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Matt Barnard

Matt Barnard

CEO, Plenty

Matt Barnard is the co-founder and CEO of Plenty, which grows clean, delicious fruits and vegetables year-round in indoor farms located just outside major urban centers without pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs.

Matt previously served as President and COO of Whalen & Company, founder of Search Fund Capital, Managing Operating Partner for 523 Capital, and VP of Deployment at SmartSynch. The teams he led designed and deployed over $1B of sophisticated technology infrastructure in the telecommunications and cellular smart grid industries. A 6th generation farmer, Matt earned an MS from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and both a BA and BM from Northwestern University.

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