Tom Christensen

Tom Christensen

Chief Executive Officer at Ag TechInventures Inc

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Location:
100 Capitola Drive Ste 275, Durham, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(919) 572-0002

General Information

Experience

Chief Executive Officer  - Edison Agrosciences Inc

Director of Agribusiness Development  - Synthetic Genomics Inc

Education

B.S.  - Agronomy , Iowa State University

M.S.  - Plant Physiology , Iowa State University

MBA  - Duke University

Affiliations

President  - Agradis , Inc.

Founder  - Biotality

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Tom Christensen, Chief Executive Officer
Tom has spent his career in the agricultural industry with more than 20 years spent commercializing agricultural technologies. Previously Tom was the president of Agradis, Inc. where he was responsible for all operational aspects of the company including directing the research and development teams. Agradis successfully developed a collection of grass plant affiliated microorganisms, many of which had beneficial effects on corn and wheat crops. Agradis was acquired by Monsanto in 2013. Prior to joining Agradis, Tom was the director of agribusiness development at Synthetic Genomics, Inc. where he implemented a new strategy that led to a significant collaboration with a major agricultural company. During the 11 years prior, he was at Syngenta and its legacy companies, where Tom held various technical, marketing, business development and venturing roles. These included leading a North American precision ag development program, developing novel go to market models for cotton, fresh produce, and output traits, and implementing a global algae biofuels research effort. He holds a B.S. in Agronomy and M.S. in Plant Physiology from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Duke University.

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Thomas Christensen, Chief Executive Officer
Tom has spent his career in the agricultural industry with more than 20 years spent commercializing agricultural technologies. In addition to his responsibilities at Edison, he is the CEO of Ag TechInventures (AgTI), an agricultural technology accelerator. Previously, Tom was the President of Agradis, the agricultural spinout of Synthetic Genomics, where he was responsible for all operational aspects of the company including directing the research and development teams. Agradis successfully developed a collection of grass plant-affiliated microorganisms, many of which had beneficial effects on corn and wheat crops. Agradis was acquired by Monsanto in 2013. Prior to joining Agradis, Tom was the director of agribusiness development at Synthetic Genomics, where he implemented a new strategy that led to a significant collaboration with a major agricultural company. During the 11 years prior, he was at Syngenta and its legacy companies, where Tom held various technical, marketing, business development and venturing roles. These included leading a North American precision ag development program, developing novel go-to-market models for cotton, fresh produce, and output traits, and implementing a global algae biofuels research effort. He holds a B.S. in Agronomy and M.S. in Plant Physiology from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Duke University.

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Thomas Christensen, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tom has spent his career in the agricultural industry with more than 20 years spent commercializing agricultural technologies. In addition to his responsibilities at Edison, he is the CEO of Ag TechInventures (AgTI), an agricultural technology accelerator. Previously, Tom was the President of Agradis, the agricultural spinout of Synthetic Genomics, where he was responsible for all operational aspects of the company including directing the research and development teams. Agradis successfully developed a collection of grass plant-affiliated microorganisms, many of which had beneficial effects on corn and wheat crops. Agradis was acquired by Monsanto in 2013. Prior to joining Agradis, Tom was the director of agribusiness development at Synthetic Genomics, where he implemented a new strategy that led to a significant collaboration with a major agricultural company. During the 11 years prior, he was at Syngenta and its legacy companies, where Tom held various technical, marketing, business development and venturing roles. These included leading a North American precision ag development program, developing novel go-to-market models for cotton, fresh produce, and output traits, and implementing a global algae biofuels research effort. He holds a B.S. in Agronomy and M.S. in Plant Physiology from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Duke University.

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