Conservis Corporation

A vision to advance the business of agriculture

Our purpose is to help growers and producers meet growing, global demand for agricultural products. Our trusted software solutions help businesses make better decisions, lead more effective operations, share information with stakeholders, improve traceability and implement sustainable practices.

Our story

Founded in 2009, Conservis works with growers and financial stakeholders around the world to turn their business data into actionable insight. Our company began when four farmers asked a group of business experts to make their operations more efficient. Eight years later, Conservis is used by some of the world’s most successful agricultural producers to manage over $8 billion in land, equipment and crop assets on three continents.

As an independent partner to growers and investors, we keep evolving to meet new challenges and make farm-level data more actionable for customers season after season.

Our leadership


Sherman Black
CEO, Board of Directors

Sherman Black is a seasoned leader with extensive senior executive experience at both public and private companies in the IT infrastructure and software industry, including Qumu, Rimage, and Seagate Technology. As a CEO and business unit GM, he has led businesses and built high performing teams in all stages of the business lifecycle, from growth to harvest. Sherman brings a deep, hands-on understanding of creating and launching new products, designing and building sales and marketing models and driving operational improvements. Sherman’s journey to Conservis brings him full circle back to his rural roots.


Patrick Christie
Founder, Board of Directors,
EVP, Sales & Business Development

Pat Christie has over 20 years of experience in technology development and consulting. Prior to Conservis, he was Executive Vice President of WAM!NET and helped deliver over $1.6 billion of network services under contract with the U.S. Navy. He was also President of Cybernet Systems, a highly profitable technical systems integration firm that generated over $6 million in the U.S.

Mike Borman
Founder, SVP, Marketing and Product

Mike Borman has over 25 years of experience in developing new products and services and driving top-line revenue growth. Mike has built and led product marketing teams, as well held senior business development, sales, operating and corporate planning roles, with companies including Accenture, (formerly Andersen Consulting), Pillsbury, Ceridian, WAM!NET and Stonearch Software. As a co-founder of Conservis, Mike has spent much of his time in the field working with the top global agricultural operators developing industry-leading systems that are advancing the business of agriculture.


Keith Bradach
VP, Finance and Administration

Keith Bradach is a dynamic finance and business leader with a proven track record of success operating within growth environments. Prior to Conservis, Keith worked for CDI, Best Buy and other technology driven organizations, holding numerous senior leadership roles. He has deep experience within finance and strategy, leading ideas from initiation to scale in both small and large organizations. Keith has considerable experience leading operations, technology and administrative functions.

Joel Coppin

Joel Coppin
VP, Product Development

Joel Coppin brings nearly two decades of experience leading enterprise software development teams and building large-scale, cloud-based platforms in numerous industries, including agriculture. In addition to his deep technology expertise, Joel’s love of agriculture goes back to his roots growing up in North Dakota and working on the family farm.  Prior to Conservis, Joel led high performing engineering teams at SPS Commerce, Best Buy, EchoStar, AthenaInvest and Wells Fargo.

Becky Hass Leadership

Becky Hass
HR Manager

Becky Hass brings over ten years of HR experience to Conservis. Prior to Conservis, Becky held HR roles at Quantum Retail and HMSHost. At Conservis, she leads HR strategies and initiatives with a dynamic team. Becky has a passion for supporting growing companies and developing employees. She strongly believes that Conservis’ employees are its greatest asset!

David Gehant
VP, Customer Success

David Gehant has been leading Technology and Solution Service teams focused on the Customer Success Journey for 20 years. He has developed global customer engagement and retention programs during time spent at Symantec, Qumu, Ability Network, and Accenture (Navitaire) that include SaaS, Implementation Services, Cloud, Managed Applications and Support Services across a broad spectrum of industries and customers.


Steve Chamberlain
VP, Sales

Steve Chamberlain is a senior sales executive at Conservis with over 25 years of sales leadership experience in North America and globally. At Conservis he leads the sales team and spends time in the field working with them to address the needs of our growers and partners. Prior to Conservis, Chamberlain held senior sales leadership positions at XRS Corporation (now Omnitracs), Infor, Microsoft and Lawson Software. Steve hails from a small rural community in west central Minnesota and is excited to have the opportunity to work with the farming community he grew up with.