Rutherford Cross retained by Cuantec to appoint Head of Operational Finance

Founded in 2017, CuanTec is a ground-breaking biotech company ready to help make incremental changes that positively impact the world we live in. CuanTec’s scientists have developed propriety technology to biologically separate Chitin, proteins, minerals and lipids from shellfish waste, mushrooms and the exoskeletons of insects. The Chitin is further refined into more valuable Chitosan. The unique biological-based extraction process maximally preserves the original polymer attributes, unlike more aggressive extraction processes.

CuanTec is targeting a rapidly growing market for Chitosan due to its multiple uses across multiple valuable categories. At the same time, it continues to develop added value products derived from Chitosan, with its small highly skilled research and development team and in collaboration with external partners. Amongst its achievements has been the creation of biodegradable and environmentally friendly films to replace plastic in packaging applications.

The company wants to reduce food waste and plastic pollution through its innovative approach, creating a viable, circular business with the well-being of our planet at its core.

The Head of Operational Finance is a key appointment within a high-potential Scottish scale-up. The business remains pre-revenue, but it has attracted significant funding from multiple investors and has ambitious and exciting growth plans. A need has been identified to recruit a Head of Operational Finance to set up financial processes and implement an ERP system. This will be through projects in the initial 12 months of the post-holder’s tenure, with the overall objective of laying the foundations for the Finance Department to support the future growth of the business.

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