Jerrod Westfahl Joins PrairieFood Advisory Board
Lawrence, Kansas – July 16, 2019 -- PrairieFood, developer of an innovative approach to converting waste biomass into valuable products, today announced that Jerrod Westfahl, experienced scale-up operator and corporate counsel, has joined its Board of Advisors.
Mr. Westfahl has 19 years of experience leading and advising companies during key periods of transformation and growth. As a co-founder of AgriSync, Jerrod helped build the agriculture startup’s capacity to take outside funding and to establish commercial relationships with a full spectrum of local and global firms. His understanding of the distribution and service channels in the agriculture industry helped AgriSync establish its first core customer base among the equipment sales and service audience. Prior to AgriSync, Jerrod served as a senior leader of Purple Wave, Inc., a full-service industrial asset auction firm that trailblazed that sector’s transition to the digital age. During his four-year tenure as CEO, Purple Wave established its scalable business formula and experienced significant profitable growth. Earlier in his career, Jerrod advised various businesses on planning and issue resolution while an attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP in Kansas City and Arthur-Green, LLP, in Manhattan, Kansas.
“Jerrod’s experience in the earliest phases of company formation, capitalization and buildout is significant. He understands how to make an enterprise attractive to employees, capital suppliers and commercial partners. He will be a great addition to our already stellar advisory board,” said PrairieFood CEO Robert Herrington.
“The PraireFood technology is poised to have an enormous impact on solving society’s grand carbon challenge,” said Mr. Westfahl. “I’m eager to work with Rob and the rest of the team to reach commercial scale. Rarely do opportunities drive environmental benefit while also boosting farm profitability and rural job creation across a significant geography. PrairieFood checks all those boxes and others, and now is the time to aggressively move forward.”
PrairieFood is the developer of an innovative approach to converting waste biomass into valuable products in a way that overcomes the business model challenges of past biomass conversion efforts. The company provides an attractive solution for the management of many waste and co-product biomasses and produces profitable renewable products for the agricultural market that are cost competitive without subsidy. Inquiries may be directed to Robert Herrington, CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org.