Global Grange

Our Team


Team



John Andresen

 John Andresen, Co-Founder & CEO

In 2001, when the internet bubble had burst and web development firms were failing left and right, John started a web development firm named The ANDRESENGROUP. The company specialized in online marketing for ranches.

Before starting The ANDRESENGROUP, John worked many years for Intel as a Project Manager, Technical Writer, and Manufacturing Engineer. He also worked as a Project Manager for PGE / ENRON and ServerLogic.

John grew up in the software development industry. He did not attend preschool, instead he would often attend software classes or patiently wait for punch cards to be processed with his Mom. He wrote his first computer program in Assembler on a Magnavox Odyssey2 at 10 years old.

His first job was in middle school as a carpenter's assistant to his Dad. Also he was the Stage Manager for the Benson Polytechnic Auditorium, in Portland Oregon and a DJ for KBPS radio.

John attended both Oregon State University and Portland State University. He has bachelor's degrees in Psychology, Business, Geology, Computer Science, Literature, and History.

John is a skilled Software Engineer, Technical Writer, Graphic Designer, and Project Manager.

In his spare time John likes to play Dungeons and Dragons with his four kids, paint neo-impressionist art, and write fiction. He also is a Competent Toastmaster, Dungeon Master, and a gourmet cook.


Ben Searcy

 Ben Searcy, Co-Founder & CMO

With half a dozen exits in companies with valuations as high as $100M+ and projects with Disney, Blackstone Publishing, Honda, and a multitude of other Fortune 100 companies under his belt.

Ben brings two decades of international entrepreneurship, leadership, and consulting experience to the table. Ben’s wide experience allows for a unique and holistic approach to business, strategy, and growth.



Drew Gibbs

 Drew Gibbs, Co-Founder and COO

Born into the Hospitality industry, Drew is a co-owner in the family business. founded in 1983. His hotel, the Winchester Inn was listed in the top 75 Places to Stay in the US by Conde Naste Travel. Alchemy, the flagship restaurant, placed in the Top 100 Restaurant for Foodies in America by OpenTable and has been a Wine Spectator Award winner since 2006. Recently, he opened their second location, Chateaubriand 36, right across the street.

A trained Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Culinary Institute of America, Drew brings 20+ years of experience from the wholesale, purchasing, and production side of the hospitality industry.

When not spending his time scouring wine lists, researching new food and wine pairings, or planning the next expansion, Drew can be found making delicious dinners for his family, playing table top games with friends, and forever planning the next big trip abroad.


Molly Turner

 Molly (Mo) Turner, Marketing and Financial Analysis

Mo Turner is a Corvallis native with experience in a wide range of industries. Her undergraduate credentials include Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and Spanish, along with a minor in Planning, Public Policy, and Management. After completing her undergraduate program, she spent five years living in Eastern Oregon, working in economic development and recruitment.

Her first business was selling eggs roadside, and she was often described as a “scrappy” kid. In 2020, Mo decided it was time to pursue her entrepreneurial spirit and pursue an MBA in Business Analytics. Mo has worked with start-ups at all phases of development, conducted due diligence, developed pro formas, and worked as a Financial Analyst for Fortune 500 companies.

Although Mo grew up on a small hobby farm, COVID re-kindled her love of gardening and food systems. In her spare time, Mo can often be found carefully inspecting her dahlias and tomatoes with a good podcast and iced coffee.


Noreen Andresen

 Noreen Andresen, Testing Lead

Noreen has been a Quality Assurance Manager for Cadence Corporation, and has more than 20 years of experience in Software Engineering at Tektronix, Mentor Graphics, Cadence, and Intel.

Noreen raises alpacas and her hobbies include weaving, spinning, and developing knitting patterns.