Boyden’s Leadership Series Features 80 Acres Farms’ Mike Zelkind

CEO of vertical farming company offers insights on leadership and the
future of the fast-growing sector

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boyden,
a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 65 offices
in over 40 countries, today released the latest issue of its Leadership
Series
, featuring an in-depth interview with Mike Zelkind, CEO
of 80
Acres Farms
.

In the interview, Zelkind discusses the role technology, big data and AI
play in the farming and food sector, what the future holds for 80 Acres
Farms, and lessons he has learned from past roles.

“Mike is a terrific leader with a strong vision for 80 Acres Farms,”
said Alicen
Blair
, a Managing Partner of Boyden United States. “His dynamic
experience at major food producers and consumer & retail companies
provides a great foundation for the company to grow in the new sector of
vertical farming.”

Zelkind co-founded 80 Acres Farms in 2015 and has served as CEO since
its inception. Prior to this, he held executive and managerial positions
at Del Monte, Sager Creek, AdvancePierre Foods, ConAgra, 99 Cents Only
Stores, A.T. Kearney and General Mills.

Zelkind holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the
University of Minnesota and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta
Business School.

The full interview with Mike Zelkind is available at boyden.com.

Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews
with Nigel
Travis
, Non-Executive Chairman of Dunkin’ Brands; Rustin
Richburg
, Senior Vice President, U.S. People, Walmart; Jim
Gibbons
, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International; Theo
Van der Loo
, President of Bayer Brazil; Janelle
Gale
, Vice President of Human Resources, Facebook; Ralph
Scozzafava
, then COO and currently CEO of Dean Foods; Alec
Ross
, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and
author of the New York Times number one bestseller The Industries of
the Future
; Bill
Ingham
, Vice President, Global Human Resources of Visa; Dawn
Hudson
, Chief Marketing Officer, National
Football League
; Noor
Menai
, President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA; Stephan
Winkelmann
, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Svein
Rennemo
, Chairman of Statoil; Umran
Beba
, former Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo and
currently Senior VP and CHRO at PepsiCo; David
Gergen
, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and
former presidential advisor; and Robert Reich, currently Chancellor’s
Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley
and former US Secretary of Labor. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series

Boyden’s Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that
highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant
to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors
conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key
organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of
ideas.

About Boyden

Boyden is a premier talent advisory and leadership solutions firm with
more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. Our global reach enables us
to serve client needs anywhere they conduct business. We connect great
companies with great leaders through executive search, interim
management and leadership consulting solutions. For further information,
visit www.boyden.com.

Contacts

Katie Killip, for Boyden
T: +1 212 850-5620
E. katie.killip@fticonsulting.com

Rebecca Haders, 80 Acres Farms
T: +1 513 910-9089
E: rebecca.haders@eafarms.com

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