MyLand is proud to announce that Peter Williams will be joining its dynamic team, bringing his extensive background building large-scale global agriculture businesses and emerging technology platforms; and expertise in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions through his prior career in investment banking, to MyLand’s emerging ag technology systems and regenerative agriculture platform.
“I’m excited to be joining such a dynamic team and important company,” says Mr. Williams. “Not only does MyLand benefit the farmer through increased yield and profitability, but healthy soil is absolutely critical to our environment. Healthy soil leads to healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet and I am looking forward to helping move our MyLand mission forward.”
Peter has over 20 years of investment banking, capital markets, corporate development and entrepreneurial experience. As an investment banker at DLJ/Credit Suisse and CIBC he was involved in executing greater than $15 billion in capital raising and M&A transactions in a broad range of industries including agriculture, renewables, utilities and chemicals. He was founder and CEO of ACE Portal, a leading fintech platform for private placements of equity, debt and other securities in partnership with the NYSE. He also led the formation of Legumex Walker Inc, a multi-national ag-processing business, created through a merger of Pacific Coast Canola, Walker Seeds and Roy Legumex, which was taken public through a $70 million IPO on the TSX.
“Our plans to deliver a sophisticated, scalable solution to enable and encourage healthy soil are quite ambitious. We are excited that Peter is willing to share his extensive background in finance and corporate development so that we can give growers a proven agriculture soil health system to actively participate in the regenerative agriculture movement,” adds Dane Hague, Co-founder and CEO, MyLand.
In 2013, Mr. Williams was named to the Investment News Power 20 – the 20 individuals around the globe expected to have the greatest impact on the financial community in the coming year, along with President Obama, Ben Bernanke and James Gorman, among others. Peter has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.