Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Business are all positions held by Matthew K. Szot, CPA. Additionally, Mr. Szot sits on the boards of S&W Australia and S&W Seed Australia Pty Ltd, two of our fully owned subsidiaries. In addition, Mr. Szot is currently the Chairman of the Audit Function and a Director of SenesTech, a publicly held life science business with an emphasis on animal health.
Mr. Szot held these positions while serving on the board of directors and chairing the internal auditors of Eastside Distilling, Inc., a publicly listed business in the artisan spirits sector, from June 2018 to August 2019. Mr. Szot worked for Cardiff Partners, LLC, a strategy consulting firm that offered executive finance services to a variety of publicly listed and privately owned firms, from February 2007 to October 2011. Mr. Szot held these positions at Rip Curl, Inc., a leading company in wetsuit and action sports gear products, from 2003 until December 2006.
Mr. Szot worked as a Certified Public Accountant for KPMG from 1996 to 2003. He managed audits for a number of publicly traded businesses. Mr. Szot is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics/Accounting from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Matthew K. Szot has been named the new chief financial officer of Cadrenal Therapeutics, Inc. ("Cadrenal"), a biopharmaceutical firm working to develop tecarfarin, a new cardiorenal treatment in the clinical studies with an orphan medication indication. Szot joins Cadrenal with over over 25 years of executive-level financial expertise. For more than 11 years, he served as CFO of S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW), a world leading seed technology company centred on middle market crops, as well as Rip Curl, a major sports sponsor and designer, manufacturer, and retailer of surfing apparel and related products.
From December 2015, Szot has been a director and vice chairperson of the company of SenesTech (NASDAQ: SNES), a company that develops and distributes EPA-registered rodent fertility management. From September 2020, Mr. Szot has held positions on the INVO Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: INVO) board of directors and as head of the audit and compensation committees.
Szot worked for Cardiff Partners, LLC, a business consulting firm that offered executive finance services to a variety of publicly listed and privately owned firms, from February 2007 to October 2011. Mr. Szot worked as a Certified Public Accountant for KPMG from 1996 to 2003. He managed audits for a number of publicly traded businesses. Scoz holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Accounting from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, as well as a California Certified Public Accountant.
The founder and CEO of Cadrenal, Quang Pham, said: "Having previously worked with Matt, I am thrilled to have Matt take part our team at this crucial time. In addition to numerous IPOs and financings, mergers and acquisitions, international business expansion in fast-growing environments, establishing and scaling high performing teams, governance practices, and other operations and maintenance, financial, and accounting issues for both public and private companies, Matt has an a plethora of expertise in the field of corporate finance. The ability of our team to execute will be greatly enhanced as we work to advance tecarfarin throughout the clinic and develop Cadrenal thanks to Matt's strong financial and managerial credentials.
Insiders at S&W Seed Co. have purchased 3,828,976 units worth $15,322,701 and sold approximately $6,185,743 worth of stock during the past 13 years. Partners Lpmfp Investors Ll, Partners Small Cap Value Lp, and these firms are among the most aggressive insider traders. Executives and independent directors of S&W Seed Co transact in stock on average once every 14 days for a value of $27,175. Mark Wong made the most recent stock transaction on May 20, 2022, exchanging 7,634 shares of SANW stock with a market value of $10,077.
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