Team

Who We Are

Homestead’s investment platform is led by a team of professionals with deep agricultural and financial experience in investing, farm management, farm acquisition, portfolio construction, and risk management.

Leadership

Daniel Little
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
  • 19+ years of investment management and agriculture experience
  • Former Fund Manager at J.P. Morgan
  • M.A. Columbia University, B.A. Hamilton College
Gabe Santos
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
  • 20+ years of investment management and agriculture experience 
  • Former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, Global Natural Resources Group Investment Banking Division
  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Investment Team

Patrick Trainor
Managing Director, Head of Acquisitions
  • 15+ years of experience in the acquisition, disposition, and management of agricultural assets
  • Former Executive Vice President and Head of Portfolio Management at Westchester, a TIAA subsidiary
  • B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ryan Gallant, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
  • 13+ years of finance and investment experience  
  • Former Vice President in the Global Investment Research Division of Goldman Sachs
  • B.S.E. Duke University
Tony Windham, Ph.D.
Vice President, Row Crops
  • 30+ years of experience in agricultural finance, crop budgeting, commodity marketing, and farm management 
  • Former Director of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
  • Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Mississippi State University
Scott Bozzo
Vice President, Permanent Crops
  • 13+ years of experience in farmland acquisitions, agricultural finance, and asset management 
  • Former Associate Director at UBS Farmland Investors LLC
  • B.B.A. California State University, Fresno
Kyle Jacobs
Vice President, Due Diligence
  • 15+ years of experience in production agriculture in the Mountain West Region
  • Formerly a second-generation farmer at Silver K Farms in Idaho and Board Member of Potatoes USA
  • B.S. Brigham Young University, Idaho
Daniel Riewerts
Senior Associate, Row Crops
  • 13+ years of experience in farmland acquisitions and asset management
  • Former Professional Farm Manager and Broker at Hertz Farm Management and Deputy Portfolio Manager within TIAA’s farmland investment platform
  • B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jacob Bieze
Senior Associate, Permanent Crops
  • 6+ years of direct investing experience in farmland and manufacturing, distribution, and industrial companies
  • Previously held roles at Agriculture Capital, Saw Mill Capital, and Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • B.A. Duke University
Chad Wong
Associate
  • 6+ years of experience in investment management and analytics
  • Former Analyst at Barclays
  • B.S. New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Max Prager
Analyst
  • Research experience in Biology and Environmental Sciences
  • B.A. Harvard University

Professional Team

Peter Susko, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
  • 35+ years of real estate and investment industry experience
  • Former executive at Swift Real Estate Partners, Director at Deutsche Bank/RREEF, and family office CFO
  • J.D. University of California, Los Angeles, M.B.A. University of California, Berkeley, B.A. University of Rochester
Annie Luong
Finance Manager
  • 12+ years of corporate accounting experience in public, private, and start-up companies
  • Former Accounting Manager at Attivo Partners and Live Nation Entertainment
  • B.S. San Francisco State University
Michaela Shaw
Senior Associate, Head of Investor Relations
  • 4+ years of investor relations and strategic communications experience
  • Former Investor Relations Associate at IMT Capital, LLC
  • B.A. Princeton University
Andrea Davidson
Finance Director, Controller
  • 15+ years of investment industry experience including financial accounting & reporting, operations, SEC compliance, tax compliance, and consulting services 
  • Former Accounting Manager at Capricorn Investment Group and Senior Tax Associate at PwC
  • M.S. and B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
Alex Mascia
Fund Accounting Manager
  • 9+ years of experience in property operations, financial accounting, and tax compliance
  • Former Assistant Controller of Investments at Mosser Companies and Assistant Controller at LaSalle Investment Management
  • M.S. Roosevelt University, B.S. Purdue University
Yoko Sugimoto
Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator
  • 20+ years of office management and administrative support experience
  • Former Executive Assistant and Facility Manager at Takeda Ventures, Inc.
  • B.A. Hamamatsu University

Regional Farm Managers*

Darrell Atkinson, AFM, AAC
Pacific Region
  • 25+ years of agricultural experience focused on managing vineyards, nuts, fruits, and other permanent crops
  • Past President of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
  • B.S. California State University, Bakersfield
Skye Root, CFA, AFM, AAC
Mountain West Region
  • 10+ years of experience in professional farm and agricultural management 
  • Former Senior Vice President at Westchester, a TIAA subsidiary
  • M.B.A. Oregon State University, M.P.P Oregon State University, B.A. Brigham Young University
Ray Brownfield, AFM, ALC
Midwest Region
  • 55+ years of experience in farm management and real estate brokerage
  • Past President of Illinois Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
  • B.S. Illinois State University
Adam Thien, AFM
Midwest Region
  • 16+ years of experience in farmland management and acquisitions
  • Vice President at Thien Farm Management
  • B.S. Iowa State University
Daniel Spencer, AFM
Delta Region
  • 6+ years of experience in farmland acquisitions, farm management, and agricultural economics
  • Licensed real estate affiliate broker
  • M.S. and B.S. Mississippi State University
Richard Brockmeyer
Pacific Region
  • 30+ years of experience in vineyard investment, management, and consulting
  • Past President of the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
  • M.B.A. Stanford University, B.S. California State University, Fresno
Jim Redmond, AFM, CCA-SSp
Mountain West Region
  • 30+ years of experience in professional farmland acquisitions and management 
  • Former Vice President at Hancock Natural Resource Group
  • B.A. and MA. in Agriculture, Colorado State University
David Thien, AFM, ALC
Midwest Region
  • 24+ years of agricultural experience, including farmland management and acquisitions and wetland mitigation banking
  • Co-Owner and President at Thien Farm Management
  • B.S. Iowa State University
Stephen Brunson, AFM
Delta Region
  • 35+ years of professional farm management experience
  • Former Vice President at Farmers National Company
  • M.A. and B.S. Mississippi State University

*The Regional Farm Managers are independent contractors retained to assist in the identification, management and disposition of Fund assets in their respective regions and are not affiliates of Homestead Capital.

  • AFM indicates Accredited Farm Manager, a designation awarded by the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).
  • AAC indicates Accredited Agricultural Consultant, a designation awarded by the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).  
  • ALC indicates Accredited Land Consultant, a designation awarded by the National Association of Realtors©.
  • CCA-SSp indicates Certified Crop Advisor-Sustainability Specialist, a designation awarded by the American Society of Agronomy.