Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Innovation
Dr. Matthew Roberts is an accomplished innovation executive with over 25 years of success at Abbott, Nestle, and NBTY. He is focused on driving growth-phase market opportunities across the food, nutrition, and agricultural sectors. He learns by doing, which means that in addition to managing he enjoys riding with the sales force, working a shift in the factory or field, and participating in the laboratory whenever possible. Matthew is also a principle at GSM Advisors, which works with nutrition businesses to access capital & empower growth in the market as well as a member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Corporate Advisory Board.
He has achieved outstanding results, in commercial and research functions, leading to successful introduction of new food products, ingredients, science, and technology which then delivered real business results in the marketplace. His acquisitions have resulted in significant structural shifts in the human and companion animal nutrition industry. He also has significant experience in corporate innovation strategy, stage gate processes, and corporate partnerships.