Tim Geistlinger

CTO, Perfect Day

Tim Geistlinger is driven by a passion to create scientific solutions that tackle major problems, bringing over 20 years of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development. Tim currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at Perfect Day, a global brand at the forefront of research,development and production of animal-free dairy. In his role, Tim leads all scientific research and development efforts for the Bay Area company where his work is focused on creating earth-friendly, high-quality, functional proteins that deliver a truly satisfying full-dairy experience, without the environmental and welfare issues inherent to factory farming.

Prior to this, he served as VP of Research and Development for Beyond Meat where he built the entire scientific program, the foundation for all the current and future food products, the scale-up, and the IP strategy, in alignment with the business and marketing strategies. Tim is the original creator of the now famous Beyond Burger and related products in multiple QSRs globally.

Tim is skilled in metabolic engineering, drug design, fermentation, manufacturing, chemical biology, natural products chemistry, targeted therapeutics, protein engineering, scale-up technologies and oncology. He has built the teams and created the seminal technology behind multiple therapeutics working in partnerships with the likes of the Gates Foundation, Elli Lilly, Roche, Genentech, Novartis and others; his work has resulted in three IPOs and multiple licensed products that are currently used globally to treat cancer and infectious disease. Today he is focused on nutrition and solutions to feed the world.