Tony Eisenhut

Executive Chairman of the Board

Mr. Eisenhut is a 1988 graduate of Cornell.  In 1999 he co-founded KensaGroup, a technology commercialization company that bridges the gap between university-developed intellectual property and the innovation needs of Fortune 1,000 companies.  Through KensaGroup, Mr. Eisenhut has co-founded seven technology-based startups, and serves on the Board of Directors for four of these portfolio companies.

Jeff Uhrig


Jeff most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Sirrus Inc., a leading developer of methylene malonate technology.  At Sirrus, he led a successful sale process to Nippon Shokubai and managed engineering, intellectual property, and commercial activities.  Uhrig also served as vice president of corporate development at Elevance Renewable Sciences and was vice president in the clean technology investment banking group at Piper Jaffray & Co.

Jeff holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and an MBA and Master of Engineering Management with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Applied Sciences at Northwestern University, respectively.

Phil Roberto

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Roberto brings more than 20 years of corporate finance, strategy and M&A experience to Novomer.  Before Novomer, Phil was CFO and CEO of L.A.B. Equipment Inc. and Managing Director and Vice President of Corporate Development at Elkay Manufacturing Company.  In addition, Phil held marketing, strategy and business development leadership positions at Dade Behring Inc. and was a chemical division assistant controller at FMC Corporation.  Phil has an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Phil is a registered CPA and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Overseers for the School of Applied Technology at IIT.