our team

  • MARCELO MARZOLA

    CEO

    Serial founder, CEO, and regenerative entrepreneur. Previously started and led Rizoma, one of the first regenerative organic farming companies in the world.

  • DIPESH MISTRY

    COO

    Ex-Boston Consulting Group strategy guy & venture builder. Passionate about working towards healthier food and a happier planet.

  • AMY BRUCH

    CHIEF AGRONOMIST

    6th generation organic & conventional farmer, current member of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Previous systems engineer at General Mills and entrepreneur with experience in 15+ crops.

  • DUSTIN SALENTINY

    CTO

    North Dakota farmer, software team builder, former head of engineering at ClearAg (sold to DTN). Making technology practical for the real world of farming.

  • JESSIE DEELO

    CHIEF HUB OFFICER

    Commercial farmer, extension specialist, and supply chain leader designing strategies for agricultural systems change.

  • DANNY BLALOCK

    CHIEF FARM OPERATIONS OFFICER

    Farm operations leader across 17 states including a diverse set of crops across row crops as well as permanent planting platforms. Focused on continuous improvement and building dynamic teams.

  • ANDY PARK

    SENIOR MANAGER, STRATEGY & OPERATIONS

    Corporate development & investing enthusiast. Formerly at AGI, building agriculture platforms.

  • BRAD CAMPBELL

    FARM GENERAL MANAGER

    International farmer and agronomist, having worked with production at-scale in the Ukraine.

  • ZACH ALLEN

    OPERATIONS AGRONOMIST

    Tractor kid who loves the field. Experienced field and operations agronomist.

  • RODRIGO TREVISAN

    TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

    PhD bringing technology and data into agriculture. Experienced agronomist in precision agriculture, and a Doctorate in Agronomy and Crop Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • SARAH COFFMAN

    IMPACT AGRONOMIST

    Soil scientist and plant enthusiast. Cornell and Texas A&M graduate.

  • THOMAS TOLSON

    SENIOR MANAGER, FINANCE

    Believer in numbers as a key driver for business decisions. Always looking to scale and automate Finance & Accounting functions. Previous experience at Deloitte and Experian.

  • DYANNA GONZAGA

    TALENT

    Experienced team builder and all around people person.

  • BROOKS COKER

    FARM TECHNICIAN

    Farm operations and technology guy who is passionate about regenerative agriculture.

  • TIMOTHY LIPMAN

    SENIOR AGRI BUSINESS ANALYST

    Business analyst with commodity market and start up experience.

  • AZAD CHAHAL

    SENIOR AGRI BUSINESS ANALYST

    Farmer, PhD, and agricultural extension service specialist bringing together farm economics and sustainability to make farming more viable.

our founders

  • STEVEN FELDMAN

    CO-FOUNDER

    Vayda co-founder, investor, and board member. Wall Street veteran turned serial entrepreneur. Chairman of Goldcrest Farm Trust Advisors and CEO of GBI.

  • EDWARD HARGROVES

    CO-FOUNDER

    Vayda co-founder, investor and board member. Agripreneur and farmland investor; AgCoA and co-founder at Goldcrest Farm Trust Advisors. Formerly at SAC Capital Advisors and Duquesne Capital Management.

our supporters