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New hire, new funding drives growth for Mercaris

Chief Revenue Officer Tatum Smigelski to spearhead next phase of growth


Silver Spring, MD, Oct 9, 2019 — With $3 million in new funding and an executive hire with domain expertise in developing, and expanding SaaS market data platforms, Maryland-based Mercaris is enhancing its capabilities to provide companies with robust data and analytics around the organic and non-GMO commodity and ingredients markets.


Tatum Smigelski, Chief Revenue Officer, Mercaris

Mercaris announced today the addition of a new role and new member of the executive management team. Under the direction of Chief Revenue Officer Tatum Smigelski, Mercaris is poised to expand its industry-leading suite of information services and tools to provide cutting edge intelligence that can be used to support strategic planning, risk management, and procurement needs.

CEO Kellee James says “We continue to develop to new tools in order to support our customers in their efforts to respond to changing consumer preferences, which rests on the development of more responsive, sustainable supply chains. Bringing Tatum Smigelski on board to accelerate this effort is a huge win for our company.”

Before coming to Mercaris, Tatum held several leadership roles at Refinitiv (formerly the Financial & Risk Business of Thomson Reuters), a market data vendor providing insights and trading platforms to the global financial community. Drawing from her nearly two decades of experience, Smigelski will direct Mercaris’ strategy and execution, and lead efforts in customer acquisition and partner collaboration.

“Mercaris is leading with its mission front and center, which is one of the key components that attracted me to join the company,” Smigelski said. “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team, and I am confident that with the strength of our solutions and our commitment to the organic and non-GMO agriculture segment, we can give our customers a meaningful edge in this growing and dynamic market.”

Tatum was awarded WISA (Women Sales Awards) North America: Best Women Sales Capability Manager in 2018 for achievements in influencing culture change, diversity & inclusion, leadership, and mentorship. She holds a BS in Aviation and Meteorology from Ohio University.

About Mercaris – Since 2013, Mercaris has been helping its customers capitalize on growing demand for organic and non-GMO foods by providing market access and services tailored to the needs of the identity-preserved agriculture industry. Mercaris focuses its data and services on identity-preserved commodities, including organic and non-GMO corn, soybean, meal and organic wheat, and other small grain markets across all regions of the United States and Canada, and recently launched an organic dairy initiative. Mercaris also maintains an online Trading Platform, a pioneering tool that enables buyers and sellers to find new markets and more profitably trade organic and non-GMO commodities.

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