P2 has assembled an executive team with strong backgrounds in technology, markets and financing. In addition the shareholder group and advisory board provide a solid platform to support growth.

Executive Team

Chairman – Rob Bettigole

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Elm Street Ventures
  • Board member/observer at a range of companies including Affomix Corporation, BioRelix, Inc., Samara Innovations, ShareGrove, Occam Pharma
  • B.S. in Engineering & Applied Science from Yale University; MPPM from the Yale School of Management

CEO – Neil Burns

    • 20 years chemicals experience in commercial, financial and general management
    • Managing Partner, Neil A. Burns LLC, investment and advisory firm.
    • Former CEO of Oxiteno USA, the US subsidiary of Ultrapar of Brazil
    • B.S. Chemistry, MBA (Wharton)

Chief Science Officer – Patrick Foley

  • PhD Environmental Engineering, Yale University
  • B.S. Molecular Biology, University of Connecticut
  • Discovery Research, Pfizer

Research Chemist – Yonghua Yang

  • PhD Chemistry, Shanghai Institute Organic Chemistry
  • B.S. Chemistry, Henan Normal University
  • Research & Development, Hallstar Co.

Chemical Engineer – Alex Chapeaux

  • PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University
  • Research Engineer, NREL

Laboratory Technician – Tania Salam

  • MS Molecular and Cell Biology, Quinnipiac University
  • B.S. Biology, York College, CUNY
  • Lab Assistant, York College, CUNY

Market Analyst – Diana Hu

  • PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering, Yale University
  • Yale Advanced Graduate Leadership Fellow


Investors & Share Holders

In addition to co-founders and key employees, P2′s Investors and Shareholders include:

Elm Street Ventures

  • Early stage investment fund based in New Haven, CT
  • Focused on Life Sciences, Cleantech

Connecticut Innovations

Yale University

Advisory Board

The company is assembling a group of advisors:

Paul Anastas

  • Yale, Professor, Director Center for Green Chemistry
  • EPA, Assistant Administrator, Office of R&D

Jim Barber

  • Former CEO Metabolix
  • Solazyme, Strategic Advisory Board

Steve Hicks

  • Retired Global Director, R&D at P&G Flavors & Fragrances
  • Adjunct Instructor, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Eric Beckman

  • Professor and Director of Mascaro Sustainability Initiative, University of Pittsburgh
  • Co-founder, Cohera Medical, Inc.