Shane J. Schweitzer – Vice President / Investment Analyst
Raised in a small community southeast of Portland, Oregon, Shane was fortunate to grow up in a rural setting that impacted his life forever. Spending time on the family farm in Nebraska where his father was raised and on neighboring farms in Oregon helped solidify his love of the agricultural community and the people who make it work.
After graduating with a business degree and spending several years with a large technology company, the desire to be close to the farming community never subsided. In 2003 a unique opportunity presented itself and Shane became the Managing Director of Harvest Capital Company. This position has allowed him the ability to be involved with all aspects of the agricultural real estate lending business, including strategic planning for funding sources, managing servicing portfolio and developing loans. This role has also given him unique insight into business planning and development that has enhanced his understanding of what each of our borrowers goes through to develop their own businesses.
As an Investment Analyst, Shane is engaged in all aspects of the underwriting process from the start of a loan to closing. Working out of Harvest Capital’s office in the Willamette Valley has provided him the unique opportunity to see a wide array of agriculture. He considers himself fortunate to learn about the numerous crops in the Northwest and the wide variety of growing techniques utilized from some of the best producers of food and fiber in the world.