Cambridge, MA (September 16, 2020) — Inari, the biotechnology company developing next-generation seeds, announced Stuart Brown has joined the company as chief financial officer. Brown will lead the internal financial team and spearhead efforts with the investor community.
“I am delighted to welcome Stuart to our team,” says Inari CEO Ponsi Trivisvavet. “His wealth of experience, skillset and background will make a major contribution to the future success of Inari as we rapidly expand our business with the commercial launch of our innovative portfolio of seeds. He will also be pivotal in deepening our relationships with the global investment community.
“I would like to thank former CFO Tom Halverson for his many contributions to Inari, notably building a strong finance organization and leading our initial fundraising activities.”
Brown comes to Inari at a critical growth juncture, bringing extensive global finance experience in a variety of dynamic sectors including food retail, restaurants and commercial real estate. Among them is Iron Mountain, a leading data storage and information management company, where as CFO he oversaw the financial integration of multiple acquisitions and was instrumental in growing a global data center business.
“I’m excited to join an exceptional team that is building a company to change agriculture and reduce the environmental impact of crops,” says Brown. “Inari’s industry-leading technologies have the potential to create significant value throughout the industry, from seed to crop. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to build on their record of success.”
Inari uses genetic technologies and data science to develop next-generation seeds that reduce the natural resources required to grow our food, while providing farmers with more choice, performance, and value. Inari was founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2016, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., with additional sites in West Lafayette, Ind., and Ghent, Belgium. The company was honored as a 2019 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. To learn more, visit Inari.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.