John Neppl has over 25 years of experience in financial management, primarily in the agriculture, energy and food processing industries
Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer of The Gavilon Group, LLC. There he led the organization’s accounting, treasury, risk control, business analysis, strategic planning, tax, legal and information technology. John played a critical role in key M&A transactions including the sale of Gavilon’s agricultural business to Marubeni Corporation in 2013, the separation of Gavilon’s energy business in 2013 and the ultimate sale to NGL Energy Partners, the acquisition of DeBruce Grain in 2010 and the spin-off of Gavilon from ConAgra Foods in 2008.
Prior to Gavilon, John held several senior financial management positions at ConAgra Foods, Inc, including Senior Financial Officer of ConAgra Trade Group and the ConAgra Foods Commercial Products division, as well as Assistant Corporate Controller for ConAgra Foods.
John began his career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Creighton University. He’s currently a member of the Creighton University Heider College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of Marian High School, heading up the Finance Committee, and serves on the board of advisors for Adams Land & Cattle Company.