Vision and Mission Statement

Grainster was founded on the belief that no one knows better the true value of food than the farmer who grows it and the people who eat it. Food is the single most valuable commodity in existence. It should not be exploited so that the people producing it cannot afford to continue producing it, and the people consuming it  cannot afford to buy it in its purest, simplest and most healthy forms. Grainster’s mission is to offer a new platform to the agricultural commodity marketplace that is global and transparent, connecting farmers and buyers directly through its revolutionary trading platform.

Grainster, an Arkansas startup, envisions changing the world of agriculture by giving farmers and buyers worldwide the ability to trade grain directly with one another through a secure online platform. Grainster’s promise to farmers is liberation from traditional pricing methods, and its promise to buyers is a transparent marketplace where prices are negotiated directly with the farmers themselves.

Sustainability & Stewardship Pledge

We at Grainster understand that careful, conscientious and responsible management of global natural resources is of central importance to any long term sustainability plan and the short term steps we set to achieve that goal. We pledge a focus to seizing opportunities at collaboration with organizations whose goals reflect this sensibility, and to actively do our part in developing programs and partnerships which promote, educate and empower our clients to employ more effective means of stewardship as well.

MEET OUR TEAM

Layne Fortenberry
Layne Fortenberry

Chairman & CEO

Crissy Fortenberry
Crissy Fortenberry

Vice Chairman

Stephen Gantz
Stephen Gantz

President

Cyril Moreau
Cyril Moreau

EVP, Head of Business Development

Nic Conzemius
Nic Conzemius

Director of Operations

Abhishek Chakrala
Abhishek Chakrala

EVP India Initiatives

Ambassador Lewis Lucke
Ambassador Lewis Lucke

EVP Middle East & Africa Initiatives

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker

In-House Counsel