Vision and Mission Statement

“Grainster, an Arkansas based startup company has a vision to change the world of Agriculture by allowing farmers to market their crops directly to a global marketplace of buyers in a secure online environment. Grainster’s ultimate promise is that of Farmer liberation from corporate and market controlled prices and empowerment of local and global buyers to purchase at better prices than before.

Grainster’s mission is to revolutionize the way agricultural commodities are traded by expanding trading opportunities to a global landscape for both sellers (farmers) and buyers.

With Grainster’s new trading platform, farmers and buyers can finally be free to negotiate directly, in an open market environment, regardless of Chicago Board of Trade prices. Grainster’s secure, comprehensive trading platform provides, among other benefits, a new opportunity for both farmers and buyers to increase operations profitability.”

Sustainability & Stewardship Pledge

“We at Grainster understand that more careful, conscientious and responsible management of global natural resources is of central importance to any long term sustainability, and many short term sustainability goals as well. We pledge a focus to seizing opportunities at collaboration with organizations whose goals to this end reflect these sensibilities, and to develop partnerships and programs 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

Phillip “Pip” Barton
Phillip “Pip” Barton

Deputy of Business Development

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker

EVP Human Resources