About Rich Cilento
Rich Cilento has extensive leadership and technical experience with energy, biotechnology, and information technology companies. He received national business honors in 2006, winning the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Energy Technology. Cilento is currently serving as Executive Chairman of DFJ Mercury portfolio company GlycosBio. Previously, he was the Founder, President and CEO of FuelQuest, Inc. (acquired by Saracen Energy), a provider of on-demand supply chain management and tax automation software and services for suppliers, distributors, fuel buyers and traders in Global Downstream Energy.
Cilento began his career at NASA where he was a space shuttle flight controller. He and his flight control team had responsibility for redesigning NASA’s Mission Control Center and implementing NASA’s Software Management Plan.
Cilento holds a BS in Aeronautical and Astronomical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Houston and serves as an advisor to a number of small businesses in Texas.
About Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc.
Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio) is pioneering the metabolic engineering of microbial strains to consume multiple non sugar-based, low value feedstocks for the production of sustainable chemical intermediates and advanced ethanol. By creating differentiated bioprocesses, GlycosBio’s bioconversion technology can lower costs, provide a non food energy balance and price stability to the chemical and biofuel industries. GlycosBio is a Houston-based industrial biotechnology company started with technology initially developed at Rice University. For more information, visit www.glycosbio.com.
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