North America-based RaboResearch Team Expanding

Rabo AgriFinance

Rabo AgriFinance
RaboResearch appoints four highly accomplished research analysts to serve Rabobank and Rabo AgriFinance clients

CHESTERFIELD, MO (January 17, 2024) – Rabo AgriFinance, a subsidiary of Rabobank, a leading global food and agribusiness bank, announces the expansion and strengthening of the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness (F&A) team in North America by welcoming Chase Beisly, Eric Gibson, Charlotte Talbott, and Matt Lewis to the growing team.

Rabobank’s RaboResearch F&A group is a global team of more than 80 analysts who monitor and evaluate global market events that affect food and agriculture worldwide. The new members join more than 20 analysts based in North America who are internationally respected experts in sectors ranging from dairy to produce, farm inputs to consumer foods and beverages. The F&A team discerns key insights into agricultural markets; conducts in-depth analysis of the factors that drive sector success or failure; and examines megatrends that ultimately influence clients’ business strategies.

“With the appointments of Chase, Eric, Charlotte and Matt, we have cultivated a dynamic team with deep knowledge of the growing trends in North America’s agricultural markets,” said Roland Fumasi, Head of RaboResearch North America. “Their combined insightful analysis and industry engagement will continue to support our North American clients across the entire food value chain in feeding the world.”

Chase Beisly joins the RaboResearch team as an Animal Protein Analyst to leverage his practical livestock and farming background with direct research and project management experience. Beisly comes to Rabobank from Seaboard Foods, the largest U.S.-owned pork producer, where he served as a Business Logistics Analyst. His expertise working with both primary producers and industry leaders in the animal protein value chain combined with his agricultural data analysis experience will complement the world-class animal protein team.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Beisly holds a Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics, a bachelor’s in agribusiness management, and a minor in agricultural systems management from the University of Missouri. He enjoys staying involved with his family’s livestock and farming operation.

Eric Gibson joins the team as a Farm Inputs & Crop Production Sustainability Analyst with experience to effectively to build robust relationships with U.S. crop producers and coordinating industry sustainability efforts. He brings a hands-on farming and livestock background combined with 10 years of industry experience in market research and data analysis and agricultural marketing.

Gibson comes to Rabobank after serving as a Fusion Leader & Intelligence Analyst at Aimpoint Research. He also spent six years with the U.S. Soybean Export Council in both Industry Relations Manager and Stakeholder Relations positions, where he helped coordinate USSEC’s sustainability program. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Gibson attended the University of Missouri where he earned a bachelor’s in agriculture with concentrations in animal and plant sciences, economics and communications, and minors in rural sociology and leadership in agriculture. He enjoys staying involved with his family’s cattle and farming operation.

Charlotte Talbott joins the team as the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Analyst and brings a strong background in applied agricultural research and a passion for livestock sustainability. She has experience working closely with research institutions, industry partners, and producers to make practical contributions to the food and agriculture industry’s understanding of challenges and opportunities regarding sustainability.​​​​​​​

Prior to joining Rabobank, Talbott served as Associate Director of Beef Sustainability Research at National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA), where she managed sustainability research projects under NCBA’s Beef Checkoff program to advance the environmental, social, and economic pillars of sustainability in the beef industry.

Talbott attended North Carolina State University where she earned both a Master of Science degree and a bachelor’s in animal science with minors in crop science and agricultural business management. Her research has earned her various grants, scholarships, and awards, and she has been published in the Journal of Animal Science.

Matt Lewis joins the team as a Consumer Food & Beverage Sustainability Analyst with a career squarely focused on the intersection of finance and environmental sustainability. He has collaborated with global corporate clients and investors to help further their journey around sustainability and other ESG-related goals.

Previously he served as a Senior ESG Consultant at Aeterra, LLC, where he coordinated and conducted both buy and sell side ESG-related reviews for merger & acquisition transactions in various industries, including food & beverage. Lewis held related roles at Adams Street Partners and ABN AMRO, where he focused on investment strategy and risk management related to ESG.​​​​​​​

Lewis holds a master’s degree in law, justice, and culture and a bachelor’s in cultural anthropology from Ohio University. He also earned a Chartered Financial Analyst certificate in ESG Investing.

Rabobank is committed to a culture where diversity and inclusion is valued, respected and encouraged. Learn more to join one of the world’s leading food and agribusiness teams here.

Contact
Melanie Bernds
Public Relations, Rabobank
(314) 605-6363
Melanie.bernds.smith@raboag.com

About Rabobank
Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 38 countries worldwide. Founded over a century ago, Rabobank today is one of the world’s largest banks with over $660 billion in assets. In the Americas, Rabobank Wholesale Banking North America is a premier corporate and investment bank to the food, agribusiness, commodities and energy industries.

Rabo AgriFinance, a subsidiary of Rabobank, is a leading financial services provider for farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses in the United States. Together, we provide sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire value chain. Visit www.RabobankWholesaleBankingNA.com and www.RaboAg.com.

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