The Leadership Team
30 year Monsanto, Ret. EVP of Monsanto Global Corporate Affairs, Sustainability, and other Senior Business Roles
30+ years of diversified experience in agribusiness, corporate strategy, finance and M&A
Former Monsanto and professor at University of Missouri. 30 years experience in biotechnology, oil and product development.
Former Lead of Monsanto North America corn breeding Program
10 years in corporate strategy and sustainability. Former McKinsey & Co.
30+ years at Monsanto, where he was vice president of regulatory affairs. Former president of ILSI
Ph.D. in Genetics, Univ. of Wisconsin, Professor at ISU (Illinois State University)
Charles Bolten (chair), Jerry Steiner (CEO), Dennis Plummer, Rick Holton, John Peryam, Derek Norman
Dennis Plummer, Mike Roth, Vijay Chauhan
We also value the contributions of our partnerships and relationships with Universities, Farmers, Investor Groups, Government organizations and 39 North AgTech /Plant Science Innovation Division
CoverCress Inc. is located right in the middle of 39N, a complete Ag tech innovation district located in St. Louis.
CoverCress Inc. has office and lab space at the Helix Center,
uses molecular genetic lab space at Bridge Park
and does all greenhouse and tissue culture work at the Danforth Center.
Bunge, a strategic investor in the crush plant value chain, led the funding. (Mar 2021)
New Financing for Low Carbon Intensity Crop Development. Fulcrum Global Capital and Hermann Companies co-lead the funding round. (Apr 2020)
CoverCress is the commercial partner in multi-institution effort led by WIU.
(Fall 2018 Planting)