Frank Jaksch serves as Ayana Bio’s Chief Executive Officer and is a member of its Board of Directors. As founder and former CEO of ChromaDex (NASDAQ: CDXC), Frank has more than 25 years’ experience developing consumer products in the life science, food, beverage, and dietary supplement spaces. He has built an ingredient and end consumer product business from the ground up, taking the company to financial profitability before launching a successful initial public offering. Having been immersed in the world of natural products for decades, Frank understands the significant challenges encumbering the space. To date, sourcing natural products from agriculture has proven unsustainable and unwieldy; and product quality has suffered from adulteration largely owing to supply scarcity and costly development expenses. At the helm of Ayana Bio, Frank seeks to modernize the health and wellness sector and in so doing provide affordable and reliable ingredients. He believes that Ayana Bio’s technology platform is key to developing a scientific solution to reliability and cost. When he isn’t busy trying to make the world better with science, you can find Frank shredding the trails on his mountain bike or first tracking the slopes of Mammoth with his family.