Our Team


Linda Mallers


Linda is the CEO and President of FarmLogix, launching the business from her kitchen table in 2012. Today, Linda oversees our national corporate and governmental partnerships, as well as the strategy and scale of the FarmLogix technology platform.  She holds a BA in English from UW-Wisconsin-Madison with a Journalism minor, a degree in graphic design from the American Academy of Art, and was an MS candidate in Computer Science at the University of Chicago until the birth of her fourth child.



Cliff is the COO of FarmLogix, joining us after an 20+ year executive tenure at GATX and a Blackstone investment in transportation leasing. Cliff also held tenure as a strategy consultant at BCG and AT Kearney, working with large corporate clients that include American Airlines and General Motors. Cliff oversees FarmLogix’ national scale and pricing strategies, in addition to our investor relations. He holds a BS from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Leslie Fowler

Chief Growth Officer

Leslie Fowler is a 20+ year veteran of the food service industry. She has served in both retail and K-12 industries with a focus on food systems in large urban districts. She most recently served as the Chief of Nutrition and Facility Operations for Chicago Public Schools. Leslie believes that it is our responsibility to ensure the best ingredients and options are available to all not just those who can afford it. As Chief Growth Officer Leslie is responsible for corporate growth strategy and customer engagement at FarmLogix. She holds a B.A. and MBA in Business Administration.

James Gross

VP Supply Chain

Jimmy brings over 20 years of experience in the 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) space, successfully identifying new sources for product and creating innovative, value-added supply chain solutions that deliver program success for our food team. Jimmy oversees sourcing, processing, new vendor outreach and onboarding, and ongoing logistics execution in the multiple regions FarmLogix serves. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Yvette Turner

VP Business Development/Foodservice

Yvette Turner is responsible for FarmLogix' corporate growth strategy and customer engagement, bringing her passion for customer-centric growth solutions. She has served in sales, marketing, global sourcing, and information technologies roles across multiple industries, including positions at General Electric, First Transit, and most recently Aramark. She holds a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is Six Sigma Certified.



Patricia handles all FarmLogix accounting functions with customers, distributors and farms. She also works on our USDA grants and manages our banking relationships. Patricia brings over 30 years of accounting experience from the banking and commodities/futures industries, as well as former oversight of a supply chain of nutritional products into Walgreens. Patricia holds a B.A. in Accounting from Monmouth College.

Open Fields Development Team


Senior Technology and Business Technology Manager

Bill Montanaro is a Senior Technology and Business Technology Manager at FarmLogix, leading the technology team. He has a PhD in mathematics and a love of logic and puzzles. Most of Bill's free time is spent stopping his toddler from eating foreign objects or watching hockey.


Data Prep and Analysis Manager

Zander Stachniak is a Data Scientist with a MS in Predictive Analytics from DePaul University. As an experienced architect of reliable data stores and pipelines, Zander helps to ensure the integrity of data from inception to prediction. Zander also holds an advanced degree in writing, and his primary research interest is Natural Language Processing.



Jacob Lewis is a Software Developer at FarmLogix. Coming from a background in Mathematics and the commodities markets, Jacob brings a diversity of skills to his role as a full-stack web developer. Jacob plays chess and enjoys live music at many of Chicago's fine venues in addition to programming. He has a BS in Theoretical Mathematics from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Ben Hammack

Data Visualization Lead

Benjamin handles data visualization both internally and for clients at FarmLogix. Receiving his BS in Computer Science from Ball State University in 2016 and currently pursuing his MS in Data Science, he joins us after working in Chicago as a technical consultant.

Aggrega8 Development Team


Lynn Ford


As a full-stack developer, Lynn brings a comprehensive skillset to FarmLogix. He holds a BS in Computer Science and MS in Geography from SDSU. Lynn has professional experience designing, developing, and supporting applications for both private and public sectors. Specializing in GIScience, his background includes work with the City of Chicago and Nokia/NAVTEQ.


Luis Guinta

Full Stack Developer

Luis is a Software Engineer, and has been been a part of FarmLogix' original Buenos Aires Aggrega8 development team for the past three years. With more than 15 years of experience in software development, he has expertise in both backend and front end web application development. He loves learning new technologies and taking on new challenges. A sports fan in general, he likes to play soccer in his free time

Marketing Team

Emma Barrie

Director of Marketing

Emma is the Director of Marketing for FarmLogix, and oversees all marketing initiatives for FarmLogix, and the OpenFields & Aggreg8 platforms. Emma joins us from San Francisco, where she was the Marketing Manager for TEDxSoMa, and also led the marketing, events, and business development efforts for a financial services firm. Emma holds a BS in Psychology and Economics from Santa Clara University.

Maria Stankevich


Maria has been with FarmLogix for four years. She is a passionate creative talent, with a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts and Technology. Having founded Neva Design in 2009, she is a seasoned Web Designer with close to a decade’s worth of experience as a Front End Developer.