Jacob Luna

Jacob has nearly a decade of experience in market research and strategy across the agribusiness industry. His background includes grain industry experience in commodity trading and producer merchandising as well as facility-level operations. During his five years at The Context Network, Jacob has successfully provided project support in many different areas, such as market intelligence, go-to-market strategy development, and landscape assessment.​

Stephanie Schaumberg

Stephanie joined context in January 2017. A Spanish/English bilingual profession with 19 years of experience across food and pharmaceutical sectors, she has held a range of leadership positions in quality and food safety, operations, and sales. Stephanie joined The Context Network from Mars Incorporated where she most recently lead the deployment of a global cost-reduction initiative leveraging virtual tools and development of high-level stakeholder engagement. She has experience in multiple international engagements spanning the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Stephanie’s experience and focus include:

—Project management and leadership of highly engaged cross-functional teams

—Thought leadership and development of quality, sustainability, and human safety systems

—Continuous improvement

—Quantitative and Qualitative research including market research and strategic analysis

—Organizational Change Design and Implementation

Gloria Basse

Formerly, the V.P. US Pork Business at Zoetis and has served in marketing, sales, and leadership roles in Animal Health for 30 years. She is a seasoned executive who has a history of successfully leading dynamic organizations to drive performance and a unique ability to lead teams and develop people. It is her keen understanding of business processes, strength in building teams, and ability to instill dedication to team success that has made her an effective and proven leader.

Gloria has designed and delivered a wide range of business solutions to improve results by enhancing individual and organizational capability through innovation and creativity. She is a strong collaborator, energetic problem-solver and dynamic facilitator, who employs outcomes-based design to improve the performance of teams and workgroups.

She is known for identifying strategic opportunities that have radically changed the market and positively transformed business models.

Paula Davis

Dr. Davis is an agricultural entomologist with expertise in global insect and disease pests of field crops.  With 26 years of experience working in both university and in the biotech seed industry, she has taught courses in insect ecology and integrated pest management. Her research interests include economic assessment, sampling theory, and degree-day modeling for field-crop insects.  Leveraging her analytical and communication skills, Paula has provided strategic marketing, technical, regulatory, and training support leading to the global commercialization of over a dozen biotech trait products. Her previous experience includes:  

  • Senior Manager, insect and disease resistance traits, DuPont Pioneer
  • Market development manager and academic research coordinator, Monsanto Company
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University

Rebecca Doyle

Becky is an experienced senior executive with a track record of utilizing consensus building and creative solutions to solve problems for clients, organizations and agencies. 

  • For over 30 years, she has honed her skills in:
    • Organization management
    • Strategic planning
    • Agriculture policy development
    • Project design/delivery/evaluation
    • Market analysis
    • Fundraising

Gurbinder Gill

  • 22 years of experience in agricultural value chain, business development, public-private partnerships (PPPs), corporate affairs and M&A in India and international markets 
  • Business Development – experience in strategy and execution for growing organizations through organic and inorganic mode(through acquisitions/integration)
  • Lead Delta & Pine Land business in India and later Lead Business Development function at Monsanto
  • Experience across agribusinesses: seed, traits and biotech F&V, Food Processing & Post Harvest Handling in South Asia/North America

José Gobbée

José has over 25 years of experience in the global food and agricultural sectors with focus in Latin America. He has successfully leaded and managed food and agricultural companies as CEO, Board Member, and Consultant. His expertise and background include

  • Strategy Development and Strategy Implementation
  • Marketing and commercial strategy
  • M&A, Valuation, Due Dilgence and Post acquisition integration
  • Innovation, Ag and Food technology, Launch of new products
  • Ag Development, Market development
  • Market research and market intelligence for agribusiness and food companies
  • Alliances development.
  • Economic research and supply and demand forecasts for agribusiness products

Kellie Gypin

Kellie brings a unique combination of business and organizational skills to all her assignments.  After 20+ years of senior management experience in leading key business development and program initiatives, Kellie is known for her collaborative ability to balance organization, process, and technology to achieve optimum results. Her business experience ranges from strategic planning to tactical oversight. Kellie helps clients:

  • Develop strategic recommendations and realization roadmaps
  • Organize and lead operational projects or programs involving several initiatives
  • Direct due diligence initiatives for business acquisitions and manage integration implementation following acquisitions
  • Implement and execute organizational change initiatives in support of mergers, acquisitions or strategic initiatives
  • Develop portfolio management processes to suit client situation and needs
  • Evaluate internal processes; facilitate and recommend process improvement  
  • Assess and recommend optimization strategies for business intelligence, information technology and support functions

Kelsey Hare

Kelsey has over fourteen years of competitive intelligence and strategy planning project management experience, with the last six in the agriculture industry. Her business expertise includes: perceiving business issues, designing frameworks, developing and delivering insights, implications and recommendations to influence strategic decision and choice to deliver sustainable business results.

Kelsey’s focus includes:

  • Competitive intelligence leadership
  • Business and strategy planning
  • Market and competitive intelligence; data collection, synthesis, application of analytic techniques and storyline creation
  • Building and leading high-performing teams
  • Development of cross-function networks to anticipate and support leadership needs

James Iademarco

James has more than 25 years international business experience in both business management and global innovation roles spanning agriculture, biotechnology, enzymes, and renewable chemicals and materials.  Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy development and business and resource plan implementation
  • Building and leading global innovation teams with multiple R&D sites
  • Contract negotiations and optimizing value for all parties
  • Identifying strategic partner(s) and structuring deal terms (i.e. supply, JDA, JV)
  • Due diligence for large and small companies in biotech and renewables
  • Product and service portfolio assessment and prioritization
  • Marketing and creating value propositions along the entire distribution channel
  • Sales and sales management structures and creating high performance teams
  • Integration post M&A and realizing financial synergies and cost reductions