Haven Baker is the co-founder and Chief Business Officer of Pairwise, a next generation agriculture company focused on using gene editing and leveraging the natural diversity in crops to address global food challenges. Pairwise has secured $125M in capital from Monsanto.
Previous to joining Pairwise, Baker was the General Manager and Sr. Vice President of Plant Sciences at J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest privately held agribusiness companies in the U.S. Baker has vast experience in interweaving technology and business. He served as Sr. Scientist at the Barnett Institute at Northeastern University.
Baker received a B.S. from Yale University and Ph.D in chemistry from Northeastern University as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. His roots and passion began on a farm in Moses Lake, Washington. He has delivered a TEDx talk and is now based out of North Carolina.