Ry Wagner is an experienced leader in the successful development of global startup and growth phase companies. Earlier in his 20-year career in agtech he was Global Leader of New Ventures and Technology at Dow AgroSciences, where he developed global strategic investments in research institutions and growth-stage companies.

He was a tenured associate professor in the Department of Biology and a Member of the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon. He holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Genetics & Botany and Plant Pathology from Michigan State University.