CEO & Co-Founder, Bluestem Biosciences
Billy Hagstrom is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Bluestem Biosciences, Inc. Based in Omaha, Bluestem Biosciences is designing biology with the end in mind, to enable existing infrastructure in the Midwest for industrialized synthetic biology. We are leveraging digital biology to facilitate the discovery of biomanufacturing, focused on the sustainable production of chemicals and materials. Bluestem Biosciences was founded in January 2022.
Billy previously served as Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development for Green Plains, Inc.. Prior to moving to Omaha in 2021, Billy served as Chief Executive Officer of Cannalysis. Previously, Billy was a Managing Director at Highbridge Capital Management focused on the convergence of industries including natural resources, technology and consumer sectors. Billy started in investment banking at J.P. Morgan focused on Natural Resources & Infrastructure. Billy earned his BA in Economics from Northwestern University.