Mr. Bechtle is a partner of Proterra Investment Partners and serves as a member of its Management Committee. In addition, Mr. Bechtle oversees the Black River CPF Agriculture Fund and Black River Agriculture Fund 2. Both private equity funds make investments in farmland and related infrastructure in Latin America and Australia.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Bechtle worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he served as a Senior Managing Director for its agriculture-focused private equity funds. Prior to joining Black River, Mr. Bechtle was a founding member of the Cargill Risk Management Business Unit (CRM). He was the global head of structuring, trading, and marketing for the Hedging Products segment of the business, which was principally involved with structured derivative products for institutional commodity hedgers worldwide, as well as for Cargill trading divisions for their own books. The Hedging Products business grew to have marketing presence on all 6 continents and trading hubs in Minneapolis and Geneva. While at CRM, Mr. Bechtle was involved in Cargill’s private equity investment in EcoSecurities, Ltd., and served as Cargill’s Board Representative at the company. Previously, he worked with Merrill Lynch Institutional Sales, focusing on equity derivatives and private equity.

Mr. Bechtle holds a Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in South Asian History from the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Byrd is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where he helps direct Proterra’s investments in the metals and mining sector.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Byrd served as a Managing Director for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, focusing on private equity transactions in the metals and mining sector. Prior to Black River, Mr. Byrd worked within Deutsche Bank’s natural resources group and Standard Bank’s metals and mining corporate finance team. Mr. Byrd also has operating experience as an engineer within the Canadian mining industry. He has direct experience in copper, gold and nickel mining and refining operations having previously worked for Teck Cominco and Northgate Minerals.

Mr. Byrd has a B.Sc in Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from Oxford University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

Koh Peng is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners and serves as the firm’s Asia General Counsel. He provides support for Proterra’s Asian investment activities, oversees regulatory compliance, and is the compliance officer for Proterra’s Singapore office.

Prior to Proterra, Koh Peng served as a Managing Director for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, in a similar role supporting the firm’s investments and regulatory compliance. He has experience in private equity investments, initial public offerings, distressed credits, securities regulations, structured trade finance and general corporate advisory. Prior to joining Black River, Koh Peng was a partner in the equity capital markets practice of WongPartnership, which achieved a Tier 1 ranking by the International Financial Law Review. He also co-authored the Singapore chapter in the “PLC Cross-border Handbooks –Equity Capital Markets -2006/2007”.

Koh Peng graduated from the National University of Singapore with a bachelor of laws degree (2nd upper class honors).

Mr. Dau is the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Investor Relations of Proterra Investment Partners.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Dau worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he served as Managing Director, Head of PE Investor Relations. During that time he was involved with the establishment of the private equity platform including capital formation, structuring and business development. Prior to joining Black River, Mr. Dau was an equity portfolio manager and analyst of institutional portfolios for STI Capital Management (SunTrust) in Orlando, FL; American Express Financial Advisors in Minneapolis, MN; and The Principal Group in Des Moines, IA.

Mr. Dau holds a Masters of Business Administration from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Briar Cliff College.

Mr. Gammill is the Managing Partner of Proterra Investment Partners and serves as a member of its Management Committee. In addition, Mr. Gammill co-heads the Black River CPF Food Fund and Black River Food Fund 2. Both private equity funds make investments in the food production, value-added processing, and distribution sectors in emerging markets.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Gammill worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he served as a Senior Managing Director for its food sector-focused private equity funds. Prior to joining Black River, Mr. Gammill was a Principal and Partner with DynaFund Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles with $250 million under management. During his tenure with DynaFund, Mr. Gammill led 12 financings and served as a board member or board observer for three portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Gammill served as Director of Business Development for Sabre as well as a consultant with Accenture in Minneapolis.

Mr. Gammill holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Mr. Howell is a Managing Director of Proterra Investment Partners and is a member of the team overseeing the Proterra Credit Fund.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Howell worked at Elanco Animal Health, where he served as head of global strategy, and previous to that worked in Mergers and Acquisitions.  Before Elanco, Mr. Howell was a portfolio manager for Black River Asset Management, managing the agriculture/food book within the long short equity fund while working closely with Cargill business units in protein production and grain/oilseed processing.  Prior to Black River, Mr. Howell worked for Red Sky Partners and Ameriprise Financial in various mutual fund and hedge fund roles.  Previously, he worked with JP Morgan as a credit officer, working with teams to structure loans and perform loan portfolio evaluations.

Mr. Howell holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA ®) charterholder.

Mr. Hutter is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where he helps direct Proterra’s agriculture investment activities in Latin America.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Hutter worked as a Managing Director for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he focused on agriculture investments. Prior to Black River, Mr. Hutter worked for Cargill, where he served in various functions, including production, sales and marketing, trading and management of multi-business unit joint ventures and partnerships with non-Cargill entities. Mr. Hutter also has experience in three different Cargill units, Excel, Sugar, and Corn milling in multiple locations including Mexico City.

Mr. Hutter holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University. He speaks English, Spanish and German.

Mr. Kabarowski is the Head of Risk within Proterra and oversees the process and duties concerning the Funds’ environmental, social, and governmental impacts.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Kabarowski worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he served as a Managing Director leading the firm’s Investment Risk Group. Prior to joining Black River, Mr. Kabarowski worked for CarVal Investors as the Finance Director for North American Real Estate helping launch their first funds before taking on a newly created position as Managing Director for Fund Operations responsible for fund and investor accounting and operations. Previously, Mr. Kabarowski worked for Cargill in a variety of roles including leading the development of the credit risk management function for Cargill Risk Management and Cargill Energy, serving as Controller of Cargill’s Oilseeds and Malt business in Germany, and serving as Country Controller in Poland where he helped lead the acquisition, greenfield and growth strategy for the Animal Nutrition business.

Mr. Kabarowski holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in European Business Administration from Middlesex Polytechnic (Middlesex Business School) in England and a Diplom Betriebswirt from the Fachhochschule in Reutlingen, Germany. He speaks English, German and Polish.

Ms. Kordus is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where she oversees human resources.

Prior to Proterra, Ms. Kordus worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where she served as a Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Black River, she contributed as a founding member of the business team at RedSky Partners LLC, a hedge fund firm, serving as the Director of Human Resources and Client Relations.  Previously, Ms. Kordus worked as Director of Client Relations at Alliance Capital and Marketing Administrator for American Express Financial Advisors.

Ms. Kordus holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Management & Innovation from Concordia University in St. Paul  Minnesota.

Mr. LeSage is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where he helps direct Proterra’s agricultural investment activities in North America

Prior to Proterra, Mr. LeSage worked for Cargill, where he served as President and Business Leader of Cargill Risk Management (CRM). Before his role as President, Mr. LeSage managed CRM’s North and Latin American Feed and Biofuels derivatives team and became a Vice President and Global Sales Manager for the business’ largest product line. Before taking the role of Vice President, Mr. LeSage moved to Singapore to start CRM’s business in Asia, managing commodity derivative sales activity across 13 countries. Mr. LeSage’s career with Cargill began in grain merchandising in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mr. LeSage holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Cum Laude, from the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Lin is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where he directs Proterra’s food production, value-added processing, and distribution investments in China.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Lin served as a Managing Director for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he focused on food sector investments. Mr. Lin joined Black River from Credit Suisse First Boston. He spent multiple years in M&A investment banking in London, Hong Kong and New York. During this time he worked on various cross-border corporate finance and capital market transactions involving Asian markets and Chinese companies. Mr. Lin is currently helping the World Food Center of UC Davis’ establish the Asian Council as a Founding Member.

Mr. Lin holds a Master’s degree in Business & Finance from the Vienna University of Economics in Austria. He is a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Lin speaks English, German and Chinese.

Mr. Malik is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where he directs Proterra’s food production, value-added processing, and distribution investments in India, Southeast Asia & Australia.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Malik served as a Managing Director for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he focused on food sector investments. Prior to Black River, Mr. Malik was a co-founder and Managing Director of Cargill Ventures, a proprietary venture fund with $200 million in capital deployed across a 40-company portfolio. Prior to Cargill Ventures, Mr. Malik worked in strategy and business development for Cargill, focusing on corporate development/M&A within the petroleum, natural gas, coffee, grain and oilseeds, and meat industries, preceded by experience in international sales for Cargill’s fertilizer division. Previously, Mr. Malik worked with the JMA Group managing distribution operations, principally motor parts and accessories for Telco (Tata Group) heavy vehicles.

Mr. Malik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Delhi University, a Master of Arts in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University. He speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi.

Mr. Meschini is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where he helps direct Proterra’s agriculture investment activities in Latin America.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Meschini served as a Managing Director for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he focused on agriculture investments. Prior to Black River, Mr. Meschini held a variety of positions within Cargill business units. His experience includes: private equity investments (where he contributed to the IPO of EcoSecurities Ltd.), the launch of Cargill’s Environmental Finance business, serving as a Director in the Hedging Products group, serving as the Treasurer for Cargill Ukraine, as well as origination for trade and structured finance transactions. He has wide-ranging geographical experience covering regions including Latin America, South East Asia, and Eastern Europe, Middle East, & Africa. Mr. Meschini also spent time working with ED&F Man and is a founder of NetUniversitaria.

Mr. Meschini holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration and Master of International Management, all from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He speaks English and Spanish.

Mr. Noonan is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where he directs Proterra’s food production, value-added processing, and distribution investments in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Noonan served as a Managing Director for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he also directed food sector investments in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Prior to Black River, Mr. Noonan was based in Abu Dhabi as a Senior Vice President with Gulf Capital, one of the largest alternative investment firms focused on emerging markets in the Middle East and Africa. Previously, Mr. Noonan was a Vice President with Oryx Capital, a private equity firm with offices in the United States and Saudi Arabia. Throughout his private equity experience, Mr. Noonan has led or participated in acquisitions, divestitures, or equity investments across five continents. He began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch & Company.

Mr. Noonan graduated with honors in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Sayre is a partner of Proterra Investment Partners and serves as a member of its Management Committee. In addition, Mr. Sayre co-heads the Black River CPF Food Fund and Black River Food Fund 2. Both private equity funds make investments in the food production, value-added processing, and distribution sectors in emerging markets.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Sayre worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he served as a Senior Managing Director for its food sector-focused private equity funds. Prior to joining Black River, he served as president and founder of Cargill Ventures, a proprietary venture fund with $200 million in capital deployed across a 40-company portfolio. Prior to Cargill Ventures, Mr. Sayre was Director for global mergers and acquisitions at Cargill. Previously, Mr. Sayre worked as a Senior Manager for Deloitte Consulting and held a position with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Sayre holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Davis.

Mr. Swanson is a Managing Director and the Deputy General Counsel of Proterra Investment Partners.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Swanson worked at Wayzata Investment Partners LLC, a Twin Cities’ based private equity firm focused on distressed securities, special situations and underperforming assets, where he served as Corporate Counsel and as a Principal on the investment team.  At Wayzata, Mr. Swanson was responsible for negotiating investments, providing general counsel to the sponsor and its funds, and for advising Wayzata’s portfolio companies on a range of legal and strategic matters, including capital markets activity.  Mr. Swanson began his career at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP and subsequently worked at several other law firms in Chicago where he represented debtors, lenders, trustees and committees in a variety of bankruptcy- and insolvency-related matters.

Mr. Swanson holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Thordsen is a partner of Proterra Investment Partners and serves as a member of its Management Committee. In addition, Mr. Thordsen oversees the Black River CPF Metals and Mining Fund. The private equity fund makes investments in the metals and mining sector.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Thordsen worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he served as a Senior Managing Director for its metals and mining sector-focused private equity funds. Prior to joining Black River, he served as a Partner for Argent Partners, an independent corporate finance advisory firm focused on strategic advisory to the metals and mining sector. Previously, he worked for Gensec Bank in London/Johannesburg, worked in Billiton plc’s corporate finance department where he worked on several global acquisitions, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working for Coopers & Lybrand. In addition to his investment management experience at Black River, Mr. Thordsen’s career includes investment banking and corporate finance experience, primarily gained in the metals and mining sector, and he has led and participated in a number of mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory and asset disposal transactions globally.

Mr. Thordsen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg. He speaks English, German, and Afrikaans.

Mr. Waller is the Chief Operating Officer of Proterra Investment Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading finance and operations globally.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Waller worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he served as a Managing Director focused on agricultural investments. His primary responsibility was to develop, implement and monitor controls, processes, systems and financial reporting for portfolio companies. Prior to joining Black River, Mr. Waller served as the Managing Director of Global Operations for Lacrosse Global Fund Services (a Cargill subsidiary). Prior to Lacrosse, he worked in the Cargill Risk Management Business Unit (CRM) with roles in operations and accounting. Previously, Mr. Waller worked as a public accountant and in accounting roles at Farallon Capital Management and Deephaven Capital Management.

Mr. Waller holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Minnesota. He is a CPA (Inactive).

Mr. Warren is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Proterra Investment Partners.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Warren worked for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he served as a Managing Director in the creation and expansion of the firm’s global private equity business. While at Black River, Mr. Warren was the lead counsel on the structuring and launch of its private equity funds as well as over 20 structured investment transactions involving investments in 10 countries. Prior to joining Black River, Mr. Warren was an associate in the Minneapolis office of Faegre & Benson. He speaks English and Spanish.

Mr. Warren holds a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota.

Ms. Willson is a Managing Director for Proterra Investment Partners where she directs Proterra’s agriculture investments activities in Australia.

Prior to Proterra, Ms. Willson served as a Managing Director for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where she also focused on agriculture investments. Prior to Black River, Ms. Willson worked for Cargill Risk Management gaining experience in agricultural project origination, risk management advisory services, and marketing structured commodity derivatives to institutional clients. She served as a both Financial Controller and Platform Controller for Cargill’s Financial Markets Group after gaining experience with Cargill’s Trade and Structured Finance business unit. Her international experience includes positions in Australia, South Africa, the U.S. (covering Latin America), the U.K., Mexico, and Switzerland (covering Eastern Europe). Preceding her career with Cargill, Ms. Willson worked for National Australia Bank.

Ms. Willson holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Tax degree from the University of Newcastle.