Abhishek Agarwal, CEO

Abhishek founded BDG in 2010 and has served as the CEO since 2012.  He founded Lotus Capital, a private equity firm in 2007 and has served as Managing Partner since.  Abhishek’s prior experiences include working at Cohen & Company, a venture capital firm, in the industrial and technology industry, as well as experience as an entrepreneur in the ecommerce and software industry.  He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and BA in Economics from University of Rochester and attended MS in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.

Christian Schwarz, CFO

Christian joined BDG in 2013.  He is Partner at TCR, a private equity firm, which he joined in 2004.  Prior to starting at TCR, Christian worked as an associate at Unisphere, Inc., an investment firm focused on commercializing federally sponsored technologies. He holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Hunter McCormack, VP Operations

Hunter joined BDG in 2017.  Prior to BDG, he was a Plant Manager at Pacific Ethanol, a leading ethanol producer.  Hunter also worked as Production Team Leader at Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients, as well as a managing engineer at a biodiesel plant. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

Michael Eaton, Plant Manager

Michael joined BDG in 2017.  Prior to BDG, he worked in various production and engineering roles for over 20 years at BASF, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, and CPS Chemicals.  He holds a BE in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.