David Rosenberg ’02BUS
CEO & Co-founder

David co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a clean technology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments. AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company, was listed on Fast Company’s 2019 global list of Most Innovative Companies, and Inc. Magazine’s list of the 25 Most Disruptive Companies. AeroFarms also received the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and was voted as the Best Growth Company to invest in at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference in addition to being a finalist for The Circular Awards at the World Economic Forum. Most recently, AeroFarms received the inaugural Global SDG Award for Zero Hunger as well as being named a THRIVE Top 50 leading AgTech company.

David dedicates his time to a number of local and international organizations. As a member of the World Economic Forum, David co-chairs the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce and is a member of the WEF Global IoT Council. David is also a member of the US delegation to the B20 Sustainable Food System Taskforce, which advises the G20.

In addition, David serves as a managing trustee of New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center – a prominent US interactive science museum. David was also privileged to co-chair New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Agriculture Transition Committee. In 2018, David was honored as Ernst & Young’s (NJ) Entrepreneur of the Year (Food and Beverage). David received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He competed for the United States in fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three US National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals.