Judith Giordan

Partner, ecosVC

Judith Giordan is a partner at ecosVC (www.ecosvc.com ), a venture development and investment firm; Senior Advisor to the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, and a member of the board of directors or advisors of start‐up companies.

Previous corporate executive positions include Vice President and Global Corporate Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group, and co-founder and managing partner of 1EXECStreet a successful San Francisco based boutique executive search firm.

Judy has also held various academic positions as visiting professor or professor of practice at universities including NCSate, University of Southern Mississippi and Dartmouth as well as having served as the Program Officer for the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program at National Science Foundation.

Judy received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University (environmental science), her PhD from the University of Maryland (Chemistry), and was an Alexander von Humboldt Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. Judy is the recipient of the 2010 ACS Garvan‐Olin Medal of the American Chemical Society.

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