Eric A. McAfee is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a lifelong commitment to agriculture and renewable energy. He co-founded the Company in 2005 and has served as its Chairman of the Board since 2006. Mr. McAfee was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2007. He has been both the Chairman of McAfee Capital and principal of the investment company Berg McAfee Companies since 1995 and 1998, respectively.
Mr. McAfee’s experience with successful business funding and acquiring speaks for itself: he founded or acquired twelve energy and technology companies when he became a principal of Cagan McAfee Capital Partners in 2000, as well as an additional twenty-five companies as a principal investor. In 2003, Mr. McAfee co-founded Pacific Ethanol, Inc., a West Coast ethanol producer and marketer. Mr. McAfee also founded the McAfee Farms Organic Almonds and Organic Pastures Dairy Company, the world’s largest raw milk and cheese producer, creamery, bottler, and distributor.
Since its creation, Aemetis is now the largest US-owned biodiesel producer in Asia and the largest biofuels plant in California, with more than 150 employees and $200 million in revenues.
Mr. McAfee is a graduate of both the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Program as well as the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program. He received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management from Fresno State University in 1986 and served as Entrepreneur in Residence of The Wharton Business School MBA Program in 2007.