Dave Garten, Chairman of the Board

Dave Dave, Alex, Eleanor, Gerryis Chairman of SeQuential’s Board of Managers, and has extensive experience in strategy development, management, marketing, product development, strategic alliances and acquisitions, negotiation, raising capital and finance. Dave is currently Professor of Business in the Portland State University and Oregon Executive MBA programs.  He teaches graduate courses in Business Strategy, Strategic Alliances and Acquisitions, and Negotiation. Dave also is Director of PSU’s MBA Capstone Consulting program.

In addition to his role with SeQuential, Dave is a Director and Finance Committee lead at The Organically Grown Company. He previously served as a board member and President of the Forest Park Conservancy, Treasurer for the Bridlemile Soccer Club, and Advisory Board member for two Metro initiatives.

From 2006 until 2009, Dave was CEO of SeQuential Biofuels, Inc. where he was responsible for developing the company’s growth plans, leading funding activities and providing overall leadership and management of day-to-day operations. During this period, Dave completed a company restructuring, raised capital, expanded production capacity with a JV partner by 500%, developed retail expansion plans and improved the company’s financial position. Dave has also worked as a business consultant, held multiple positions at Intel Corporation and worked in various product management, marketing, strategy, and engineering positions in the technology and automotive industries. He originally engineered diesel fuel injection systems for cars and trucks.

Dave has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT (1987), a Masters in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1985) and a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT (1982). In his spare time, Dave is an active runner, mountain climber, cyclist and skier.