Our consultants have diverse backgrounds, ranging from agricultural and food economics, to marketing and market research, to international business. 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.
André is a senior consultant with more than 15 years of experience in strategic market analysis and agribusiness marketing research. He has managed more than 75 projects, covering grains and oilseeds, dairy products, livestock and poultry, fruits and vegetables, commodity hedging, crop insurance, food distribution, crop protection, food safety, and branded food and beverages, among many others. His clients have ranged from US agricultural associations to the world's largest food and beverage multinationals.
André holds degrees from University of Maryland, Georgetown and Princeton. He speaks both Portuguese and Spanish.
Mike is a seasoned agricultural marketing consultant with over 20 years of experience helping US companies, agriculture commodity associations, and USDA cooperator groups to define, evaluate, and achieve success with their market development initiatives. He delivers results, from strategic planning and management of complete export development programs to project-specific work in markets around the world.
Mike has also served as a board member for the US Agricultural Export Development Council, as well as on the Produce Marketing Association's Technology Subcommittee.
Salli is a strategic marketing specialist with over 20 years’ experience analyzing the operation of agricultural and food product markets. Her work spans all continents and covers a wide range of industry sectors. Her clients include a range of not-for-profit, commercial and government organizations.
She jointly developed Agralytica's Results-Oriented Management process and has applied it to the work of many clients.
Before joining Agralytica in 1995, Salli led a Central European consulting company examining transition issues.
Tim is an economist and evaluation consultant with experience in evaluating organizational performance and international marketing programs and conducting research for state governments, international development firms, USDA cooperator groups, and agriculture commodity associations.
Since 2012, Tim has worked on over two dozen international marketing program evaluations and research studies. These projects covered the grain and feed industries, oilseeds, pulses, poultry, eggs, aquaculture, and horticultural, tropical, and processed products.
An economist and a marketing strategy specialist, for more than 40 years Nick has led consulting projects, covering a wide range of issues, commodities and countries. He is a regular contributor to agri-food conferences and seminars and closely follows value chain developments and policy and marketing interactions. He also developed Agralytica’s Results-Oriented Management, an evaluative management process to help clients develop and assess market development strategies and plans.
Nick has retired from his executive management duties but continues to serve on the company’s board of directors and as a consultant.
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. He has worked closely with a broad spectrum of organizations to undertake global strategic studies of agri-food issues.
Tom has retired from his executive management duties but continues to serve on the company’s board of directors and as a consultant.
Alex is the newest addition to our team. He has a marketing and data background and helps develop and manage project data sets. Alex is proficient with both data analytics software and advanced marketing techniques. He holds a B.Sc. in Marketing from George Mason University.
Maru heads Agralytica’s Mexico City office and has worked on research projects covering Central and South America for more than 20 years. In addition to managing ad-hoc projects, she also prepares monthly briefs covering commodity markets for select clients.
Maru earned her MBA in marketing from Anahuac University, and completed her Bachelor’s in Business / Finance at the Monterrey Institute of Technology.