Alan Blake is a life-long entrepreneur and a recognized leader in consumer biotechnology. As the co-founder and CEO of Yorktown Technologies since its inception in 2001, he led his company to overcome significant obstacles to build the first ever successful consumer biotech animal company. The company is best known for GloFish®, brilliantly colored fluorescent fish, which are the world’s most visible example of consumer biotechnology and the world’s only widely-marketed biotech animal. GloFish was sold to Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB) in 2017, by which point it had grown to drive an estimated 15% of all dollars spent in the U.S. aquarium fish market, or over $200 million in annual retail sales. Alan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BBA with Highest Honors.