At CEO (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 Chicago based CEO’ operating in the AgTech space. If you think a CEO’ 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.
CEO of Clean Energy Trust
Erik is CEO at Clean Energy Trust (CET). CET is an impact investor that fuels early stage clean energy innovation in the Midwest.
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About Clean Energy Trust: Evergreen Climate Innovations supports entrepreneurs and startups that are bringing impactful climate technologies to market.
Co-Founder & CEO of Nature’s Fynd
Thomas Jonas is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Nature’s Fynd.
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About Nature’s Fynd: Nature’s Fynd is a food company that makes nutritional vegan protein from a microbe.
CEO & Co-Founder of Hazel Technologies
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About Hazel Technologies: Hazel Technologies develops biotechnology for reducing waste in the agricultural supply chain.
CEO & Co-Founder of Aker Technologies
Growth executive with experience in business development, product marketing and operations. Successful planning and launching large-scale product development initiatives from concept to commercial deployment. Highlights: (1) Led companies with two successful exits over $50M valuation. (2) Experience at all stages, including startups, buyouts, and established companies. (3) Managed a $78M state-sponsored early stage venture capital fund.
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About Aker Technologies: Aker is an agriculture data company providing crop intelligence and in-season analytics.
Founder & CEO of Nagro
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About Nagro: Nagro is a brazilian agfintech, delivering credit to small and midsize farmers and helping agribusiness chain reduce risk with data.
President & CEO of Spectrum Technologies
Vision is my sixth sense. With a broad knowledge of the agricultural & horticulture markets worldwide, Spectrum has been blessed with success in developing new products for our markets. The challenge is getting growers to change and measure things they never measured before. We know that producers and researchers need more data in order to make better, objective decisions. The scarcity of water worldwide and the need to protect the environment will drive our future strategy. Spectrum is fortunate to have passionate employees who are focused on delivering exceptional customer satisfaction.
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About Spectrum Technologies: Spectrum Technologies is a edge measurement information technology Company.
Chief Executive Officer of Praedictus Climate Solutions
Joshua works on a variety of topics at the interface of global change, environmental, and social sciences through applied modeling and computational projects. He leads teams at the center for Robust Decision-making in Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) and in the Agricultural Modeling Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). Joshua has pioneered techniques that apply high-performance computing and large-scale high-resolution data and modeling to challenges of climate and society from local to global and seasonal to multi-decadal scales. Joshua also works on in-season projection of agricultural production, the effects of large-scale extreme events (such as droughts and heat waves), food-system risk, and with socio-economic modeling and scenario analysis in the context of integrated assessments. In a former life, Joshua received his PhD in high-energy theoretical particle physics from McGill University in Montreal Canada.
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About Praedictus Climate Solutions: Developed software tools to provide real-time crop projections.