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Cultivatd hires new Director of Sales

Cultivatd announces their newest hire, Kyle Barnett, as Director of Sales and Partnerships. Leveraging his expertise gained through a diversity of experiences with CEA companies, including BrightFarms, Hort Americas, WestRock, CarbonBook, and his own Podcast - Kyle Talks AgTech, Cultivatd believes Kyle is a strategic addition to the team. “He will be an asset in leading our sales team and strengthening relationships with partners. We need someone with Kyle’s experience to take our sales strategy to the next level,” explained Cultivatd’s Managing Partner, Eric Levesque.

A Chef by trade and at heart, Kyle brings a uniquely client-centric approach to sales. His understanding and appreciation for seasonality, flavor, and quality ingredients gives him an edge in recognizing market needs and consumer expectations. This perspective, coupled with his in-field experiences supporting indoor farming facilities, means Kyle realizes the challenges indoor farmers face and wants to equip new businesses and growers entering the industry with the utmost integrity and proper technology. “I’ve seen far too many companies and individuals fail because they didn’t know where to start, lacked an understanding of the challenges they would face, chose the wrong technology, or were ill-advised. I’m excited to help greenhouse growers and vertical farmers successfully enter this space,” said Kyle when asked what he was most excited about in his new role.

Kyle will also be focused on managing Cultivatd’s existing partnerships and building new relationships. Partner relations are at the foundation of Cultivatd’s business, as such, having a dedicated resource focused on maintaining and growing these relationships is critical to the success of the business and ensuring all Clients are met with the best advice. In Kyle’s words, “Cultivatd’s mission is aligned with my own - to serve the collective CEA community without bias and to make valuable connections for the betterment of the industry.”

Cultivatd is very excited to be working with Kyle and to lean on his industry experience, relationships, and grounded perspective of the industry to propel sales and foster greater connections.

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