RESULTS THROUGH EXPERIENCE

Finding Black Ink executive resources work with management to accelerate performance in start-ups, tune-ups, turnarounds, mergers and growth businesses

We tailor our support services to mirror the needs and wants of each customer

FOR START-UPS

We support businesses by aligning strategy, structure and support systems to ensure clear focus, optimize business velocity and position the business for sustained profitability

SEED VETERANS WITH PROVEN RESULTS

We are a small group of former CEOs and EVPs who are experts in agriculture and specialize in seed businesses and seed-related technologies. We have a collective 275 years of experience, spanning vegetables to forestry, in companies of every size from start-up to multinational. We have worked on six continents, advised regulatory boards, and actively managed situations from rapid growth to sudden crisis. 

 

We have all served on industry boards and held executive and advisory board positions for ASTA, PVPO, foreign and domestic seed businesses, banks, state associations, and local hospital and community boards.

 
 

CONTACT US

John H Nelsen
John H Nelsen

Global CEO, USA CEO, Strategic Planning Lead, EVP Global Oilseeds, WW production Lead, Board Member RiceTec Inc. & AG, First Line Seeds and Asgrow France; Chairmen ASTA, Executive Board ASTA [10 years], Advisory Boards: US Plant Variety Protection Board [6 years], Rabo Bank [3 years]

Alan D Ostercamp
Alan D Ostercamp

Prow scuttle parrel provost Sail ho shrouds spirits boom mizzenmast yardarm. Pinnace holystone mizzenmast quarter crow's nest nipperkin grog yardarm hempen halter furl. Swab barque interloper chantey doubloon starboard grog black jack gangway rutters.

Ed Shonsey
Ed Shonsey

Chairman, Global CEO, CFO, Operations Director of both private and public companies. Corporations served Arborgen Inc., BioN2, Diversa Inc., Novartis, Syngenta, La Jolla Life Sciences, Pioneer HiBred, and Procter and Gamble Co. Boards Rice Tec Inc., Foundation of Liechtenstein, Arbogen

Don Wertman
Don Wertman

US COO, EVP, VP &GM, Manager of Seed Farm and Board Chair Allied Seeds. Served as president NY, PA, Atlantic and Western seed associations. Past Chairman and executive board member of ASTA. Board member Seed Programs, Inc. Served on both hospital and college boards.

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