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AgriThority Welcomes Sharon Berberich to Its Team


AgriThority adds Sharon Berberich to its team of associates as account manager for licensing and intellectual property.

In her new role, Berberich will guide clients in developing, protecting, registering and licensing new agricultural technologies. She will also be involved in business and strategy development and will work with clients from startup technology companies to multinationals.

Berberich offers the AgriThority team and its clients valuable insight in agribusiness, specifically in developing and commercializing new technologies on a global scale. She gained technical and business experience in biotechnology as well as crop protection while working with cutting-edge startups and at Monsanto and Dow.

“Sharon is an exceptional leader in business strategy and intellectual property management,” says Jerry Duff, AgriThority president and founder. “She has a proven track record for delivering results, from introducing new products to managing and negotiating licensing agreements. She will serve a pivotal role as we implement market access plans for emerging technologies around the world.”

Prior to joining AgriThority, Berberich was head of operations for Kaiima Bio Agritech where she led all U.S. operations. Her responsibilities included business development and account management for Kaiima’s North American partners and licensing strategy for the company’s technology platform. She previously held positions with Dow AgroSciences, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Chlorogen and Monsanto.

Berberich graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and biochemistry.