ACALA PARTNERS, INC. Group Professional Biographies

E. Berry Summerour II, Managing Director

As a Principal in the firm, Berry brings over ten years of investment banking, market research and venture development experience ranging from private placements of equity and business plan writing to market research and consulting, all primarily in the Agricultural Life Sciences industry. Most notably Berry served as Vice President of Agricultural Biotechnology & Agribusiness in the Life Sciences Equity Research Group at Stephens, Inc. At Stephens, he was instrumental in conducting IPOs in the agricultural biotechnology industry including Paradigm Genetics and EDEN BioScience. Berry also orchestrated several agricultural biotechnology private investments for Stephens Group including Sangamo BioSciences, AgraQuest, AviGenics and the Burrill & Company Biotechnology Fund. In addition, he held previous positions with American Cyanamid Crop Protection and the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.

Berry services on several agricultural and biotech Boards, Councils technology transfer funds and industry associations. He is also a Managing Principal of Knowledge Deployment, Inc. He grew up on a cattle ranch in Texas , earned his BS in Agricultural Economics and an MBA from Texas A&M University and has authored/co-authored numerous agricultural publications. Berry also holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Doug Fisher, Managing Director

Doug comes to ACALA PARTNERS, INC. with lengthy and broad experience as legal counsel and an executive for established and emerging agricultural businesses and law firms. As Senior Counsel at Fulbright & Jaworski, he provided capital raising, contract, licensing, intellectual property and technology transfer advice for a variety of agribusinesses, biotech and high-tech companies. Doug brings significant experience in product development, intellectual property strategy and licensing, M&A, capital raising, financing, strategic planning, organizational restructuring, licensing, risk management and dispute resolution. As Senior VP and General Counsel for AgriBioTech, Inc. General Counsel for Seminis, Inc. and Deputy General Counsel for DEKALB Genetics Doug has obtained a unique blend of multi disciplinary, hands-on, practical corporate experience, providing advice and solutions in key operating, financing, restructuring, patenting and legal matters. Prior to his agricultural involvement he gained legal experience in large case litigation, antitrust and trade regulation, contracts at prominent New York and Chicago law firms.

Doug is from Minnesota where he obtained his B.A. from Gustavus Adolpus and his J.D from the University of Minnesota . He is a member of the New York , Illinois and Texas bars and the Licensing Executives Society.