Verdant Robotics, is a pioneering force in sustainable farming automation, its advanced robotic technology digitises the farm at sub-millimetre scale, enabling weeds to be targeted with precision. The firm believes its multi-action, autonomous platform is the only ag robot in the U.S. market that can simultaneously weed, fertilise, and treat plants for pests and diseases – all while collecting data on each plant allowing farmers to make key decisions in real time. Less than 12 months ago the firm closed a $46.5 million Series A funding round.
In its unwavering pursuit of agricultural innovation and acknowledgement of the vital role of a strong leadership team, Verdnant has welcomed two new team members. Brent Shedd, former CEO of Stout Industrial Technologies, has been named Chief Strategy Officer, and Gerardo Adame, previously with XP Power, will serve as Chief Financial Officer. Their wealth of experience and expertise positions Verdant for continued growth and market impact.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brent and Gerardo to the Verdant family,” stated Dr. Gabe Sibley, co-founder and CEO of Verdant Robotics. “Their profound industry insights, innovative thinking, and customer-centric dedication perfectly align with our mission. With their guidance, we are poised for new heights of commercial success and lasting positive impact.
“The addition of Brent Shedd and Gerardo Adame underscores Verdant’s commitment to assembling a world-class team capable of driving innovation and consolidating its leadership in robotics and AI within the agriculture and industrial sectors.”
“What excites me about joining Verdant Robotics is the opportunity to be part of a team leading innovation in the agtech industry,” said Adame. “I see immense potential in the company’s vision and its use of artificial intelligence to shape the future of agriculture beyond just returns.”
“Verdant’s unwavering commitment to growers is what brought me here,” said Shedd. “Verdant is intensely focused on listening to customer needs and executing at a pace only a startup can manage.”
“Both Gerardo and Brent come from manufacturing environments with extensive experience in sales, distribution, and service,” said Curtis Garner, co-founder and CCO at Verdant. “With their expertise, we are well-positioned to take our products to a global scale and meet the specialised needs of growers worldwide.”