Team

  • Brek Burgweger

    Principal

    Raleigh, NC

    bburgweger@tiverton.ag

    (919) 296-3064

    Brek is a Principal and third generation row crop farmer who grew up on his family’s farm in Brooklyn, Wisconsin.

    Prior to Tiverton, Brek began his farming career 18 years ago and grew his business, B2 Farms, into a multi-state, 10,000-acre farming operation. Crops grown include: corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton, popcorn, green beans, peas, and sweet corn.

    Brek is a graduate of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers, a member of the Association of Agriculture Producing Executives and the Top Producer Executive Network. Brek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business Management from the University of Wisconsin.

  • David Chattleton

    David Chattleton

    Managing Partner

    Raleigh, NC

    dchattleton@tiverton.ag

    (919) 296-3058

    David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Tiverton. He has over 15 years and $65 billion worth of transaction experience.

    Prior to founding Tiverton, David spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley where he was most recently an Executive Director for Morgan Stanley Real Estate.

    David previously worked for McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs & Co. and was the Chief Strategic Officer for International Farming Corp. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and serves on its Advisory Board.

  • Monte Nevitt

    Monte Nevitt

    Principal

    Phoenix, AZ

    mnevitt@tiverton.ag

    (919) 307-4527

    Monte is a Principal and fourth generation Arizona cotton farmer and one of the leading agribusiness professionals in the Southwest.

    Prior to joining Tiverton, Monte was the Founder and Managing Partner of Nevitt & Associates (and its predecessor Scythe & Spade), one of the largest farm management firms in the Western US. Nevitt & Associates grew to manage over $800MM of agricultural assets throughout the Southwest.

    For 20 years, Monte worked for the USDA in various capacities, most recently as the Assistant State Director for Arizona. Monte is a graduate of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers and remains active in the local community as a leader for the Boy Scouts and various civic, church and service organizations. Monte holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University.

  • Brian Rhodes

    Principal

    Phoenix, AZ

    brhodes@tiverton.ag

    (919) 307-4527

    Brian is a Tiverton Principal with over 20 years of Ag and 6 years of corporate finance experience.

    Uniquely, Brian founded and manages a 15,000+ acre farming operation in Arizona (A&B Farms) and has executed over $1B in finance transactions while an investment banker and investor in New York.

    He has worked as both an advisor and principal for Macquarie Capital, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.

    Brian holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a BS in Business from Arizona State University.

  • Steven Valencsin

    Steven Valencsin

    Chief Agronomist & Advisory Board Member

    Raleigh, NC

    (919) 307-4527

    Steven is the Founder and CEO of Growers Holdings, LLC (a Tiverton portfolio company), a national Precision Ag Farm Management firm, encompassing more than 125,000 acres nationwide. He also serves in an advisory capacity to Tiverton on agronomic matters.

    Previously, Steven was the co-founder and President of Southern Soil & Water, Inc., a private soil-testing laboratory focused on the Southeast. Steven is a licensed Certified Crop Advisor through the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.

    Steven has been featured in several Ag publications, including: The Southeast Farm Press, The Carolina-Virginia Farmer and Monsanto’s industry periodicals. Steven holds degrees in Crop Production and Agricultural Business Management from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.

  • Christian Ramirez

    Christian Ramirez

    Principal

    Phoenix, AZ

    cramirez@tiverton.ag

    (919) 307-4527

    Christian is a Principal who has been involved in agricultural asset management, crop insurance and farm brokerage for more than 15 years. He manages over 50,000 acres of farmland and Ag investments across six states.

    Christian received his Masters in Agribusiness Finance from Arizona State University in 2003 and earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the Sonora Institute of Technology (Mexico) in 2000.

    He was previously an adjunct professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University teaching agribusiness and finance. Christian also holds the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation granted by the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers.

  • Griff Jenkins

    Griff Jenkins

    Vice President

    Raleigh, NC

    gjenkins@tiverton.ag

    (919) 296-3021

    Griff is a Vice President with over 7 years and $1 Billion worth of financial transaction experience.

    Prior to Tiverton, Griff spent 4 years at BlackArch Partners, an M&A advisory and investment banking firm based in Charlotte, NC.

    Previously, Griff was with Morgan Creek Capital Management in their credit strategies group, and EFCG, Inc., a boutique financial consulting firm in New York.

    Griff holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and an AB in Economics from Harvard University.

  • Andrew Scontsas

    Andrew Scontsas

    Senior Analyst

    Raleigh, NC

    ascontsas@tiverton.ag

    (919) 296-3061

    Andrew is Senior Analyst with over four years and $100 million worth of financial transaction experience.

    Prior to Tiverton, Andrew spent three years at C.J. Harris and Company, a lower middle market M&A advisory firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, Andrew was with Fidelity Investments’ FPCMS Fixed Income group in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

    Andrew holds a B.S. from North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management, with concentrations in both Finance and Entrepreneurship, in addition to an Accounting Minor.

  • David Dodds

    David Dodds

    GIS Director

    Phoenix, AZ

    dodds@tiverton.ag

    (919) 307-4527

    David is Tiverton’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist.

    After working for the US Army and receiving a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Iowa State University, he obtained his Masters of Applied Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Arizona State.

    He is responsible for agronomic research and Ag data research matters.

  • Leanne Grossman

    Leanne Grossman

    Finance and Office Administrator

    Phoenix, AZ

    lgrossman@tiverton.ag

    (919) 307-4527

    Leanne is the company’s office administrator. She supports the full team in regards to finance, accounting and administrative matters.

    Leanne received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University. Her professional experience includes finance, accounting, business development and project management.

  • Devin Murphy

    Devin Murphy

    Advisory Board Member

    New York, NY

    Devin Murphy is a Principal and the Chief Financial Officer of Phillips Edison & Company, an owner and operator of grocery anchored shopping centers.

    He previously served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. He began his real estate career in 1986 when he joined the real estate group at Morgan Stanley as an associate. Prior to rejoining Morgan Stanley in June 2009, Mr. Murphy was a managing partner of Coventry Real Estate Advisors. Prior to joining Coventry, Mr. Murphy served as global head of real estate investment banking for Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. At Deutsche Bank, Mr. Murphy ran a team of over 100 professionals located in eight offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Mr. Murphy’s Deutsche Bank team was recognized as an industry leader and under his management executed over 500 separate transactions on behalf of clients representing total transaction volume exceeding $400 billion.

    Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Murphy was with Morgan Stanley for 15 years. He held a number of senior positions at Morgan Stanley including co-head of U.S. real estate investment banking and head of the private capital markets group. During the time that Mr. Murphy ran PCM, the team raised in excess of $5 billion of equity capital. Mr. Murphy served on the investment committee of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds from 1994 until his departure in 2004. During his tenure on the investment committee, the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds invested over $6.5 billion of equity capital globally in transactions with a total transaction value in excess of $35 billion.

    Mr. Murphy is an advisory director of Hawkeye Partners, a real estate private equity firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, and of Trigate Capital, a real estate private equity firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Murphy is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Pension Real Estate Association and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). He received a bachelor of arts with Honors from the College of William and Mary and a master of business administration from the University of Michigan.