Real expertise is built from combined experience. Our team offers a unique mix of industry perspectives and specialties, creating a rare breadth and depth of knowledge.

Jay Bradshaw

Jay retired in June 2018 as President of Syngenta Canada Inc. During his 36 years in the Canadian agriculture industry, Jay forged many long-lasting relationships with agricultural networks across Canada which he maintains today.

After growing up on a farm in Quebec, Jay received his B.Sc. (Agriculture) from the University of Guelph. He also has an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.

Jay’s board experience includes: Chair and Director of CropLife Canada, Chair of CleanFarms Canada, Cereals Canada, ROI (Rural Ontario Institute) and the Ontario 4H Foundation. Most recently, Jay has been appointed to the “Soil Champions” Committee of the Soil Conservation Council of Canada.

He was named CAMA AgriMarketer of the Year (2009) and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for dedication to Canadian agriculture. In 2020, Jay was inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Together with his wife Kathy, Jay lives in Guelph, Ontario. Their two sons, Sam and Ben, also live and work in the Guelph area. Jay enjoys their hobby farm and his vintage Willys jeeps.

John DePutter

John founded DePutter Publishing Ltd. in 1981 and sold the company in 2021. As President of DePutter Publishing for four decades, John possesses great insight and a thorough knowledge of commodity markets, grain marketing strategies and risk management.

Having completed his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, John started his career working as Secretary Manager for the Middlesex Federation of Agriculture. After developing a loyal following of his farm show as a broadcaster for CFPL Radio in London in the late 1970s and early 80s, John started his own business as an agricultural writer, commodity analyst and publisher of newsletters.

John has contributed to a wide variety of publications and has designed and taught commodity marketing courses. Over the years he has been a frequent speaker at farm meetings and conferences, building relationships with farmers and agribusiness people across Canada. Through his new company, JDP Canada Inc, John is now focused on agricultural investing and occasional writing.  

As residents of London, Ontario, John and his wife Nancy enjoy outdoor activities, travelling and spending time with their friends and family.

Greg Andrukow

Greg Andrukow holds executive positions with SDMC Ag Inc. and Point Forward Solutions, companies specializing in sustainable farming technology and implementation. Known for his innovation and forward-thinking approach, Greg aims to enhance customer value through these ventures.

In 2016 Greg sold his ag retail business, Andrukow Group Solutions Inc. (AGSI) to Nutrien. AGSI had a 40-year history as a leader in the ag retail community and was one of the largest independently owned ag retailers in North America. During his tenure, AGSI was at the forefront of providing new technologies to customers, including high-clearance sprayers, variable-rate seed and fertilizer application technology and 24/7 dry and liquid fertilizer self-loading service. 

Apart from his roles in the agriculture sector, Greg is recognized as an influential entrepreneur, business coach and investor. He actively participates on several boards related to agriculture, artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies.

In his personal life, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife, Esther, their three children and seven grandchildren. He engages in leisure activities such as watersports and pickleball while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Mike Perovich

Mike was raised on a tobacco/cash crop farm in Elgin County, Ontario, where his family also ran a farm-supply company.

After graduating from Ridgetown College (Ag Production & Management), he started his career as a salesman for Future Farm Supplies in the Aylmer/Tillsonburg area.

In 1980, Mike purchased Future Farm Supplies. In 1995 he sold the retail portion of the business and rebranded it as Future Transfer Co. Inc. In time, Future Transfer grew into the largest ag chem and seed logistics/formulation company in eastern Canada. In 2011, Mike expanded the company with the formation of BlueStar Distribution with John Lansink, ultimately selling the business to Univar Canada in 2015.

Following the sale of Future Transfer, Mike formed GP Capital, which focuses on leasing equipment and investing in property and small companies. He is also managing partner of several smaller companies, including family owned Tillsonbrands Inc., BlueStar Air Services and

In 2020, Mike, along with business partners John Lansink, Chan and Charlie Pererra, purchased Future Transfer back from Univar, expanding its operations across Canada.

Mike lives in Tillsonburg, Ontario, where he enjoys working with family, spending time with his three grandchildren and collecting classic cars and trucks.

John Lansink

John grew up on a small farm outside of London, Ontario. The family hog farming business grew very large until its closure in 2004.

John possesses a B.A. from the University of Guelph, an MBA from Queen’s University and has his Certified Management Accountant degree.

A numbers man, John’s expertise includes finance, business administration and agribusiness consulting. His career experience includes seven years at General Dynamics in London, Ontario, in various finance, business development and business strategy roles.

Following his time at General Dynamics, John formed BlueStar Distribution with Mike Perovich in 2011 and grew the company in both eastern and western Canada – ultimately selling it to Univar Corporation in 2015. After the sale of BlueStar, John was involved in select startups and provided consulting services for local farmers to help them grow their businesses.

John has ownership in a few local businesses and reacquired BlueStar Distribution along with Future Transfer in 2020.

John and his wife Karin live in Tillsonburg, Ontario and stay busy with their growing family of five children.

Scott Crawford

Scott is a Principal at Ag Capital Canada and plays a key role in the fund’s management. He grew up in Ingersoll, Ontario and spent much of his time on the family farm, a small cash crop and beef cattle operation. 

With a strong acumen for analytics, Scott completed a B.A. in Economics (Brock University) and is a CFA charter holder. He began his career working in the finance department of Maple Leaf Foods. He subsequently held finance positions in Western Canada with corporations in sectors ranging from mining to energy.

In 2018, Scott moved back to Ontario to work as Controller for several Perovich Holdings entities, including GP Capital, Mymotors and Tillsonbrands. 

Scott has been an integral part Ag Capital Canada since its inception. He is involved in all aspects of the fund’s operations, including investment processes, investor relations, banking, financial reporting, portfolio-company oversight and annual valuations.

Scott resides in London, Ontario and maintains an active lifestyle. During the summer, he enjoys kayaking and hitting the links.

Ben Legge

Ben is a Principal at Ag Capital Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in the investment-management industry, investing on behalf of pension funds, endowments and family offices – helping them to reach their global investment objectives. 

Ben’s diverse experience spans public and private equities, fixed income, hedging strategies, endowment models and multi-asset portfolio construction. 

He spent much of his professional career in the UK, working for prominent institutions such as RIT Capital Partners and its sister company, Windmill Hill Asset Management, where he most recently served as Chief Investment Officer. Windmill Hill is one of Europe’s largest and oldest endowments. 

Ben previously held senior investment management roles at Invesco Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management (UK) and Highstreet Asset Management.

In addition to his role with Ag Capital Canada, Ben was most recently CEO and CIO of Tall Oak Capital Advisors, an independent investment-management firm in London, Ontario.

In his spare time, Ben sits on the investment committees of two local not-for-profit organizations: the Diocese of London and the Walter J Blackburn Foundation. Ben is married with two children who are in university. He resides in London, Ontario.

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