Jason Gao is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Impossible Foods. He oversees the company’s legal, regulatory, quality, and safety & security functions.
Jason was previously the SVP, Deputy General Counsel of the company — covering corporate matters, including corporate governance, equity administration, employment, legal operations, and M&A.
Jason joined the company in 2018, after working for three years as the Corporate & Securities Counsel Lead, Assistant Secretary at Square Inc., where he scaled the team from before its IPO through its first several years as a public company. At Square, he focused on board matters, public company oversight and disclosures, legal issues related to equity and compensation, and corporate financings.
Prior to his role at Square, he was a Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in San Francisco and an Associate at Shearman and Sterling LLP in New York, where he worked on large strategic financings, and helped over a dozen companies go public.
Jason holds a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Jason serves on the boards of the many international subsidiaries of Impossible Foods, and resides on the San Francisco Peninsula with his wife Chloe and their miniature schnauzer Coffee.