Kevin Donalds

Kevin has developed finance teams at several industry pioneering, high growth companies, including META Group, priceline.com and Tutor.com. In addition to focus on internal process, systems and efficiencies, Kevin has played key roles in both IPO and private sale exits. After many years on the East Coast, Kevin has happily transplanted to the Bay Area with his wife and 3 children.

Sid Gorham
Co-Founder, CEO

Sid leads the Granular team, helping set the strategy, building the brand, and ensuring we live up to our commitments to customers and shareholders.

Sid has built successful software and analytics businesses in a diverse range of industries including telecom, media, and restaurants. All of these companies have successfully helped customers use data, software, and analytics to continuously improve performance and make smarter decisions. Most recently, Sid led strategy and new business development for Nielsen (NLSN), the global leader in marketing information and analytics serving the media and consumer packaged goods industries. Prior to Nielsen, Sid served as CEO of Telephia, the leading provider of benchmarking data and analytics to mobile phone companies. Telephia was acquired by Nielsen in 2007. Sid was also on the founding team at Opentable.com (OPEN), a global online reservations platform that provides restaurants with software and data to improve efficiency and serve their customers better.

Sid holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives near San Francisco with his wife and two teenaged sons.

Adam Litle

Adam leads Sales and Partnerships at Granular. He has been involved in many aspects of Granular’s business since its inception, including Customer Success, Product, Business Development and Finance.

Adam has worked for a variety of technology startups and emerging growth companies. Most recently he led sales Monetate, a retail-focused SAAS company at the intersection of artificial intelligence and analytics. His first exposure to agriculture was with Codexis, where he was responsible for commercialization of advanced enzymes for cellulosic ethanol. Adam started his career as an investment banker with Barclays Capital and even had a stint working in Washington, DC for a public health nonprofit.

Adam has a JD/MBA from the University of Michigan and BA from Yale University. Adam grew up in Michigan and now lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two sons.

Andrew Meyers

Andrew runs the team at Granular that is responsible for understanding customer needs, designing the right solutions, and managing the delivery roadmap.

Before joining Granular, he owned and operated a California truck farm that supplied fresh market crops to regional suppliers, and over the course of many years he learned, first hand, the triumphs and challenges of farming. In addition to farming, Andrew has also worked for other software companies, but has found that no other industry quite compares to agriculture in terms of complexity and opportunity.

Andrew holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from UCLA. He currently lives near San Francisco with his wife and two children.

Andy McGarry
Customer Support
  • Ensures our customers constantly get the most out of the Granular platform
  • Previously worked as Director of Customer Support for AgWorks Software, an ag retail / cooperative software company
  • B.A. in General Studies, Mount St. Clare College
Mike Preiner
Co-Founder, Data Science

Mike runs the team at Granular that is responsible for helping customers make better decisions through data analysis and insights.

Prior to joining Granular, Mike was a co-founder of Solum, a company that commercialized several novel soil measurement technologies for the agricultural industry. Beyond soil testing, he has developed new measurement and analysis tools in a diverse range of areas, including the creation of organic solar cells, the manipulation of single atoms, and both electronic and optical spectroscopy. Mike also served as the principal investigator on grants from both the USDA and NSF to develop and commercialize new agricultural technologies.

Mike earned a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford. He lives in Seattle with his wife and their three sons.

Christopher Seifert
AcreValue, Data Science

Chris leads the AcreValue Data Science team at Granular.

Prior to Granular, Chris held roles at Google and NASA and has worked on geospatial analysis projects in conjunction with collaborators ranging from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center to the Qatari government. He was the first ag-tech hire at The Climate Corporation where he helped pioneer the use of hyper-local weather and soil information for index-based insurance as well as agricultural decision support at scale.

Chris holds a BS and MS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and is currently on leave from the Earth System Science PhD program there.

Tamar Tashjian
AcreValue, Product

Tamar manages AcreValue, Granular’s free farmland platform and valuation tool.

Prior to Granular, Tamar helped develop web and mobile products at Trulia, a residential real estate site that serves over 50M home seekers. She has previous experience in investment banking and strategy consulting. Tamar holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.


Dylan Bone
Champaign, IL
  • Raised in Southern Illinois
  • B.S. from the University of Illinois, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy & Law
  • Collaborates with land professionals in the AcreValue network to enhance the value of American farmland
Julie DiNatale
West Chester, PA
  • Manages and grows the Granular Network to provide our members access to exclusive offers, content and events
  • Worked professionally in agriculture for over 10 years, recently as the director of Farm Journal’s Top Producer Executive Network™, managing and growing an elite network of North American farming operations
  • M.S. Toxicology, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry,  B.S. in Environmental Science from Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture
Michael Disraeli
San Francisco, CA
  • Grew up in San Diego, CA
  • B.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration from California Polytechnic State University
  • 8+ years experience selling and supporting comprehensive business management software
Eamon Flood
San Francisco, CA
  • Covers WI, ND, SD, ID, MT, MN, VA, PA, NY, Canada
  • B.S. in Marketing Analytics, Minor in International Business, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Experienced in selling agronomic software and risk management solutions to operations across the corn belt
Tim Franks
San Francisco, CA
  • Covers KS, KY, VA, NC and SC
  • B.S. in Marketing, University of San Diego
  • Hails from San Diego, CA and loves making a positive impact in ag
Landon Frye
Champaign, IL
  • Covers IL, MO, NC, SC
  • B.S. in Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois
  • Raised on his family’s row crop grain farm near Easton, Illinois
Remington Kendall
San Francisco, CA
  • Raised on family-owned seedstock cattle and grain farm in Idaho
  • B.A. from Duke University, Executive Produce Program at Cornell University, National FFA Degree
  • Spent prior five years at one of the largest food and agribusiness companies, overseeing Corporate Strategic Business Development and managing Product for their Life Sciences start-up
Christopher Lee
San Francisco, CA
  • Responsible for Granular’s sales development efforts and the Pacific Northwest region
  • B.S. in Economics from the University of Arizona
  • Speaks to hundreds of large farm operations every week to understand the complexities faced by farmers and how software can help
Katie Shelton
San Francisco, CA
  • Grew up on her family’s ranch in Central California
  • B.S. in Public Policy & Management from the University of Southern California
  • Previous experience in selling and implementing software applications


United States

Kip Tom
  • Managing member of Tom Farms LLc and President of CereServ, Inc.
  • Served as crop production consultant to various companies in Latin America
  • One of Monsanto’s largest seed producers, formerly one of Pioneer’s largest
Danny Klinefelter
  • Professor and Extension Economist with Texas AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M
  • Director of the Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP)
  • Member of AgTexas Farm Credit Services board, president of his family’s farm corporation
Clay Mitchell
  • 5th generation Iowa farmer and global leader in conservation farming systems grain-farming efficiency technologies
  • Co-founder and Managing Director of Fall Line Capital, PE firm specialized in farmland investment and management
Paul Neiffer
  • Principal with Clifton Larsen Allen LLP, specialized in income taxation and accounting services for farmers
  • Creator of FarmCPAToday.com, one of the most popular farm finance blogs
Dr. Bruce Sherrick
  • Marjorie and Jerry Fruin Professor of Farmland Economics, and director of the TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois
  • Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Board of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Association
  • One of the faculty members who has created and maintained programs for farmdoc
Lance Woodbury
  • Adviser to family-owned and closely held farm businesses
  • Chair of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program
  • Led family-business consulting efforts of Kennedy and Coe, regional accounting firm


Kristjan Hebert
  • Managing partner of Hebert Grain Ventures (HGV), a cereal and oilseed operation in southeast Saskatchewan
  • Chairman of the board for Global Ag Risk Solutions
  • Currently serves on Bayer Cropscience Inc.’s Grower Advisory Forum
  • Chartered CPA – Canada
David Hughes
  • Partner and president of TraulenCo S.A., farm management and consultant
  • Member of AAPEx, IFMA, AACREA
  • Founding member of ArgenTrigo, the Argentine wheat chain association