Compass Ag Solutions team is the biggest asset of our company.  Our team is comprised of individuals who believe in our company culture of honesty, integrity, and quality service.  Because we take a team approach to the service we provide our clients, every member of Compass Ag Solutions is dedicated to your risk management.

One unique aspect of the team is most of the members have a direct connection to agricultural production through extensive career experience or through a family business.

The team culture and agriculture background are just a few aspects that make the Compass Ag team a unique partner for your risk management plan. 

Jason Kraft, Owner/Principal, Business and Risk Management Consultant

Jason was raised on a fourth-generation farm and feedlot operation in Northern Colorado. Jason attended Colorado State University where he acquired a BA in Animal Science with an emphasis in Agriculture Economics.  He then joined the team of analysts at Cattle‐Fax where he expanded his knowledge of the cattle industry. Soon an opportunity to join the Risk Management team at RJ O’Brien became available and Jason made a transition. Jason continues to grow in his understanding of risk management as his client base expands.  It was his vision to provide a suite of tools that would complement futures and options execution, so Jason launched Compass Ag Solutions which is a full-service company with a variety of tools to help Ag producers manage their risk. With intense intentionality, Jason has continued to grow Compass Ag Solutions by adding some of the best team members in the industry. He has never been more excited than today about who Compass Ag has become, and where Compass Ag is headed. Jason and his wife, Cheri, live on a farm north of Fort Collins, Colorado where they raise their four kids, Kyli, Tyler, Mataya and Clay.

Bryan Vasseur, Chief Operating Officer / Business and Risk Management Consultant

Bryan is from Oklahoma where he grew up involved in stocker cattle, cow-calf, and wheat farming operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University, an M.B.A. from the TCU Neeley School of Business, and is a graduate of the TCU Ranch Management Program.  Bryan began his professional career with National Farms Inc. where he managed a commercial stocker-feeder cattle operation with locations in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Bryan then joined Cattle-Fax as an analyst, and he worked specifically with Colorado and Western Nebraska feedyards, as well as, ranch operations in the southern portion of the U.S.  This experience provided an opportunity with the TCU Ranch Management Program where he worked as an instructor and director of the Institute of Ranch Management for five years.  Bryan returned to production in 2006 as Associate Director of Agribusiness and Livestock Operations for Bass Companies. Here he managed the stocker-feeder cattle and farming businesses in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.  More recently, Bryan served as Chief Operating Officer for Peyton Holdings Corp. where he led a diversified group of companies involved in agribusiness, energy and real estate in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida, and California.  Bryan brings extensive experience in agribusiness and energy from various regions, and understands the strategies behind them that result in success. He and his wife Heidi live in Fort Collins, Colorado with their two sons Joseph and William

Brandon McEndaffer, Sterling Branch Office Manager, Business and Risk Management Consultant

Brandon was raised on a farming operation in Northeast Colorado where he became directly involved and invested in the cattle industry from an early age. He is still involved in the family business along with his wife Cheyenne. He attended Colorado State University and studied Agriculture Economics and Business Finance with a specialty in investment analysis.  Brandon’s goal is to always understand the client’s business first and foremost, then evaluate the market in relation to the risk management plan. Brandon’s focus is on the cattle and grain markets.

Travis Hickey, Business and Risk Management Consultant / Data and Technology Manager

Travis grew up on a cow-calf operation in southern Alberta. He attended the University of Lethbridge, where he majored in Agricultural Economics. While attending university, Travis interned at Western Feedlots in High River where he rode pens, treated sick cattle, drove a feed-truck, and worked in all aspects of day-to-day feedyard operations. After graduation, Travis worked with Landmark Feeds where he formulated premixes, minerals, and supplements while learning about practical feedlot nutrition. Travis returned to Western Feedlots overseeing feeder cattle procurement and feed cattle marketing. After seeing the need to broaden his skillsets, Travis went to work with JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding in Dalhart, Texas. He was later promoted to cattle procurement business analyst for JBS-Swift in Greeley, Colorado. Travis quickly worked his way up to the head of cattle trading position at JBS where he was deeply involved in hedging, risk management, and trade execution for their North American beef packing plants. Travis and his wife Rimini live in Loveland, Colorado where they raise their five children.

Tess Self, Office Manager

Tess came to Colorado attending Colorado State University where she studied Animal Science and Agriculture Business. Tess handles data, reports and various office and support functions in the Fort Collins office, where her background with the cattle industry has been beneficial. She is responsible for all back‐office functions, including new accounts and payments, as well as client support services.

Megan Kozey, Customer Service Manager

Megan grew up in a small town in the southwest corner of Colorado. Growing up on a ranch she always had a passion for agriculture. Megan attended Colorado State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, double majoring in Animal Science and Ag Business. She started her professional career with JBS Five Rivers in Feed Department Management, working at both their Yuma then Kuner yards. Her quick progression led to a position at the JBS Riverina Beef feed yard in Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. During her two year assignment, Megan served in a management role focusing on improving efficiencies, increasing employee morale, and developing strategic relationships. After returning to the US, Megan spent time working with seedstock producers, feed yards, and cow-calf operations gaining experience and further developing industry connections.  Her career and personal background benefits and enhances her work at Compass Ag Solutions.