Our Team

Education

  • Masters of Management, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, '90
  • B.S., Northwestern University, '85

Ferrell Daste

Operating Advisor

Ferrell is the President of Carmel Alternative Investment Solutions, LLC, a strategic advisory firm concentrating in the real assets and agriculture/food categories. Ferrell is based on the Central Coast of California and works in the western US region with a focus on California. Water availability and security are key concerns across all aspects of his business interactions. 

Ferrell has consulted to publicly traded multinational trading companies as well as middle market food and agriculture companies developing strategy, identifying partners, and raising assets for permanent crops, fresh produce, and coffee. Ferrell has worked on both domestic and international projects in South America, Australia, and Asia. 

Ferrell began his career in Chicago where he was employed on the financial futures exchanges of the CME, CBOT, and CBOE working for companies such as CRT and DE Shaw with a focus on trading. Ferrell worked in financial services for over thirty years for companies such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Olam International in the US, Hong Kong, and Singapore.  During this tenure, Ferrell’s primary responsibilities were hedge fund sales for prime brokerages inclusive of futures clearing and execution services.  

Ferrell is a Board Member of Kona Hills, LLC, an institutional specialty coffee farm based in Kona Hawaii. 

Our Team

Ferrell Daste

Operating Advisor

Ferrell is the President of Carmel Alternative Investment Solutions, LLC, a strategic advisory firm concentrating in the real assets and agriculture/food categories. Ferrell is based on the Central Coast of California and works in the western US region with a focus on California. Water availability and security are key concerns across all aspects of his business interactions. 

Ferrell has consulted to publicly traded multinational trading companies as well as middle market food and agriculture companies developing strategy, identifying partners, and raising assets for permanent crops, fresh produce, and coffee. Ferrell has worked on both domestic and international projects in South America, Australia, and Asia. 

Ferrell began his career in Chicago where he was employed on the financial futures exchanges of the CME, CBOT, and CBOE working for companies such as CRT and DE Shaw with a focus on trading. Ferrell worked in financial services for over thirty years for companies such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Olam International in the US, Hong Kong, and Singapore.  During this tenure, Ferrell’s primary responsibilities were hedge fund sales for prime brokerages inclusive of futures clearing and execution services.  

Ferrell is a Board Member of Kona Hills, LLC, an institutional specialty coffee farm based in Kona Hawaii. 

Education

  • Masters of Management, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, '90
  • B.S., Northwestern University, '85