Board of Directors

The SGB board of directors includes experienced entrepreneurs and representatives from leading venture capital firms, energy and biotechnology companies.

Board Members:

  • Jeremy Bezdek
    Director
  • Kirk Haney
    Director
  • Arama Kukutai
    Chairman
  • Miguel Motta
    Director
  • Dr. Robert Schmidt, Ph.D.
    Director
  • Randy Work
    Director

Jeremy Bezdek

Director

Mr. Jeremy Bezdek serves as Vice President Biofuels & Ingredients at Flint Hills Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Bezdek has been with Koch companies for more than 17 years and has held a variety of financial and commercial roles within the petroleum refining industry, including the management of the fixed price derivatives trading business, unbranded and branded fuels marketing, general manager of the external supply and exchange group, and most recently managing director for innovation. Since the inception of the innovation team at FHR in 2010, Bezdek has led the team into major acquisitions in the renewables industry, including both dry mill ethanol and biodiesel asset acquisitions. Additionally, FHR has made investments in multiple renewable start-up companies and has consummated several joint development agreements and joint ventures to advance the maturation of new technologies. Bezdek serves on the board of directors of three companies in which FHR has made investments. Bezdek graduated from the University of Kansas in 1996 with an honors degree in Finance, and he previously served as a member of the Finance Advisory Board at The University of Kansas School of Business.