Clarksdale, Mississippi

Ms. Warner is the founder of Chess Ag, which manages a suite of funds that are invested in 50,000 acres of U.S. farms. From 2002 through 2006 Ms. Warner was the managing partner of London asset management firm Chess Capital Partners. She has 30 years of experience managing various forms of financial and agricultural assets. From 1998 through 2002 Ms. Warner was the co-managing director and part owner of Montier Partners, a UK-based fund of funds, where she concentrated on the investment side of the business. Before joining Montier, she was executive director at Bear Stearns where she helped set up the European equities proprietary trading desk. Prior to that, Ms. Warner was an executive director at Goldman Sachs where she was a member of London’s equity derivatives and proprietary trading desks. Before London, Ms. Warner spent three years in Tokyo running Goldman’s proprietary warrant trading business. She began her career at Cargill in Kansas City and Minneapolis, where she gained experience first trading grains and then conducting financial instruments arbitrage.