6 Mid-Career Professionals Join Agromovil Via Maryland Smith’s Executive MBA Program
Agromovil to collaborate with Executive MBA team from Maryland’s Smith School of Business to develop and launch a pilot in the Washington/Delmarva region.
Washington, D.C., January 25th, 2021 -- Agromovil is pleased to announce the support of a team of six mid-career professionals from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Executive MBA program. The team will work closely with Agromovil to develop and launch a pilot in the Delaware-Maryland-DC-Virginia area in the first half of 2021.
Scott Kuschmider, a Global Government Affairs Director with Bayer, worked with Agromovil to craft a proposal for a team-based real-world problem-solving application that earned the support of his classmates. “I am excited to work with Agromovil,” Kuschmider said. “As a 19-year professional in food and agriculture, I know innovation is essential – especially now as we work to build more resilient food systems. With our team of five accomplished University of Maryland EMBA classmates we have a great opportunity to bring Agromovil’s dynamic approach to make a real impact in the US.”
Other teammates who chose to work with Agromovil include Nidhi Agrawal, Kelley Flynn, Amber Gillis, Brian Lyttle, and Kabir Mulchandani – a team with deep experience in accounting, engineering, business analytics, cybersecurity, and software development. “Our region has so many local producers. The time is right to find new, creative ways to connect sellers to buyers utilizing this new platform,” Flynn said.
The work with the Smith team builds off an outstanding 2020 for Agromovil which included a pilot in Colombia that saw more than 1,000 farms in 150 communities coming on the platform – posting more than 80 types of products and 500 tons of goods – as well as Agromovil’s expansion into Africa in partnership with USDA.
“We’re excited to have such a talented and entrepreneurial group joining Team Agromovil, and we look forward to working with the Smith EMBAs. Especially in light of the COVID crisis, we have a chance to rethink how we look at the supply chain that connects small farmers to all kinds of markets. There are great opportunities to help small farming communities thrive, starting here in the Washington/Delmarva area,” said Agromovil Founder and CEO, Andrew Mack.
Agromovil is a global Match-Batch-Pay platform that helps small farmers connect with new buyers, sell direct, and find optimized transport. The app-based platform makes
small-scale agriculture faster, smarter, and more profitable globally. Additionally, it requires almost no infrastructure on the ground, making it easy to scale. For more information, a video, and the Agromovil story, see www.agromovil.co.
About Maryland’s Smith School Executive MBA
Maryland Smith’s Executive MBA program, led by world-renowned faculty, builds systems thinking into an academically rigorous curriculum rooted in the realities of the marketplace. The 17-month program emphasizes personalized executive coaching to hone leadership skills in alumni in Fortune 500 companies, the highest levels of federal and state government, and others who are successful entrepreneurs.
For more information, see https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/executive-mba.