Kevin Van Trump and Carter Williams sit down with Chad Brommer and Daniel Pepitone at Harpe Bioherbicide to discuss thoughts on current investments with Benson Hill, soybean demand moving forward, new ethanol opportunities, a natural way to eliminate resistant weeds, why growers will need this technology, when the product will hit the market, the biggest moments in company history to date, opportunities for growers to try the product, and closing a round with ADM as the largest investor
In this podcast, David and I talk about a wide variety of life interests such as: what it’s like to live in Australia, how he got in the agriculture industry, being a jackaroo, what it’s like to run a company with 29 million acres & 600,000 head of cattle, his transition from being a farm manager to a CEO, his most important lesson for all CEOs, his hiring process, building company culture, scaling Australia’s largest landowner to the next level, what it’s like to run a publicly-traded company, why family is so important, places he has traveled, his enjoyment of art, and where the markets are going into 2020.
Guest: Codie Sanchez is a reformed journalist, turned institutional investor to cannabis investor and advisor, to now Founder at Contrarian Thinking and Cofounder of Unconventional Acquisitions. We help people think critically, and cashflow unconventionally while allocating to what we call “sweaty & boring” small businesses.
Throughout her career, she has worked at the intersection of marketing and money, finding contrarian ways to invest. She’s always balanced her profession with non-profit service to empower women, veterans and Latinos.
She joined Vanguard ETFs in 2008 to their ETF business, quite the time, then moved to Goldman Sachs Alternatives group. Following, she became an SVP at SSGA in institutional investing tasked with a $3 billion region, finally coming to First Trust ($63B) to build the LatAm investment business from the ground up. From there she became an MD and Partner at EEC, one of the largest cannabis investment firms. Codie has led global teams in all asset classes, negotiating JV’s, product creation and market entry across the Americas.
She is an advisory board member at EEC, Permian Capital, The Arcview Group, Magma Partners Venture Fund and a member of the free markets think tank, AEI’s Enterprise Club. She invests in women led startups through Plum Alley, WAVE and The Vinetta Project and cannabis companies through EEC. She received her degree in PR & Journalism from ASU’s Honors School, MBA from Georgetown University and PHD from Fundacao Gestulio Vargas. She was awarded the JFK Award for Print Journalism and the Howard Buffett Grant.
What’s the Podcast About:
Jordan Van Trump sits down with Codie Sanchez, founder & writer at Contrarian Thinking, to talk about investing in emerging markets, being a conflict journalist on the US Mexican border, learning to ask tough questions, becoming a full-time investor, working with Goldman Sachs, leveraging good debit, buying small businesses, how to better hire employees, developing agri-hoods, how to better cash flow as an individual, the one thing she would change to become a full-time investor earlier, learning from someone who has already done it before you, and her theory about collecting people. Enjoy!
Kevin & Jordan Van Trump sit down with Ezra Levine, CEO at Collectable, to talk about what’s happening in the crazy hot sports trading card space! In this conversation, we bring a fresh perspective on our investment strategy, where we see the market heading, why we think this is starting to blow up, how NFTs are going to affect the space, and what’s hot in newer and older collections. In addition, you’ll want to listen to this conversation as we dive into the new world of FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP and how this new model is going to continue to drive prices higher moving forward. Remember, we are starting to see this model in farmland. Enjoy!
In this podcast, Jay and I will cover what it was like growing up on a farm in Northwest Missouri herding cattle, what it’s like trying to continue a 5th generation farm, the Missouri-Arkansas State Line Rivalry, attending Missouri and Virginia, what it was like working with John R. Gibson, coronavirus, The Summit at the Summit, feeding the world, the importance of being on time, why his family is so important to him, his love for being outdoors, hiking the great pyramid of Giza, his dream of pheasant hunting in the Dakotas, what he’s reading right now, how he volunteers in the community, how technology is affecting the law space, tips on negotiation, fragmentation in agriculture as well as some opportunities he’s seeing in the future, and a little bit about Lathrop GPM.