Growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada, Mike has worked his entire career in agriculture, helping growers adopt technologies to increase their output and efficiency. He has worked with farmers, retailers and agriculture stakeholders in every continent. Before joining Nutrien in September 2017 to head up their global retail business, Mike spent more than two decades at Monsanto Company, where he was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. During his career, he has held a wide variety of roles including leading global sales, marketing and supply chain organizations. He holds a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Mike’s career has kept him traveling around the world, and he has called several cities home, including a 2-year assignment in China. Mike has been involved in many industry and community boards and associations, including Chair of Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis. Today Mike and his family reside in Fort Collins, Colorado where Mike is a coach for his son’s hockey team.