Mr. Bradley is global business leader with over 25 years of experience as an executive in various food and ingredients businesses. Most recently, Mr. Bradley has been a principal at Ingredient Insights, a strategic consultant focused on food ingredients and is currently an operating partner at Arbor Investments, a private equity firm that focuses on acquiring companies in the food, beverage, and related industries.
Mr. Bradley previously served as CEO of at Novel Ingredients, a technology driven provider of value-added ingredients to the U.S. supplement industry, where he spearheaded its entry into finished consumer products, and guided the successful sale of the company. Prior to Novel, Mr. Bradley served at the CEO of Warwick International Group, and in a variety of roles with Sensient Technologies Corporation.
Mr. Bradley holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Manchester University (Finance and Marketing Majors) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Manchester Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Todd Mitchell joined RiceBran Technologies in 2019 with over 20 years of experience in business finance, capital markets, and public equities. Most recently Mr. Mitchell served as CFO of Park City Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company that provides cloud-based supply chain management and food safety compliance software for the consumer food industry.
Prior to joining Park City Group in 2015, Mr. Mitchell was a Research Analyst on Wall Street, where he built a strong track record of finding and championing successful small cap growth companies and ultimately became the Director of Research for Brean Capital LLC.
Mr. Mitchell earned an MBA and a master’s degree in economics from George Washington University, and a BA from Vassar College, and is a co-owner of Unturned Stone Productions, a CA-based natural winery specializing in field blends from the Sonoma and Mendocino counties.
Chief Accounting Officer
Connie Kelly joined RiceBran Technologies in 2019 with over 30 years of experience in accounting including cost and commodity accounting, financial reporting,derivatives, internal audit, and managing all functional areas of accounting.Connie has over 20 years’ experience in agricultural commodity and mineral processing where she began her career, followed by 12 years in oil and gas.
Ms. Kelly was the CFO for South Dakota Soybean Processors, helping to build the company from the ground up, and taking it from a 521 cooperative to a public partnership of over 2,200 partners. She then worked for FMC Technip for 12 years specializing in accounting and hedging foreign currency risk.
Ms. Kelly graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Accounting and Business Administration. In 1998 she became a Certified Public Accountant and currently is licensed through the State of Illinois.
Eric Tompkins joined RiceBran Technologies in 2019 with over 30 experience in agricultural commodity processing. Most recently, Mr. Tompkins was the President and CEO of MGI Grain Processing, LLC where he oversaw all organizational functions. MGI Grain was acquired by RiceBran Technologies inApril of 2019.
Mr. Tompkins career includes over25 years with ConAgra Foods where he began his career in grain procurement/risk management, later transitioning to National Account sales, and lastly serving as Director of National Account Sales.
Mr. Tompkins graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Economics and International Affairs. He received his Master of International Management from the Thunderbird-American Graduate School of International Management.
Robert DePaul joined RiceBran Technologies in 2007 and has served in host of capacities including supply chain management, procurement, logistics and operational oversite, rising over the years to become the company’s VP of operations.
Mr. DePaul came to RiceBran Technologies with 22 years of food processing and all aspects of the meat business. Much of this time was spent at Plumose USA owned by Danish Crown, Copenhagen, last capacity as VP of Inventory and Supply Chain management.
Mr. DePaul attended Middlesex County College for Marketing and Distribution and has experience in operating his own businesses. Mr. DePaul resides in Arizona, when not working, enjoys the outdoors, hiking and quality time with his family.
Compliance / Regulatory / External Affairs
Sherry Rhoads joined RiceBran Technologies in 2018 with 30 years of experience in the grain milling industry. Prior to joining Rice Bran Technologies, Ms. Rhoads served as Director of Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory for Ardent Mills.
Ms. Rhoads began her career as a lab technician for Cargill, moving to management roles in Quality at several facilities, and then to an opportunity for growth with ConAgra Mills. At ConAgra Sherry broadened her technical skills by attending AIB, ultimately becoming responsible for Food Safety and Sanitation for 21 facilities across the US and Puerto Rico.