Former Cargill executive joins US food and ag focused investment firm
By Jane Byrne
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Industry luminary, Chuck Warta, has joined the team at Lewis & Clark AgriFood, a St Louis based food and agriculture investment firm. He will be an operating partner.
Before joining Lewis & Clark, Warta spent over 30 years at Cargill, most recently as the president of Cargill Health Technologies, where he was responsible for growing both the human and animal health business portfolio. He also served on the investment board of Cargill’s Venture Capital team.
“We’re very excited to welcome Chuck to our investment team,” said David Taiclet, general partner and managing director of Lewis & Clark AgriFood. “His venture investing background, leadership, and extensive knowledge of the animal nutrition and food technology industries will prove valuable to the investment team during deal diligence, as well as to our portfolio companies post-investment.”
Beyond Cargill, Warta has served on the board of directors and executive committee of the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), and he is currently on the board of Heifer International.
Warta holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from Kansas State University and was named the Kansas State University Agriculture Alumni Fellow in 2018.
Lewis & Clark AgriFood invests in companies that are at the growth stage of their evolution, poised to scale their technology to a national or global scale.