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Brittany Batz

Founder & Principal

Brittany's history in the agriculture industry dates back to growing up on a grain production farm in northern Illinois, wanting to find a way to help advance agriculture without being hands-on with the farming operation. This is the driving force behind her career, and what led her to consulting. Cobblefield LLC's primary focus is on facilitating digitization and process improvement in the agriculture industry. Brittany also excels in helping others drive operational efficiencies and enhance productivity through the implementation of digital solutions. She is also known for providing exceptional leadership, mentorship, and guidance to navigate transformative change.

Throughout her career prior to consulting, her roles had the common thread of process improvement through digitization, and she was a known agent for change. Recently she spent nearly two years as a senior-level executive working to build a SaaS start-up that developed cloud-based platforms for digital trading and supply chain intelligence tools. Prior to that, she spent 11 foundational years with Bunge North America in several commercial-based roles covering trading, logistics, operations, and supply chain.

All of her experiences with Bunge culminated in her leading the BDT (Barge Digital Transformation) product for NGFDS, an industry non-profit group formed to bring document digitization to the US bulk Agri-trade, while still working in her primary roles at Bunge. As a result of BDT, the grain industry was able to completely digitize the barge bill of lading process which previously was a hugely laborious and paper-intensive trade requirement. Within two years, the industry reached >95% adoption with an on time and under budget product that continues operation and enhancements today.

On top of her professional experiences, she has worked to continue her education throughout her career by receiving an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a MS from Purdue University in Food and Agribusiness Management. Prior to starting her career, she received a BS in Agriculture and Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.