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Steve Biershenk

Steven Bierschenk

Managing Director

Steven Bierschenk is a Managing Director at Paine Schwartz Partners.

Mr. Bierschenk has more than 30 years of management experience in the life sciences and agribusiness industries, driving growth and creating operational value. From 2000 until its acquisition by Bayer AG, he held a variety of senior management positions at Monsanto. During this time, Mr. Bierschenk led marketing, business development efforts, and commercial license operations. Following Monsanto’s acquisition of Fund II portfolio company, Seminis, he engineered a substantial restructuring and integration with several other vegetable seed businesses. He also led competitive intelligence and strategy, long-term strategy development, and engaged in a range of M&A activities within Monsanto’s Global Strategy team. Prior to Monsanto, Mr. Bierschenk worked for Procter & Gamble from 1992 to 2000, where he held several brand management and customer marketing positions within the healthcare category. Before Procter & Gamble, he spent his early career in the animal genetics industry.

Mr. Bierschenk serves on the boards of Advanced Agrilytics, HGS BioScience, Prima Wawona, and Kynetec. He was raised in rural Iowa and is a graduate from Iowa State University (Bachelor of Science) and Syracuse University (MBA).