Meet the Team

Dr. Erika Milczek, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

After completing a doctoral work at Emory University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University, Dr. Milczek joined Merck & Co as a Senior Process Chemist in the Biocatalysis Group. While at Merck, she replaced chemical manufacturing processes with enzymatic routes for commercial drug synthesis.

Ken Mitchell, Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Mitchell is a scientific and business strategy consultant with 20 years of enzyme engineering experience. He has been on the ground floor of establishing enzyme engineering technologies at Maxygen and Codexis. Mr. Mitchell was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Gene Oracle, Inc. and Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Aligna Technologies, Inc.

Kristyn Merritt, Chief Creative Officer

With over 15 years of brand identity development, content strategy, copywriting, and editorial experience in digital, biotech, e-commerce, magazines, television, and newspapers, Ms. Merritt has helped create voices for some of the largest names in media and marketing. She has worked for NBC/Universal, Birchbox, Nickelodeon, AOL, Hearst Magazines, and Village Voice, and she has also freelanced and consulted for dozens of other brands, publications, and start-ups — all with a focus on female demographics.