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02 April 2019

Coulter Partners secures Vice President of Finance for Pivot Bio

Coulter Partners has partnered again with Pivot Bio, an agriculture technology company based in Silicon Valley, to secure the appointment of Christa Peren as Vice President of Finance.

Christa Peren joined Pivot Bio as VP-Finance in February 2019, bringing more than 25 years of business finance experience to the role. Before joining Pivot Bio, Peren served as a senior director of finance at Abbott in the medical optics division for nearly nine years. She was also the finance director for Bausch and Lomb, for nearly nine years prior to Abbott and previously spent eight years in business assurance at PwC in both the company’s Netherlands and U.S. offices. Peren is a graduate from the University of Iowa, where she received a bachelor of business administration in accounting.

“We were delighted to work once more with Coulter Partners to identify Christa and bring her into Pivot Bio. Her experience is a great addition to our already strong leadership team,” said Karsten Temme, CEO and co-founder, Pivot Bio. “Christa will play a key role in Pivot’s growth as we expand the technology to new markets.”

Pivot Bio was named one of Fast Company’s 2019 Most Innovative Companies in February. The company also recently announced its flagship product, Pivot Bio PROVEN™, outperformed chemical nitrogen fertilizer across geographies, soil types and weather conditions in the company’s 2018 national trials. Growers using Pivot Bio PROVEN™, the industry’s first sustainable nitrogen-producing microbe for corn, consistently observed better ROI and outcomes when compared to relying solely on chemical fertilizer. Nearly 11,000 on-farm and research trials were conducted across multiple states, demonstrating Pivot Bio’s nitrogen-producing microbes can reduce or replace chemical nitrogen, maximize yield potential and provide a strong return on investment for growers.

“It is always a pleasure working with Karsten and the Pivot Bio team" said Dr. Chris Palatucci, Client Partner at Coulter Partners. “The company is poised to make enormous advances in feeding the world in an environmentally responsible way, and Christa’s skills will greatly facilitate the progress of the company.”


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