Chris Snyder is the Chief Executive Officer of Riley Resource Group (RRG). RRG consists of Corn Oil One, Feed Energy Company, Riverhead Resources, FEC Solutions, Pure Lipid Technologies, and Riley Resource Intellectual Property.
Over the course of his career, Chris has served in a variety of leadership roles in a diverse group of businesses. These businesses were both small and large and privately owned as well as publicly traded. His varied experience includes serving as a German Linguist in the US Army Military Intelligence, working in credit, corporate finance and brand marketing, and leading ingredient and technology companies. Chris has been President and CEO of companies in three different industries; feed products, food ingredients, and health care technology software. Most recently he was with Renewable Energy Group (REG), a leading renewable fuels and chemicals producer, where he served as the Executive Director of Europe Operations.
Over the years, Chris has learned that building high performance leadership teams and implementing or refining key business processes are critical to success. He looks forward to applying these experiences, combined with the strong leadership foundation at RRG, to lead the company to future profitable growth.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with a focus on Brand Marketing and International Business. Chris and his wife, Maureen, live in Ames, IA and have 3 children.