Andy Renz, Dr. rer. nat.

Business Advisor

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Andy is Vice President of Business Development at Vestaron Corporation and has 18 years of industry experience in agricultural innovation and business development. Andy held management positions at BASF, was Vice President of Business Development at Benson Hill Biosystems, and is on the industry advisory board of Growcentia, the Ag Innovation Showcase and The Yield Lab. He has a strong network in agricultural solutions and is an expert in international deal making in the Ag Tech sector.

David Casimir, JD, PhD

Shareholder, Casimir and Jones

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David Casimir of Casimir Jones advises in all areas of intellectual property, including patent prosecution, technology licensing, post-issuance proceedings, litigation and its avoidance, due diligence and business counseling.

Kevin Kelbel, CPA

Partner, Smith and Gesteland

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Kevin Kelbel joined Smith & Gesteland in 1994 and is currently a partner in the firm’s tax department. His industry focus is with high tech and distribution companies. He also specializes in services to high net worth clients. Prior to joining Smith & Gesteland, Kevin spent two years with BKD in Arkansas, and six years with KPMG Peat Marwick in Minnesota.