As SVP & Chief Financial Officer of Western Sugar Cooperative, Jay Bierley is a senior financial management professional with a proven record in leading in the areas of accounting, financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, and general management for multiple agriculture and food production business divisions.
Prior to joining Western Sugar Cooperative, Mr. Bierley was the Chief Financial Officer for Ceres Global Ag Corp, a grain, energy, and industrial chain and marketing company where he was responsible for all financial functions in the organization along with helping to strategically grow the company through partnerships and acquisitions and organic growth projects.
From 2001 to 2019, Mr. Bierley advanced and held several senior finance leadership positions within Bunge North America and Bunge Asia; a vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company. He held positions of increasing responsibilities including North American Oils Divisional Controller, Asia Controller, Asia CFO, and CFO of Bunge Product Lines.
Prior to his time with Bunge, Mr. Bierley started out his career in controlling and auditing positions in farmer owned grain, energy, crop input and feed cooperatives.
Mr. Bierley has a history of partnering and delivering value across executive, business and cross functional teams and has a passion and background in leading business process and system transformation projects. He is a collaborative CFO with a hands-on approach in guiding small to large food and agri-business organizations.
Mr. Bierley was educated at Indiana University and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science in Business.