Team & Advisors
The Producers Trust team has united a cast of extraordinary individuals with expertise ranging from agricultural value chains and post-harvest infrastructure to effective storytelling and innovative technology.
Keith AgoadaCEOKeith has worked on the supply side of the agricultural industry for the past decade and is the founder of Sky Vegetables. Keith's passion for supporting producers is the initial inspiration behind Producers Trust.
Daniel MartinCOODaniel has spent his career in finance, operations and business development throughout the U.S. and Latin America, most recently as a partner of a value-added fruit processing facility in Guatemala.
Max CooperChief of StaffMax has spent his career developing and managing organic agriculture educational programs for college students. Max is an early stage cryptocurrency investor and enthusiast who provides valuable market insight for the Producers ecosystem.
Jeff SilverFinance AdvisorJeff has nearly 30 years of corporate finance, investment banking, merchant banking, consulting, and executive management experience. Jeff is the Managing Partner of Ridgeline Partners.
Alex KarzagHead of ProductAlex has been working in project and product management with virtual technology teams for over a decade. His work in telecom, legal, media and consulting has brought him from San Francisco to NYC to Europe to Mexico, where he now resides with his family.
Lukas SommerHead of EngineeringLukas is a full stack engineer, building digital products for as long as he can remember. He successfully co-founded and launched NuMundo, a global network of sustainable impact centers.
Erika LogieUI/UX ManagerErika has 12+ years of experience as a UX and UI Designer, and focuses on projects that create positive change for people and planet. Past design projects include Yellow Seed, a conscious trade platform for cacao, and NuMundo, a travel platform.
Toby IsraelStorytelling ManagerToby is a writer, editor and facilitator. She has filled the role of Chief Storyteller at NuMundo, and editor at Elephant Journal, among others. She is the author of a book called “Vagabondess” and the founder of Mujeres Fuertes Costa Rica. She holds a master's degree in Media & Peace Studies.
Christopher RobbCo-Founder & Head of CPGChris is a renowned brand designer and founder of New Barn, a non-dairy alternative company featuring innovative products including almond milk. He is also a partner in New Food Fund, a recently launched investment fund targeting the food industry.
David GreenHead of Producer ExperienceAfter a career as a mechanical engineer, David left the corporate office to work as a science technician, engineer, and educator in remote corners of the world. David co-created Michoacán Organics, helping to sell millions of dollars of organic avocados.
Jenny ReichertProducer Experience ManagerJen (aka Jenny) grew up in central Mexico and honed her bilingual abilities while living and studying in the U.S. Her experiences in food service and real estate have given her a strong appreciation for entrepreneurialism and healthy food retail.
Lauren HillProducer Experience AssociateLauren grew up between the Latin-American and European countrysides, developing a passion for environmental health, veganism and yoga mats. She studied business administration in Germany. Lauren has a clear focus on creating awareness around agricultural supply chains.
Lila BrandtProducer Experience AssociateOriginally from Seattle, Lila has spent over six years living and working in Latin America and the Caribbean. She brings hands-on experience from nearly every stage of the agriculture supply chain, from living and working on a permaculture farm to launching and managing food systems for a boutique hotel.
Brigitte DesvauxProducer Experience AssociateBrigitte is a French-American who discovered her passion for regenerative agriculture while working abroad in Panama. With a major in Sustainable Design Studies from Boston Architectural College, she strayed from the conventional careers that came with her degree, and applied her knowledge to food systems. She believes collaboration is the key to success.
Eddy HuesoProduct Design and Strategy ConsultantEddy has been building digital technologies since he was a child, from software used to produce the visual effects in Star Wars to mobile applications to help manage the sustainable forests of Guatemala.
Anton OussikDevOps / SysOpsAnton is a UK/Germany based developer who has decades of experience in software engineering, coming from financial and educational sectors.
Jörg SteinerFull-Stack EngineerFull-stack-developer since 1995, cross platform desktop application development and opensource user and contributor. Worked in various industries as developer and advisor. Has strong opinions about privacy, freedom and respect for diverse lifeforms.
Rene FloresBack-End EngineerJava developer who has been on the software development road for more than 10 years and counting.
David BauFront-End EngineerDavid has been working as a full stack developer for 5 years, and has a diverse history of experience in the arts, media and technology. He is continuing academic study in computer science and complex systems research at Georgia Tech. He has lived all around the west coast and Latin America, and currently lives in his beautiful home state of New Mexico.
Taylor AllenFront-End EngineerOriginally from Dallas, Texas, Taylor has a food hospitality background and loves to cook and learn more about where our food comes from. He resides in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he enjoys hiking and camping in the surrounding area. He is passionate about learning new technologies and inspired by creative environments.
Rodolfo BarredaLATAM Business Development ManagerRodolfo's passion is to help develop ventures focused on organic, sustainable food with a positive impact on local communities. He has lived and worked in several countries in Latin America, the U.S. and Australia.
Noni GargMENA Business Development ManagerSeasoned Banker with trade finance expertise across UK, India and Africa previously worked at leading global institutions like Citibank, Standard Chartered and American Express Bank.
Rani VasireddyIndia Business Development ManagerRani worked as a consultant for BIG 5 companies such as IBM, PricewaterHouseCoopers, and SAP America as a Bussiness Analyst of supply chain management for CPG clients like Nestle, Kraft, and Shell. After retiring, Rani started a non-profit organization known as Green Aum Foundation in India, which is actively promoting afforestation, organic products and herbal remedies from the tribal area of Andhra Pradesh.
Kwasi AkyeampongHead of West AfricaKwasi has spent over 10 years working with Credit Suisse Bank in London. He has served in various roles within Wealth Management for Global Markets. Before joining Credit Suisse, Kwasi worked for Morgan Stanley as the Global Head of Commodities Trading and Sales Technology. Over the course of his career, he has held a variety of senior roles within the investment banking industry, with experience in leading teams globally working on a variety of technology offerings.
Selma AbualiaEntrepreneur In ResidenceSelma is an award-winning chef (Top Chef MENA 2012) turned agri-food tech enthusiast who is passionate about building impactful solutions to big problems in the food industry. With a decade of experience leading projects in the global hospitality industry, the shift in opportunity to agri-food tech led is now her main focus in the UAE. Prior to joining Producers Trust, Selma was a project manager at Madar Farms.
Megan PelhamStoryBird Project ManagerMegan spent her early career in Panama learning to wear all types of entrepreneurial hats. She has taken that versatility and her passion for efficient systems to Phoenix, AZ, where she has spent the last few years working as an Operations Consultant.
Azul LuceroContent CoordinatorAzul has been with our team from the moment the hummingbird planted the project's seed. Today, she focuses on coordinating content creation and social media.
Nati TertusioContent CoordinatorNati believes art and education are the sunflower of the present. Storytelling through graphic design, illustrations, copywriting, and translation, she helps spread story seeds throughout the Producers Trust digital platforms.
Pabliu LuceroContent AssociatePabliu Lucero is a full-time visual artist, who has been working with Producers Market since July 2017. Pabliu is dedicated to creating digital content and audio visual communication.
Blue LolanContent AssociateI am a creative and animal rescuer from Los Angeles, and a community manager for Producers Market.
David SerrachianiContent AssociateDavid is a graphic designer and illustrator who is passionate about art.
Mariana RivasContent AssociateMariana is a community manager at Producers Market who is in love with food and rediscovering it's power to connect us together.
Amy SchmidtContent AssociateAmy, a former nonprofit executive, now resides in Costa Rica where she enjoys outdoor activities and online work, and integrates her passions for gender equality, social and environmental justice, and love of literature. She holds a master’s degree in Media, Peace, and Conflict Studies.
Craig CogutSenior AdvisorFounder, Chairman and CEO of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P.; previously original partner at Apollo Advisors L.P.
Rosa SangiorgioImpact advisorRosa is an independent impact investing advisor with 22 years of experience. She was the Head of Sustainability and Impact Investing for the Credit Suisse Investment Management team. Rosa is a CEFA charterholder and TEDx speaker.
Youssef SneiferTechnology AdvisorAdvisor on procurement, IT and supply chain, with a special focus on commerce and payment services
Wendy DiamondSocial Programs AdvisorWendy founded Women's Entrepreneurship Day to ignite women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. She is also the Founder/CEO of LDP Ventures & Animal Fair Media.
Gagan (Jared Levy)Brand & Media AdvisorFounder and CEO at Guru; Chief Evanglist at Maha Global; Former Co-chair of Social Venture Circle
Ted GoldthorpeSenior AdvisorPartner and Head of BC Partners Credit; previously President at Apollo Investment Corporation
Daniela HerrmannSustainability Strategic AdvisorAn entrepreneur with over 22 years of experience, Daniela is the founder of Topan AG, a Swiss-based, holistic, Triple-E® Business and Investment Advisory Boutique for long-term scaling through business and financial co-stewardship.
Randy CancellieriLogistics and Supply Chain AdvisorRandy is a General Partner at Veg Fresh Farms. Veg Fresh Farms is a leader in fresh produce packing and distribution in the western United States. He is also the founder of both R.C. Trucking and RDL Express.
Leonel ChavezRegenerative Agriculture AdvisorLeonel is a pioneering organic avocado farmer from Michoacan, Mexico, and has been pushing the envelope on organic and biodynamic growing practices for over 15 years.