MENLO PARK, Calif.--Calysta, Inc. (www.calysta.com) today named Lynsey Wenger as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer. She joins Calysta following a 16-year career with The Goldman Sachs Group, where she spent the greater part of the last decade specializing in global natural resources investment banking. Ms. Wenger will report to Alan Shaw, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. She will have responsibility for the company’s financial strategy, planning and management, and for expansion and implementation of Calysta’s long term sustainability strategy and programs.
“Lynsey Wenger brings Calysta a unique combination of skills and experience which will be essential as we enter product commercialization of FeedKind™ protein,” Dr. Shaw said. “Her significant expertise in management of complex financial transactions at one of the world’s leading investment banks, combined with her role as a respected strategic advisor to senior management and her knowledge of global natural resources, will be valuable assets as we continue our rapid growth. We are very pleased to welcome her to our team.”
During Ms. Wenger’s career at Goldman Sachs, she managed and led investment banking activities in global natural resources ranging from international mergers and acquisitions and IPOs to multimillion-dollar equity transactions and debt placements. Her industry experience includes natural gas and electric utilities, power, renewables and alternative energy. Most recently, Ms. Wenger served as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division, with responsibility for transactions in the corporate power and utility sectors. Previously, she served in the Americas Financing Group as Head of Investment Grade Power, Utility and Midstream Debt Capital Markets. Earlier in her career she held positions in Equity Derivative Sales in the United States and Australia.
Ms. Wenger holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.
Calysta, Inc. (www.calysta.com), Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable industrial products. Calysta has two business units. Calysta Nutrition develops and commercializes FeedKind™ protein, a new fish and animal feed ingredient that can reduce the aquaculture and agriculture industries’ reliance on unsustainable ingredients and production methods. Calysta Materials and Energy is developing high value materials for use in industrial and consumer products with cost and performance advantages over current processes.