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Brian P. Dawson

Founder and CEO, HarvestPort

Los Angeles

Brian P. Dawson is the Founder and CEO of HarvestPort, a shared economy platform for seasonally used agriculture assets, the Founding Partner of Fifth Season Ventures, an impact-focused venture capital fund, and is the Executive Chairman of Full Cycle Bioplastics, a biotechnology company with a proprietary process to convert food and agricultural waste into biodegradable plastic. Mr. Dawson has an extensive entrepreneurial background encompassing agriculture, logistics, sustainable materials, and energy. In 2009 he co-founded Palogix International, the largest renter of reusable recyclable harvesting bins, totes, and bulk containers to the agriculture industry in the United States. As the client-facing partner at Palogix, Mr. Dawson innovated the company’s aggregate pooling program, which improved industry-wide supply chain asset utilization and reduced the carbon footprint of food crop transport from field to table. In 1998 Mr. Dawson co-founded PetroCal Incorporated, an energy company focused on increasing the production of mature oil and gas fields utilizing modern technology. Mr. Dawson is a graduate of Columbia University, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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