FARGO, N.D., October 5, 2022 – Bushel, an independently-owned software technology company focused on developing solutions for the grain supply chain, today announced the addition of Kevin Donalds as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Donalds will be leading efforts in the company’s budgeting, long-term planning, reporting, legal, regulatory and auditing processes.
“Kevin’s experience will help us build upon our financial operations to best serve our customers for the long-term.,” Jake Joraanstad, CEO of Bushel said. “He’s someone with high-level skills that match our growth, while aligning well with the Bushel culture and values. ”
Most recently, Donalds served as VP of Finance at Granular, leading the team in company financial decisions and operations. Throughout his career, Kevin held finance leadership roles at several emerging companies including Priceline and Tutor.com and has led successful shareholder exits at multiple companies. He started his career in public accounting at Deloitte. Kevin holds a BS in Accounting from University of Rhode Island and a CPA from the State of Connecticut.
“Throughout the interview process, it was apparent Bushel has invested in their leadership and created a warm, upbeat team culture,” Donalds said. “It’s an exciting opportunity to join this finance team and add on to the work already being done.”
Bushel is an independently owned software company and leading provider of software technology solutions for growers, grain buyers, ag retailers, protein producers and food companies, headquartered in Fargo, N.D. Since launching in 2017, Bushel’s platform has grown rapidly, now powering nearly 2,000 grain facilities across the U.S. and Canada with real-time business information for their producers. Bushel’s platform now reaches more than 40% of grain origination in the United States and Canada, resulting in inarguably the largest technology network effect among growers and grain buyers in the U.S. today. Bushel’s product suite includes its flagship mobile app, websites, trading tools, digital payments and money facilitation, market feeds, API services, FarmLogs and a custom software division focused on agriculture. Bushel has been focused on building software since the company was founded in 2011. Data privacy is a cornerstone of Bushel’s philosophy. Read here Bushel’s Data Ethos.