Marv Tseu has been appointed as the Chief Growth Officer at Vertical Harvest Farms. On the heels of a Series A financial close, in which Tseu was instrumental in leading the effort with investors, the company - which breaks ground in Maine next month for its second U.S. location - is now poised to announce future urban farms sites in several major U.S. cities, including Chicago, Providence, and Detroit. Tseu will be leading the Vertical Harvest growth efforts to scale the business by securing MOUs with civic leaders and communities interested in bringing a Vertical Harvest Farm to their city.
Marv Tseu joins the company with over 40 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, founding, leading, and developing both private and public companies. Early in his notable career, Tseu was a member of the senior management team of Plantronics from 1984 to 1996, where he was involved in a management-led leveraged buyout and subsequent public offering. He's also been serving as Chairman and then Vice Chairman of the Board since 1999, guiding the acquisition of Polycom and then the recent sale to Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). In 1999 he founded Site Smith, a managed services company helping businesses manage large complex IP networks, and guided the company to a very positive exit. Tseu was also a venture partner at Com Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and during the last ten years, he's been leading companies in the digital media advertising space.
Co-founder and CEO of Vertical Harvest Nona Yehia stated, "Marv has been indispensable, and he instantly raised our game just by joining the team. His unique expertise, guidance, and team leadership makes our audacious, bold growth vision possible, and he's a powerful ally both in the world of finance and in assembling amazing partnerships between civic leaders, developers, and community stakeholders. We appreciate how he strengthens our credibility while embedding our values in every new deal and partnership."
Marv Tseu said, "Vertical Harvest epitomizes the philosophy that you can do well by doing good. Our mission to provide jobs and food for the underserved aligns perfectly with progressive municipal leaders. The company is poised for explosive growth because communities want Vertical Harvest to be part of their civic infrastructure. It's an honor and a pleasure to join the team and help Vertical Harvest achieve this mission, as well as help visionary community leaders, realize the progress and potential of theirs."