Rabobank announces the expansion of its RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team with the addition of Christine McCracken as executive director, animal protein. McCracken will cover the North American poultry and hog sector. Before joining the RaboResearch team, McCracken spent 18 years as a sell-side Food & Agribusiness analyst.
“Christine’s experience and knowledge will enhance our thought leadership in the protein sector. Through both her extensive knowledge of the swine and poultry sectors, and her equity knowledge, Christine will be a tremendous asset to our clients in both the rural and wholesale spaces,” says Pablo Sherwell, head of RaboResearch.
She was a founding partner at Cleveland Research, a Cleveland-based equity research firm. Earlier in her career, she held similar positions at several institutions including FTN Midwest Research, Vector Securities and BioScience Securities. McCracken had previously been named Best on the Street Food Analyst by the Wall Street Journal and the top Food Analyst by Forbes.
“Rabobank is continuing to grow our business in Animal Protein globally,” notes Bill Cordingley, Global Sector Head for Animal Protein. “We are committed to providing our clients with the capital, knowledge and networks they need to prosper in an increasingly globalized market. Christine will bring valuable experience, skills and knowledge to the bank that will undoubtedly help us serve our clients better, both in North America and globally."
McCracken holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of California at Davis.