Federico Tripodi has served as a public company executive with extensive experience in agricultural, food and health R&D and product development. During his two-decade career in the ag tech and seed industry he has led organizations in both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial settings. Most recently, he was the CEO of Calyxt Inc., a food ingredient company developing based on a gene editing technology invented at the University of Minnesota.

During his tenure at Calyxt, he transformed the company from a research-based entity to a commercially focused growth corporation that delivers food ingredients, such as High Oleic Soybean Oil, directly to food companies, taking the company public via an initial public offering and successfully raising over $120 Million.