Our Board of Directors

Our board of directors at 3Bar Biologics is made up of knowledgeable experts within the industry.

Our Board of Directors, a seasoned team of experts, provides 3Bar Biologics with sage guidance and advice.
David Nothmann

Independent Board Member

David Nothmann, Terramera

Mr. Nothmann serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of Terramera Inc. He brings more than 20 years of executive-level B2B and B2C experience in agriculture and food production industries. He started his career at Monsanto in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and product management roles. Prior to Terramera he served as Vice President of Marketing at Valent LLC, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical. Mr. Nothmann has developed and executed strategies and long-range plans at numerous organizations and has overseen the launch of more than 50 unique products and services across eight countries during his career. With P/L accountability across multiple organizations, he has demonstrated an ability to grow revenue quickly while improving profitability and has a strong track record of successfully closing deals. With personal investments and interests in the ag startup community, he currently serves on the Board of Advisors at AgroSpheres. Mr. Nothmann holds an MBA and European Management Certificate from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. He served on the Board of Directors of Agriculture Future of America and was a founding member and former President of the Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology.
Dave Bergeron

Compensation Committee

Dave Bergeron, SVP Rev1 Ventures

Mr. Bergeron is Sr. Vice President of Venture Development at Rev1 Venture. He has over 25 years of management experience, including positions in Silicon Valley Venture Capital Companies and Fortune 500 Companies. Leadership experience has included key positions in IBM, Applied Materials, and Cymer, Inc. Venture Capital management experience includes position at Tallwood Venture Capital and supporting Applied Materials Ventures. The venture development positions required developing successful business plans and models for over 20 companies in various materials and bioscience technology fields. Primary responsibilities in his Executive Management Positions were, CEO & CTO startup positions at SVTC, GM of Etch Product business group while at Applied Materials, GM of the EUV source division at Cymer, Product Development and Plant Operations Management while at IBM. Mr. Bergeron holds a BS in Physics and MS in Applied Mathematics from Georgetown University.
Richard Maksimoski

Corporate Secretary

Richard Maksimoski, Principal of MaximumCQ LLC

Mr. Maksimoski, Principal of MaximumCQ LLC, is a prominent consultant in the midwestern bioproducts industry. He has partnered with OSU since 2011 as an external business development consultant and currently serves as the industry liaison for the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC). Formerly Vice-President of R&D/Quality for Elmer’s Products, Inc., he has over 28 years of R&D experience at a broad range of CPG companies and industries including Scotts, Kraft, and P&G. Mr. Maksimoski holds a BS ChE from U. Massachusetts Amherst.


Zach Ellis, Director New Ventures, The Ohio State University

Zach Ellis is Director of New Ventures at The Ohio State University. There, he is responsible for creating and cultivating spin out companies based on OSU technology. His portfolio responsibilities span all of life sciences, to include food and agriculture. Previously, he was on the corporate innovation team at PepsiCo. There he led US venture and academic partnerships, with a particular focus in AgTech. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Zach was a member of the licensing team at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), where he worked to commercialize early-stage technologies in biotech and Cleantech. Earlier in his career, he held various roles in consulting, business development and project management; and spent 7 years as an active duty officer in the US Navy. He earned a MS in Biotechnology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, a MBA from Pepperdine, and a BS in Engineering from The US Naval Academy.
Geoffrey Marshall


Geoffrey Marshall, Former P&G Executive (M&A)

Mr. Marshall is a Global Operations Executive with almost 35 years of experience working with companies to forge global businesses or seek to generate year-on-year returns, consistently beating the market or their projections. Geoffrey has over 30+ years of experience at Fortune 22 CPG leader, Procter & Gamble, in key business areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Integrations, Global Supply Chain, and International Business, with an emphasis on development and implementation of business strategies that win in the marketplace. Mr. Marshall holds a MBA from Tulane University and a BS from Xavier University of Louisiana, Accounting.

Anne Rex

Board Member

Anne Rex, Vice President Strategy, Planning & Development, The Andersons

Anne Rex serves as the Vice President, Strategy, Planning & Development for The Andersons, Inc. She joined The Andersons in 1994 and has worked in a variety of financial capacities, most recently as the Vice President, Corporate Controller from 2012 through 2018. Anne also served as the Assistant Controller from 2002 through 2012. Prior to joining The Andersons, Anne was an audit manager with the Toledo office of Ernst & Young. Anne graduated magna cum laude from Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and mathematics in 1987. She also attended the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University in 2007. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.