Our Team

  • Ponsi Trivisvavet, CEO

    “Follow your heart and do the right thing.”

  • Julie Borlaug, VP Communications & PR

    “This is not the time for tinkering; it is a time for transformation” – Ban Ki Moon

  • Catherine Feulliet, Chief Scientific Officer

    “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” – A. Earhart

  • Michael Kock, VP Innovation Catalyst

    “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything” – GB Shaw

  • Barry Martin, VP Seed Technology

    “Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.” – Norman Borlaug
  • Matthew Perkins, VP Digital & Strategy

    “Revolutions are judged not by what you destroy, but by what you create.” – Anon

  • Jennifer Peterson, VP of People

    “The future depends on what we do in the present.”, Mahatma Ghandi

  • Mike Mack, Executive Chairman

    “Feeding the world and being environmentally and socially sustainable are not mutually exclusive.”

  • Our Team

  • Mark Stowers, SVP Operations & Products

    “The more you know, the less you need.” – Yves Chouinard

  • Robert Berendes, Board Director

    “Now is the time to fundamentally transform plant breeding.”

  • Howard W Buffet, Board Director

    “Doing good does not excuse us from doing better.”

  • Ignacio Martinez, Board Director

    “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”

  • Robert Rosiello, Board Director

    “Breakthrough science and innovative technology can expand human possibilities”

  • George Church, Scientific Co-Founder

    “Finally we can align the ancient advantages of random mutations with modern desires for high quality and precision.”

  • Steve Jacobsen, Scientific Co-Founder

    “I want to see our science make a difference in agriculture.”

  • Rodolphe Barangou, Scientific Strategy Board

    “The Ag landscape is shifting, and Inari has the ingredients necessary to define a better future.”


  • Jennifer Doudna, Scientific Strategy Board

    “CRISPR has the potential to speed up new crop development by orders of magnitude.”

  • Dick Flavell, Scientific Strategy Board

    “Plant improvement through science is in urgent need to meet the needs of a healthy planet and people. Inari will be a significant contributor to this.”

  • Dirk Inze, Scientific Strategy Board

  • Zach Lippman, Scientific Strategy Board

    “Many joke I’m a plant doctor. It’s closer to the truth than most realize.”