Kay Rydman

The United Kingdom

Kaj has over 25 years of experience driving innovations in the care of reproductive tissues that have drastically improved safety and oversight.

Kaj spent much of his career at California Cryobank in roles spanning from CFO, President of the Stem Cell Division, and VP of Operations. He led a number of expansions and innovations, eventually working with hundreds of IVF clinics and running a reproductive biorepository with over 700,000 specimens.

He also helped launch California Cryobank’s egg-freezing division. In addition, he relaunched and expanded its fledgling cord blood business by increasing marketing and creating strategic partnerships with doctors. During his time as a key executive at California Cryobank, the company became the largest stem cell bank and donor egg bank in the world.

When auditing IVF clinics for partnerships with California Cryobank, Kaj noticed many clinics’ cryostorage operations were substandard when compared to their clinical work. To address this issue, he left California Cryobank and founded IVFCryo, a consultancy that works with leading clinics across the country to help them establish biorepository-grade cryomanagement practices.

At TMRW, Kaj is responsible for launching and growing TMRW’s global operations.