James B. Boyd has been hired as vice president and chief financial officer of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., which researches and develops bio-based pest management and plant health products in Davis.
Boyd has more than 30 years of financial management experience spanning a variety of industries and companies ranging from large corporations to startups and covering all aspects of the financial function, including Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, internal controls, planning and budgeting as well as broad experience in debt, equity and mergers and acquisition transactions.
His background includes more than 12 years as a public company CFO, including seven years as the CFO of ESS Technology, a $300 million manufacturer of DVD and image sensor devices, and three years as the CFO of Silicon Storage Technology, a $400 million manufacturer of memory and non-memory chips.
Boyd also has been the CFO of several startups, including Link-A-Media Devices, which was recently sold to Hynix.
“Jim brings a depth and breadth of public company and financial experience to Marrone Bio and his high-tech and Silicon Valley roots complement our company’s ag tech culture,” said MBI founder and CEO Pam Marrone. “In addition, Jim has experience in establishing international operations, which will serve us well as we look to expand
Boyd earned a MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from Golden Gate University.