Leadership

Tom Nicholson
Tom Nicholson, CEO

Prior to Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Tom was commercial director for Elanco’s food-safety business, where he helped create the new business unit and developed and commercialized novel food-safety technologies for meat-protein production. Before that, Tom was vice president of Ivy Animal Health, where he led the sales and marketing team to become market leaders due to a robust benchmarking beef-production analytics system and consultation that became the industry standard. With 27 years of experience in the meat protein industry, Tom also worked for Syntex Animal Health and Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis). He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Iowa State University. Tom can be reached by email or 515-707-1919.

Jackson McReynolds
Jackson McReynolds, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer

Before co-founding Passport Food Safety Solutions, Jackson was a technical consultant for Elanco, helping beef and poultry customers reduce foodborne pathogens. He also developed procedures for applying bromide-based chemistries in processing plants, was lead scientist for developing Salmonella and E. coli phage technologies, and developed modeling systems to better understand foodborne pathogens throughout the production chain. Before that, Jackson was a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, where his team earned a patent for high-energy electron beam irradiation for the production of immunomodulators in poultry. He earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in poultry science from Texas A&M University. Jack can be reached by email or 979-220-3938.

Justin Reber
Justin Reber, Executive Chairman

Justin’s 20 year career has been growing technology start-ups and early-stage companies. Often operating as the active Chairman and CEO, he has transformed entrepreneurial ventures into multi-million dollar enterprises. Justin has raised significant amounts of capital and accomplished highly profitable transactions. In addition to his several business ventures, Justin is active in public policy at a State and Federal government level.


Passport Food Safety Solutions
6935 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515.334.8035

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