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Zach Ellis

The Ohio State University
Director of New Ventures
Zach Ellis is Director of New Ventures at The Ohio State University. Zach has over 15 years of corporate management experience and has been commercializing early-stage technologies via startups and other vehicles for the past eight years. Before joining Ohio State, Zach worked at PepsiCo where he was a member of the corporate innovation and technology ventures team, leading venture partnerships and investments in food, ag and agtech. Earlier in his career, Zach worked in various consulting, business development and innovation roles spanning healthcare, government and hospitality. Zach began his career as an active duty officer in the US Navy and holds graduate degrees in business and biotechnology.