The Team

Employees Working In...

Offices Serving Clients Across...

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of the Dairy Foods' Top 100.


Scott Sexton, Chairman and CEO

Scott is a food industry veteran and technology
entrepreneur. Since merging his e-commerce venture with in 2000, he has led the team and set the strategic direction of the company.

Mitch Norby, CTO; President, Technology Division

Mitch joined the team in 2000. He possesses a deep knowledge of how the company’s technology platform can empower today’s dairy industry.

Ryan Mertes, CSO; President, DSI

Ryan grew up in the dairy technology business. In 2018, he merged his company, DSI (a 40-year old dairy supply chain technology pioneer), into He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Duane Banderob, COO

Duane brings an extensive food industry background to the team, Duane champions day-to-day operations and executes the strategic plan.

Phil Plourd, President, Services Division (Blimling and Associates)

Phil is known throughout the dairy and food industry as a market expert, savvy observer and talented communicator.

Life at

Culture and Values is positioned to be the world’s preeminent provider of dairy intelligence and technology, helping our customers feed a growing world. That’s what we strive for every day. We’re a critical lynchpin in the global food supply chain…and our customers remind us of it quite often.

It takes a great culture and amazing talent to meet such lofty goals. We invest in our people and promote a diverse, inclusive, and engaging culture. We see our office like a second home – where everyone is respected and contributes to the forward progress of our solutions. We like to say that we are all part of a “great team doing great things.” Titles don’t really matter. We look for employees who are engaged and passionate about our products and our customers success.

Although our start-up days are long past, we’re growing rapidly and always looking for new ways to deliver value to our clients. We’re starting new businesses within our existing core and evolving our legacy platforms into a technology catalyst for the dairy industry. That creates opportunities for our team – either moving deeper within a job or subject area, or moving entirely to a new department to tackle new challenges.

Doing so, we like to think, keeps our team engaged and energized. Creating a dynamic work environment where we all actually get along, help one another, and feel good about the work we do. We find that when talented people come together who share similar values – amazing things happen.


Healthy people = happy people.  We focus on providing the right mix of benefits and perks, so you can focus on what you do best.

Our comprehensive and competitive benefits package includes the following:

  • Medical insurance (a variety of plans)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Service Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) Match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Group Life & AD&D Insurance

Other benefits:

  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Medical Flex Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Stocked pantry with free snacks, sodas, coffee, and tea
  • Fun employee events throughout the year
  • Laid back and casual work environment

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