MATT BARNARD

CEO, PLENTY INC.

Matt leads Plenty Inc. – an AgTech firm focused on bringing the world sustainable agriculture, livelier food, and local produce everywhere by deploying proprietary technology in novel ways to collapse the supply chain and reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment by orders of magnitude. In doing so, See Jane Farm is building a highly reliable, predictable and adaptable produce supply chain – something previously unattainable.

Before Plenty Inc., Matt worked to found, build, grow and scale multiple high-growth technology companies in the areas of core network, CDN, telecom, water, electric and gas utilities in addition to corporate development work for Nest, Dropcam, Mightybell and others. Matt’s roles included Whalen & Company where Matt served as President and COO of a $100MM specialty engineering firm that designed and deployed the core networks for all major wireless carriers in the U.S., Search Fund Capital which was founded by Matt by raising $15MM to head a single-industry private equity fund, 523 Capital where he served as Managing Operating Partner of a fund that delivered an 80% annual return to investors, and SmartSynch – a cellular smartgrid company where he worked as VP of Deployment to scale the firm to a 100% growth rate before it was acquired by Itron for $100MM.

Matt earned an MS from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and both a BA and BM from Northwestern University.


See Matt speak at the 5th Annual Indoor Ag-Con on May 3-4, 2017 

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