Brad spent nearly 25 years with The Dow Chemical Company and is now a member of the Executive Team within Ambassador Enterprises.
Ambassador Enterprises (AE) is a strategic investing firm that inspires people to achieve more. AE seeks to guide leaders, companies, and organizations committed to performance that creates lasting, positive impact on people and communities. Founded in 2006, Ambassador Enterprises is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
During his years with Dow Chemical, Brad held a succession of progressive commercial and business leadership roles in both the Chemicals and Plastics Divisions, including an assignment in Corporate Strategic Development where he helped focus Dow’s corporate Merger & Acquisition efforts. Before joining Dow, Brad was the Sales & Marketing Director for Moody Press (a unit of Moody Bible Institute) and was an Instructor in the Business & Economics Department at Huntington, University.
Brad received a BA from Michigan State University, his MBA from Indiana University and additional Executive Education from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Brad and his wife Georgia have been married for more than 35 years and have two grown daughters; Megan, married and living in Chicago and Julia, married and living in Boston.
In addition to his research roles, Dr. March has served as the President (2007) of the International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), and as the Chief Medical Advisor for the Cell Therapy Foundation. He continues to serve on the IFATS Board. In these affiliations, he has worked to advance collaboration as well as public awareness about the significance of adult stem cells.
In 2017, Dr. March joined the University of Florida as Director of the University of Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine. This multidisciplinary center is working to bring regenerative therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.
Scott Jones is a veteran of early-stage entrepreneurship, a prolific inventor, an innovative strategist, and a successful venture capitalist. After serving as a Research Scientist at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Jones founded Boston Technology, a voicemail company that grew to have over 2.5 billion subscribers on its systems worldwide. Subsequently, he was a founder or “heavy lifter” in several companies, including Gracenote (now a major division of Nielsen), ATG (an e-commerce platform which was acquired by Oracle), Precise Path Robotics (autonomous vehicle technology, now core to Stanley Black & Decker/MTD’s robotic lawn care division), ChaCha (a high-performing virtual assistant), and Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit focused on immersive learning in areas such as software development and cybersecurity where he serves an active role as President.
Mike Trotta began in the auto industry, but quickly became interested in the surface finishing solutions space, where he has spent the bulk of his career. His roles have ranged from sales to management and supervision, and ultimately into leadership. More recently, Mike has managed multiple mergers and acquisitions, and in many cases, influenced change that made entities ripe for profitable re-sale.
Mike’s current interests are serving as an advisory role to GNAP, LLC (a recent exit of a company Mike had years of connection to), is an operating partner in two local (Indianapolis) businesses, an investor in several Real Estate Holding Companies, and in Theratome Bio, where he currently serves on the Board.
Mike is happily married to his wife of 43 years. They have 5 children, and 8 grandchildren. He still enjoys cars and is an avid water skier.