Mark Harvey
Chairman of the Board, S&W Seed Company

Effective December 9, 2014, Mr. Harvey became Chairman of Board of Directors of S&W Seed Company. Mark Harvey has more than 35 years of experience in production processing and marketing of seed to many parts of the world, particularly branded alfalfa and clover. Mr. Harvey managed a 10,000 acre family farm producing seed, wheat and pulse crops, along with wool and beef, from 1976 until 1996 when the company he founded, Paramount Seeds, was sold to Elders Ltd. While with Elders, Mr. Harvey was manager of their national and international seed business from 1996 until 2001. In 2002, he was a founding member of Seed Genetics International where he focused primarily on marketing and distribution. Mr. Harvey was educated at Cunderdin Agricultural College in West Australia.

Mark Wong
Chief Executive Officer, S&W Seed Company

Mr. Wong was elected to our Board in December 2014 and named CEO in June 2017. He has more than 35 years of experience in agribusiness, with particular expertise in technology integration and commercialization. Mr. Wong was a founder and, since 2009, has been a partner of Colorado Financial Holdings (CFH), a private venture investment and investment bank that specializes in the agricultural, energy and biotechnology sectors. Since January 2012, Mr. Wong has served as Chairman of American Dairyco, Ponte Vedra, Florida, the owner and operator of dairies in Florida and Georgia, which is a venture jointly owned by CFH. Between 2008 and December 2015, he served either as Chairman of the Board or chief executive officer of Agrivida, a private company that is developing and commercializing high-performance products that incorporate novel, regulated proteins precisely engineered for specific applications in a variety of markets, including animal nutrition, bio-based fuels and chemicals and industrial enzymes. From January 2016 to February 2016, Mr. Wong served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., a publicly-traded agricultural biotechnology trait company for which he also served on the board from May 2006 until February 2016. Mr. Wong was the Chief Executive Officer of Renewable Agricultural Energy Corporation, a private ethanol production company, from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that time, was the founder and, from 1999 to 2005, chief executive officer of Emergent Genetics, an international seed biotech company that was sold to Monsanto Company in 2005. Mr. Wong founded and managed a series of other agricultural and biotechnology companies, including Big Stone Partners, Agracetus Corporation, a plant biotechnology company that was sold to Monsanto and Agrigenetics Corporation, a seed and biotechnology company that was sold to Dow Chemical. Mr. Wong also worked as an engineer for FMC Corporation and Chemical Construction Corporation. Mr. Wong served as a director of BioFuel Energy Corp., a publicly traded corn ethanol company, from January 2008 until October 2014, and Chair from March 2010 to October 2014, when it was renamed Green Brick Partners following an acquisition and recapitalization transaction. Mr. Wong received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

David A. Fischhoff
Monsanto Company, retired

Dr. Fischhoff was elected to our Board in December 2016. Dr. Fischhoff recently retired after a 33-year career with Monsanto Company. He is one of the founders of agricultural biotechnology. Dr. Fischhoff has experience in agricultural research and development across a broad range of technologies, product development and business development in areas including biotechnology, plant breeding, genomics, precision agriculture and data science. From 2002 to 2014, Dr. Fischhoff was Vice President for Technology Strategy and Development at Monsanto with responsibilities for scientific strategy, identification of new growth opportunities, assessment and acquisition of new technologies, and oversight of Monsanto’s research portfolio. Dr. Fischhoff is internationally recognized as a founder of agricultural biotechnology. He was responsible for the development of insect resistant transgenic crops (i.e., Bt crops), which today are a primary tool for insect control in corn, cotton and soybean in multiple countries. He is the co-inventor of the synthetic gene technology for expression of Bt genes in plants, which is the enabling technology for essentially all insect resistant crops today. Dr. Fischhoff served as the scientific expert in the acquisition by Monsanto of multiple biotech and seed companies, including Agracetus, Calgene, Ecogen, Dekalb and Asgrow. He initiated and led Monsanto’s plant genomics research program, and from 1998 to 2002 he was Co-President of Cereon Genomics LLC, a collaborative research venture between Monsanto and Millennium Pharmaceuticals; and he played leadership roles in the establishment and management of genomics research collaborations with Mendel Biotechnology, Paradigm Genetics and Ceres. Dr. Fischhoff most recently served from 2014 to 2016 as Chief Scientist of The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto that develops and provides digital agriculture products and services for farmers and currently serves as a consultant and advisor. He received his S.B. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology from The Rockefeller University.

Consuelo Madere
President and Founder of Proven Leader Advisory, LLC
Monsanto Company, retired

Ms. Madere is the President and Founder of Proven Leader Advisory, LLC, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. She serves as an independent, non-executive board director for Nutrien (NYSE: NTR) and is a member of the Nominations and Governance committee and the Safety, Health & Environment committee of the Nutrien board. Nutrien is the world’s largest provider of crop nutrients, inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers around the globe increase food production in a sustainable manner. Ms. Madere is a former Executive Officer of Monsanto, a leading global provider of innovative, sustainable agricultural solutions. She has over 30 years of domestic and global experience, spanning manufacturing, strategy, technology, business development, profit & loss responsibility and general management. With Monsanto she served in a number of key leadership positions with significant P&L responsibility across Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia and key markets within the US business. She retired from Monsanto Company as Vice President of the company’s Global Vegetables and Asia commercial businesses and was a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team. In addition, Consuelo serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Louisiana State University Honors College. She is a member of the Latin Corporate Directors Association as well as the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Her professional degrees include an MBA from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University. She is also certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors as a Governance Fellow.

Alexander C. Matina
Vice President, Investments at MFP Investors LLC

Mr. Matina was elected to the board in May 2015. Mr. Matina currently serves as Vice President, Investments at MFP Investors LLC, the family office of Michael F. Price, which focuses on long-term, value investment opportunities. Mr. Matina also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trinity Place Holdings, Inc., a public company consisting of the assets of the former Syms and Filene’s clothing stores. In addition, Mr. Matina has worked in various investment and financial analyst roles at Altus Capital Partners and Salomon Smith Barney, among others. Mr. Matina has a Bachelor of Science business degree from Fordham University, where he serves as an adjunct professor of Finance, and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Charles B. Seidler
Portfolio Manager, BTG Pactual

Commencing in October 2017, Mr. Seidler began serving as a portfolio manager of City Financial Hedge Fund Group in London, England. From June 2010 through August 2017, he served as an executive director and senior member of a proprietary trading group of Nomura Securities in New York, New York. From January 2007 through June 2010, Mr. Seidler held various senior positions at Deutsche Bank AG in Tokyo, Japan, including Head of JPY/UST International Sales (from March 2009 until his departure in June 2010), JPY Flow Trader (from September 2008 to March 2009) and Rates Proprietary Trader from January 2007 to September 2008. Between March 2003 and January 2007, Mr. Seidler was Co-Portfolio Manager of Caxton Associates, L.L.C., the macro hedge fund, New York, New York, where he focused on macro and relative value trading with a particular focus on the Japanese markets. He currently and during the last five years has served on numerous corporate boards of directors, however, none of them are companies with a class of equity securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Mr. Seidler received a bachelor’s degree and a Masters of Arts from Colgate University.

Robert D. Straus
Portfolio Manager and Analyst, Wynnefield Capital Management LLC

Mr. Straus has served as Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Wynnefield Capital, Inc., an investment management firm, since April 2015. Wynnefield Capital Management manages two partnerships and Wynnefield Capital, Inc. manages one partnership, all three of which invest in small-cap value U.S. public equities and private companies. Prior to joining Wynnefield Capital, Inc., Mr. Straus served as a senior equity analyst of Gilford Securities, an investment banking firm, from February 2009 through March 2015. Mr. Straus served as Managing Director or Senior Analyst at several investment banks over nearly 20 years. Since June 2017, Mr. Straus has served on the Board of Directors for Nature’s Sunshine – a NASDAQ-listed nutritional and personal care products company, for which he also serves on the Audit committee and the Compliance Committee. Mr. Straus is also a member of the Board of Directors of two private companies: Since May 2017, Hollender Sustainable Brands LLC – a female sexual wellness consumer brand with its headquarters in Burlington, VT and an office in New York, NY; Since May 2015, MK Acquisition LLC – an authentic mountain lifestyle apparel brand founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Mr. Straus received a B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Hartford and a M.B.A. from Bentley University.

Alan Willits
Chairman of Cargill Asia Pacific, retired

Mr. Willits is the chairman of Cargill Asia Pacific and leads Cargill’s Agriculture Supply Chain business in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Willits is responsible for several businesses within this group, including Cargill’s oil palm plantations, trading and merchandising in the Asia-Pacific region, and Cargill’s grains and oilseeds supply chain businesses in North Asia, South Asia and Australia. Mr. Willits joined Cargill in 1980 as a merchant in its grain division. He has held numerous merchandising and management positions in Indiana, Missouri and Minnesota. In 1991, Mr. Willits went on to manage Cargill’s international wheat trading activities in Geneva, Switzerland and in 1995 he moved to Argentina to manage Cargill’s grain business. Mr. Willits moved back to the United States in 2000 to work for Cargill AgHorizons and went on to lead its specialty canola oils business. In 2008, Willits was named president of Cargill Corn Milling North America, where he oversaw all aspects of the corn processing business until taking on the role as the leader of Cargill’s agriculture supply chain enterprise in the Asia Pacific region in June 2014. Mr. Willits holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture.