|Carlos Barroso - Advisory Board|
Carlos Barroso is a highly experienced, international R&D executive in consumer products, with deep knowledge of foods and beverages. He has built an extensive, open innovation network with external research partners across universities, suppliers, consultants, and small entrepreneurs around the world.
Mr. Barroso is President of CJB & Associates, which specializes in product development for the food and beverage category. Prior to this, Carlos was the Senior Vice President for R&D for PepsiCo's $27 billion global food and snacks business. Before joining PepsiCo, he was an Associate Director of R&D at Proctor and Gamble. In addition to R&D he has market research experience with P&G.
Mr. Barroso has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He serves as Chair on the External Advisory Board of the Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and on the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Board. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Opera. He is a Principle with the Nutrition Capital Network, an Operating Advisor with Pulse Equity and on the Advisory Board of several companies.
|John Campbell, CFA, MBA - Advisory Board|
Possessing over 29 years of extensive experience in the investment industry, with significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Mr. Campbell is founder of and currently Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Camlin Asset Management Ltd., a mid-sized, management-owned investment firm based in Vancouver, Canada. Camlin's investment approach focuses primarily on undervalued small- to mid-sized companies that provide strategic value to other firms in their sectors or industries, and as such represent potential acquisition targets. Prior to founding Camlin, Mr. Campbell co-founded investment banking firm CWC Capital. Previously, he was also an M&A specialist with The Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada's largest private corporations, as well as a portfolio manager and U.S. securities analyst with a regional brokerage firm.
|Arthur Caputi - Advisory Board|
Art Caputi is one of the most highly regarded and well-respected members of the wine industry worldwide. Since the age of 15, he has grown up in the wine business with over 50 years of experience extending to senior management levels with E. & J. Gallo Winery, one of the world's largest wine businesses. Mr. Caputi is one of the world's leading wine industry experts on ethyl carbamate.
Mr. Caputi's peer recognition includes receiving the Merit Award from the American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV), it's highest honor; and the Award of Merit of the Office International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), the Paris-based intergovernmental body that shapes international wine trade policies. He is a former President of the ASEV. He has headed numerous committees with industry organizations such as the Wine Institute, including chairing Wine Institute's Technical Committee and its Ethyl Carbamate Working Group. The Wine Institute is the public policy and advocacy association of California wineries - representing over 800 wineries and affiliated businesses, and operating in six regions of the U.S. and seven foreign countries. Mr. Caputi has also headed numerous subcommittees dealing with a large variety of state and federal regulatory agencies. He has been a member of the Industry Advisory Council for the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California at Davis. He continues to be a highly active and sought-after enologist, scientist and advocate. He holds several patents; and has published over 40 scientific papers, including several on ethyl carbamate.
Mr. Caputi is an exceptional addition to the Functional Technologies Advisory Board given his vast technical knowledge and business experience, and his extensive contact base in the wine industry and the regulatory community. He has accepted this Advisory Board invitation with a personal interest to give something back to and to support the continued success of the wine industry that has provided so well for him.
|Michael Liggett, CA, BSc. - Advisory Board|
Mr. Liggett is a chartered accountant and seasoned pharmaceutical executive with considerable experience in executing strategic collaborations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and financings. Recently, Mr. Liggett was the CFO of EACOM Timber Corporation, which acquired the Domtar Forest Product division for approximately $130 million and raised $145 million in equity financing to fund the acquisition. As the CFO of Inflazyme Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mr. Liggett was instrumental in completing over $175 million in financings, acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Preceding his tenure at Inflazyme, Mr. Liggett held various senior positions at Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) as an auditor and advisor. Prior to that, he practiced as a hospital pharmacist at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
|Lincoln Rathnam, PhD - Advisory Board|
Dr. Rathnam is an investment advisor with more than 30 years of founding, managing, strategic advisory and transactional experience includes senior positions (i.e. Managing Director) at Scudder, Stevens & Clark where he founded and managed the firm's high yield bond and private equity departments, rose to the position of chairman of the stock review committee, and also built Scudder's emerging markets fixed income assets under management to approximately US$1.7 billion by the end of 1995 prior to the company being acquired by Zurich Group. Dr. Rathnam later held various management and/or senior advisory and investment roles, including as Managing Director of BCP Securities Asia Pte Ltd., President of Schooner Asset Management, partner at RHMK (USA), Inc. and Vistech Corporation, and continues today to advise private and early stage public companies in similar capacities. Prior to his career at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, he was an equity analyst at CIGNA Investment Management. Dr. Rathnam holds a PhD from Oxford University and a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from Darmouth College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a former director of the Boston Security Analysts Society, and is the author of numerous published articles on investing.
|Johann Tergesen, MBA, CA - Advisory Board|
Mr. Tergesen is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Burcon NutraScience Corporation. Burcon NutraScience is a research and development company building a portfolio of composition, application and process patents related to its plant protein extraction and purification technology. Burcon, in conjunction with Archer Daniels Midland, is currently focusing its efforts on developing the world's first commercial Canola proteins, Puratein® and Supertein™. Mr. Tergesen is one of the founding shareholders of Burcon NutraScience, and its predecessor Burcon Capital Corp. Prior to his role as president and COO of Burcon NutraScience, Mr. Tergesen was vice president and treasurer of Burcon Properties Limited, a real estate development and ownership company with assets in excess of $3.0 billion. Mr. Tergesen has been with the Burcon group of companies since December of 1995. Prior to that, he was a manager in the corporate finance group of the Vancouver office of Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Tergesen holds a BA in economics from the University of Winnipeg and an MBA from McGill University, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Tergesen has successfully developed a world-class functional foods and nutrascience company that in many ways parallels the development path of Functional Technologies to date - whether as a publicly-listed company, developing and commercializing proprietary technology with compelling consumer health product applications, and/or nurturing relationships with or competing with global multinational food industry players. As such, his participation on Functional Technologies' advisory board will be all the more valuable as he brings his experience and success to bear on Functional Technologies' business and commercialization mandate for its proprietary yeasts and next generation biological health products.
|Dick Wallingford - Advisory Board|
Based in Napa, California, Dick Wallingford is an international wine industry sales and marketing veteran with proven experience in business development and with well-established relationships within the U.S. and U.K. wine industries. Mr. Wallingford relocated back to Napa from the U.K., where he operated his own successful wine import and distribution businesses. For many years, Dick worked at Beringer Wine Estates (now Foster's) in Napa in numerous senior sales, marketing and business development roles. Dick served as Vice President Exports and National accounts, in addition to serving as a member of Beringer's Executive Committee for 15 years.