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Jared Spader

Summer 2021

Jared grew up on a diversified livestock operation in Missouri, and as a 4th generation producer, is involved with his family’s farming and ranching operations in Illinois and Missouri where they raise corn, soybeans, Angus cattle, and Quarter horses.

He began his career at Osborn & Barr (now OsbornBarr Paramore), where he served in a wide variety of strategy, business development, research, operations, planning, and leadership roles.  He then joined FleishmanHillard, serving as Senior Vice President and a leader of Fleishman’s Food and Ag Practice Group.

More recently prior to joining Context, Jared served as Vice President – Strategy & Business Development / U.S. Operations Lead for AgCall, Inc., a consulting firm focused on the food and agriculture industry and led the establishment and operation of AgCall’s U.S. business from 2013-2020.

Education & Certification
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics
  • MBA from the Crosby MBA Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Education coursework focused on strategy at Washington University and the Harvard Business School.