Indigo: Head of Grain Quality
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker


What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The companys scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBCs Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and So Paulo, Brazil.


  • Work with Commercial leadership so that Indigo becomes the gold-standard of agriculture quality testing
  • Execute with excellence against program plan on the launch of grain quality offerings by grower and buyer segment
  • Develop and refine the roadmap for grower and buyer offerings, including value propositions for each to launch a test and deliver
  • Understand the currently contemplated models, impact on P&L and be able to set financial targets beyond revenue
  • Manage operations to ensure on-time product offering delivery by launching testing programs for each crop and geography and execution of grain testing
  • Develop, hire and manage team performance
  • Create strong relationships and maintain strong integration with customer teams


  • Passionate about the opportunity and what it could mean for Agriculture
  • Comfortable with talking to farmers, driven by creating value to Indigo
  • Has a strong sense of urgency, able to operate in a fast-moving/complex environment
  • Smart, strategic vision, good communicator, strong storyteller
  • Comfortable with Technology, capable of driving software Product Management
  • Collaborative across stakeholders and teams
  • Strong process and execution abilities


  • Experience in Product Marketing/Development
  • Experience with Quality (either from grower/buyer, or consumer perspective)
  • Experience managing across cross-functional teams
  • MBA, preferred
  • Agriculture experience preferred, not required
  • Experience managing a P&L preferred, not required

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow. As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.


Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Jesse Deardorff

Our plan is focused on the growers and helping them achieve maximum profitability using a unique set of tools. On top of offering a dynamic product, developing relationships and partnerships with growers will be key to achieving our goals.

Cassandra Ball
Cassandra Ball

I love the lab culture of Indigo. It's great being surrounded by both hard-working and fun-loving people. Most of our experiments are challenging and having the support of coworkers throughout the day really makes it fun for me.

Trudi Baker
Trudi Baker

From the early days when the whole company consisted of less than 20 people, I remember EVERYONE would gather for lively brainstorming sessions, the founder of the company, bench scientists, data scientists, lab techs, an attorney - everyone participated and listened and learned from each other's experiences and opinions. Today Indigo is much larger, but this spirit of open communication and collaboration is still strong. We collaborate through our everyday work, through software like our online innovation exchange where we bounce ideas off each other, and through "hands-on" brainstorming sessions where we learn a new assay and some of the points which are most challenging and can share ideas about how to make it more efficient.