Cassie Edgar, Managing Director
Cassie combines her scientific and legal experience to provide a particular understanding of client needs for executive search in the biotech, crop inputs, agribusiness, and food sectors.
Cassie is also a Partner at the law firm of McKee, Voorhees & Sease where she focuses on intellectual property, licensing, and regulatory law for clients ranging from start-ups to global publicly traded companies.
Her experience in agribusiness includes serving as Chief IP & Regulatory Officer for Genus, PLC and a 14 year career at Pioneer DuPont, where she served in research, legal, and management roles including IP Counsel, Senior Regulatory Counsel, and Director in the Agricultural Biotechnology group.
Cassie is an active speaker on gene editing IP and regulatory issues, is a mentor for the Iowa Agritech Accelerator, and serves on the finance council for the Diocese of Des Moines.
Cassie completed Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, adding academic training to her global business perspective. She holds a B.S. in Molecular Genetics with honors from The Ohio State University, an M.S. in Crop Science with an emphasis on Biomathematics from North Carolina State University and obtained her law degree with honors from Drake University.
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