PALO ALTO, CA (DEC. 6, 2021) — Intrinsyx Bio, one of the nation’s leading biological companies focused on the development and commercialization of agricultural products using plant microbes, has appointed Greg Thompson as Chairman of the Board.
Thompson, 48, was one of the original founders of Verdesian Life Sciences, a North Carolina-based agricultural technology company specializing in nutrient use efficiency technologies. As President and Chief Operating Officer, he led the acquisition and integration of six companies to expand Verdesian’s global market presence.
“Greg is a proven leader with the experience and passion to take Intrinsyx to the next level,” said Arshad Mian, founder of Intrinsyx Bio. “He is a great asset as we continue to enhance our team with proven leaders in the agricultural industry. We are excited to welcome him to Intrinsyx.”
Thompson also has extensive experience leading companies in the food ingredients and biofuel industries. He previously served as CEO of PureField Ingredients, the nation’s leading producer of wheat protein, and White Energy, a leading manufacturer of low-carbon biofuels.
“The growing emphasis on environmental sustainability gives Intrinsyx Bio the opportunity to make its mark in the agricultural field,” Thompson said. “It has developed natural biological fertilizers, backed by decades of research, with benefits that have broad appeal to farmers.”
Thompson spent the first 10 years of his career with BASF. He later assumed leadership roles with a number of successful start-up companies where he worked closely with private equity investment firms to grow revenues and build value. He is a 1995 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and has completed executive leadership courses at Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and other leading academic institutions.