Partner, Global Food & Agribusiness Leader
Rob leads EY’s Food & Agribusiness sector and focuses on strategy, innovation and M&A across the value chain. As EY’s global leader, he is at the forefront of industry issues and works directly with client executives to optimize their approach in the global markets. He works across the entire agri/food value chain including crop inputs, ag retailers, processors, food manufacturers and distribution. Rob has also worked extensively to foster innovation and digital adoption across the industry with corporate clients, private equity, venture capital and incubator/accelerator communities.
Rob’s experience ranges from growth strategy to operating model design to digital innovation across the agri/food value chain. He works directly with client executives in the design and implementation of the appropriate operating model for their business, including strategy/portfolio management, marketing/merchandising, digital, operational areas and value creation.
In over 20 years with EY, Rob has served companies such as Monsanto, Bayer Crop Sciences, Dupont/Corteva, Nutrien, McCain Foods, Land O’ Lakes, CHS, Tyson Foods, ADM, Deere, Hillshire Brands, Kellogg, Costco, AGCO, Cargill, Ingredion, and KraftHeinz. This client base and his role as the senior advisory partner on several other clients have enabled him to become a knowledge leader on matters of critical importance to global and market-leading companies.