At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the AgTech space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-Founder & CFO of Nature’s Fynd
Matthew Strongin is a Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer at Nature’s Fynd.
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About Lotic Labs, Nature’s Fynd: Nature’s Fynd is a food company that makes nutritional vegan protein from a microbe.
Chief Financial Officer of Copperstate Farms
Brad Kotansky has always been a serial investor: while pursuing his undergraduate BComm degree at McGill University, Brad was a member of the finance club and interned at ScotiaMcLeod for a wealth advisor; upon graduation, his passion for investing led him to Wall Street where he spent over a decade working as an investment banker, and later as an analyst and portfolio manager for various hedge funds; in 2012, he founded Prickly Pear Ventures, a real estate development firm in Phoenix, Arizona, to capture opportunities from fallout of the Real Estate crisis of 2009 (the portfolio of single-family homes he amassed was ultimately sold to ARPI, a publicly traded REIT in 2013). To this day, Brad continues to be very active in the angel and seed investing world having invested in companies such as Coupang, Synchtank, Playsight, New Hive and Jingle Punks. But one thing Brad had always wanted to do was start and operate a business of his own. Ari’s business plan was tweaked, and together the pair embarked on a search for a technical founder.
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About Copperstate Farms: Copperstate Farms is an Arizona-based, vertically integrated cannabis company providing economic growth.
Chief Financial Officer of Indigo
Jim Young is the CFO at Indigo.
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About Indigo: Indigo uses natural microbiology and digital technologies to improve grower profitability, sustainability, and consumer health.
Co-Founder, President, COO & CFO of Arbol
Philippe brings decades of senior executive experience in commodities and emerging markets. He has been investing in assets across emerging markets including Asia, Africa, and the former Soviet Union region since 2001. Philippe is an ex-partner at the commodities trading unit at AIG, one of the largest insurance companies in the world. He is a contributor to the discourse on blockchain technology including published articles. In addition, Philippe has been a member of the NY Board of Trade Commodity Exchange and is former President Circle member of Asia Society. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. Summa Cum Laude and MBA.
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About Arbol, dClimate: Arbol is an InsurTech platform for parametric products that pay quickly and fairly covering external risks such as unexpected weather.
Chief Financial Officer of FarmLink
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About FarmLink: FarmLink is an AgTech company that enables the next transformation in agriculture and land conservation.
Chief Financial Officer of The Climate Corporation (Bayer Crop Science)
Jim Kennelly currently works as Chief Financial Officer at The Climate Corporation. He previously worked at Bayer Thailand as Managing Director and CFO.
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About The Climate Corporation (Bayer Crop Science): The Climate Corporation is a technology platform helping people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change.
General Counsel & CFO of Main Street Data
Holly OKeefe serves as the Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Main Street Data.
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About Main Street Data: Main Street Data is an ag-focused, data-driven product company that brings precise data science practices to agriculture.
CFO of Farmwave
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About Farmwave: Farmwave leads the agriculture industry in vision-based AI solutions.
Co-Founder, President & CFO of Advanced Farm Technologies
Kyle Cobb is the Co-Founder, President and CFO at Advanced.Farm.
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About Advanced Farm Technologies: Advanced Farm Technologies is a robotics company for the next frontier of farming.
Chief Financial Officer of Fybr
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About Fybr: Fybr’s IoT platform is turnkey solution that delivers actionable and reliable data in even the harshest environments.
Chief Financial Officer of Inari
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About Inari: Inari presents high performing plant varieties that improve the economic and environmental realities of production agriculture.
CFO of AgriSource Data
Jared Young is the Investments at Cecil & Campbell Advisors, LLC.
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About AgriSource Data, Cecil & Campbell Advisors: AgriSource Data is an agtech company focused on end-to-end IoT-based solutions for precision agriculture and smart irrigation management.