Roger comes to Benson Hill with more than 28 years of executive experience in start-ups and public companies. Prior to joining Benson Hill and following a successful IPO with Arcadia Biosciences in 2015. At Arcadia, Roger was Chief Operating Officer, and led the Company’s commercial and operations teams. Prior to becoming COO, he served as VP of Business Development. Before joining Arcadia, Roger was Director of Business Development at Monsanto, where he led cross-functional strategy teams supporting the company’s growth in developing markets. Roger started his career with Calgene, Inc., where he was marketing and then product manager for the company’s functional oils business.