Cory J. Reed
Senior Vice President,
Intelligent Solutions Group
Deere & Company
Cory Reed is Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group, a position he has held since August 2013. In this role, he is responsible for managing the growth and profitability of Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group and leads the company's efforts to deliver innovative technologies that enhance the performance of John Deere equipment and allow John Deere customers to collect, analyze, and translate information from their operations into data-driven insights on how to improve operational performance and manage costs.
Reed joined the company in 1998 and has held a variety of regional and platform-based marketing and sales positions. In 2007, Reed moved to John Deere International in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, where he was responsible for sales and marketing in Northern/Central Europe as well as Africa and the Near and Middle East. Later, Reed served as Director, Global Strategic Marketing, where he led the team responsible for understanding and prioritizing customer needs and managing the division's product portfolio on a global basis. He was named Vice President, Global Marketing Services for the Ag & Turf Division in August 2011 and was later appointed, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Services, Ag & Turf Division in September 2012.
Reed is an active supporter of Ag Education, serving on the Board of Trustees and the Sponsor's Board of the National FFA Foundation, and is the Board Chair of the Global Harvest Initiative, an organization dedicated to productivity growth in global agriculture. Reed graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in finance. In 1995, he received a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and worked for the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue until joining John Deere.