Biohm Health, a leader in microbiome innovation, today announced that Sam Schatz has joined the company as President. In his role, Mr. Schatz will lead the company's strategy and growth to new products in addition to fundraising activities and general business management.
Among his responsibilities, Mr. Schatz will lead capital raising and commercialisation planning around the company's new business development projects, including resource planning and strategy. Biohm utilises a data science driven platform to rapidly bring new product innovation to the market sourced from its industry-leading microbiome database.
"As we continue to grow, I was looking for someone to join our executive team that has really seen what it takes to scale significant and rapidly in an innovative vertical," said Afif Ghannoum, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Biohm. "I knew we had found that person during my first conversation with Sam. Through his time at Aerofarms, he demonstrated a repeated ability to rise to the occasion, and I look forward to seeing that come to life as he begins his journey with Biohm.
"Biohm is truly transforming the microbiome industry through a rigorous science-based strategy that doesn't accept a one size fits all approach to product development," said Schatz. "Biohm has achieved so much in such a short time - I'm inspired by its mission and look forward to contributing to its rapid expansion."
Sam Schatz was Managing Director & Global Head of Farm Development for AeroFarms, the world leader in indoor vertical farming. Sam joined as the first employee after the company founders in 2012. The company has grown to over 150 employees and operates the world's largest vertical farm in Newark, NJ. Sam led strategy and execution of the company's expansion to new markets in addition to other strategic initiatives. He is also an Advisor to the St. Louis based-AgTech accelerator The Yield Lab and sits on the AYI Advisory Council at the John A. Reisenbach Foundation.
Sam received his MSc from the London School of Economics where he was the President and Founder of the Graduate Management Society and his Bachelor's from Columbia University where he served on the Student Advisory Board to the Columbia University Earth Institute.