In California, Amyris, Inc. announced that it has entered into a consulting agreement with John Ziegelman, formerly a senior portfolio manager at Wolverine Asset Management, one of the company’s top 15 shareholders. Ziegelman has over 30 years’ experience investing in and advising small-cap public companies. In addition to his time with Wolverine, Ziegelman has held senior positions at Shearson-Lehman Brothers, Kidder Peabody, Citadel, and Carpe Diem Capital. Ziegelman holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Michigan. The scope of the two-year consultancy, which began on November 20, focuses on advising Amyris on supporting its capital markets activities, further simplifying the balance sheet and helping the company further diversify and increase its institutional shareholder base.