$1.5 Billion Annual Production Decline
Yianni began his legal career at Angie’s List during the company’s IPO. Thereafter, Yianni began working at an industry-funded think tank, the Future of Privacy Forum, where he published an article describing de-identification in the Stanford Law Review. He then co-founded the investment firm, Spartan Brothers Capital, which primarily invests in real estate, farm enterprises, and tech start-ups. Yianni, a CFA Charterholder, earned his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, and his M.B.A. from Ohio State University, and he earned his B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Vanderbilt University.
Prior to co-founding Soilcea with Yianni, and focusing on the world of agriculture, Chana worked at the international law firm, White & Case, after receiving her J.D. from the Florida’s Levin College of Law. Thereafter, she worked as an antitrust attorney for WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., and was part of the legal team handling the largest antitrust case ever filed in U.S. history. The world of complex regulatory litigation eventually led her back to her home state of Florida to work for Senator Bill Galvano, the former majority leader of the Florida senate, focusing on myriad policy initiatives, including agricultural, environmental, and water policy.
Dr. Nian Wang
Chief Scientific Advisor | Associate Professor – University of Florida
Dr. Wang is a well-respected leader in the agricultural sciences having published over fifty refereed articles. His lab pioneered citrus genome editing using CRISPR technology. Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. in plant pathology from Texas A&M University, his M.S. in plant pathology from the China Agricultural University, and his B.S. in plant protection from Shandong Agricultural University. He was postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.