Dr. Michael K. Stern

Vice President, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Climate



  • Leads The Climate Corporation, aiming to help farmers around the world protect and improve their productivity through precision agriculture systems and solutions.

Work History

  • Vice President, U.S. Row Crop Business
  • CEO of Renessen LLC, a biotechnology joint venture with Cargill
  • Director of Technology, Agricultural Productivity


  • Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Princeton University
  • M.S. in Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Denison University

Significant Activities

  • Board of Trustees of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Monsanto Thomas and Hochwalt Science and Technology Award
  • Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
  • Monsanto Distinguished Science Fellow
  • Author and inventor of more than 50 scientific publications and U.S. patents related to agricultural technology

Mike lives in St. Louis with his wife and three children.