Sam Fiorello, president of BRDG Park, also serves as chief operating officer and senior vice president for administration and finance at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the world’s largest independent research institute focused on plant science.
Fiorello has extensive experience in managing financial, intellectual property and other administrative functions. Prior to joining the Danforth Center in 1999, he was chief of staff at Monsanto Company’s Office of the President, where he helped develop the business plan and initial pool of funding for the Danforth Plant Science Center.
Earlier in his career, Fiorello was a senior trade and investment policy analyst with Walker/Free Associates in Washington, D.C. His career also includes having worked at Cargill Investor Services and for Confindustria, an Italian industrial policy research center.
Fiorello earned a B.A. in business from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in public administration from the University of Texas.
Mark Gorski is a Director of Development for Wexford Science + Technology. He is an experienced marketing professional and successful entrepreneur in the international marketplace. Gorski is a native of Chicago and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.