Who we are
The GrainBridge concept began development in 2006 and later became a reality when founded in December of 2007. GrainBridge is a Nebraska based company located in Omaha. We are a melting pot of agricultural businessmen, farmers, software developers and technology engineers focused on developing powerful, web based software and technology. Our dedicated team works together on a daily basis to improve the way people in agriculture manage, communicate and profit.
What we do
Our employees share a love for agriculture, a passion for innovation, and a desire to make a difference. We provide innovative solutions for our clients that help with management, collaboration and communications. We provide Software as a Service (SaaS) which is another way of saying we build web based software. Our flagship products help those involved in agriculture plan, manage, communicate and trade. We have been fortunate to provide services to some of the best agricultural businesses in the Midwest including a number of Farm Credit associations, Interstate Mills, United Farmers Coop, Kluis Commodities to name a few.
To maximize the efficiency, productivity and profitability of the agribusiness by providing customized web based software and technology solutions.
Why we do it
Demand for agricultural commodities continues to increase both domestically and internationally, which in-turn is causing extreme price volatility across all segments of the agricultural industry thus, a growing need for improvements in managing risk and communicating with business partners. This is where GrainBridge makes a difference.
- Mark Frank President of GrainBridge.
Mark was raised on family farm in Northeast Nebraska, near Verdigre, where he gained experience with grain production, livestock, swine, and dairy. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children, as well as hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1994 with a degree in agricultural education with an emphasis on agriculture business. Mark has worked in various roles in the agriculture industry including Dow Chemical as a sales representative and Monsanto as a local market manager. He and two partners started Diversified Management Consulting, LLC, which helped farmers manage risk and market commodities.
- Pat Kroese Vice President of GrainBridge
Vice President of GrainBridge. Pat grew up in Southern Nebraska near Wilber, with strong roots in agriculture and the livestock industry. Pat enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities including fishing, hunting and his children’s sports. Pat also has a strong passion for the beef industry and enjoys working with his Red Angus cow herd in central Nebraska. He graduated with an agricultural business degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994. Since then he has had a long lasting career in sales and marketing, working for three reputable firms including the Nebraska Cattleman Association, Golden Harvest Seed Company, and most recently Cargill Grain Company.
- Chafik Barbar Vice President of Technology
Chafik grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska where he also attended business school at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with focus on Information Technology. Chafik enjoys traveling around the country and around the world to get to see, discover and learn new things. Chafik was employed as a developer for a major banking software company. He had such passion for technology at a young age and the entrepreneurial itch and started Live Innovations Inc., a software development and consulting company. Chafik is responsible for product design, development, innovation, and IT.