FARMERS ARE DOERS.

WE WEREN'T GETTING THE RESULTS OUT OF OUR DATA SO WE SET OUT TO CHANGE THAT. 

OUR STORY

At Arva Intelligence, we are farmers first. Our challenges are the same as yours, especially when dealing with data. We had collected data for years, but had little success turning that data into something actionable — USB drives, file folders, and binders were piling up, and our devices were full of farm apps. We decided to do something about it and took the challenge head on. 

After three years of an on-going research collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, and the University of Arkansas, we founded Arva Intelligence in 2018. Now, we're bringing farmers, suppliers, and manufacturers the same technology we use to streamline decision making for agronomics, economics, and sustainability.

As a deep technology B-Corportation, Arva Intelligence is deeply committed to protect the economic profitability of farmers and the environmental health of farmland. We continue to create, innovate, and deploy cutting-edge machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to enhance our ability to scale profitable and sustainable agriculture. 

MEET THE TEAM

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JAY MCENTIRE

CEO/CoFounder

Experienced Fintech CEO, former bank holding company CFO and investment banker.  Managing Director of Glennoe Farms, LLC.  Successful exit as CEO of ProTrader Group to Instinet for $150M.

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TOM DYE

Chief Technology Officer

C-level executive and founder of multiple tech startups. Experienced entrepreneur responsible for millions in equity-raised capital, IPO exits, and acquisitions by publicly traded companies. Inventor of 55 patents. 

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ALEX WHITLEY

Managing Director

Eight years as a leader in precision agriculture with a focus on product architecture and building international sales teams.  Most recently as Global Director of Marketing for Taranis Inc, specializing in remote sensing and analytics.

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JESS SCHENCKMAN

Data Analyst

Graduating from Colorado College with a degree in Mathematics.  Researched knot theory which has applications in cyber security and quantum computing.  

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JOHN MCENTIRE

Communications Director

Professional communicator with experience in luxury goods, documentary film, commercial real estate investment fund, and editorial management for cultural and political magazines.

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MARK ISBELL

Founding Board Member/

4th Generation Rice Farmer / Advisor

Rice Farmer with Isbell Farms and Instructor of Professional Tech Writing at University of Arkansas Little Rock.  Board Member of Sustainability Committee USA Rice Federation.  Board Member of Field to Market.

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NATHAN SLATON PhD

Advisor

Assistant Director now Agriculture Experiment Station for the University of Arkansas, leading two labs specializing in agricultural analyses, testing services, and fertilizer recommendations.  

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BEN BROWN PhD

Chief Machine Learning Architect/ CoFounder

Machine Learning Expert and Head of Molecular Ecosystems Dynamics at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, Chair of Environmental Bioinformatics at University of Birmingham, and Senior Scientific Advisor for Preminon, LLC.

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LACEY PYLE PhD

Chief Soil Scientist

Ph.D. in Soil Science at Rice University, her research activities focus on soil biogeochemistry, with a focus on the effect of pyrolyzes materials in soil chemistry, leading multiple peer reviewed publications.  Collaborations with Rice University, UT-Austin, University of Zurich & Shell Technology Center.

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MATT ROHLIK

Managing Director of Farm Data & Strategic Partnerships

Experienced farmer and rancher, 15 years precision agriculture expert specializing in equipment (John Deere for 10 years and remote sensing with Mavrx and Taranis Inc)

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BARRETT WILLIAMS

Data Analyst

Lead Data Scientist at two startups, with experience in NLP, recommendation engines, and general machine learning. Double degree in Mathematics with a Computational emphasis and Finance, where he conducted numerical analysis research on the diffusion PDE and its relation to sea ice movement in Antarctica

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BONNIE BRONSON

UI/UX Designer

Over 10 years of experience building user-centric products for companies like Ancestry, Jane, Deere Valley, and SimpleNexus.

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MERLE ANDERS PhD

Advisor

Consultant for Unilever, sustainability, and Ducks Unlimited, water resources, Former Rice Systems Agronomist for the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center, and international soil scientist.

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Michael R. Schuppenhauer PhD

Advisor/Principal Grant Investigator

Since 2006 lead biogas efforts for European technology leaders in the US. He holds a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from
the TU Hamburg and a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.

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