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David McElroy Discusses Academic Background and Decision to Come to the US

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  • Date Added : 5/1/2003
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David McElroy

  • Founder/Vice President of Operations and Business Development, Verdia
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1957 (Age: 63 years old)
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Biography

David McElroy has been the Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Verdia since its formation in March 2002. In addition, McElroy is an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Plant Breeding at Cornell University.

McElroy formerly served as Vice President of Research and Development for Maxygen's agricultural business. Prior to joining Maxygen, McElroy was Product Development Manager at Dekalb Genetics Corporation, where he managed the development and commercial introduction of transgenic corn products with insect and herbicide resistance.

McElroy was a Fulbright Scholar to Cornell University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1991. He completed an Advanced Management Program at London Business School in 2000 and an Executive Program in Management and Technology at MIT Sloan School of Management in 1999.

I was a late starter. I was about 24 when I went to college and for various reasons I didn't feel like going to college straight out of high school and I did a lot of different sort of things. I traveled for a year and a half in Europe and Africa. I was on welfare. I'm from Britain so going on w...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Personal Background and Decision to Become an Entrepreneur
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
  • 5/1/2003
  • David McElroy
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Video 2 of 29 David McElroy Shares Thoughts on Risk
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 3 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Professional Background
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Video 4 of 29 David McElroy Shares Thoughts on Science versus Business and the Importance of Finding a Company Willing to Take a Chance on You
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 5 of 29 David McElroy States Rejection is Part of Being an Entrepreneur
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 6 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Academic Background and Decision to Come to the US
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 7 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Professional Path After Receiving PhD
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 8 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Experience at DeKalb, an Agricultural Biotechnology Company
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 9 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Transition From Science to Business Side
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 10 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Transition to Business Role at Maxygen
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 11 of 29 David McElroy Shares Thoughts on Managing Relationships and Providing Incentives
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 12 of 29 David McElroy The Relationship Between a Business Unit and the Parent Company
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 13 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Intellectual Property Issues
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 14 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Excitement of Running a Company
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 15 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Restructuring the Business Prior to Spinoff
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 16 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Advantages of Being Spun Off Rather than Keeping a Larger Parent
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
  • 5/1/2003
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Video 17 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Vision For His Company's Future
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 18 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Advantage of Being Acquired by Bigger Parent Company
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 19 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Challenge of Staying With an Acquired Company Based on His Personality Type
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 20 of 29 David McElroy Shares Thoughts on Corporate Culture
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 21 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Personality Trait Differences Between Small and Large Companies
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 22 of 29 David McElroy Shares Thoughts on Managing and Motivating People
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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  • 1 min. 44 sec.
Video 23 of 29 David McElroy Outlines Ownership of Verdia
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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  • 1 min. 22 sec.
Video 24 of 29 David McElroy Shares Thoughts On Professional Future After Verdia is Acquired
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 25 of 29 David McElroy Shares Thoughts on the Ag Biotechnology Sector
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 26 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Genetic Technology and Misunderstandings in Europe
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 27 of 29 David McElroy Shares Thoughts on What Science Professionals Should Know About Business
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
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Video 28 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Reality of the Grind Behind Product Development
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
  • 5/1/2003
  • David McElroy
  • 2 min. 35 sec.
Video 29 of 29 David McElroy Discusses Satisfaction of Developing a Product That Changes the Environment
  • David McElroy - Interview - Verdia
  • 5/1/2003
  • David McElroy
  • 1 min. 16 sec.

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