Shonda Warner founded Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners in 2006. Shonda has thirty years of experience in managing a multitude of financial assets besides just agriculture. From 2002 until 2006, when she returned to the US to build out Chess Ag, Shonda was the managing partner of the London-based asset management firm, Chess Capital Partners.
From 1998 through 2002 she was the co-managing director, and part owner, of Montier Partners, a UK-based fund-of-funds. While at Montier, she concentrated primarily on the investment side of the business. Prior to that, Shonda was an executive director at Goldman Sachs where she was a member of its London equity derivatives and proprietary trading desks. Before moving to London, Shonda spent three years in Tokyo running Goldman’s proprietary warrant trading business. Shonda began her career at Cargill in Kansas City and Minneapolis where she gained experience first trading grains and then doing financial instruments arbitrage.
She is an advisor to the AgRee Project and a Board Member of ACDI Voca and Agri Business Systems International. She is also the founder of the foundation, The PORCH Society, which supports the preservation of rural cultural heritage. Shonda was born and raised farming in Nebraska and has worked in many facets of the agricultural industry over the years. Shonda graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Anthropology and Zoology.