THOMAS F. NEHER

507-696-6169                                                                                                                                        tfneher@gmail.com

 

Accomplished Senior Executive with more than 30 years of leadership across the corporate world.   His global experience gives a broad perspective that yields insightful and creative solutions in a changing world.

Strengths and Expertise

  • Effective coaching and leadership

  • Developing trusted relationships

  • Communication skills, public speaking and marketing

  • Strategic thinking

  • Vision for the future

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

EMPOWERMENT COACHING LLC                                                                                                      2018 to Present

                  FOUNDER-DIRECTOR

  • Life Coaching - Empowering Men Balancing Life Transitions

  • Strategic Planning – Empowering Dynamic Organizations

  • Leadership Development– Empowering Corporate and Entrepreneurial Leaders

 

CROPTRAK – COGENT 3D                                                                                                                   2019 to Sept. 2020

                  GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Leads Business Development – Agricultural Financial Services & Insurance

  • Strategic Relationship Building - Agribusiness

  • Senior Leadership Team – Strategic Planning & Mentorship

 

GEOSYS INTERNATIONAL____________________________________________________________2016 to June 2019

                  DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL RISK MARKETS

  • Leads Global Business Development Team - positioning remote sensing data analytics used by agricultural insurance, reinsurance, banking, and financial services

  • Businesses Development Team - delivers real-time, satellite- and weather-based actionable insights to the agriculture supply chain

  • Fastest growing segment of the Geosys International portfolio

 

SWISS RE CORPORATE SOLUTIONS                                                                                      2013 to 2016                       

                  VICE PRESIDENT

  • Business Development – Building the North American portfolio

  • Marketing and Sales – Consulting large corporate agribusiness accounts, providing customized risk mediation solutions

  • Solution Development – Leveraging vast agricultural experience to foster growth of a global team

  • Project Management – Leading international cross functional team creating innovative risk management products

 

AGSTAR FINANCIAL SERVICES, ACA                                                                                                         2007 to 2013

                  VICE PRESIDENT & TEAM LEADER

  • Senior Leadership Team – Responsible for organizational strategic planning. Provided front-end guidance to senior leadership

  • Communicator: Engaging public speaker, columnist for published agricultural journal, weekly commentator on farm radio network

  • Industry Expert Team – Provided leadership for sales team with a focus on large commercial relationship management; implemented major strategic sales and service initiatives, record sales volume the last four years

  • Liaison –Leading and managed strategic alliances nationally

  • Market Intelligence – Gathered, interpreted and disseminated vital research and information

  • Client and Team Education – Taught and conducted numerous classes and seminars to promote client success

 

 

ARCHER DANIEL MIDLAND (ADM)                                                                                                          1996 to 2006

DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT   2002 to 2006

  • Led Risk Management Group – Diversified accounts; commercial grain companies, farmers and livestock producers

  • Research – Developed and implemented innovative risk management strategies

  • Market Development –educational seminars, sales presentations and daily radio commentary

MANAGER OF ACCOUNT DEVELOPMENT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE    1997 to 2002 

  • Developed the risk management sector for the regional office

  • Fostered Entrepreneurial Culture - Provided leadership, organization, expanded research, generated motivation and vision

GRAIN MERCHANDISER/TRADER    1996 to 1997

  • Thrived in Fast Paced, Self-Starting Position

  • Worked in Teams Originating Grain

  • Traded Freight and Transportation

 

PARAMOUNT MARKETING                                                                                                                              1995 to 1996                       PRESIDENT/CEO

  • Launched – Market Consulting Group

  • Designed Marketing and Trading Strategies – For farmers and livestock producers

 

AMERICAN AGRINOMICS MANAGEMENT COMPANY_                                                                1994 to 1995

                  MARKETING SPECIALIST

 

JOHN P. STEWART, INC.                                                                                                                                       1992 to 1994

                  FULL SERVICE COMMODITY BROKER

 

PARAMOUNT SEED FARMS                                                                                                                              1984 to 1992                       AGRIBUSINESS MANAGER

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Center for Transformational Presence, Newburyport, ME

                        Coaching Training                                                  2018

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

                                    Graduate Study in Rural Sociology                      1983 to 1984

 

            Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

                                    Graduate Study in Clinical Psychology               1982 to 1983

 

            McPherson College, McPherson, KS

                                    Degree:  Bachelors of Arts Psychology               1982  

 

 

References upon request