THRIVE mentors represent the largest agriculture, food, and technology companies around the globe

  • Bruce Taylor
    Bruce Taylor CEO, Taylor Farms
  • Hank Giclas
    Hank Giclas Senior Vice President, WGA
  • Matt Servatius
    Matt Servatius Head of CleanTech Group, Wells Fargo
  • Bob Whitaker
    Bob Whitaker Chief Science and Technology Officer, PMA
  • George Kellerman
    George Kellerman COO, Yamaha
  • Nolan Paul
    Nolan Paul Driscoll's Berries
  • Vic Smith
    Vic Smith President, JV Smith
  • David Marguleas
    David Marguleas President, Sun World Innovations
  • Mila Kyriacou
    Mila Kyriacou VP Technology Banking Group, Wells Fargo
  • Tom Bryan
    Tom Bryan CFO, Taylor Farms
  • Aaron Magenheim
    Aaron Magenheim CEO, Agtech Insights
  • Alberto Acito
    Alberto Acito Italian Trade Agency
  • Alessandro Turatti
    Alessandro Turatti CEO, Turatti North America
  • Babak Bafandeh
    Babak Bafandeh Manager, A.T. Kearney
  • Barbara Mazur
    Barbara Mazur VP Technology Acquisition Strategy, Corteva
  • Betsy Tse
    Betsy Tse Director R&D, Coca Cola
  • Bill Shaughnessy
    Bill Shaughnessy Investor
  • Brad Barbeau
    Brad Barbeau Executive Director, Institute for Innovation and Economic Development, CSUMB
  • Bruno Meireles
    Bruno Meireles Partner, Cargill Tech Ventures
  • Chris Boody
    Chris Boody Director, Strategic Business Development – IoT, Microsoft
  • Chris Cuda
    Chris Cuda AgTech Insights
  • Chris Jones
    Chris Jones Food and Ag Lead, RSM
  • Clif Parks
    Clif Parks President, Agrilogic Consulting
  • Daniel Rafferty
    Daniel Rafferty SPARK Translational Research Program Advisor, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Daniele Maggiolini
    Daniele Maggiolini Head of Channel Network Development, CNH Industrial
  • Dasha Sohr
    Dasha Sohr Manager, Nutrition Science & Partnerships, National Dairy Council
  • David Apgar
    David Apgar Founder, Goal Screen
  • Deborah Magid
    Deborah Magid Director, S/W Strategy, IBM Venture
  • Dennis Donohue
    Dennis Donohue Director, Western Growers Association Center for Innovation
  • Don Goodwin
    Don Goodwin President, Golden Sun Marketing
  • Erica Rie
    Erica Rie Carden Principal, Global Capital Markets Incorporated
  • Erik Gervet
    Erik Gervet Senior Partner, A.T. Keaney
  • Flavio Zaclis
    Flavio Zaclis Investor, Barn Invest, Brazil
  • Gabriel Youtse
    Gabriel Youtse Chief Innovation Officer, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Gareth Keane
    Gareth Keane
  • Gusui Wu
    Gusui Wu VP of Technology China, CNAC, ChemChina
  • Jack Shen
    Jack Shen Director Project Development, HWTrek
  • James A.  Hedges
    James A. Hedges VP of Marketing, WinField United
  • Jeff Hamilton
    Jeff Hamilton Managing Director, Liberty Forge Inc
  • Jens Horstmann
    Jens Horstmann Chief Operating Officer, Salt Flats
  • Jeri Jensen
    Jeri Jensen Director of Partnerships for Social Justice, Santa Clara University
  • Johannes Dyring
    Johannes Dyring Managing Director, Innovation Enterprise, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • John Rodkin
    John Rodkin Managing Director, Samsung Next
  • Julie Morris
    Julie Morris Director of Technology Innovation, World Food Center, UC Davis
  • Karen Caplan
    Karen Caplan CEO, Friedas
  • Katrin Jakob
    Katrin Jakob Founder, California Business Associates
  • Luis Alvarez
    Luis Alvarez CEO, Alvarez Technology Group
  • Luke Barrington
    Luke Barrington Senior Project Manager, Google X
  • Mary Vincent
    Mary Vincent EIR, SK Telecom
  • Michael Helling
    Michael Helling Business Development, Trimble
  • Mike Dovbish
    Mike Dovbish Executive Director, Nutrition Capital Network
  • Oscar Renteria
    Oscar Renteria CEO, Renteria Vineyards
  • Pamela Marrone
    Pamela Marrone CEO & Founder, Marrone Bio Innovations
  • Neill Callis
    Neill Callis General Manager, R.N Packing LLC, Turlock Fruit Company
  • Paul Noglows
    Paul Noglows Exec Producer, Forbes Media
  • Paul Yarka
    Paul Yarka Vice President, Innovation and New Ventures, Flex
  • Phil Osman
    Phil Osman Consultant, Fast Break Solutions
  • Robert De Neve
    Robert De Neve CEO, Britelabs
  • Teddy Bekele
    Teddy Bekele Vice President of Ag Technology, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
  • Tom McCullough
    Tom McCullough Head of Sales, FS Studio
  • Winnie Mandela
    Winnie Mandela Associate Partner, I-DEV International
  • Tom Rolander
    Tom Rolander Consultant, PGSoft Consulting
  • Walt Duflock
    Walt Duflock Manager, SVG Partners

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