Remi Schmaltz is the CEO and co-founder of Decisive Farming Corp, an active angel investor, A100 member, CDL AgriFood Associate, an advisor and director on several private company boards. He is a proven ag-business leader with a true entrepreneurial passion; experienced in driving meaningful revenue and value in agriculture including raising capital, structuring strategic partnerships, and building businesses.
A Family Dedicated to Advancing Agriculture
The Schmaltz Family has been involved in Ag Business for over 100 years and 4 generations; always leading agriculture to the next level of efficiency and profitability. It all started with the Schmaltz’s farming in the late 1800’s in the Beiseker, Alberta area. The farm soon evolved into selling short line farm equipment and then Remi’s great grand father expanded into a Ford and Massey Harrison farm equipment dealership called Beiseker Motors. Remi’s, grand father Felix joined Beiseker Motors and soon found the next innovation on the farm; fertilizer. That side business grew quickly and Felix soon opened DynAgra Corp, an Ag-Retail selling fertilizer, chemical and seed. In the 70’s, Remi’s father Bruce took over the business and expanded it to 4 locations, Remi and Tash Schmaltz took over management in 2006 and subsequently sold it in 2012 to CHS Inc (NASDAQ: CHSCP) after growing revenue to over $30MM from $15MM. Prior to the sale of the DynAgra Corp, Decisive Farming Corp was launched in 2011 to develop and commercialize agricultural technologies. After successfully building the team and technology (including four patents), raising venture capital and generating significant revenue; TELUS (TSE: T) acquired the business in 2019 for venture grade returns.