Dr. Michael Francis
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Francis is Chief Science Officer at GT Research and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Francis is an experienced research scientist with extensive knowledge of molecular biology, research processes and biomedical software and analytics. In addition to participating in Fund management, due diligence and investment decisions, Dr. Francis manages GTR's proprietary bioinformatics and genomics research platform. Dr. Francis earned a BSc in Physics from Auburn University and a PhD in Physiology from the University of South Alabama.
Chief Executive Officer
Sam is Founder and CEO of GTR. He is also Co-Founder of Genesis Block, a blockchain- focused venture production studio. Prior to founding GTR, Sam was an attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he focused his practice on complex financial services regulation. Sam holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and a BSE from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and a Joseph Wharton Scholar.
Chief Growth Officer
A long-time investment practitioner and horticulturalist, Danny handles operations, project management, and execution for GTR. His professional experience includes oversight and execution of complex environmental and construction projects. Danny has overseen all aspects of crop production and sale on multi-acre organic farms in California and Montana. He holds a BA in Government and Law and a BA in Spanish from Lafayette College.