Ari Gendason is Chief Investment Officer of Continental Grain Company. Ari joined Conti in 2004 and has been involved in many of the company’s investments in the food and agriculture sector over that time. He currently leads Conti’s corporate investments group and oversees a portfolio of both public and private investments in food and ag. Prior to this role, he managed Arlon Opportunities Investors, an equities and commodities hedge fund backed by Conti. Prior to joining the Company, Ari worked in private equity and investment banking. Ari is a member of the Board of Directors of Wayne Farms LLC and of RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT). Ari holds a BS and MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.