Agralytica consultants have diverse backgrounds, ranging from agricultural and food economics to marketing and market research to international business.
In addition, we work with an outstanding global network of affiliates and other experts that provide local market expertise and cultural understanding, allowing us to effectively meet our clients' global requirements.
A marketing strategy specialist, Nick has more than 30 years of experience directing and undertaking economic and marketing research and consulting projects, covering a wide range of issues, commodities and countries. His clients include organizations from the private and public sector throughout the United States and Western Europe. ...read more
Nick developed Agralytica’s Results-Oriented Management, an evaluative management process to help clients develop and assess market development strategies and plans.
Nick is a regular contributor to agri-food conferences and seminars and closely follows value chain developments and policy and marketing interactions.
He received degrees from Reading and Newcastle Universities in the UK. ...read less
Tom, an economist and trade policy specialist, is responsible for ongoing analysis of food markets and of national and international food and agricultural policies and programs. His work has focused on understanding the strategic implications of macro-economic forces and farm and trade policies. ...read more
As an expert on commodity and food processing industries, he has worked closely with a broad spectrum of organizations to undertake global strategic studies of agri-food issues. These include studies on crop insurance, biotechnology, international sweetener industries and markets, bio-fuel and meat markets. Previously, Tom was vice-president of Abel, Daft & Earley and senior staff economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He is a graduate of Yale and the London School of Economics. ...read less
Salli is a strategic marketing specialist with extensive experience analyzing the operation of agricultural and food product markets. She jointly developed Agralytica's Results-Oriented Management process and has applied it to the work of many clients....read more
An experienced senior consultant, Salli has worked on projects covering all continents and multiple industry sectors. She has completed market assessment, strategy development, and program evaluation studies on meat and dairy products, grain and oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, confectionery products, wool, pet foods and various branded products among others. Her clients include a range of not-for-profit, commercial and government organizations.
Before joining Agralytica in 1995, Salli led a Central European consulting company examining transition issues. She holds a doctorate in engineering and an MBA from the George Washington University with a focus on strategic marketing and international business development. ...read less
A senior consultant with more than a decade's experience in strategic market analysis, André has managed over 50 market studies for Agralytica....read more
His years of detailed market survey work - covering Latin America in particular - include research on grains and oilseeds, dairy products, commodity hedging, food distribution, crop protection, coffee, dry beans, food processing machinery, food safety, livestock, and branded food and beverages, among others. His clients have ranged from US agricultural associations to the world's largest food and beverage multinationals.
An American/Brazilian dual national, André earned his MBA from the University of Maryland, as well as Masters degrees from both Georgetown University's Department of Economics and its School of Foreign Service. His undergraduate degree was awarded by Princeton. André speaks Spanish as well as fluent Portuguese....read less
Justin is Agralytica’s technical/statistics specialist, managing several data-driven projects. He also researches industry trends, production inputs, and market access for agricultural and food products, and monitors agricultural developments for a dozen major markets...read more
Justin's areas of expertise are statistics, econometrics and decision analysis modeling. He programs in SAS/SPSS/SHAZAM and is SQL certified.
Justin earned his BS in Economics/Data Analysis from George Mason University. ...read less
Michelle's work at Agralytica involves researching industry trends, production inputs, market access, and market opportunities for agricultural and food products. She works on projects involving market research analysis, evaluation and market development strategies. ...read more
Prior to joining Agralytica, Michelle worked in a non-profit organization and at the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. She also has proven skills with social media and with technical research and writing.
She holds a BS in Animal Sciences from the University of Maryland. ...read less
Maru heads Agralytica’s Mexico City office and has worked on research projects covering Mexico and Central and South America for more than a dozen years. In addition to managing ad-hoc projects, she also prepares monthly briefs covering commodity markets for select clients. ...read more
Maru earned her MBA in marketing from Anahuac University, and completed her Bachelor’s in Business / Finance at the Monterrey Institute of Technology. She speaks English in addition to her native Spanish. ...read less