Mr. Wichner directs the farmland investment program, including overseeing property acquisitions, leases and sales, and oversees the financial and legal affairs for the Partnership.
Mr. Wichner is a seasoned executive with 20 years building companies which have, among other things, developed and currently produce an FDA-approved treatment for metastatic brain cancer, and developed and sold automated employee contribution programs for Fortune 500 Companies such as GM, EDS, and Charles Schwab. Mr. Wichner has helped raise over $125 million in 14 funding transactions (including a $33 million IPO) and has led three M&A transactions. Mr. Wichner served as CEO/President/CFO for three successful companies, two of which were venture-funded, and has served on boards and advisory boards including two venture funds. Mr. Wichner helps manage a multi-million dollar real estate investment property company.
Mr. Wichner received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Economics from UCSD, earning Provost’s Honors and performing graduate-level research on HIV/AIDS as an undergraduate. Mr. Wichner’s agricultural experience includes spending 10 summers growing up on a ranch and farm.