Who we are



Charlie Bio

Charlie Spanjers, Ph.D.

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Charlie is a Co-Founder of Berd. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University. Charlie has a background in polymer science. He enjoys mountain biking, being outside, and spending time with his family.

Kyle Bio

Kyle Olson, Ph.D.

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Kyle is a Co-Founder of Berd. Kyle has a B.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Kyle brings expertise in new product development from his roles in academic research and industry. Kyle prides himself on biking faster than Brad and Charlie.

Brad Bio

Brad Guertin

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Brad is a Co-Founder of Berd and has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota . Brad comes from the medical device industry and brings advanced manufacturing skills to Berd. Brad enjoys all forms of skiing and cycling.




Berd has a world class advisory board consisting of experts in fields ranging from polymers and chemistry to product commercialization and management.




Berd is located in Minneapolis, MN



Minneapolis Finalist 2016 Division Winner




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