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Brennan Turner is Founder and CEO of FarmLead, an online and mobile marketplace for the physical cash grain market. Brennan grew the business from concept phase to one of Forbes’ Top 25 Most Innovative Companies in Agriculture (2017 & 2018) within four years. He also oversaw platform design and programming, fundraising, and marketing/business development. Brennan successfully raised over $10M from top AgTech investors, growing the employee head count from 1.5 FT to 38 with offices in Ottawa and Chicago. He is also the author of a daily commentary on global grain markets followed by over 50,000 subscribers and republished in dozens of North American print publications. Brennan serves as board director of the Mandi Swartz Foundation. He formerly served as secretary and director of the Alumni Board of Directors at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, his former high school. He is a former professional hockey player with the Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators organizations. Brennan was recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” (2017), “Ottawa’s Next Big Thing” by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce (2016), Athol Murray College of Notre Dame’s “Alumni of the Year” (2016), one of Metabridge’s “Top Canadian Startups” (2015), and a “Future 40 Under 40” by CBC Saskatchewan (2014). Brennan holds a BA in economics from Yale University. Brennan is originally from Foam Lake, Saskatchewan where his family started farming nearly 100 years ago. The extended family now produces grain, oilseeds, and pulse crops on over 50,000 acres. He is a member of the 2018 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.