WORKING WITH
THE PLANET

Working Together for a Better Tomorrow

It takes more than just great technology to change the world. You also need a dedicated team with the experience and vision to make it happen. Anuvia’s innovative solutions are born from decades of hands-on agricultural experience in the field. Our team’s collective insight allows Anuvia technology to seamlessly work with current agricultural processes, protocols, and equipment. Working together, we can make profitable sustainability easier for any sized operation.

Our Management Team

Anuvia is well versed in organic resource processing, granular plant nutrient manufacturing and marketing, project development and finance and much more. From small farms to scalable innovations for the industry’s biggest players, our team has the critical expertise you need to grow sustainable success.

Amy Yoder

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Yoder has been in the agricultural industry for more than 20 years. She has held key roles with Arysta LifeScience, Monsanto and Spectrum Brands and served on boards with CropLife America and RISE (Responsible Industry Sound Environment). Amy is currently a board member with Compass Minerals and Vive Crop Protection. She also promotes agriculture through her directorship on the Clemson University Foundation Board and as President for the Sigma Alpha Foundation. Some of Amy’s previous roles include CEO of Arysta LifeScience North America and President of Spectrum Brands Home and Garden.

Hugh MacGillivray

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. MacGillivray has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and business development experience in the agricultural industry. He has worked with multi-national corporations and startups in Canada, Germany and the U.S. Prior to joining Anuvia Plant Nutrients, he was head of Marketing and Business Development for Arysta LifeScience North America and head of Arysta LifeScience Canada. Hugh has held key roles with Cargill Hybrids Seeds, Rooster.com, Hoechst/AgrEvo/Aventis and has served as a board member for CropLife Canada.

Gary L. Dahms

Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations

Mr. Dahms has 40 years of experience in the fertilizer industry with a successful record in optimizing organizational growth, productivity and efficiency. He has a broad range of experience in industrial operations, having served in key leadership roles from process, production and maintenance engineering to line and corporate management. Gary has managed organizations through startups, expansions, technological innovations, ownership changes and bankruptcy reorganization. Some of Gary’s prior positions include President of FerTech Environmental, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Unified Environmental Services Group LLC, Co-founder and President of Cypress Chemical Company (Helena, AR), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mulberry Phosphates, Inc., and Vice President of Nitrogen Products, Inc.

Margaret Richardson

General Counsel

Ms. Richardson brings over 25 years of life sciences and agriculture experience to Anuvia. She has served as General Counsel for Qualitest, Jubilant Life Sciences and Schwarz BioSciences. Ms. Richardson brings a strong science and operations background that allows her to provide results driven legal advice. Ms. Richardson has previously served as President of the Alabama Chapter of The Association of Corporate Counsel and Chair of the ACC Health Law Committee.

Jeffrey C. Burnham, Ph.D.

Founder, Director, and Senior Vice President, Research and Regulatory Affairs

Dr. Burnham has been a business executive for the past 19 years. Prior to that, he was a professor of microbiology at the Medical College of Ohio, where he was published more than 65 times in 28 years. He has more than 43 years of experience in environmental microbiology, wastewater biosolids processing and public health. Dr. Burnham is the developer of the technology platform used by Anuvia Plant Nutrients and holds more than 14 Anuvia patents. Some of Dr. Burnham’s previous roles include President and CEO/Founder of VitAg Corp, CTO for Unified Environmental Services Group, VP of N-Viro International and Founder of BioCheck Laboratories.

Bryan Corkal

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Corkal has more than 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, risk management and investor relations in both domestic and international agriculture, with specific experience in agricultural seeds and traits. He has worked on key acquisitions, initial public offerings and the transformation of supply chain logistics for companies in North America and Latin America. Prior to joining Anuvia Plant Nutrients, Bryan was Chief Financial Officer of Calyxt, Inc. He has also held leadership roles at Monsanto, where he led the financial functions supporting manufacturing and logistics for the company’s seed and trait business with a total annual product cost of over $2 billion, and at Ernst & Young, where he served as a senior consultant.

Board of Directors

Mario Portela

Chairman

Mr. Portela is an investor and Operating Partner with TPG ART. He has broad M&A/transactional experience across all investment stages, from VC and growth to large private and public deals. Mario has extensive experience managing businesses in the energy/industrial sectors globally. He held several C-suite management positions at Lyondell, where he was last an Officer and Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development. He has been focused on renewables, resource efficiency and sustainability for the past seven years, since the sale of Lyondell Chemical Company to form LyondellBasell Industries, a leading manufacturer of polymers, petrochemicals and fuels, with revenues of $45 billion worldwide. Mario has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from IMPE, Lisbon, Portugal, and has studied finance and marketing throughout his career at ESADE, INSEAD, IMD and Wharton. He has lived across Europe, the U.S. and South America and is fluent in five languages. Mario currently serves on the boards of directors of Anuvia Nutrients LLC, Advantek Waste Management Services LLC, and ChemEor, Inc., and is a board observer at EBES S.A.

Amy Yoder

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Yoder has been in the agricultural industry for more than 20 years. She has held key roles with Arysta LifeScience, Monsanto and Spectrum Brands and served on boards with CropLife America and RISE (Responsible Industry Sound Environment). Amy is currently a board member with Compass Minerals and Vive Crop Protection. She also promotes agriculture through her directorship on the Clemson University Foundation Board and as President for the Sigma Alpha Foundation. Some of Amy’s previous roles include CEO of Arysta LifeScience North America and President of Spectrum Brands Home and Garden.

Bill Buckner

Mr. Buckner is currently CEO and president of the Noble Research Institute and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation whose mission is to deliver solutions to great agricultural challenges. From 1993, Mr. Buckner has worked for Bayer Animal Health and CropScience divisions with his last position as President/CEO of Bayer CropScience, LP and North American regional head from 2006-2011. He serves on boards of the Soil Health Institute, Wilbur-Ellis Company, Trace Genomics Inc. and the Farm Foundation.

Kim McConnell

Mr. McConnell brings a long influential track record of advancing the agricultural industry and entrepreneurial businesses. He is a founder and former CEO of AdFarm, one of the largest agricultural marketing communications firms in North America and one of the first Canadian agencies dedicated to agriculture and agribusiness. Mr. McConnell is the recipient of the prestigious Order of Canada which recognizes those who have demonstrated the highest degree of merit to Canada and humanity. He has also been named Canadian Agri-Marketing Association Agri-Marketer of the Year.

Ben Belldegrun

Mr. Belldegrun is the managing partner and co-founder of Pontifax AgTech, a growth capital fund dedicated to food and agriculture technology. Prior to launching Pontifax AgTech, he was a co-founder and managing partner of Lodestone Natural Resources. He has also worked as a portfolio manager at Brevan Howard Asset Management concentrating on agricultural investments within the $300 million Natural Resources Fund. Mr. Belldegrun is a director of Concentric Ag and Tropic Biosciences UK LTD.

Lynn White

Mr. White has been an executive in the agriculture, food and chemical industries for over 30 years. He has extensive global general management, corporate and technology development and transactional experience in those sectors, having served in leadership roles at FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC), IMC Global Inc. (now The Mosaic Company – NYSE:MOS), Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE), and most recently, as Vice President Corporate Development of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). In addition to Anuvia, Lynn currently serves on the board of LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU) and is Vice Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University. He has served on several other private company, non-profit and government boards during his career, and was recently named a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from California Polytechnic State University and an MBA in finance and multinational enterprise from the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.