Laura Lechner is the Chief Financial Officer for Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners and joined the company in December 2019. She is responsible for all financial aspects of the company including the annual audits, commodity derivative accounting as well as day-to-day treasury management. In addition to her affiliation with Chess Ag, Laura is responsible for the financial operations of the Funds, the General Partner and other affiliates of Chess Ag, as well as human resources activities across the organization.
Prior to joining Chess Ag, Laura was employed by Torch Research LLC, a private artificial intelligence company, where she served as Chief Financial Officer and General Operations Officer of US operations. Before joining Torch, Laura worked for a joint venture between Sprint and Dixons Carphone out of the UK where she set up the accounting department and 300 Sprint-branded stores over the course of three years. Prior to venturing into the world of start-up companies, she worked for six years at H&R Block’s corporate headquarters in Kansas City where she successfully created an internal identity theft fraud department as well as various finance roles within the company.
Laura is a CPA in the State of Missouri and received both Bachelor and Masters of Accounting degrees from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO.