Michael Rands

Chief Executive Officer


Michael has a broad range of experience in finance and accounting ranging from financing early stage businesses to auditing Fortune 100 companies.  Michael’s career began at KPMG where he audited…

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Tyler N. Smith, PhD

Vice President of Research & Development


Dr. Tyler Smith leads Rivertop’s research scientists in chemical process research, application development efforts and intellectual property protection. His research team collaborates closely with engineers, customers, and development partners to…

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Jason Kiely

Sales Director


Jason Kiely leads Rivertop’s cross-functional sales team comprised of business, technical and manufacturing professionals. Central to this role is management of the company’s customer engagement, partnership development and brand management. Jason…

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Eric Ward

Technical Manager - Industrial Applications


Eric Ward leads the technical development and support of Waterline® CI. He brings twenty years of experience testing and developing scale and corrosion inhibitors for industrial cooling water and petroleum…

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Michael Rands

Chief Executive Officer


Michael has a broad range of experience in finance and accounting ranging from financing early stage businesses to auditing Fortune 100 companies.  Michael’s career began at KPMG where he audited…

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Brian Silvey

VP of Corn Milling, Fermentation & Industrial Starch, Cargill


Brian Silvey joined Cargill in 1979.  Currently a Vice President, he is responsible for managing Cargill’s North America ethanol, industrial starch, and fermentation activities. A native of Lakewood, Calif., Brian…

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Tom Erickson

Co-President and Director, First Green Partners


Tom has spent over 20 years working with venture-backed start-ups as a venture capitalist, research analyst, and research director at BlueStream Ventures, Dain Rauscher Wessels, and its predecessor, Wessels, Arnold…

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Ronald Meeusen, PhD

Managing Partner, Cultivian Ventures


A founding partner of Cultivian Ventures, Dr. Meeusen has more than three decades of experience bringing new technologies and products to market for a number of major corporations. His background…

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Manoj Sahoo

Assistant Vice President and Commercial Leader, Cargill


Manoj leads the development of opportunities that have strategic fit with Cargill’s industrial biotechnology businesses in North America. Prior, Manoj was an investment team member with the Emerging Business Accelerator,…

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