Innovative, experienced, and integrated: TrueAlgae brings together a myriad of talent and experience.
Chief Executive Officer
Nathaniel Jackson | Chief Executive Officer
Nathaniel Jackson’s passion is to help build sustainable businesses that have positive environmental and social impact in the world. He began his career as a Peace Corp Volunteer in The Gambia supporting micro-entrepreneurs to expand their small businesses. Since that initial baptism by fire, Nathaniel has been successfully advising, lending and investing in companies in over 20 countries for almost three decades. True Algae is a perfect fit as it combines a market proven and environmentally sustainable solution to the world’s agricultural production challenges with a committed, experienced team.
Mark G. Atkins
Vice President, Strategy
Mark G. Atkins | Vice President, Strategy
Mark is a seasoned leader, strategic thinker, and visionary, with a keen eye for sustainable solutions. As a retired Army officer he honed his skills over 25 years by successfully leading many global strategic initiatives for the US Army. He is an Industrial Engineer with a passion for eco-friendly initiatives that protects the environment and improves the lives of others. He is a good fit to lead this experienced and committed TrueAlgae team. A team that is providing market proven and environmentally sustainable solutions to improve Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Nutraceutical markets throughout the world.
Yong Woo Park
Chief Technology Officer
Yong Woo Park | Chief Technology Officer
YW Park attended Seoul National University of Science & Technology in Seoul, Korea where he obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is an inventive and innovative business-minded engineer who is also an environmentalist with 20 years of global experience in four continents in wastewater management and treatment. He also holds a patent in converting organic biomass into reusable biogas energy, and co-inventor of micro algae cultivation technology.
Chief Research Officer
YN Kim | Chief Research Officer
YN Kim is the President/CEO of Algae 4F and has more than 10 years of experience working in algae-related business in Korea. He has also worked at DHM, Inc. Developing Algae Culturing Suppliant products. He has successfully developed bio-energy algae products with the Gangwon Province Government. He is the commissioner of the Algae Harvesting Industrial of Jula Bukdo (Government) and works with the Department of Environment (Korea) on improving the Algae market.
Ralph A. Oliver
Vice President, Marketing
Ralph A. Oliver | Vice President, Marketing
Ralph is a global tech entrepreneur with a focus on high tech startups. Since 2002, he has helped create a half dozen startups ranging from printing, information technology and real estate brokerages. He created a school thesis about value in global marketplace, which he transformed into founding an international IT and print company. He attended Hampton University where he studied Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Ralph is an expert in new business development and strategic marketing, and owns OFFBRAND, a boutique marketing and development firm. He is an early adaptor and integrator of technology and communication platforms and has done business in more than 25 countries across the world.
Vice President, Business Development
Thomas Brown | Vice President, Business Development
Vice President, Finance
Jason Ahn | Vice President, Finance
Jason brings more than 20 years of experience in helping companies grow their market position with proven expertise and track record in managing products, services and operations. He has held various marketing and sales positions for globally recognized companies including Michelin, MCI and Global Crossing as well as working for venture-backed start-up companies. Jason has an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and an MBA in International Business from George Washington University. Jason also served as an officer in the United States Army.
Vice President, General Counsel
Ryan Rothman | Vice President, General Counsel
Ryan Rothman is an attorney and Veteran of the United States Air Force. During his flight career, Ryan flew hundreds of worldwide air-refueling missions for both U.S. and NATO forces. Ryan left active duty in 2009 to study law at Regent University. Ryan earned his Juris Doctor in 2011, and has prosecuted cases in Virginia’s General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia where he focuses on government contracting, business consulting, and unique legal issues facing military members. As a consultant, Ryan has advised both start-up and established domestic and global companies on matters concerning contracting, ethics and security.