Steve Dubin | AIChE

Steve Dubin

SDA Ventures LLC

Mr. Dubin is a Principal in SDA Ventures LLC, a firm focused on assisting emerging growth, middle-market and  multi-national companies,  primarily in the health & wellness, nutritional products and food services markets, on matters including corporate development, business acquisition, customer relations, growth strategies and corporate finance. Mr. Dubin, in conjunction with SDA Ventures, LLC, acts a Senior Advisor to Paine Schwartz Partners, a global private equity investment firm located in New York, and San Francisco, helping Paine to identify and execute investment opportunities in the global human and animal food and nutritional products industries. In addition, Mr. Dubin is a member of the boards of Alcresta, Inc. and the UCAN Company.

Mr. Dubin was the Chairman of Enzymotec Ltd (Nasdaq:ENZY), a leading global supplier of specialty lipid-based products and solutions technologies from January 2014 until its acquisition by Frutarom Industries in January 2018. Enzymotec developed, manufactured and marketed innovative bio-active lipid ingredients, as well as final products, based on sophisticated processes.

Prior to his co-founding of SDA Ventures in 2011, Mr. Dubin served as the CEO of Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK), a leader in the innovation, development, production and sale of high-value products from microbial sources that promote health and wellness through nutrition. Mr. Dubin played a key role in developing Martek’s business from an R&D company to a fully integrated, profitable, commercial organization with over $470 million in annual sales. He served in a variety of positions with Martek over the 14 years before his election as CEO in July 2006, including President, CFO, Treasurer, Secretary, General Counsel and Senior VP of Business Development. He also led Martek's initial round of institutional financing in 1986. Mr. Dubin's other experience includes working with and financing a variety of early-stage technology companies and spending 12 years in various positions at Suburban Bank, now part of Bank of America, including Vice President and Treasurer of its venture capital subsidiary.

Mr. Dubin graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied business and accounting. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the National Law Center at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Dubin is a licensed CPA and a member of the Maryland Bar. Mr. Dubin’s non-profit activities include his service on the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital as well on the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation.