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“BEEN-THERE, DONE-THAT” Selection Committees

Andrew Daniels

Andrew Daniels

Agriculture Team

Andy Daniels is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Daniels Trading. He oversees the daily operations of the firm, while maintaining his own trading, as well as advising several selected, long-established customers. In everything he does, Andy s …

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Bobby Sandage

Bobby Sandage

Healthcare Team

Bobby Sandage is currently President and CEO of Euclises, Chairman of the Board of Immunophotonics, member of the board of directors of EDIS, and a member of the Cultivation Capital life sciences fund investment committee. He was formerly President and …

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Braden Hudye

Braden Hudye

Agriculture Team

Braden Hudye is a managing partner of The Hudye Group, a 3rd generation family owned company involved in Agriculture, Commercial Real Estate, Multi Family Residential Real Estate, Development Property, as well as other equity investments in both the Un …

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Brian Fielding

Brian Fielding

B2B Technology Team

Brian Fielding has over 30 years experience as an attorney, business executive, and consultant in digital media, broadcasting, technology and licensing. He was on the senior leadership team for 15 years at Audible.com, during its start-up and rapid gro …

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Bryce Rutter

Bryce Rutter

B2B Technology Team, Healthcare Team

Dr. Rutter is founder and CEO of Metaphase Design Group, a design firm serving industrial, commercial and consumer product and packaging clients internationally.  He is an acknowledged specialist in ergonomic product design and a leading worldwide expe …

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Chas Eggert

Chas Eggert

Agriculture Team, Healthcare Team, Resource Efficiency Team

Charles R. (Chas) Eggert has 40 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry with a proven track record of creating value for startups and large global businesses. Chas is an operating partner focused on specialty chemical investments with A …

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Dave Gray

Dave Gray

B2B Technology Team

Dave Gray is a leader and manager with a background in design. He has worked with many of the world’s largest companies, as well as mid-sized businesses, startups, executives and individuals. He is the founder of XPLANE, a strategic design consultancy, …

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David Christenson

David Christenson



Healthcare Team

David Christenson joined BioGenerator as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in 2015 focusing primarily on healthcare and specifically in information technology, care delivery and payment, and services. Over a 30-year career, David has developed substantive b …

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David Waserstein

David Waserstein

Resource Efficiency Team

Mr. Waserstein is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of SOIL Funds Management, LLC. The firm targets control and semi-control investments in resource efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable businesses. It’s inaugural fund, Sustainab …

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Don Imholz

Don Imholz

B2B Technology Team

Mr. Don Imholz is a business executive/leader with diverse experience in Operations and IT, extensive Board involvement, and a strong track record of creating sustainable competitive advantage. His expertise in cybersecurity, big data, digital transfor …

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Renaldo Cataldo

Dr. Renato Cataldo

B2B Technology Team, Healthcare Team

An accomplished senior executive with start-ups, growth, and turn-around organizations, Renato developed a healthcare technology corporation, HealthTech Solutions, from a small start-up of 3 people to a national provider of technical solutions to healt …

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Ewin Barnett

Ewin Barnett

B2B Technology Team

Ewin Barnett is a life-long entrepreneur who specializes in information and big-data opportunities. He is best known for founding Carfax, a company that today employs over 500 people. He is an active investor and advisor in many area early-stage compan …

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Glen Swanson

Glen Swanson

Agriculture Team

Glenn Swanson serves as the President of Daniels Trading. He brings a well-rounded commodity and foreign exchange background to the firm’s day-to-day operations. Glenn has an in-depth knowledge of trading technology and the order execution process that …

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Greg A. Sullivan

Gregory A. Sullivan

B2B Technology Team

In 1981, with a vision for how the microcomputer would impact the world, Mr. Sullivan created his own company, G.A. Sullivan. His goal was to provide custom software to businesses using the then fairly new IBM PC. In 1992, the growth of the Internet pr …

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Hal Gentry

Hal Gentry

B2B Technology Team

With 30+ years of experience in the software industry as a CEO and Angel Investor.  Hal founded, served as CEO and ultimately sold two successful software businesses, Gentry Systems and GridLogix.  He is currently a partner in Capital Innovators, which …

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Jean Roberson

Jean Roberson

B2B Technology Team

CFO of Appistry, a big data analytics company focused on supporting precision medicine and next generation healthcare, Jean has over 25 years of experience in all areas of finance from early-stage venture-funded companies to large corporate entities. P …

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Jim Brasunas

Jim Brasunas

B2B Technology Team

Jim has 30+ years of entrepreneurial, management, marketing, sales, and investment experience with technology-based companies. Since 2008, Brasunas has served as Executive Director of ITEN (The St. Louis Information Technology Entrepreneur Network) pro …

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jim von der heydt

Jim von der Heydt

Agriculture Team

Currently serving as President and Founder of Inno-Ventures, a consulting firm dedicated to strategic planning for early stage companies Jim is an innovative business leader with a unique background in highly competitive global industries. After a 20+ …

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Ken Harrington

Ken Harrington

B2B Technology Team

As Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Ken has led the Center to become a top-five ranked university in entrepreneurship and innovation offering over 80 entrepreneurial courses and numerous co-curricular programs th …

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Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker

Healthcare Team

A regulatory professional with over 27 years of experience in the medical products industry, Melissa currently serves as Founder, President and CTO at Graematter, Inc. and Senior VP Regulatory at Topera. Specialties include regulatory intelligence rese …

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Michael Beat

Michael Beat

Healthcare Team

Presently leading Arch Cancer Care as Medical Director, Dr. Beat is a local expert in collaborative prostate cancer management. At a national level, he contributes to physician leadership committees within the US Oncology Network. Having earned an exec …

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Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

B2B Technology Team, Healthcare Team

Michael Nichols, Ph.D. presently serves as an investor and C level management for various startups. He serves as an Analyst for Vinlogx, a platform that acquires, stores, and analyses internal vehicle information enabling solutions across multiple auto …

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michael ware

Michael Ware

Resource Efficiency Team

Mr. Ware is the founder of Advance Capital Markets, Inc. a private investment firm with a long and successful track record in the energy and power industries. He served as a financial advisor and then Managing Director to Good Energies (GEI). Mr. Ware …

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Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson

Resource Efficiency Team

Mr. Nelson has over 20 years of energy, entrepreneurial, business management and technology development/research experience.  He is currently managing partner at Saoradh Energy Partners LLC and was recently president of Ward Alternative Energy (a Saora …

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PJ Piper

PJ Piper

Resource Efficiency Team

Mr. Piper has extensive experience in start-up company development in founder, investor, board member, and executive roles. His experience encompasses intellectual property assessment, building strong development and management teams, raising private i …

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Roger Beachy

Roger Beachy

Agriculture Team

The founding president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri where he served as Emeritus President and Director for 10 years. Roger is currently Executive Director at World Food Center at University of California, Davis and …

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Russ Conser

Russ Conser

Resource Efficiency Team

Mr. Conser has very deep and broad experience in emerging energy technology, and is an expert in both theory and practice corporate innovation and venturing. Russ currently serves as a board member to StarRotor Corporation, on the Executive Committee o …

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Sanjay Jain

B2B Technology Team

Co-founder & CEO of LaserBand from January 2001 through July 2012, Sanjay led the sale of the company to Zebra Technologies Inc. From 1996 to 2001, he was founder, Chairman and CEO of WorkNet Communications, a wireless telecommunications company. P …

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