Meet the sustainable agriculture leaders behind NewLeaf.


Executive Management

Steve Kahn
Chief Executive Officer
Brent Smith
Aaron Kelley, Ph.D.
Chief Product Officer
Molly Edwards
General Counsel and Vice President, Human Resources
Natalie Breakfield, Ph.D.
VP Research and Discovery
David Flack
Vice President Business Development
Michael Frodyma, Ph.D.
Vice President Manufacturing Operations

Scientific Advisory Board

James Carrington, Ph.D.
Chairman SAB, President of Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
Douglas Cook, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept of Plant Pathology, UC Davis, California
Steven Lindow, Ph.D.
UC Berkeley Professor, Exec Assoc Dean, College of Natural Resources, Berkeley, CA

Alan R. Gould, Ph.D.
Advisor, Verdant Partners
Mark Warner
Warner Advisors, LLC

Board of Directors

David Prend
Co-Founder & Managing General Partner, RockPort Capital Partners
Sanjeev Krishnan
Managing Director, S2G Ventures
Steve Kahn
Chief Executive Officer of NewLeaf Symbiotics
John Pasquesi
NewLeaf Chairman of Board, Founder, Otter Capital
Paul Schickler
Retired President of DuPont Pioneer