Todd Martin has been in agriculture his entire life. Growing up on the family dairy farm in southern Arkansas, he was no stranger to what it took to be involved in agriculture -- long hours, hard work, innovation and a love for the land.
Todd studied at the University of Arkansas where he majored in Agricultural Economics. He has been involved in sales, marketing and business development on every continent. After starting his career with Merrill Lynch in the commodities markets, he landed a position with Ciba-Geigy, a legacy company of Syngenta. Since 1990, Todd has been involved in both domestic and global roles encompassing seeds, traits and crop protection areas of the agriculture sector. Retiring from Syngenta after 25 years, he opened a consulting business, specializing in M&A, management services and advisory services. In that area, he has worked with Cerberus Capital Management, Blackstone, Stephens, Inc. and Inari, Inc among others.
He has founded 4 companies, including EarthOptics, and has served as Chief Executive Officer for the Independent Professional Seed Association.