Richard Schneeberger, PhD, MBA has joined Primordial Genetics Inc as acting Director of Business Development. Richard Schneeberger, PhD, MBA has 18 years of experience in innovation and technology driven biotechnology companies. He has held senior operational roles in business development, product development and R&D including Director of Business Development at iDiverse where he secured key product development partnerships and licensing terms. As Director of Core R&D at NexSteppe Richard developed multiple feedstock evaluation partnerships with leading bio-based product companies and managed the development of economic models for product off-take in Brazilian sugarcane mills. Richard also has a strong product development background focused on plant and microbial systems and has over 20 US and foreign issued patents. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Recombinant Gene Technology from SUNY Fredonia, his Ph.D. in Biology from Case Western Reserve University and MBA from the Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego.