President & COO
Edward Hargroves is a co-founder and Partner of Goldcrest Farm Trust Advisors and serves on the Investment Committee. Mr. Hargroves is responsible for farmland property deal evaluation and execution, portfolio construction, capital markets, finance, fund management and administration, research and strategy and investor relations. Additionally, Mr. Hargroves is a co-founder of Vayda, a high-tech regenerative farming company. Vayda is focused on changing the paradigm of how food is produced. By facilitating the transition from conventional farming to high-tech regenerative farming practices that rebuild natural ecosystems, Vayda aims to produce food that is better for our planet, our people, and business. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Hargroves was a senior analyst at two prominent hedge funds, SAC Capital Advisors and Duquesne Capital Management, where he primarily focused on research and investing in agricultural commodities markets. While at Duquesne, Mr. Hargroves worked for the team that co-founded AgCoA, the largest private farmland REIT in the United States, and which was sold to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Mr. Hargroves also worked in the Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets division at HSBC. Mr. Hargroves is a member of the Economic Club of New York. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.