As Director of Marketing at Ecovative, Andy brings extensive experience in life sciences and consumer product development. Most recently, he led the design and commercialization of new biologically-based products as Senior Vice President of the Consumer Sector at the Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leading synthetic biology company. Prior to joining Intrexon, Andy co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Biological & Popular Culture, Inc. (BioPop), a global consumer biotechnology company selling products in more than 20 countries. BioPop created an original consumer product category by merging natural biological processes with art and design principles. Andy and his team’s work has been featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, sold at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and covered by The New York Times, Wired and Fast Company among others. Prior to BioPop, Andy was Director of Business Development at Cellectis where he led deal development for genome customization products and services. He also held sales and business development positions at ThermoFisher, Sigma-Aldrich, Invitrogen and Research Genetics. Andy holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.