Davis, California-based Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural products developer, has named Thomas P. O’Neil as chief financial officer. Previously, O’Neil worked at Sorbent Therapeutics Inc. Arcadia’s backers include Mandala Capital Limited, CMEA Capital, BASF Venture Capital and Saints Capital.
DAVIS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, announced today that Thomas P. O’Neil has joined the company’s leadership team as chief financial officer (CFO).
Mr. O’Neil brings more than 20 years of finance and operations experience in private and large public companies in the U.S. and globally. Prior to joining Arcadia, Mr. O’Neil was the CFO of Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc. He has also held executive-level positions with ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded Australian company, and biotechnology firms Nodality and HX Diagnostics, as well as several finance roles with Monogram Biosciences, Inc., a publicly traded U.S. company. Mr. O’Neil’s experience includes initial public offerings, oversight and management of equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and investor relations. He has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson Graduate School of Management, and a B.A. from Pomona College.
“Tom has a strong track record of driving growth in life sciences businesses and brings a broad set of skills that will expand the capabilities and capacity of our finance and management teams,” said Eric Rey, president and CEO. “He is a proven communicator with the ability to build the internal and external partnerships necessary to manage growth.”
“With compelling partnerships in place, an extensive development pipeline, and a strong management team, this is an exciting time to join Arcadia,” said Mr. O’Neil. “I look forward to working with Eric and the team to build the company and advance its mission to improve the productivity of agriculture and its impact on the environment.”
About Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Based in Davis, Calif., with additional facilities in Seattle, Wash. and Phoenix, Ariz., Arcadia Biosciences is focused on developing agricultural products that benefit the environment and enhance human health. Arcadia’s agronomic performance traits, including Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Water Use Efficiency, Salinity Tolerance, Heat Tolerance and Herbicide Tolerance, are all aimed at making agricultural production more economically efficient and environmentally sound. Arcadia’s nutrition technologies and products are aimed at creating healthier ingredients and whole foods with lower production costs. The company was recently listed in the Global Cleantech 100, representing the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology, and was previously named one of MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies. For more information, visit www.arcadiabio.com.