Mr. Wolfson is a co-founder of the Company and our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Solazyme, Mr. Wolfson held a variety of positions in finance, business and law including at Triarc, and serving as co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of InvestorTree. Immediately prior to Solazyme, he was the Vice President of Finance and Business Development for 7thOnline, a supply chain software company.
Mr. Wolfson is an active participant in many advisory groups, including sitting on the board of the Center for American Progress (CAP) Clean Tech Council. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and is on the governing board of BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section. Additionally, Mr. Wolfson sits on the supervisory board of Avantium, a renewable chemicals company, and on the Executive Council for the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA).
In September of 2009, Mr. Wolfson accepted the “Green Leap” award from the Clinton Global Initiative for his commitment to commercializing Solazyme’s breakthrough technology for renewable oil production for fuel and for food. He is also an inventor on five of Solazyme’s patent applications.
Mr. Wolfson holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the NYU School of Law and the NYU Stern School of Business. Additionally, he spent several years as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics at Hunter College of the City University of New York.