Dr. Pamela Marrone, CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations (MBII), started the company in 2006 to discover and develop effective and environmentally-responsible, biologically-based products for pest management and plant health. In August 2013, she led the company to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, raising net proceeds of $56.4 million.
Prior to establishing MBI, Dr. Marrone founded AgraQuest (1995-2006) where she served as its CEO, Chairman and President. Before AgraQuest, she was founding president of Entotech, Inc. (1990-1995), a biopesticide subsidiary of Novo Nordisk. Pam started her career in biopesticides by leading the Insect Biology group at Monsanto (1983-1990), which was involved in pioneering projects based on natural products and plant biotechnology
In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Pam is extremely active with industry and education related organizations. She is a founder and board member of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA), a trade association of more than 70 biopesticide and related companies, is on the board of the Association of Applied IPM Ecologists Foundation and is a board member/treasurer of the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Pam also serves on the UC Davis Ag and Environmental Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.
Dr. Marrone has a B.S. in entomology with Honors and Distinction from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University.