Managing principal at a venture development and investment firm
<a href="http://www.jgiordan.com/" target="_hplink">Judith Giordan</a> is Managing Principal at <a href="http://www.ecosvc.com/" target="_hplink">ecosVC</a>, a venture development and investment firm; co-founder of the <a href="http://www.chemicalangels.com/" target="_hplink">Chemical Angel Network</a>, and a member of the board of directors and/or an advisor to science and engineering intensive start‐ups, and as such, currently is CTO of <a href="http://www.qteros.com/" target="_hplink">Qteros, Inc</a>.<br />
As a venture founder and a former Fortune 500 executive, Giordan’s roles included Vice President and Global Corporate Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group, co-founder and managing partner of 1EXECStreet, a successful San Francisco based boutique executive search firm, and a co-founder and/or angel investor in various science and engineering ventures. Giordan has also served in various academic, government and professional society roles including Professor of Practice in Polymer Science/Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi and member of Advisory Boards at Penn State University and the University of Maryland, Program Officer for the National Science Foundation IGERT Program and member of several National Research Council Boards, and as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Industrial Research Institute and the American Chemical Society.<br />
Giordan received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University (environmental science), her PhD from the University of Maryland (Chemistry), and was an Alexander von Humboldt Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. Judy is the recipient of the 2010 ACS Garvan‐Olin Medal of the American Chemical Society.