Emerging Company Presentations | Coaches

Each selected emerging company has access to seasoned industry experts with diverse skills and backgrounds. These industry veterans donate their time to help companies develop their pitch deck, participate and provide feedback in two practice pitch sessions and help make industry connections.

2024 Coaches

Sam Al-Murrani, PhD 
Managing Director, Babylon BioConsulting LLC
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Meghan Burns, DVM
President & Founder Connect Veterinary Consulting
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Crissa Cook

Partner, Hovey Williams LLP
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Brandon Day
Chief Operating Officer, The Yield Lab Institute
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Paul Dick, DVM
President, Paul Dick & Associates Ltd.
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Ryann Glenn
Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
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Doug Jones
General Manager Animal Management, North America, Gallagher Animal Management
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Vince Palasota
Partner, Cornerstone Animal Health
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Tammy Platt, PhD 
Manager of Innovation & Strategy, Nestlé Purina North America
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Karthik Ramachandran, PhD
Senior Advisor – External Innovation, Elanco Animal Health
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Steve Schram
Chief Executive Officer, Schram Consulting
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Fang Shen
Partner; Asia Service Leader, Husch Blackwell LLP
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Tony Simpson 
President, AgTech Advisors, LLC
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Jared Spader

Founder, Coulter Spader
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Gene Summerlin
Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
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Craig Wallace
Owner, C.S. Wallace Animal Health Investments + Strategy

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Simon Walley
President - Animal Nutrition North America, ADM
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Nancy Zimmerman, DVM
Global Business Development Director, Dechra Pharmaceuticals
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