James Budzynski

Dr. Jim Budzynski is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. Jim brings over 30 years of direct agrifood and related markets experience, primarily in the areas of structuring private equity transactions, strategic planning, distribution strategy development, brand management, marketing, and operations.

Dr. Jim Budzynski is also the Managing Principal of MacroGain Partners, a Carmel, Indiana firm focused on facilitating private equity investments in the agricultural industry and providing related strategic planning and management consulting services. Jim Budzynski grew up working in an agribusiness in a farming community and he has provided strategic counsel to dozens of agribusinesses for over 20 years, from start-ups to major multinationals, and frequently has provided strategic technology and market sector assessments to both private equity and venture capital investors. He is a well-known strategic thinker in the agri-business sector and has published numerous articles and delivered keynote speeches at leading conferences nationwide. Prior to consulting, Dr. Budzynski spent 12 years with Monsanto Company in a variety of product management, marketing, and strategic planning roles.