Agrify Strengthens Executive Leadership Team
Agrify Corporation, a vertically integrated provider of premium cultivation and extraction solutions for the cannabis and hemp industry, has named Thomas Massie as the company’s new president and chief operating officer (COO). Timothy Oakes is transitioning to chief financial officer (CFO), effective Nov. 10.
Massie is a member of Agrify’s Board of Directors, and he will continue in that role while also serving as the company’s President and COO. He has extensive experience leading growth-oriented organizations and has been actively involved in shaping the company’s market strategies and growth to date. Robert Harrison, who formerly served as Agrify’s COO, has become the senior vice president (SVP), Manufacturing Operations, and he will focus much of his attention on critical manufacturing and product development initiatives as the Company continues to scale.
Oakes, a finance executive with more than 30 years of experience, has served as a key member of Agrify’s Board of Directors, as well as its Audit Committee Chair. In that role, he has worked closely with the company to expand its operations through strategic M&A and strengthen its financial position. As CFO, Oakes will step down from Agrify’s Board of Directors and succeed Niv Krikov, who will remain a valued advisor for the next several months to assist with the transition and support other company initiatives.
“We are excited to further enhance and expand our executive leadership team as we position ourselves for the next phase of our organizational development,” said Raymond Chang, chief executive officer of Agrify. “Thomas has a strong track record of driving rapid growth and implementing scalable processes and best practices, and Tim brings deep experience in leading finance and strategy for public companies. As board members, Thomas and Tim have been instrumental to the successful execution of our growth strategy. I am confident that their new roles will allow them to have an even stronger impact on our business as we pursue our next phase of growth and mission of becoming the most dynamic solution provider across the supply chain in the cannabis and hemp industry.”