ManagementMark Gresser, MBA
President & CEO, Member of the Board
Before joining Wildcat Discovery Technologies in 2008, Mr. Gresser held global leadership positions at Material Sciences Corporation, Honeywell, and AlliedSignal, and has over twenty-two years of experience in general management, materials development, sales, marketing, and engineering. Mr. Gresser holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Steven Kaye, Ph.D.
Prior to joining Wildcat Discovery Technologies in 2007, Dr. Steven Kaye obtained his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Jeffrey R. Long. His research focused on the design and synthesis of new microporous coordination solids for applications in gas storage, gas separation, and as microporous magnets.
Jon Jacobs, MBA
Jon Jacobs joined Wildcat Discovery Technologies in 2009. Previously, Mr. Jacobs held numerous engineering positions at General Motors and Ford Motor Company before working at Material Sciences Corporation as Global Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Jacobs holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also recieved a Masters degree in engineering from Purdue University.
Laura Marion, CPA
Laura Marion joined Wildcat Discovery Technologies in 2012. Prior to joining Wildcat, Ms. Marion was Chief Financial Officer at Aptera Motors. She is a certified public accountant that started her career at Arthur Anderson, LLP before becoming CFO at two private-equity backed specialty vehicile manufacturers. Ms. Marion received a BA in Business Administration and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Ross Russo joined Wildcat Discovery Technologies at its inception in 2006 as Manager of Operations. Prior to joining Wildcat, Mr. Russo held positions as a chemist at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and in the financial industry. Mr. Russo has a Masters degree in Chemistry as well as a BA in Economics and a BS in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego.