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CIBO Appoints Kim Stephan as General Counsel, Expanding Leadership Team

Accomplished Legal Strategist Stephan brings over two decades of legal and industry experience to CIBO

MINNEAPOLIS (May 16, 2023) – CIBO Technologies, the science-based software company that powers grower-facing carbon, Scope 3, and sustainability programs, today announced an expansion of the company’s executive team with the appointment of Kim Stephan as General Counsel.

Kim brings over two decades of legal and industry experience to CIBO Technologies, having held leadership positions with multiple technology companies across a variety of industries. Her expertise will be invaluable in supporting CIBO as the company enters a new phase of customer growth and expansion helping companies achieve their regenerative and carbon program commitments.

“Kim is a skilled general counsel with deep knowledge of both corporate and commercial matters. Having worked for several technology companies at various stages of growth, she has an extensive understanding of the complex legal questions that come with rapid industry changes and corporate growth,” said Daniel Ryan, chief executive officer at CIBO Technologies. “I look forward to working with Kim to scale our business and establish CIBO as the leading technology platform for sustainable agriculture.”

Throughout her career, Stephan has worked with private (venture capital and PE-backed) and public companies in fast-paced and complex operating environments, dealing with corporate and commercial matters such as governance, executive compensation, privacy, and SaaS contracting with customers, partners, and vendors.

Prior to CIBO Technologies, she served seven years as General Counsel and led the People/HR function of Virgin Pulse, a global health and wellness technology company with over 2,000 employees. In that role, she was responsible for all corporate transactions, commercial agreements, intellectual property, privacy, regulatory and employment matters. Previously, Kim spent eight years with Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), an education technology company, leading their corporate governance, public company compliance and state regulatory functions. She holds a B.B.A. in Finance and received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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About CIBO

Founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2015, CIBO applies advanced software to deliver a deep understanding of agricultural systems at scale. We focus on delivering solutions that drive regenerative agriculture in order to help to mitigate climate change, advance food system resilience, and improve grower outcomes. CIBO is a 2021 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards finalist, the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough “AI-based AgTech Company of the Year,” and a 2023 BOLD Awards finalist. Learn more at