President and CEO Emeritus, Novus International, Inc.
Co-Founder, The Yield Lab
Board President, IFAMA
Thad Simons is Founder and Managing Director, The Yield Lab, Board President of the
International Food and Agribusiness Association (IFAMA) and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Novus International, Inc.
Thad serves on several community Boards: Nine Network of Public Media, Grand Center, Inc., United Way of Greater St. Louis, Dance STL, Maryville University, Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, St. Louis Regional Chamber, and Missouri Botanical Garden.
Thad’s awards and recognitions include: International Businessperson of the Year, World Trade Center of St. Louis, 2001; International Visionary Award, Boeing Institute of International Business, 2007; Heroes of the Planet Award, St. Louis Business Journal, 2009; Entrepreneur of the Year, Central Midwest-Bioscience, Ernst & Young, 2010; Entrepreneur of the Year, National Distribution and Manufacturing, Ernst & Young, 2010; and Agribusiness Leader of the Year, National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), 2013.