VP Commercial Development
Roger comes to Benson Hill with more than 28 years of executive experience in start-ups and public companies. Prior to joining Benson Hill and following a successful IPO with Arcadia Biosciences, Roger founded a management consulting practice serving companies in the agriculture and food ingredients space.
Before that, Roger was Chief Operating Officer at Arcadia Biosciences where he led the Company’s commercial and operations teams. Prior to becoming COO, Roger was the VP of Business Development where he developed and implemented Arcadia’s commercial strategy, including the formation of two joint venture companies to commercialize the Company’s products in the soybean and wheat markets.
Before joining Arcadia, Roger was Director of Business Development at Monsanto where he led cross-functional strategy teams in support of the Company’s growth in developing markets. Roger started his career in agriculture with Calgene, where he was marketing and then product manager for the company’s functional oils business.