henometrics Inc. has announced the name of another appointment to their board, in addition to adding Mark Edwards last week. The new addition, Jeff Wesley, is executive director of the Michigan State University Foundation’s wholly owned venture investment subsidiary, Red Cedar Ventures.
Mr. Wesley, as the venture group’s executive director, provides strategic planning advice and executive coaching to both newly formed companies and growth companies already existing within Red Cedar’s investment portfolio.
An alumnus of Central Michigan University, Mr. Wesley served as an executive with Two Men and a Truck, from 2008 to 2017, holding the positions of CFO and then CEO. During that time, the company became one of the fastest growing franchise systems in the United States and earned its place among Crain’s Detroit Business’ “Cool Places to Work.” In 2017, Mr. Wesley was nationally recognized as a top franchise executive and was an Inc. 5000 award winner.
“Jeff Wesley is an exceptional executive who has a great track record helping companies receive the support necessary to ignite their growth and fuel their success. Jeff’s track-record proves he can provide Phenometrics with business resources to navigate the company’s international expansion challenges. We are very honored to have such an accomplished business advisor,” said Jody Burgess, CEO of Phenometrics.
“I am excited to do my part in helping Phenometrics succeed,” said Mr. Wesley. “I’m joining an impressive team and, together, we will continue to build a successful biotech company, providing quality algae scientific instrument products to the international marketplace.”