Kendell Lang is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fusion Farms, an innovative hurricane-protected indoor vertical farm solution for the re-utilization of vacant PRIDCO buildings in Puerto Rico. Fusion Farms has been in the formulation stages for decades, starting from Mr. Lang’s Bachelor of Science degree in biology from college where he completed his senior thesis on aquaculture. That early exposure to technology innovation applied to nature has kept alive the vision and passion which today has culminated in Fusion Farms.
As a seasoned leader, Mr. Lang brings a unique approach to building teams. He is a life coach with a focus on people, processes, and tools. He has broad industry success in accounting, finance, real estate, construction, brokerage, professional services, product design, high-tech manufacturing, e-commerce and information technology. As an experienced team builder, he is a mentor and hands-on specialist in today’s complex vertical farming era.
Mr. Lang is the former Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate at KPMG Peat Marwick, the world’s largest professional services firm, and managing director at BDO Seidman, the international accounting and consulting organization. He also launched The BioPlex Group, Inc., which ultimately became Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), and helped launch BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR). His businesses grew and evolved into two of the leading providers of real estate and real estate services to the life science and university communities.
Mr. Lang has spoken to numerous nationally known organizations, including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Industrial Development Research Council (IDRC), International Facility Managers Association (IFMA), American Management Association (AMA), National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (NACORE), and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).
Mr. Lang earned a B.S. in Biology at Pacific Union College and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). He holds numerous certificates of completion for various platform-specific software applications. He is also certified as an Emergency Responder for citywide emergency operations. He has been involved on the board of many startups and continues to serve on the board for several non-profit organizations.