, Davis. He is a member of the University of California President’s Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources and the California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment and serves on the board of directors of Oryzatech, Inc., a plant based building material company. Mr. Rominger earned a B.S. in Plant Science from University of California, Davis and graduated summa cum laude.