Chess Ag Senior Team
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Emily joined Chess Ag in 2018. Prior to Chess Ag, she worked as a Commercial Credit Analyst for BOK Financial conducting in-depth industry and business analysis and structuring complex credits. Emily held a range of positions during her time in banking and possesses a well-rounded perspective on financial entity operations and business management. Emily’s interest in agriculture grew out of her time as a Peace Corps volunteer when she worked with subsistence farmers and fishermen in The Philippines. Upon returning to the U.S., Emily worked on a small-scale diversified farm in northwest Missouri and later managed a farm business incubator for resettled refugees in Kansas City, Kansas. Emily has an MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri Kansas City and holds a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Truman State University. She currently serves on the Board of the Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, Cultivate Kansas City, and the Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper.
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.
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.