Leadership Team:

Dr. Walid Nosir is one of the leading figures in the vertical farming and hydroponic industry. His expertise spans two decades, making him a widely respected leader in the agricultural field. During this time, he has gained valuable insights in the industry, having partnered with various international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Union. Dr. Nosir’s experience includes managing teams of technicians, farmers and growers while conducting various feasibility studies, business plans and research & analysis. His knowledge of Controlled Environment Agriculture is unrivaled, as he has an advanced understanding of the various processes and requirements for success in the sector. His previous work on projects for different investors is widely praised and often serves as a benchmark for new ventures in the industry. Whether it be farm design, due diligence, or management.

Dr. John Salmeron brings decades of experience at both multinational and start-up organizations (Syngenta, Precision BioSciences, Intrexon).  John’s career has centered on project management and team engagement in seeds, traits and genomics research and development.  He earned a Ph.D. in Botany and Genetics from Duke University, an A.B. in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a Project Management Professional as certified by the Project Management Institute.  Dr. Salmeron founded S Research Partners, LLC to serve the agricultural community, working with highly innovative companies to address their research and business development goals.