Greensill is expanding its presence in agribusiness with the appointment of a new team dedicated to unlocking capital for the entire agricultural production chain.

Brian Haezebroeck has joined the global working capital provider as managing director, global business development. He previously spent 20 years with John Deere and Rabo AgriFinance. “From managing the strategic and tactical planning process for John Deere Financial to serving as executive vice-president and leading the North American vendor finance efforts for Rabo, Brian’s career is deeply rooted in food and agriculture finance,” says a release issued by Greensill.

An additional four other agribusiness team members have also been brought in. Most of them joined on November 1, and all are based in the US. These are Scott Cline, Jamey Ross, Ryan Waterman and Tom Owen, who join as directors. Like Haezebroeck, all have spent time in different roles at Rabo AgriFinance, with Cline and Ross also having worked in various capacities at John Deere.

The new hires follow Greensill’s appointment earlier this year of Justin Harrison as global managing director for agribusiness – a newly-created role for the company.

Harrison, who is based in Australia, joined Greensill from Rabobank, where he had worked for the last 16 years in numerous senior management positions, most recently as a regional manager looking after major agri clients in Queensland and the Northern Territory. He has been working in agriculture for the last 30 years, having started his career working as a lecturer at the Australian College for Tropical Agriculture.

Harrison reports to Matt Costello, Greensill’s Australia head of origination.