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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Charlie McNairy

Charlie McNairy
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer
International Farming Corporation

Biography

Mr. McNairy serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of International Farming Corporation. Mr. McNairy has overseen more than $1.0 billion in farmland acquisitions, mid-stream assets, and agtech investments across a multitude of geographies and crop types. He grew up working for his family’s farming businesses which were founded in 1871. These businesses included L. Harvey Farm and Harvey’s Falling Creek Produce Company where he focused on both row and permanent crops. Mr. McNairy began his career as an analyst in Morgan Stanley’s New York City real estate division focusing on principal investments, mergers and acquisitions, and REIT advisory work. Mr. McNairy was a Morehead Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he played on two Final Four basketball teams for Hall of Fame Coach Dean Smith. Mr. McNairy serves on the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Board of Visitors and previously served on the Board of Directors of the UNC General Alumni Association. Mr. McNairy received his M.B.A. from Harvard University.