Grady Vanderhoofven

  • 14+ yrs of private equity fund management experience, with an emphasis on rural investing
  • Experienced with venture, growth, workouts, turnarounds, and change of control investments
  • Co-founder and co-manager of the first and only RBIC licensed prior to 2014

Steve Dauphin

  • 20+ yrs of private equity fund management experience
  • Current/past director at numerous growth-stage companies, with a concentration in energy and
    ag-related companies
  • Co-Founder of

W.B. (Bud) Kirchner


  • 50+ years operational, transactional and investment experience
  • Twice named Entrepreneur of the Year for agriculture ventures
  • Current/past manager of funds with over 100 combined portfolio companies