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Eric McAfee

Title: 
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Advisory Bio: 
Mr. McAfee is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist. Mr. McAfee has founded and funded more than thirty companies in renewable energy, oil & gas, networking equipment, enterprise software, medical devices and agriculture through McAfee Capital, Cagan McAfee Capital Partners and Berg McAfee Companies. He has founded seven companies that were taken public, including Aemetis (Nasdaq: $200 million revenues), Pacific Ethanol (Nasdaq: $1 billion revenues), Evolution Petroleum (NYSE) and Procera Networks (Nasdaq). Mr. McAfee is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aemetis (Nasdaq: AMTX), a $200 million revenues (2014) Silicon Valley industrial biotechnology company that developed and is commercializing technologies to produce advanced fuels and chemicals from renewable feedstocks. In 2013, he was appointed to the advisory board of the University of California Merced School of Engineering. Mr. McAfee has served since 1993 as an annually elected member of the Board of Directors of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, one of the oldest and most influential business organizations in California, representing more than 500 technology, petrochemical, automobile, aerospace, food and other manufacturing companies. In 2016, Mr. McAfee was ranked #40 of the “Top 100 People in the Advanced BioEconomy” and has been ranked in the top 100 globally for the past four years. In 2005, Mr. McAfee and his wife funded, along with state and community support, the $8 million McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center in Saratoga, California. This facility is a state-of-the-art community performing arts center with 560 seats, serving the schools and community groups in Saratoga and nearby Silicon Valley cities. In 1986, Mr. McAfee graduated as the Dean’s Medalist from the Fresno State University business school. He lectured as the 2001 Entrepreneur in Residence at FSU and earned the business school Alumni of the Year Award in 2002. Mr. McAfee served as a 2007 Entrepreneur in Residence at The Wharton School MBA Program. Mr. McAfee is an alumni of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (1993 Executive Program) and is a 2004 graduate of the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Program.
Affiliation: 
Aemetis