Board of Directors & Advisors

Our Board of Directors brings together diverse industry knowledge and leadership to guide our growing company and shape the best technology for the food industry.

Board Members

John Holt

John Holt

John Holt co-founded The Cobalt Group in 1995. He served as the company’s president and CEO from 2001 until the company was sold to ADP in 2010. He headed the Digital Marketing Group at ADP Dealer Services before retiring in 2014. Under Holt’s guidance Cobalt achieved annual revenues of $450mm, raised more than $100 million from some of the world’s leading private equity firms and completed 11 acquisitions.
He serves on the boards of Holy Names Academy, Treehouse, and the Ancient Mariners Rowing Club. Holt received a master’s degree from The Yale School of Organization and Management and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.

Joseph P. Landy

Joseph P. Landy

Chairman of the Board

Joseph P. Landy, Special Limited Partner and former Co-Chief Executive Officer of Warburg Pincus, has been engaged in all aspects of private equity investing since 1985. During his tenure, Mr. Landy was jointly responsible for the management of the firm for over 20 years, including the formulation of strategy, oversight of investment policy and decisions, leadership of the firm’s Executive Management Group and the coordination of limited partner communications. Mr. Landy’s principal areas of investment focus have been information technology, Internet applications and infrastructure, communications applications and structured investments. Mr. Landy is on the board of trustees of New York University. Mr. Landy holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from New York University

Vic Smith Board of Directors

Burt Podbere

Burt Podbere serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for CrowdStrike. Since joining the company, Podbere has been instrumental in establishing its long-term financial management strategy and developing its global expansion strategy.

During his five-plus year tenure at CrowdStrike, he has helped secure approximately $1B in equity financing through several funding rounds, including its 2019 IPO as well as approximately $1.5B in secured and unsecured debt.

Podbere has worked in Canada, Europe, and the U.S., where he has garnered extensive knowledge of domestic and international finance, SaaS businesses, and international operations.

Jason Resnick Board of Directors

Jason Resnick

Jason Resnick is Sr. Vice President and General Counsel of Western Growers, with responsibility for overseeing the organization’s legal affairs and serves as Western Growers’ corporate secretary. As a member of the Western Growers’ executive team, Jason provides advice and counsel on various legal, business and policy matters. Jason has primary staff liaison responsibility over the Western Growers Board of Directors, and the Executive and Labor Committees. Jason is a frequent speaker and magazine contributor on employment law and ag labor issues. He serves as secretary on the board of directors for the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) and is a past co-chair of the Agribusiness Committee of the State Bar of California.

Vic Smith Board of Directors

Vic Smith

Vic Smith is CEO of JV Smith Companies, a diverse group of operations with farming, cooling and distribution facilities and shipping capacities in Arizona, California, Colorado and Baja, Mexico. Today, JV Smith Companies farm several commodities including romaine, iceberg lettuce, spinach, celery, mixed leaf and organic spring mix, carrots, and green onions on over 30,000 acres. Mr. Smith is currently on the Board of Directors of Western Growers Association, Center for Produce Safety and the Center for Growing Talent by PMA. He is also a member and previously served on the Boards of both United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing Association.

Diane Wetherington Board of Directors

Diane Wetherington

Founder

Diane founded iFoodDS in 2013, a spinoff of a produce industry consulting business she also founded after the 2006 E coli outbreak. She helped develop commodity-specific guidelines and worked on data modeling to improve food safety, in collaboration with companies and major trade associations such as Western Growers. She has conducted produce industry research for the Center for Produce Safety, Washington State Tree Fruit Research Association and several produce trade associations as well as international economic development studies for the National Research Council (NRC).

Currently she is Chairman of the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Technology Committee and a member of its Food Safety Committee. Previously, she served as Chairman of the Board of Frontier GeoSciences, a leading analytical laboratory in trace metal speciation and testing.

Prior to involvement in agriculture, she held technology leadership positions with AT&T and Mastercard, earning 3 patents in the process. Diane holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Diane Wetherington Board of Directors

Allyson White

Allyson joined Insight Partners in 2012. Previously, she was a strategy consultant in the markets and customers practice at Monitor Group, where she advised multi-national companies on growth strategy, product innovation, acquisitions, scenario planning, and pricing strategy. She worked in a variety of industries including Pharmaceutical, Insurance, and Chemicals.

Allyson graduated with high honors from the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She is fluent in Spanish.

Board Advisors

Caren Seidle

Caren Seidle

Caren is CFO of Acorn Ventures, an angel investor in early-stage companies located in Bellevue, WA, as well as CEO of Centricity Music, a Christian music label and publishing company located in Franklin, TN.

Mathew M McInerney

Larry Seifert

Larry Seifert retired from AT&T Wireless as Executive Vice President with responsibility for Environmental Engineering, Manufacturing Research & Development, Corporate Manufacturing Planning, Common Information Systems Development, AT&T’s Corporate Quality Office, Management of AT&T’s Intellectual Property, new Technology Planning and a member of Bell Laboratories Council.   Mr. Seifert was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering ”For outstanding leadership in engineering and manufacturing, and for noteworthy improvements in manufacturing competitiveness via computer-integrated manufacturing”.   In addition to the iFoodDS Board he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airbiquity, Inc.