As Tillable’s vice president of sales, Jamie’s primary goal is to build the business by working with landowners big and small to help them understand how Tillable can provide them with the tools and information they need to better manage their incredibly valuable asset: their farm.
Jamie’s interesting and unique background has given him insight into the problems facing the agricultural industry today and the solutions that Tillable can provide. Although he grew up on a “gentleman’s farm,” Jamie says, “My background is not in big ag and row crop farming. We had an old Ford 8n tractor for a while, and then a John Deere compact diesel, but no planters.” The family also had horses and chickens, a big garden, and some fruit trees, but none of their income came from farming.
After studying at Stanford, Jamie lived in Beijing, China, for much of his early career, where he worked in a management consulting firm helping venture capital companies assess their entry strategy to China, or in some cases, plan a quick exit. “For some companies, their best China strategy was to not be in China,” he says.
After returning to the United States, Jamie worked for several years with Tillable founder Corbett Kull at PacketVideo. “After that, we kept in touch. One day he gave me a call, we ended up brainstorming on the concept of Tillable, and I joined the company in January 2018.”