Co- founded by Dr. Erico Mattos and Dr. Marc van Iersel, Candidus is based out of Athens, Georgia. We partner with greenhouses to ensure growers maximize their production while minimizing energy costs.

Erico Mattos, PhD
Co-founder & CEO

Erico received his PhD in Crop and Soil Sciences from the University of Georgia in 2013. His research focused on the use of LED’s and feedback mechanisms to better understand how different lighting methods affect photosynthesis.


Marc van Iersel, PhD
Co-founder & CTO

Marc received his PhD in Agronomy from the University of Arkansas in 1994, with a focus on crop physiology. He is currently the Dooley Professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia where he has been a faculty member since 1994. His career has focused on the development of sustainable and cost-effective greenhouse production methods.


Keri Bauder
Sales and Marketing Director

Keri received her B.S in Business with a concentration in Marketing from Oregon State University. She has over 15 years experience in brand strategy and marketing communications.