Carl Casale

Senior Agricultural Partner, Venture Capital, and Board Chairman in West Saint Paul, MN

Carl Casale's role as CFO at Monsanto Company marked the beginning of his impactful journey in the corporate world. Starting as a sales representative, he quickly ascended to the role of Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he led a comprehensive business restructuring, aligning the cost structure more effectively with the agricultural cycle and achieving significant reductions in operating expenses.

Emphasizing the value of education, he, alongside his wife Kim, established the One At a Time Foundation, a testament to their commitment to empowering the next generation. This foundation focuses on providing students in need with access to a college education, a cause close to his heart due to his educational journey.

Beyond his corporate accomplishments, his personal life reflects a deep connection to agriculture. He owns and operates a 200-acre blueberry farm with his wife in Oregon's Willamette Valley, demonstrating his commitment to hands-on agricultural practices and sustainable farming. This personal venture is a testament to his enduring connection to the land.

His career combines innovation, leadership, and a steadfast commitment to agriculture and venture capital. His impressive career trajectory, philanthropic endeavors, and personal investments in agriculture paint a portrait of a visionary leader who continues to impact and shape the future of these industries. Carl's example is a beacon of excellence and dedication, inspiring ongoing growth and transformation in the agricultural and venture capital sectors.