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Gevo Inc (GEVO.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ruth Dreessen

60 2015 Chairman of the Board

Christopher Ryan

53 2012 President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Gruber

54 2007 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mike Willis

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy

Brett Lund

39 2014 Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary

Greg Roda

55 2013 Chief Commercial Officer

William Baum

68 2016 Director

Johannes Roth

2015 Director

Andy Marsh

59 2015 Independent Director

Gary Mize

64 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ruth Dreessen

Ms. Ruth I. Dreessen is Chairman of the Board of the Company. She was Independent Director of Gevo, Inc. Ms. Dreessen has also been a director of Targa Resources Partners LP since February 2013. Since October 2010, Ms. Dreessen has served as Managing Director of Lion Chemical Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on building a portfolio of companies operating primarily in the chemical and chemical-related industries. Ms. Dreessen previously served on the board of Better Minerals & Aggregates Corporation (USS Holdings, Inc.) from 1996 to 2007. From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Dreessen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TPC Group, Inc., a leading producer of value-added products derived from niche petrochemical raw materials such as C4 hydrocarbons. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Dreessen served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and director (2004-2005) of Westlake Chemical Corporation. Prior to joining Westlake Chemical Corporation, Ms. Dreessen served JPMorgan Chase & Co. (formerly Chase Manhattan Corporation) in several executive positions, most recently as Managing Director, Global Chemicals Group, in Houston, Texas, where she focused on leveraged and private equity transactions in chemicals and related industries. Ms. Dreessen holds an M.S. in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in European History from New College of Florida.

Christopher Ryan

Dr. Christopher Michael Ryan is President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer of Gevo Inc. He has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since June 2011 and as Chief Technology Officer of the Company since September 2012, having previously served the Company as its Executive Vice President, Business Development since June 2009. Prior to joining the Company, he co-founded NatureWorks in 1997. Dr. Ryan served as Chief Operating Officer for NatureWorks from 2008 to 2009 and Chief Technology Officer for NatureWorks from 2005 to 2008, where he was involved in the development and commercialization of that company’s new biobased polymer from lab-scale production in 1992 through the completion of a $300 million world-scale production facility. Prior to 1992, Dr. Ryan served for four years in Corporate R&D for specialty chemical company HB Fuller Company. He has over 20 years of experience in strategic leadership, business development and research and product development in biobased materials. Dr. Ryan holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota, a B.S. in chemistry from Gustavus Adolphus College and completed the Management of Technology program at the University of Minnesota.

Patrick Gruber

Dr. Patrick R. Gruber, Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Gevo, Inc. since 2007. Prior to joining the Company, from 2005 to 2007 Dr. Gruber was President and Chief Executive Officer of Outlast Technologies, Inc. (“Outlast Technologies”), a technology and marketing company primarily serving the textile industry, where he was responsible for all aspects of Outlast Technologies’ business. Previously, Dr. Gruber co-founded NatureWorks LLC (formerly Cargill Dow, LLC) (“NatureWorks”) and served as Vice President, Technology and Operations, and Chief Technology Officer from 1997 to 2005, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business’ project, application and process technology development. Dr. Gruber is a member of the Bioenergy Technical Advisory Committee for the Energy Future Coalition. From 2007 to May 2012, Dr. Gruber served on the board of directors of Segetis, Inc. From 2007 to January 2012, Dr. Gruber served on the board of directors of Green Harvest Technologies, LLC and from 2007 to 2008, he served on the board of directors of Outlast Technologies. In 2011, Dr. Gruber was awarded the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2008, Dr. Gruber was awarded the first ever George Washington Carver Award, recognizing significant contributions by individuals in the field of industrial biotechnology and its application in biological engineering, environmental science, biorefining and biobased products. Dr. Gruber holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota, an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in chemistry and biology from the University of St. Thomas.

Mike Willis

Mr. Mike Willis is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of Gevo Inc., effective April, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Willis spent over seven years working with the Virgin Group, most recently serving as a Principal with Virgin Green Fund, a private equity firm focused on the renewable energy and resource efficiency sectors. Mr. Willis was involved in the fund’s investment activities, including its investment in the Company, and worked in operational roles with some of the fund’s portfolio companies, including serving as acting Chief Financial Officer of DuraTherm, Inc. Virgin Green Fund is an “affiliate” of the Company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Previously, Mr. Willis worked with Virgin Management Limited in London in corporate development assisting several of the Virgin Group’s portfolio businesses internationally with strategy and corporate finance transactions. Mr. Willis has also worked in private equity and investment banking in the U.S. and Canada, focusing on mid-market transactions in a variety of sectors including technology, consumer products and retail. Mr. Willis is currently on the board of directors of Wildcat Discovery Technologies. Mr. Willis holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France and a Bachelors of Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada.

Brett Lund

Mr. Brett Lund, J.D., is Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary of Gevo, Inc. effective November 2014. In 2013, Mr. Lund has served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since November 2007 and as Chief Legal Officer since November 2014. In 2013, Mr. Lund was named “Forty Under 40” by the Denver Business Journal for being one of top forty business leaders under age 40. In 2012, Mr. Lund was named one of the “Most Influential Young Professionals” in Colorado by ColoradoBiz Magazine and also in 2012, Mr. Lund was named “Best Corporate Counsel” by the Denver Business Journal. Before joining the Company, from 2004 to 2007, he served as Chairman of the legal, intellectual property and licensing group and biotechnology licensing manager for the biofuels business of Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. (“Syngenta”). At Syngenta, Mr. Lund led the management of intellectual property, in-licensing, out-licensing, research collaborations and strategic alliances. In 2006, Mr. Lund was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of Agarigen, Inc. (“Ararigen”) where he developed a novel protein expression platform for biologic pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and commercial enzymes. At Agarigen, Mr. Lund worked on a multi-million dollar research program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and later led the sale of Agarigen to Intrexon, Inc. (NYSE: XON). Prior to Agarigen, he served as Associate General Counsel for Ford Motor Company, Inc.’s Wingcast subsidiary. Mr. Lund holds a J.D. from Duke Law School, an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego. He is a Certified Licensing Professional by the Licensing Executives Society and admitted to practice law in California and North Carolina.

Greg Roda

Mr. Greg Roda is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company since September 2013. Mr. Roda has more than 17 years of strategic leadership, business development, research and product development experience in bio-based materials. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Roda served as Chief Executive Officer of Outlast Technologies, Inc., a privately funded technology company that develops, licenses and markets phase change materials for use in temperature regulating fabrics, packaging and industrial materials. Prior to Outlast Technologies, Mr. Roda worked with Natureworks as a Business Development Executive overseeing commercialization of polylactic acid in the fiber and textile industry. In this role he was responsible for building a global supply chain, creating market pull-through with downstream customers, and negotiating contracts to align the interests of Natureworks and its partners. He also led a team in developing the business strategy for Natureworks. From 1996 to 2002, he worked with Cargill’s Strategy and Business Development Group spending four years in Singapore with a focus on building Cargill’s palm oil plantation business through acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Mr. Roda holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. with a concentration in international business and finance from the University of Chicago.

William Baum

Mr. William H. Baum is Director of the Company. Mr. Baum has worked in the chemical and biobased products and technology industries during his career, with a focus on business development and strategic alliances. He has worked in renewable fuels and chemicals for the past 18 years with Verenium Corporation, Diversa Corporation and Genomatica, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Baum worked in the chemical industry with International Specialty Products, Inc. and Betz Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Baum currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Genomatica and previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Genomatica.

Johannes Roth

Mr. Johannes Minho Roth is Director of Gevo, Inc. Mr. Roth is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FiveT Capital Holding AG, a Zurich based independent asset management firm, established in 2006, that specializes in investment solutions for high net worth clients, family offices and institutional investors. Mr. Roth is also a member of the Board of Directors for Plug Power Inc.

Andy Marsh

Mr. Andy Marsh is an Independent Director of Company since February 2015. Since April 2008, Mr. Marsh has served as President and CEO of Plug Power, an alternative energy technology provider engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and commercialization of fuel cell systems for the industrial off-road markets worldwide. Previously, Mr. Marsh was a co-founder of Valere Power (‘Valere”), where he served as CEO and a board member from Valere’s inception in 2001 through its sale to Eltek ASA in 2007. Prior to founding Valere, Mr. Marsh spent almost 18 years with Lucent Bell Laboratories in a variety of sales and technical management positions. Mr. Marsh is a member of the board of directors for the California Hydrogen Business Council, a non-profit group comprised of organizations and individuals involved in the business of hydrogen. Mr. Marsh holds a BSEET from Temple University, an MSEE from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Gary Mize

Mr. Gary W. Mize is an Independent Director of Gevo, Inc. Since October 2009, Mr. Mize has held the position of partner and owner at MR & Associates. Mr. Mize served as President of Rawhide Energy LLC, an ethanol company, from April 2007 to April 2009. Mr. Mize also served as non-executive Chairman at Ceres Global AG, a Canadian public company that serves as a vehicle for agribusiness investments, from December 2007 to April 2010, and has served as an independent director of Ceres Global AG and a member of its audit committee since October 2013. Mr. Mize has also served Noble Group, Hong Kong, as Global Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director from July 2003 to December 2005 and as Non-Executive Director from December 2005 to December 2006. Previously, he was President of the Grain Processing Group at ConAgra Foods, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of ConAgra Malt and held various positions at Cargill. Mr. Mize holds a B.A. in Business and Marketing from Michigan State University. Mr. Mize brings international business experience to the board having previously held expatriate positions in Switzerland, Brazil and Hong Kong.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ruth Dreessen

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Christopher Ryan

875,800

Patrick Gruber

1,259,550

Mike Willis

678,967

Brett Lund

546,000

Greg Roda

462,821

William Baum

--

Johannes Roth

--

Andy Marsh

--

Gary Mize

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As Of  31 Dec 2014