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Farmers face big challenges and we believe a team with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences is the only way to tackle them. Together, our team is working to solve the challenges farmers face through collaboration, devotion, and a farmer mentality.

Founders

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Founders

Praveen Penmetsa

CEO

Praveen has nearly two decades of hands-on experience in translating creative visions into products for startups to Fortune 50 companies alike. He co-currently serves as founder and CEO of Motivo Engineering, a product-engineering firm with clients in the Mobility, Energy, AgTech, and Aerospace sectors. Praveen holds an MSME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Zachary Omohundro

CTO

Over the past two decades, Zachary has developed hundreds of tightly integrated intelligent electromechanical systems, bringing a full system design perspective to the development of never-before-seen products. Prior focus areas include mining robotics, energy storage systems, electric vehicles, by-wire autonomous cars, and automated agricultural equipment. He holds a double degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Robotics from The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon.

Mark Schwager

President

Mark has over a decade of experience leading manufacturing organizations and has developed over 16 million square feet of manufacturing space. Mark previously served as head of the Tesla Gigafactory, leading the project from concept phase to construction. He also led the operations planning team and built the business systems for Tesla’s Fremont factory and led the manufacturing program for Tesla’s collaboration with Toyota for the Rav4 EV. Mark holds a BS in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University and a MBA from Washington University in St Louis.

Carlo Mondavi

Chief Farming Officer

Carlo is an expert viticulturist with experience in Organic, Bio dynamic, and Permaculture Farming. He is a fourth generation winegrower from the world-renowned Mondavi family and is co-founder of RAEN Winery, as well as a partner at Continuum Estate. Carlo is the co-founder of the Monarch Challenge, an effort focused on elevating farming by eliminating herbicides and powerful chemicals from farms in Sonoma, Napa and beyond.

Department Leaders

Chris Whitney

Chief Digital Officer

Moussa Zeid

Head of Strategy

Heidi Policky

Controller

Jake Winters

Chief of Staff

Kelsey Ducker

Director of Marketing

Glen Roeters

Head of Operations

Jeet Mehta

Product Lead

Douglas Kolker

Head of Growth

Brian Jellin

Head of Procurement

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