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Martin Sabarsky, JD, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Cellana, Inc.

Mr. Sabarsky was promoted to President and CEO of Cellana in April 2011. Prior to this he had been CFO and COO of HRBP since 2008. He has significant leadership experience in the industrial biotechnology industry, as well as extensive transactional experience across multiple industries, including the biotechnology industry, having worked as an investment banker and attorney on over $13 billion of transactions in aggregate. Prior to joining HRBP, from 2000 to 2007, he led the corporate development function at Diversa Corporation and led a number of additional functions within the Finance and Accounting department during his tenure with Diversa, with increasing levels of management responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Development and a member of the Executive Committee. Before Diversa, Mr. Sabarsky worked from 1999 to 2000 as an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., where he focused on financings and mergers and acquisitions within the life sciences industry and was a lead banker on Diversa’s $200 million IPO in February 2000. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, from 1995 to 1999, he worked as a transactional attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP, where he focused on the corporate, securities, and tax aspects of financings and mergers and acquisitions for clients in the real estate, healthcare, venture capital, and biotechnology industries, among others. Mr. Sabarsky has an A.B. in Biology and Political Science from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.

Daniel Sperling is Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and founding chair of the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and Economy at the University of California, Davis.  He also holds the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board, where he plays a prominent role in designing and adopting climate policies for vehicles, fuels, and urban travel.  He received a 2010 Heinz Award for his “achievements in the research of alternative transportation fuels and his responsibility for the adoption of cleaner transportation policies in California and across the United States.” 

In the past two years, he has been a keynote speaker at 40 universities and conferences, featured on the Jon Stewart Daily Show, NPR’s Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air, and published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times.  He is author or editor of 200+ papers and reports and 12 books (including  Two Billion Cars, Oxford University Press), recently chaired the Future of Mobility committee of the (Davos) World Economic Forum, testified 7 times to the US Congress on alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology, and was a lead author on the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore.

Professor Sperling earned his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (with minors in Economics and Energy & Resources) and his B.S. in Environmental Engineering and Urban Planning from Cornell University. Professor Sperling worked two years as an environmental planner for the US Environmental Protection Agency and two years as an urban planner in the Peace Corps in Honduras.

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