Meet the sustainable agriculture leaders behind NewLeaf.


Executive Management

Steve Kahn
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Brent Smith
President and CEO
Aaron Kelley, Ph.D.
Chief Product Officer
Shawn Semones
Chief Technology Officer
David Purschke
Vice President of Finance
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
Nicole Phillips
Vice President of Marketing

Board of Directors

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