FBN Welcomes New CFO, VP of Business Development, and Head of Supply Chain
This week, we are excited to welcome several new team members, including Maria Olide as CFO, to FBN®. Maria, Elizabeth Fastiggi as VP of Business Development, Patrick Snyder as Head of Supply Chain, James Yen, Controller, and others bring years of world-class experience in finance, business development and supply chain leadership, along with deep passions for agriculture, to the FBN team.
Chief Financial Officer Maria Olide was born in a small farming town in Mexico, before she moved to the Central Valley of California where she spent her summers working on farms harvesting various fruits. Previously she served as divisional CFO at ADP and as a partner at KPMG Management Consulting, she also has an MBA from Stanford and a BA from UC Berkeley.
Head of Supply Chain Patrick Snyder comes from a 5th generation ranching family in the high desert of Nevada - a diverse crop and custom cattle feeding operation. His older siblings are running the ranch with his father, but it is still his favorite place to spend time. Out of college, he spent a few years in agribusiness, moved into supply chain software sales, and has spent the last 11 years in various supply chain leadership positions in consumer electronics. He is excited to be leading the FBNSM supply chain and is thrilled to be back in agriculture.
For VP of Business Development Elizabeth Fastiggi, her interest in agriculture dates back to her environmental science focus at UC Berkeley and conducting field studies in the Central Valley and coastal regions of California. Elizabeth has experience as a private equity investor with GE Capital and Ziff Brothers Investments, and has managed business development for Proterro. She is thrilled to be back in California after almost 20 years on the East Coast, and is very excited to join the FBN team.
Controller James Yen is originally from Brooklyn, New York City. He started his career at Ernst & Young doing financial audits of Fortune 500 companies, and later served in various roles at Clorox. He is very excited to join the FBN family and to support the farmers of America.