Kareem Barghouti is the co-founder and CEO of VastBiome. He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences at UC Irvine and an MBA from Duke University with a concentration in Healthcare Sector Management. His background is in Strategy & Operations and Sales & Marketing. Kareem joined the fast-growing startup Wildfire Interactive as a Business Development rep which was acquired by Google for $450M. He spent 5 years at Google leading the data integrity of Google’s advertising business, managing teams of 100+, and was part of the core product team to launch an online education portal to millions of users globally. He was recognized as the top sales rep globally (1000+ reps) for the New Business Sales team. Before Google, he co-founded an online marketplace (StingyCampus.com), having raised $250K in seed funding and launched the program across 12 universities in Southern California. Most recently, Kareem participated as a Biodesign Fellow at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute in Houston, Texas, where VastBiome was born.