Mr. Richardson is the co-founder of Plantacor with over 30 years of executive, administrative, operational, and management experience with life science & biotechnology businesses worldwide. Leadership roles include Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Chief Operations Officer, and Vice President. A proven entrepreneur in generating new business opportunities, exploiting market niches, and establishing strategic business relationships around the world. He is an executive committee member of the Texas A&M International Board, a former trustee of the Texas A&M Research Foundation, and a former director & chairman of the Brazos Valley Worldfest in College Station. He has been a director of companies in the US, Italy, India, and a member of the A&M Research Park Advisory Committee. Additionally, he is a member and past chairman of the College of Agriculture Development Council and an advisor to the Academy of Future International Leaders at Texas A&M University. Mr. Richardson holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and completed an executive management program at the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.