Chess Ag Senior Team

Shonda Warner

Shonda Warner

Managing Partner

Ms. Warner founded Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners in 2006. Ms Warner has twenty-five years of experience in managing various forms of financial assets. From 2002 through 2006 when she came to the US to build out Chess Ag, Shonda was the managing partner of London asset management firm, Chess Capital Partners.

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Whitney Muse

Whitney Muse

Investment Analyst

Whitney is an Investment Analyst at Chess Ag. Before joining Chess, Whitney managed the agriculture practice at global venture fund, Village Capital, where she discovered, trained and supported U.S.-based ventures from across the value chain in food and agriculture. In this capacity, she ran the country’s first and longest-running agriculture accelerator and…

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Bill Goodbar

Bill Goodbar

Partner- Private Equity

Bill Goodbar joined Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners in 2015. He has thirty years of experience in agribusiness and finance. Prior to joining Chess Ag, Mr. Goodbar was a managing director at INTL FCStone Securities, where he headed up the agribusiness investment banking practice. From 1997 to 2011, he was a managing director with AgriCapital Corporation, an investment bank focused solely on agribusiness.

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Alicia Borst Derrah

Alicia Borst Derrah

CFO and Partner

Ms. Derrah is the Chief Financial Officer for Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners and also a Partner in the firm. In addition to her affiliation with Chess Ag, Ms. Derrah assists the Funds with the financial operations of the General Partner. Prior to joining Chess Ag, Ms. Derrah was employed by Man Group plc, a U.K. public company…

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Don Hatai

Don Hatai

Partner- Farm Management

Don Hatai looks after permanent crop farming for the Full Harvest Funds. Prior to Chess, Don was the production managers for Berries Northwest, a 450+ blueberry farm in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Before moving to Oregon Don spent thirty years farming citrus, stone fruit and olives in the central valley in California. He was born and raised on a family farm as a third generation farmer.

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Bill Golden

Bill Golden

Advisory Partner and Farm Management

Bill Golden is on the faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Master’s in Agricultural Business and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University.

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Andrew Lindquist

Andrew Lindquist

Farm Management

Andrew Lindquist joined Chess Ag in October of 2016. Andrew recently was in charge of agricultural and warehouse operations for a large sugarbeet farmer on the eastern side of the Cascades in central Washington state. Prior to that Andrew worked for an onion and onion seed growing operation near Yuma Arizona.

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