Christophe Schilling, Ph.D.  |  Chief Executive Officer Bio

Christophe Schilling, Ph.D.

Christophe founded Genomatica in 1998. Since being named CEO in May 2009, he has led Genomatica to widespread recognition as a leader in industrial biotech, with a commercialized first process, top-tier licensees, strong investors - and an unrivaled string of awards for engineering (Kirkpatrick), science (EPA Presidential Green Chemistry), industry leadership (voted #1 Hottest three years in a row by Biofuels Digest), and company culture (The Scientist as a Best Place to Work). Christophe frequently speaks on industry trends at major conferences, and serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Biotechnology.

Christophe holds a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He received a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University and was honored as a Distinguished Young Alumnus in 2010.

Michael E. Keane  |  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bio

Michael E. Keane

Mike has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since July 2011. From September 2008 to July 2011, Mike served in various roles at Clipper Windpower, Inc., a wind energy technology company, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2008 to March 2010, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2010 to July 2011 and as a member of its board of directors from March 2010 until its acquisition by United Technologies Corporation in December 2010. From September 2005 to January 2008, Mike served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Computer Sciences Corporation, an information technology and professional services company. He was also Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at UNOVA, Inc., an industrial technologies company, and its predecessor company, Western Atlas Inc., from October 1996 to August 2005. Mike served as a director of MRV Communications, Inc., a publicly traded communications company, from July 2009 through January 2012, and currently serves as a director and audit committee chairman for the City of Hope, a non-profit comprehensive cancer center. His associations include memberships in the Financial Executives Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Mike holds a B.S. in accounting from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mike was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Illinois State University State Farm College of Business in March 2011.

Mark Burk, Ph.D.  |  Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Bio

Mark Burk, Ph.D.

Mark has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since September 2006. From November 2000 to July 2006, Mark was Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Diversa Corporation. Before that, from October 1996 to November 2000, Mark held a director position at Chiroscience Pharmaceuticals, a U.K.-based pharmaceuticals and technology company. From July 1993 to August 1996, Mark served on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Duke University. From June 1988 to July 1993, Mark was in the Central Research Department of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). Mark performed postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University and a B.A. in chemistry from Rutgers University. Mark has published over 75 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and is an inventor on 169 issued patents. Mark has received the Pew Scholar Award and is a frequent presenter at conferences on biotechnology, green chemistry, and bio-based chemicals.

Kaspar Evertz, Ph.D.  |  Executive Vice President, Commercial Bio

Kaspar Evertz, Ph.D.

Kaspar has served as our Executive Vice President, Commercial, since April 2014, after serving as senior consultant starting in December 2013. From 2011 to 2013, he was at Ferrostaal AG (GmbH), as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Industrial Projects. From 2000 to 2011, he was at Basell, which later became LyondellBasell. He held multiple executive roles, most recently as Vice President, Licensing. From 1989 to 2000, he held management, engineering and research roles at BASF and its spinout Elenac.

Kaspar earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Konstanz, Germany; served as a research fellow at the California Institute of Technology; and is named on more than 30 patents.

Jeff Lievense, Ph.D.  |  Executive Vice President, Process Technology Bio

Jeff Lievense, Ph.D.

Jeff has served as our Executive Vice President, Process Technology, since May 2012. From December 2007 to April 2012, Jeff served at Amyris, most recently as Executive Vice President, Process Development. From 1994 to November 2007, Jeff was Vice President, Technology and Process Development and served in other technology management positions in the Research and Development organization of Tate & Lyle Plc, a global food and agricultural ingredients company. Prior to that, Jeff was Vice President, Research and Operations and President, Bio-Business Incubator of Michigan for Michigan Biotechnology Institute from 1993 to 1994; Director of Chemical Programs and Pathway Engineering for Genencor International from 1990 to 1993; and held various process engineering, research scientist and product management positions at Eastman Kodak Company from 1982 to 1989. Jeff earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. He currently serves as an advisor to the Technical University of Delft Process Technology Institute (DPTI), and is a contributing instructor to UCSD’s Microbial Fermentation Workshop.

Joseph P. Kuterbach  |  Vice President, Operations and Technology Transfer Bio

Joseph P. Kuterbach

Joe has served as our Vice President, Operations and Technology Transfer since March 2010. From July 1998 to March 2010, Joe was a manager of process engineering at LyondellBasell Industries N.V., or Lyondell, a petrochemicals company. Before it was acquired by Lyondell, Joe worked at ARCO Chemical Company from June 1980 to July 1998, in research and development, plant technical and operations and process engineering. Prior to that, from June 1976 to June 1980, Joe worked in process engineering at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a gas and chemicals company. Joe holds an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.

Nelson Barton, Ph.D.  |  Vice President, Research and Development Bio

Nelson Barton, Ph.D.

Nelson has served as our Vice President of Research and Development since October 2011. From 2000 to 2011, Nelson held several roles at Verenium Corporation (formerly Diversa Corporation), including Vice President, R&D from 2008 to 2009, Sr. Vice President, R&D from 2009 to 2010 and Head of R&D starting in 2010 when Verenium’s biofuels business was acquired by BP Biofuels Corporation. From 1996 to 2000, he was Fermentation Scientist and Manager, R&D Biologics with Calbiochem-Novabiochem. Nelson holds a BA in Molecular Biology from University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. from University of Miami, School of Medicine. Nelson was a Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, Department of Cell and Development Biology and a Howard Hughes fellow at University of California, San Diego, Department of Pharmacology.

Damien A. Perriman  |  Vice President, Business Development Bio

Damien A. Perriman

Damien has served as our Vice President, Business Development since November 2010. From February 2009 to November 2010, Damien served as Vice President of Business Development at Verdezyne, Inc., an industrial biotechnology company. From June 2007 to February 2009, Damien served in the Corporate New Ventures and Bioscience unit at Dow, and as deputy commissioner for the Queensland Government Trade Office in Los Angeles from November 2002 to May 2007. Damien holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in Industrial Chemistry from the University of New South Wales.

MarySusan Howard  |  Vice President, Legal Affairs Bio

MarySusan Howard

MarySue joined Genomatica in September 2011 as Vice President, Intellectual Property, and was made Vice President, Legal Affairs in July 2012. From January 2007 to August 2011, she served as Senior Director, Litigation at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From September 2002 to January 2007, MarySue was Senior Counsel, IP and Litigation at Amgen Inc. and Senior Counsel, IP at 3M from February 1997 to August 2002. Before joining 3M, she was an associate at Merchant & Gould from 1994 to 1997, and a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1988 to 1994. MarySue holds a J.D. with honors from the George Washington University National Law Center and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.

Tina Jones  |  Vice President, Human Resources Bio

Tina Jones

Tina has served as our Vice President of Human Resources since November 2011. From 2008 to 2011 Tina was Vice President of Human Resources for Synthetic Genomics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on applying genomic tools toward applications including renewable fuels and chemicals. From 2006 to 2008 Tina was HR Director for Vintage Senior Management Inc., a community of assisted living facilities. From 1996 to 2006 she held various HR positions with BD Biosciences (Becton, Dickinson and Company). Tina received her professional certification in HR from the Society for Human Resources Management and her HR Certificate in Management from Chapman College.

Steve Weiss  |  Marketing Bio

Steve Weiss

Steve leads Genomatica’s corporate marketing, and has helped build its high visibility and recognition, while supporting its worldwide strategic partnering program. He has held this role as a consultant since May 2010. His consulting firm, Grey Heron, has worked with multiple cleantech firms including Aspen Aerogels, Icynene and Xicato. Previously, Steve was Vice President, Marketing at Serious Energy from June 2006 to December 2008. Steve has held a variety of technical, marketing and management roles at companies including IBM, HP, Ingres, Central Point Software and CommerceNet. Steve has Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from MIT.