Judith C. Giordan, PhD

Managing Director with ecosVC®

33 years of experience translating research to commercial opportunities

Rutgers University (BSc Environmental Science)
University of Maryland (PhD Chemistry)
University of Frankfurt (Alexander von Humboldt Post Doctoral Research Fellow)


Co-founder of the Chemical Angels Network, entrepreneur and former Fortune 100 executive. 

Judy serves as board member, co-founder, advisor and investor in seed and early stage start-ups.

Her previous executive positions include Vice President and Global Corporate Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group; and co-founder and managing partner of 1EXECStreet, a successful San Francisco based boutique executive search firm. She has also held management and technical contributor positions at Polaroid and ALCOA and has served with the National Science Foundation as Program Director for the IGERT Program.

Check out a few of Judy's articles & presentations

"Everything but the Squeal: Maximizing Utility and Adoption of Biobased Chemicals," 4th Annual World Bio Markets USA Conference, 10/30/2013

"Value Creation... Capturing the Immeasurable  Value Created by Women Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Investors," 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, 9/10/2013

"Why Bragging Is Good For WomenHuffington Post, 7/29/2013