Dr. Stanton (Stan) Martin is the founder and CEO of the Mars Agricultural Research Consortium. Prior to founding the consortium, Dr. Martin worked at Bayer Crop Sciences, where he served as the lead scientist responsible for Space Based Asset Development, technology development, and digital farming assets in the United States. He is also the founder of Science Apps, L3C, a low profited limited liability company dedicated to the advancement of Science for the betterment of humanity through the use of mobile technology. A plant pathologist by training, Stan has extensive experience in the areas of crop modeling, remote sensing, and data analytics. Prior to his involvment with space based development activities, Stan spent a number of years in the genomics space, serving as a bioinformatician for North Carolina State University. During his time at NCSU he co-founded ArrayXpress, Inc. a microarray services company. Stan has also been involved with data management and analytics for various projects at Oak Ridge National Laboratory based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.