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Only a few weeks into 2015 and the Freight Farms team has already experienced remarkable growth. We’ve added four new rockstar team members with extensive experience from companies like ZipCar, Sodexo, TechStars and more, who have hit the ground running, eager to expand our capabilities and enter into key markets.

 

Each new addition brings a wealth of knowledge and a vision for the future that aligns perfectly with our mission and values, so without further ado we’re thrilled to introduce...

 

Gretchen Effgen 

Executive Vice President of Business Development & Sales

 

What excites you most about Freight Farms?

Freight Farms is redefining agriculture - I'm excited about the impact on urban agriculture from a Smart Cities perspective and the ability to bring fresh food to previously inaccessible places. The product is revolutionizing an industry - its ability to make a positive impact on the world is inspiring.

What drew you to the company and made you want to join the team?

The product and mission of the company drew me in and then the team clinched it - passionate, committed, smart people looking to change the world of local/global access to fresh food. What's not to love?

What is your role at Freight Farms and what are you most excited about working on here?

My role is EVP of Business Development and Sales, which basically means helping out with all things sales, marketing and partnerships. We're going to make amazing progress this year in terms of understanding and penetrating the market - I'm excited to work with the team to figure it all out! The best part about being part of something truly new is that our team gets to create what this looks like - we get to create our own roadmap.

 

Kyle Seaman

Head of Farm Technology

 

What excites you most about Freight Farms?

I believe that everyone should have access to fresh veggies, at an affordable price, and I get really excited when I see how Freight Farms can play a key part in making that a reality.  On top of that, when we can reduce the water and land required to grow these veggies, we have an opportunity to make an incredible positive impact on the world.

What drew you to the company and made you want to join the team?

I was lucky enough to meet Brad and Jon while they were at TechStars, and watching them grow Freight Farms since then has been very inspiring. As I got to know the rest of the team, it was clear Freight Farms was a special place to be.

What is your role at Freight Farms and what are you most excited about working on here?

I'm leading Freight Farm's software initiatives, and bringing a modern set of farming tools to our farmers through the Farmhand suite of products. It's a lot of fun seeing all the ways that technology can empower farmers to focus on what really matters -- growing beautiful veggies for their customers.

 

John Nappier

Vice President of Institutional Food Service Sales

 

What excites you most about Freight Farms?

How this brand has grown from concept to market is incredible, so thinking about what it’s poised to do in the future is what excites me most.

What drew you to the company and made you want to join the team?

The innovation and broad application of the brand. The company and its offerings are creating a better, more sustainable future. Plus the company culture and “all for one” attitude is a major perk!

What is your role at Freight Farms and what are you most excited about working on here?

My role as VP of Institutional Food Services means GROW, GROW, GROW through new deployment in non-traditional business channels. The value that Freight Farms can add to any company or university is HUGE, and I want to make sure those places know we’re here and what we can offer.

 

Pat Joyce

Distributor Network Account Representative

 

What excites you most about Freight Farms?

Everything about Freight Farms is exciting! We have fearless and innovative leaders, an energetic and youthful team and a model that I truly believe will change the way the world grows and produces healthy food. It feels good to know that the work I do here will impact the future of how people eat all over the world.

What drew you to the company and made you want to join the team?

Joining the Freight Farms team was an absolute no brainer for me. We have such an amazing mix of individuals all with the same goals in mind--seriously impact the food chain and have a blast while doing it--I’m all for it.

What is your role at Freight Farms and what are you most excited about working on here?

My role here will be to support our sales team by working with independent lifestyle farmers interested in joining the Freight Farms revolution and also working with our future distributors to help them get farms all over the world.

 

With these new faces on our team we're well suited to make a tremendous impact in 2015!

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