Dana Persson

CEO, Chairman of the Board @ Nexyst 360

Dana began his 40-year executive career managing grain and farm supply cooperatives.  He has been leading teams in many different successful startups, including the formation of Golden Oval Eggs which grew from a startup to over $200M in sales, 700 shareholders, 600 employees and 7 plants.  Golden Oval’s growth led it to become the 3rd largest nationally in egg product further processing and 7th largest egg layer farm in the U.S.  Major customers included Costco, Nestles, Marie Calendar, Cheesecake Factory and many other national brands.  Dana was also CEO of Central MN Ethanol and President of Green Biologics, Inc.  The board of directors of Central MN Ethanol approved Dana’s recommendation to research different alternatives for their ethanol production assets. Through this research process, he was chief negotiator on a multi-million-dollar transaction, ultimately selling the company to Green Biologics, Inc.  They became the first commercial operation to produce N-butanol and acetone using corn as their feedstock.  With all these startups and multiple years of experience, Dana has completed many mergers, acquisitions, and helped engineer several equity and debt financing structures.  He developed a keen eye to the critical factor of building a good organizational structure and team to set and execute the strategic goals.  Dana has also served as a board member, consultant and advisor to many businesses in the insurance, risk management and agricultural industries.

 

Disrupting Agriculture with a Premier Mobility and Market Place Solution in a Global Marketplace

 

The Nexyst 360 Process (NexProcess) is the only system in today’s Agriculture supply chain that provides:

TRACEABILITY – crops and data can be traced back to the field of origin through blockchain

SUSTAINABILITY – reduces Agriculture supply chain carbon footprint by over 50% with less food miles and no food waste

QUALITY – preserves harvest quality with reduced grain handling. It can be as little as 1 handle compared to as many as 40 handles in current supply chain

MOBILITY – reduces need for fixed infrastructure and creates global market access for farmers

SAFETY – reduces multiple injuries and deaths every year with no chance of engulfment and explosions experienced in current supply chain

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