Blair  L. Fortner

Blair L. Fortner

Senior Agribusiness Advisor

  • Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 25+ years experience
  • Agricultural Technologies, Agribusiness, Biotech, Food & Drinks

About

Blair Fortner is an analytics-driven strategist and energetic leader who enables global organizations to increase sales and revenue by identifying market opportunities worldwide. 

Through the use of disciplined analysis, he develops realistic growth scenarios and, with c-suite colleagues, optimizes product strategy development, operations, marketing, capital allocation, business planning as well as mergers and acquisitions.  He influences decision making at every level thereby driving profitability, sales, growth and revenue.  He clearly communicates complex analysis to leaders, boards, key customers and shareholders. 

  • Chief Strategy Officer for high-value start-up

  • Chief Economist and Strategy Officer for two F200 multinationals

  • Created market analysis for dozens of countries

  • Seasoned external and internal leader

  • Work spans across 35+ countries on five continents

  • Develops business plans to grow revenue and sales

  • South after presenter to global audiences

  • Keen ability to create vision and execute

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Expansion/Market Entry
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Entry Planning
  • Product Development
  • Building Global Teams
  • Multinational/Public Company and Start-up Experience

Career Highlights

Chief Strategy Officer: Sales, Regulatory, Marketing, Cap Raises, R&D and Product Development
Chief Strategy Officer: Sales, Regulatory, Marketing, Cap Raises, R&D and Product Development
 Senior Agribusiness Advisor & Board Member, Octagonal Corporation
Senior Agribusiness Advisor & Board Member, Octagonal Corporation
Chief Economist & Vice President, Archer Daniels Midland
Chief Economist & Vice President, Archer Daniels Midland
 Chief Economist, Monsanto
Chief Economist, Monsanto
Director of global Issues & Alliances, USSEC
Director of global Issues & Alliances, USSEC
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