Pluton Biosciences welcomes Elizabeth Gallegos, who joins the team in the role of Chief Financial Officer.
In her new position, she partners with the Pluton leadership team to continue translating our vision and strategy into an operational plan and financial roadmap. Additionally, she works with our internal and external accountants to drive day-to-day financial operations.
"We are delighted to have Elizabeth joining our team. Aside from her deep domain expertise as a CFO, she also has extensive experience in AgTech at both large and small companies. She's a perfect fit for our company and our culture, and is already making a tremendous impact." – Steve Slater, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Pluton Biosciences
Gallagos brings to Pluton extensive experience in finance, business development, and operations. She began her career in finance at Monsanto and later held leadership roles in strategy and business development of new agricultural technologies. She also has 20 years of experience working in AgTech startups, including Chlorogen, Pasteuria Biosciences, Inc., and FBSciences, Inc. Most recently she held the position of CFO/COO for Plastomics, Inc. and Impetus Agriculture, Inc. Gallegos earned a BA from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University.
At Pluton Biosciences, we are making discovery of novel microbes not only possible, but also commercially viable. Our revolutionary Micromining Innovation Engine, a tool like no other, empowers the Pluton Biosciences team to discover novel microbes in months, not years, using a fraction of the staff employed by other laboratories.
Pluton quickly and inexpensively taps into the diverse world of bacteria, fungi, amoebae, and viruses, to discover and develop next-generation products to address challenges to the climate, agriculture, pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and bioremediation sectors.