A founding partner and executive chairman of AGRO Merchants Group, Neal has nearly thirty years of senior-level managerial and operating experience in the food-related retail, wholesale, and 3rd party temperature controlled logistics industries. Prior to founding AGRO Merchants, Neal was President and COO of Americold Logistics, the largest temperature-controlled 3rd party logistics provider in the world. He also previously served as CEO of Americold's joint venture in China. Additionally, he was EVP of Operations and Business Development at Fleming Companies, and CFO at American Stores Company. Neal holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Montana, and an MBA from the University of Utah. He currently serves as director of the board of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), and previously was the director for the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and Syncreon (formerly TDS Logistics).