Partner, Founder and President

Responsible for the formation and direction of AgIS Capital.


Jeff previously founded the Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) and served as its president for over 20 years, overseeing all investment, asset management, and property management operations associated with its $2 billion global farmland portfolio. He also served on the board of HAIG’s parent, the Hancock Natural Resource Group, and the investment committee of the John Hancock Pension Plan, where he oversaw $3 billion in pension investments.

A widely-recognized thought-leader on agricultural investing for more than 30 years, Jeff was instrumental in the management of ACRE at John Hancock, the first commingled farmland and timberland investment vehicle in the world and also co-chaired the development of the NCREIF Farmland Index.

Jeff served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Cornell University’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and is active in non-profits throughout the city of Boston.


B.S. in Agricultural Business Management with honors, Pennsylvania State University

M.S. in Agricultural Economics in Finance, Cornell University


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