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Deep Branch strengthens its team with a hybrid CFO/COO position

Tanja van Dinteren was appointed to lead financial and operational activities as chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Tanja van Dinteren
December 1, 2022

Novel ingredients manufacturer, Deep Branch, has appointed Tanja van Dinteren as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). She will lead Deep Branch’s financial and operational activities to boost the company’s transitions from startup to scale-up and prepare the business for commercialization in a few years. The dual role will align Deep Branch’s financial and operational performance and ensure that all key metrics to track success are clearly defined.

With 25 years of experience in financial roles across multiple sectors, van Dinteren will bring various skills and extensive knowledge to Deep Branch. She started her career with the leading professional services firm KPMG and spent over eight years with the renewable energy group ENGIE in various roles, including CFO for ENGIE Energy in the Netherlands. During this time, Tanja ensured ENGIE remained profitable in all areas and was responsible for identifying opportunities for acquisitions, including leading discussions with advisors and exploratory talks with potential targets, as well as conducting negotiations.

“Deep Branch is a people-oriented company with a strong vision for ensuring food security. We address two of the world’s most significant challenges – increasing CO2 levels in our atmosphere and a growing population leading to higher fish, poultry, and meat demands. The world needs innovations and technologies such as our proprietary gas fermentation platform (R)evolve™. I’ve already seen our team's passion, enthusiasm, and professionalism, and it’s great to have the opportunity to join and contribute to our success,” said van Dinteren.

“As a fast-growing company, we must balance being flexible, recognize that roles and responsibilities can change as we grow, and remain structured to ensure stability. As we enter a new chapter of our growth, we decided it was time to bring in some new experience and skills and better define the scope of work for our leadership team,” said Pete Rowe, Deep Branch’s CEO. “We needed a candidate for our new CFO/COO hybrid role that was comfortable working in a dynamic startup culture and understood how and why to evolve the company into a more mature organization as we grow. This meant that we required someone with experience in larger, rapid-growth organizations comfortable with changes happening quickly. I’m confident we have this person in Tanja. She fills every room with positive energy and knows how to lead organizations to perform better and provide value and meaning for all team members.”