IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum 2020
 
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2020 Speakers

Speakers for the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum 2020 will appear here once confirmed. 

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Drew Cherry
Editor-in-Chief
IntraFish Media
Drew Cherry is the Editor-in-Chief of IntraFish Media, the world's largest seafood news and information provider. Cherry was born and raised in Alaska, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis, and a Master’s in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California.
 
Yoav Dagan
Owner
AquaMaof
Yoav is Partner and VP of Business Development of AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies, Ltd. Together with his brother, Nitai Goldman, he co-founded the company’s parent company, Maof Development, in 1989, using it as the platform for several other aquaculture and technology businesses. With nearly 30 years of professional, international experience in the field of fish farming - both warm and cold-water species - Yoav’s expertise includes industrial permitting, environmental analysis, design, capital project design, construction, commissioning and management. He specializes in large engineering project management, working with all engineering disciplines. Yoav has himself been a fish farm owner since 1989, and is also a board member of the Fish Breeders Association of Israel.
 
Martin Fothergill
Co-Founder & Partner
8F Asset Management
 
Kristoffer Jordheim
Broodstock Capital
 
Ohad Maiman
CEO
Kingfish Zeeland
 
John Novak
Head of Investment Development and Capital Markets
Paine Schwartz Partners
Mr. Novak joined Paine Schwartz Partners in 2010 as a member of the firm’s investment team. In 2020, he was appointed to the position of Head of Investment Development and Capital Markets where he primarily focuses on identifying new investment opportunities, as well as strengthening the firm’s relationships with industry stakeholders and optimizing capital markets and financing activities. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Novak was a member of Swander Pace Capital, a middle-market private equity firm in San Francisco where he focused on investing in manufacturers, marketers and distributors of consumer products. He began his career at Banc of America Securities in their consumer and retail investment banking group in Chicago. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (Bachelor of Arts in Economics) and was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut.
 
Jamie Stein
Co-founder
Devonian Capital
Jamie founded Devonian with his partners in 2017 with the aim of catalysing land-based aquaculture as a hugely exciting subsector of the aquaculture industry. At Devonian we work closely with entrepreneurs to understand their vision and plan, assess the market for their product, and validate the expected performance of the system. We have focused to date on early stage businesses using proven technologies in North America and Europe, and have invested our own capital into two such businesses, as well as bringing in co-investors.
 
Brian Vinci
Director
Freshwater Institute
Brian Vinci is the Director of the Freshwater Institute. He is responsible for management and administration of the facility’s day-to-day operations, as well as program delivery, communications, fundraising and development. Prior to joining the Freshwater Institute, Brian worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a Research Technician and at Cornell University as a Ph.D. fellow. He has worked at the Freshwater Institute since 1999, including as an Environmental Engineer and as Director of Environmental Engineering Services. He holds a Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Engineering, a Master of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University. He is a USDA National Needs Program Doctoral Fellow, a Cornell University Master of Engineering Program Fellow, USAID Technical Consultant and a past-President and Director of the Aquacultural Engineering Society. He holds Aquacultural Engineering Society Meritorious Service Awards and an Association of Conservation Engineers Conservation Project Award.
 
Andreas von Scholten
CEO
Barramundi Asia
Andreas has more than 15 years of experience working across multiple business sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Barramundi Asia, Andreas was the GM (Asia Pacific) of PHARMAQ, a part of Zoetis, the world leader in animal health. Andreas joined PHARMAQ in 2015 with Private Equity firm Permira and continued with PHARMAQ for another 4 years after the company was acquired by Zoetis. Before PHARMAQ, Andreas was the GM (Asia Emerging Markets) of Coloplast, a leading global medical device company. Andreas joined Coloplast in 2010, holding various leadership roles in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong during his time there. Earlier in his career, Andreas was an M&A consultant with Deloitte for more than 7 years, where he also led a company through a successful turnaround. A native of Denmark, Andreas received a graduate degree from the University of Copenhagen, Harvard University, and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.