Dennis Merens

Dennis Merens


As Managing Director of Dow Venture Capital, the venture capital unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dennis Merens is well recognized as a global leader in corporate venture capital. His role includes coordinating a multi-functional international effort to identify, assess and exploit potential investment opportunities that optimize both technology and financial objectives.

He joined Dow Sales and Marketing in 1970. He transferred to Latin America in 1975 as Chemicals Marketing Manager and returned to the U.S. in 1980 as Sales Manager for Functional Products & Systems and then as Group Marketing Director in 1983. In 1985, was appointed General Sales Manager for Boston, and in 1986 Zone Vice President of Sales for Chemicals & Performance Products.

Dennis completed Venture Capital Investment programs at Harvard and the Venture Capital Institute. He holds a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Wisconsin.

He is on the board of Dendritech, Inc., Impact Analytical, Pfenex, Inc. and WaterHealth International, Inc.