Speaker profile

John Purcell

CSO and Former CEO - Unfold

John Purcell, Ph.D., is Chief Strategy Officer and former President and CEO of Unfold Bio. He has dedicated his life to helping farmers safely and sustainably grow food using less of the earth’s natural resources. In his current role at Unfold, John is continuing this same mission to improve the food ecosystem with more sustainable, fresher, and better-tasting fruits and vegetables. During his time at Bayer and Monsanto, John led programs designed to breed and cultivate fruits and vegetables that farmers love to grow and consumers love to eat. His earlier work led to innovations and diverse technologies for important global crops including corn, cotton, and wheat.  John is also part owner of a family ranching operation in Lolo, Montana