Who You’re Working With

 

The Atticus Experience Web

The Atticus Experience Web shows more than just years of experience. Atticus is staffed with a team of skilled professionals with diversified experience and unique perspectives that have now all assembled and aligned under one cultural framework: Atticus.

 

Atticus Experience Web

Atticus Leadership

Randy Canady Founder and CEO of Atticus

Founder and CEO

Randy Canady

Frank Pirozzi of Atticus

Chief Financial Officer

Francis X. Pirozzi, CPA, MBA

Mike Henderson of Atticus

Executive Vice President, Central US Crops

Mike Henderson

Michael Bittner of Atticus

Vice President, Western Region

Michael Bittner

Kelvin Jordan of Atticus

Executive Vice President, Account Management & Southeast Region

Kelvin Jordan

Joe Steinlage of Atticus

Director, Professional Markets & Strategic Relations

Joe Steinlage

Mike King of Atticus

Vice President, Operations

Mike King

Shannon Russell of Atticus

Executive Vice President, Sourcing & Development

Shannon Russell

Dave Bolin of Atticus

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

David Bolin, Ph.D.

Jennifer Niemi of Atticus

Director, Marketing Services

Jennifer Niemi

John Henderson of Atticus

Vice President, Business Optimization

John Henderson

Customer Service and Accounting

Questions about our products or your account? We’re standing by.

The Atticus Creed for a SuCitta Warrior

We pledge:

An insatiable appetite for constant growth; to act with purpose; to be accountable in all things; to be emotionally invested in the outcome; to be an agent of change, not a bystander; to ask, listen and then monetize; to shatter norms that stand in the way; to prioritize needs efficiently; to work towards not just my success, but that of my team; to keep a sharp eye for detail; to be committed to continuous education and improvement; and to do everything in my power to accomplish the mission.

Team Directory

 

While the chemistry isn’t unique, the Atticus experience is. That starts with our commitment to accessibility, which is why we think you should know exactly who you’re working with. Here, you’ll find contact info for our team members — reach out to one of them today.

Central US Region

Years of industry experience and key relationships make our team an engaging and formidable ally in the central United States.

Mike Henderson

Executive Vice President, Central US Crops

Aaron Burke

Director, Central US Crops

Dave Saxlund

Area Business Manager

Sam Knott

Director, Central US Crops

Dan Oliver

Area Business Manager

Brad Knauss

Area Business Manager

Matt Hays

Area Business Manager
Western Region

Our specialty sales team is driven by decades of industry experience, knowledge, and key relationships to help you achieve victory.

Michael Bittner

Vice President, Western Region

Mark Mathis

Western Region Business Manager

Tanner Lowrey

Area Business Manager

David Jaime

Area Business Manager
Southeastern Region & Customer Brands

Dedicated to ensuring customer success, this team adapts to customer needs for support every step of the way.

Kelvin Jordan

Executive Vice President, Account Management & Southeast Region

Shan Brooks

Director, Florida & Specialty Markets / Products

John Goggans Jr.

Integrated Supply Chain Relations, Area Business Manager

Bill Mosley

Area Business Manager
Professional Markets & Strategic Relations

Adventurous and open to finding new ways of working with customers through strategic relationships, we’re always game to make the business better for everyone involved.

Joe Steinlage

Director, Professional Markets & Strategic Relations

Bill Abetz

Account Manager, Professional Markets

Lisa Alexander

Business Development, Professional Non-Crop

Ken Vercher

Manager, Strategic Relations
Operations Team

Through efficient sourcing, production, planning and customer support, we are adaptable, and provide reliable products to support you every step of the way.

Mike King

Vice President, Operations

Brian Pike

Director, Sales & Operations Planning

Tim Penny

Manager, Sales & Operations Planning

Meghann Oram

Sr. Procurement & Production Planner

Hailey Johnson

Procurement & Production Planner

Fernando Arias

Director, Trade Compliance

Kayla Barefoot

Import Logistics & Inventory Specialist

Karen Lowman

Director, Customer Service & Logistics

Kennethra Bell

Senior Customer Service Representative

Stephanie Belangia

Customer Service

Katie Donohue

Customer Service
Sourcing & Development Team

Mindful of ever-changing policies, our regulatory team is accountable for developing and registering products to meet commercial needs.

Shannon Russell

Executive Vice President, Sourcing & Development

Weston Held

Manager, Product Development & Optimization

David Bolin, Ph.D.

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Beth Anderson

Sr. Regulatory Manager

Ana Casanova

State Regulatory Manager

Kristen Cianni

Regulatory Specialist

Marisa Tyler

Label Facilitator

Kevin Howard

Executive Vice President, Business Development
Marketing Services Team

We make the effort to listen to customers and take their lead, applying business acumen, commercial insight and decisiveness to our product strategies. That includes managing our portfolio and bringing relevant products to market.

Jennifer Niemi

Director, Marketing Services

Anna Preseren

Manager, Marketing Communications

Amber Zaucha

Associate, Marketing Communications
Finance Team & HR Team

Utilizes the utmost financial discipline while adapting to your needs to make deliberate, strategic business decisions.

Francis X. Pirozzi, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

John Henderson

Vice President, Business Optimization

Denise Kilpatrick

HR & Organizational Development

Shanna Waddleton

Controller

Amber Giles

Staff Accountant

Sue Krupa

Office Coordinator

What our team members are saying

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I think our team’s greatest areas of strength is the size of our team and how closely we all work together on company projects. Being able to speak directly with upper management to voice concerns or an idea contributes to the fast-paced work environment and to the team mentality that we are all working towards a common goal!

Hailey Johnson

Procurement & Production Planner
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I was looking to further my career in the agriculture industry with a company that provided a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture, was focused on the customer and rallied around a common purpose. Atticus was that organization.

Mike Henderson

Executive Vice President, Central US Crops
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It’s exciting to be a part of a growing company, coming to work every day and being surrounded by a positive culture and a driven team challenges us all to deliver every day.

Anna Preseren

Manager, Marketing Communications
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I’m proud of the collaboration within Atticus to make strategic decisions and deliberate actions in order to provide the best customer experience in the industry.

John Goggans

Integrated Supply Chain Relations Manager
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I desire to bring solutions to customers helping them surpass their goals and providing them with the tools to win at the farm gate.

Sam Knott

Director, Central US Crops
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The passion, energy, and drive of the Atticus team are infectious. That, coupled with the focus on a deliberate strategy and operational excellence, made Atticus a clear choice for me

Mike King

Vice President, Operations
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I am inspired every day knowing that I work for a company that manufactures tools that help agricultural producers feed the world.

David Jaime

Area Business Manager
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The Crop Protection industry allows for connections throughout ones career. At all levels of the channel and different organizations those friendships never disappear.

Mike Henderson

Executive Vice President, Central U.S. Crops
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At Atticus, we understand what our Core Values are. Ask anyone on the team and they will identify which Core Values drive them. That clear understanding of who we are culturally as individuals and a company is great to be a part of and difficult to replicate.

Joe Steinlage

Director, Professional Markets & Strategic Relations
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I felt this would be an opportunity to work for a company with a shared vision and a team that seems truly engaged!

Sue Krupa

Office Coordinator
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I love that I can have a discussion with a customer about issues they are facing and actually be able to help them with a solution customized to their business.

Michael Bittner

Vice President, Western Region
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When a customer helps you understand their challenges – and you have resources to help; it’s extremely fulfilling to make a decision right there with the customer to help them. That’s what Atticus does everyday

Aaron Burke

Director, Central US Crops
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The Atticus team really symbolizes the definition of team work. Everyone plays a different role, but we all have the same ultimate goal.

Kayla Barefoot

Import Logistics & Inventory Specialist
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I like coming to work with the people here, knowing that I’m going to be with them most of the day. This isn’t something that most people can say.

Jennifer Niemi

Director, Marketing Services
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If you’re lucky you get one or two opportunities in your career to work with an innovative, entrepreneurial team. After meeting the Atticus leadership and understanding the vision of a customer centric model, hyper focused on the ag retailer – I couldn’t wait to be a part of Atticus.

Aaron Burke

Director, Central US Crops
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Nothing like being with a company that has employees that want to work there and enjoy what they do everyday. The excitement shines through.

Bill Mosley

Area Business Manager
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I am excited about the vision to be a relevant generic supplier in the industry. The ability to execute the vision resonates with me.

John Henderson

Vice President, Finance & Business Optimization
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I was impressed by the knowledge and experience of the leadership team and their commitment to transparency and working efficiently, effectively and with customer/market focus. I thought I could learn a lot from the team while also making a tangible contribution in a very exciting time of growth. Randy said in a year he would have the best “freakin’” team in (Ag). Who wouldn’t want to be on that team?!? I also wanted to get a chance to be involved with production from start to finish and our size allows me to do that.

Meghann Oram

Sr. Procurement & Production Planner
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I have an emotional tie to being part of the ag industry. As we’ve all heard numerous times, the ag industry is a small world, and it’s true; it often feels more like a family with a cause. And being on the Atticus team allows me to continue to be part of that family in a much bigger way as we craft our own destiny and navigate uncharted “ag” waters.

Mike King

Vice President, Operations
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I’ve found nothing more fulfilling professionally than helping an agricultural retailer achieve success…as they define it.

Aaron Burke

Director, Central U.S. Crops
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The work Atticus does every day genuinely makes a difference to those in our community and across the U.S. It’s exciting to know that when I go home, I’ll know I did something meaningful and important that day.

Amber Zaucha

Associate, Marketing Communications
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I am inspired by the passion the Atticus team has. This is a place where opportunity to succeed is in abundance and cohesiveness is at its highest.

Marisa Tyler

Label Facilitator
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Our goal is operational excellence, and we abide by that at a high rate of speed. It’s something I truly believe in.

Shannon Russell

Executive Vice President, Sourcing & Development
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Growing with the company and being a part of something great. I wanted to be a part of a company who makes a difference and cares about their employees and their customers.

Stephanie Belangia

Customer Service
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Atticus respects every functional discipline to deliver a unique customer experience. Our team of talent is enabled to achieve excellence, and to do so with the pride and passion that makes the attention to every detail count.

Randy Canady

Founder & CEO
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You have to be able to make quick decisions based off of solid and sound information. Every employee understands this. That’s one of the things I’ve been most impressed about with Atticus.

Shan Brooks

Director, Florida & Specialty Markets/Products
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Atticus gives me the opportunity to lead…to drive a business from a core strategy level, make things happen, be able to see the results, and have the autonomy to create a vision of how we do things at the highest caliber.

Dave Bolin Ph.D.

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
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I’m inspired because while a young company, our team is made up of experienced veterans. The benefit here is, realistic goals and expectations based on the market, the customers and the competitors. We can move and act on a product that other companies may miss because we have the experience to see the unique opportunity the product brings.

Bill Abetz

Account Manager, Professional Markets
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I joined Atticus to run operations because I love the extreme intensity and the speed emphasis on the work, which we do very well. I just felt it was going to be exciting.

Shannon Russell

Executive Vice President, Sourcing & Development
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I like that Atticus knows who they are as opposed to many larger companies that are struggling to find an identity in today’s marketplace.

Shan Brooks

Director, Florida & Specialty Markets/Products
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Operational excellence is a culture of like-mindedness. Yes, it’s different here. That’s why we’re here.

Dave Bolin Ph.D.

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
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I love the how Randy’s passion has translated across to the company culture here at Atticus. It is truly inspiring to have a CEO who leads and mentors his employees with so much passion and enthusiasm. It really is contagious and makes the work environment feel exciting and lively.

Hailey Johnson

Procurement & Production Planner
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The passion, creativity and flexibility of my coworkers and feeling like we all have a direct line to the outcomes of all we do.

Meghann Oram

Sr. Procurement & Production Planner
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It is a constantly evolving industry where no two days are the same and each and every year is different.

Tanner Lowrey

Area Business Manager, Northern CA
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Atticus provides a crystal-clear picture of what the vision and values are for the company. This helps us remember that our daily activities are focused on a much bigger, more encompassing picture.

Amber Zaucha

Associate, Marketing Communications