Co-founder & CEO
Lisa Elliott, Ph.D.
I'm Lisa Elliott, Co-founder & CEO of AgriVaR, a trailblazing precision ag-fintech company revolutionizing the way we approach agriculture and risk management.
Before planting the seeds of AgriVaR, I spent a remarkable 9 years as a professor in the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University. During my tenure, I had the privilege of advising student research, teaching courses, hosting extension programs, and publishing research in top-tier journals. Through these experiences, I've come to appreciate the importance of data visualizations and real-time decision tools in empowering the ag industry to make informed choices.
With a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri and a deep-rooted background in farming, having been raised on a row-crop and cow-calf operation in Missouri, I bring a unique blend of academic expertise and hands-on experience to AgriVaR.
With a passion for bridging the gap between academia and practical application, I now lead AgriVaR, leveraging innovative strategies with cutting-edge technology and data-driven insights to empower farmers and agribusinesses in making informed decisions and mitigating risks.
Co-founder & CTO
Matthew Elliott, Ph.D.
I'm Matthew Elliott, the Co-founder & CTO of AgriVaR and an associate professor in the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University.
With a passion for exploring the dynamic world of agriculture, I conduct cutting-edge research and teach advanced agribusiness courses. My research has been published in top journals. I hold a PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Missouri. As an advocate for innovation and data-driven decision making, I delve into the research areas of farm and agribusiness management, contracts, data analytics, and risk assessment. I'm all about finding innovative solutions that maximize efficiency and profitability for farmers and agribusinesses alike.
Beyond academia, I bring hands-on experience to the table as a former manager and part owner of a grain farm in Nebraska. This hands-on experience has given me invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by modern-day farmers. This practical knowledge allows me to bridge the divide between theory and practice, bringing real-world insights to farmers and agribusinesses with the AgriVaR Platform.
we are driven by our core values
Innovation / Creativity
We take pride in our commitment to innovation and creativity. We stay on the cutting-edge of our industry by investing in continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest scientific methods in data analytics and software development. By prioritizing these core values, we can provide our clients with advanced solutions and services that set us apart from the competition.
Our core values revolve around putting the customer first. We always take the time to listen to our clients and provide them with the solutions they need to succeed. We understand that it’s the small things that make the customer experience exceptional, and we are dedicated to providing the best service possible. At AgriVaR, you can trust that our team will always put your needs first and provide you with the exceptional service you deserve.
We take great pride in our core values, believing that integrity, transparency, and accountability are essential to achieving success. We are a data-driven company, dedicated to providing you with the highest level of transparency in all our actions and decisions. We believe that taking responsibility for our work is paramount to earning your trust. Our focus on data helps us provide you with powerful insights that are easily understood thanks to our visually appealing approach.
Passion in Pursuit of Excellence
We are passionate about our work, committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients, and dedicated to achieving excellence in all aspects of our business. We believe that engagement and enthusiasm are key to building successful relationships with our clients, and our strong work ethic drives us to continuously improve and innovate. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of service, and we are passionate about helping them achieve their goals.
Our team at AgriVaR is committed to adapting to changes in technology and customer preferences to continuously deliver the best solutions to address industry challenges. We take calculated risks and act on market needs and challenges to deliver solutions that tackle industry-wide obstacles.