Board of Director: Bill Koschak
Calyxt, Inc. (CLXT) — Chief Financial Officer
Bill is the CFO of Calyxt, a publicly traded agricultural technology firm that is focused on providing food manufacturers with healthier ingredients. Bill joined Calyxt in January 2019 and helped commercialize Calyxt’s first product, a heart-healthy non-GMO soybean oil. As CFO, Bill spends time on strategy, pipeline advancement, supply chain and commercial organization development, cash flow management, accounting and controls, building and leading his team, and cultivating relationships with investors.
Before joining Calyxt, Bill was Vice President, Finance for Brain Therapies at Medtronic, the world’s largest manufacturer of medical devices. Brain Therapies designs, manufactures and markets medical devices used to treat stroke and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, as well as capital equipment used in neurosurgical operating rooms. Bill also served as Interim General Manager of the Brain Modulation business during his tenure.
Prior to Medtronic, Bill was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Young America Holdings, a financial executive at General Mills, and an audit partner at KPMG LLP.
He currently serves on the board of 1st Financial Bank USA and serves on the Audit Committee of the Augsburg Board of Regents. He is also past board chairman of the Spring Lake Park Schools Panther Foundation supporting excellence in education.