Brad Fabbri

Brad is a Principal Advisor for Larta Institute. He has over 20 years of leadership, strategic, and business experience in plant biotechnology and agribusiness. While employed at Monsanto Company, Brad evolved from a scientific leader and Science Fellow to focus on business needs assessment, business and partnerships development & negotiations, and strategy processes to identify and explore new areas for the company to grow. Brad blends diverse scientific expertise and knowledge with strong business development and analytic skills. He is skilled at bringing a creative and pragmatic approach to addressing complex problems, and for delivering valuable insights and ideas and leveraging these to excellent outcomes.

Brad left Monsanto in January 2016, and currently is the owner of Fabbri Group LLC, a consulting company focused on serving the venture community from both the investor and company perspective in the areas of biorenewables, agriculture, animal health, food, and feed.

Brad also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of TechAccel LLC, a Kansas City based private investment firm with a mission to “partner with agriculture and animal health industry leaders increasing food production and quality, and enhancing companion animal health through technology innovation.”

He also is a Principal Advisor for Larta Institute (www.larta.org), an LA-based non-profit organization with the mission to “transform technology ideas into solutions that elevate economic opportunities and make lives better for people around the world.” As a Principal Advisor, he provides strategic and business advice to to companies selected to present at the Ag Innovation Showcase that Larta produces annually in collaboration with its partner the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

Brad holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis.