Strength & stability: Jeff Tarsi named President of Global Retail
Published: Aug 26, 2022
After a thorough global search, the 25-year veteran of Nutrien and lifetime ag professional has been chosen to lead Nutrien’s Retail business.
Jeff Tarsi has served as Nutrien’s Interim President of Global Retail for the past eight months, but after an extensive internal and external canvass, the word ‘interim’ has been removed from his title, and Jeff has been confirmed as Executive Vice President and President, Global Retail.
“Jeff has been an indispensable member of the Retail organization for over 25 years and is one of the most compassionate and caring leaders I’ve ever known,” says Ken Seitz, Nutrien’s President & CEO. “He was the clear choice based on his deep experience in Retail, his connection to growers and the industry, and his vision for elevating the global strategy to benefit the team, our customers and the organization.”
Jeff grew up on a farm in Mississippi and has a degree in ag economics from Mississippi State University. He first joined a Nutrien legacy company in 1997, and served in a number of key leadership positions over the years, including Vice President of Retail International & Strategy, where he was responsible for the retail businesses in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Australia – and more recently, Senior Vice President of North American Operations for our Retail business. He was named Interim President of Global Retail in January 2022.
“Our retail business has demonstrated record performance, has a larger global footprint through strategic M&A and organic growth, and continues to foster an unmatched connection to the grower – all of which are a testament to Jeff’s leadership,” says Ken. “Safely and sustainably feeding a growing world has never been more important than it is today, and Nutrien’s retail business plays a critical role in the food supply chain. Jeff’s continued leadership convening partners across the value chain to create sustainable outcomes in the field, in partnership with our growers, is a critical component of Nutrien’s strategy going forward.”
For his part, Jeff is grateful for the affirmation, and excited about the road ahead.
“I’m humbled and honored to continue to lead this incredible organization. We have an exceptional leadership team that I’m excited to continue to partner with to advance our strategy, priorities and deliver incredible outcomes for our customers and Nutrien,” he says. “No other organization works side by side with farmers around the world like we do, and I look forward to working with our global Retail team to partner with growers to provide whole-acre solutions to help sustain their land and their lives.”
Nutrien Ag Solutions – our global retail brand – is the leading provider of agricultural products and services for over 500,000 growers globally and is dedicated to helping farmers achieve their maximum success by being a trusted partner and creating the next generation of agricultural solutions. With 2,000 locations globally, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides growers with the latest technology, products and service to help feed the world.