Judith Giordan (www.jgiordan.com ) is Vice President and Managing Director and founder at ecosVC (www.ecosvc.com ), a venture development and investment aligned firm, co-founder of the Chemical Angel Network (www.chemicalangels.com) , and a member of the board of directors and/or an advisor to science and engineering intensive startâ€ups, and as such, currently is CTO of Qteros, Inc (www.qteros.com ).
As a former Fortune 500 executive and venture founder, Giordan’s roles included Vice President and Global Corporate Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group, and co-founder and managing partner of 1EXECStreet, a successful San Francisco based boutique executive search firm. Giordan has also served in various academic and government roles including Professor of Practice in Polymer Science/Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi and Program Officer for the National Science Foundation IGERT Program.
Giordan received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University (environmental science), her PhD from the University of Maryland (Chemistry), and was an Alexander von Humboldt Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. Judy is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the recipient of the 2010 ACS Garvanâ€Olin Medal of the American Chemical Society.