Jeff Poulton resigns from Shire to join farm startup, Indigo Ag

Larry Ettah

Jeff Poulton, the chief executive officer at Shire, a US-based pharmaceutical major is quitting the company by the end of the year to join a farming startup Indigo Ag.

Jeff Poulton said he plans to join Indigo, a far smaller company so that he will join to build a new company.

Mr. Jeffrey Poulton, also Known as Jeff, has been the Chief Financial Officer of Shire plc since April 29, 2015 and served as its Interim Chief Financial Officer from January 1, 2015 to April 2015 and served as its Head of Investor Relations since June 2014 until December 2014 and Senior Vice President.

Mr. Poulton joined Shire in 2003 and held leadership positions in finance supporting the neuroscience, gastrointestinal and rare disease business units. He oversaw the rare diseases business unit operations in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and led the integration of Viropharma’s rare disease products into the Shire portfolio. He served at Cinergy Corp. and PPG Industries in a variety of corporate finance and business development roles.

He has been Director of Shire plc since April 29, 2015. He served for four years in the U.S. Navy as a Commissioned Officer. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.