Des Moines, Iowa, June 27, 2022 — Florida-born and raised Robby Frantzis has joined the team at Conterra Ag Capital as a vice president relationship manager for the Southeast region.
Located in Lakeland, Florida, Frantzis brings his strong ag lending background to the growing team of regional leaders at Conterra and is poised to help a variety of agricultural producers with unique and ever-changing financing needs.
“Robby’s hire gives Conterra permanent presence serving agriculture in the Southeast U.S. — a location within which we’ve always done loan transactions,” says Paul Erickson, Conterra president and CEO. “Robby hosts a wealth of knowledge that adds depth and breadth to our efforts.”
“I’m looking forward to working on the Conterra team because I believe we’re able to effectively and efficiently structure customized loans for farmers and ranchers,” said Frantzis, whose passion for agriculture was instilled throughout his childhood on his family’s land. “I know Conterra holds a competitive advantage over other agriculture lenders due to their various loan products, highly competitive rates and the relationships they’ve built and hold across the industry.”
Over the course of his career, Frantzis has developed extensive relationships with a wide variety of producers throughout the Southeast. He says he places the most value on his experiences with farmers and ranchers and the ways they’ve contributed to his understanding of the industry.
“My focus has always been the Southeast region and the producers here,” said Frantzis. “I value being able to understand the different commodities grown in this region and provide insights that can help the farmers and ranchers in this region.”
Frantzis’ experience in agricultural lending allows him to structure loans and build relationships with his clients. He says the biggest challenges in the Southeastern region has been the skyrocketing input costs, supply chain challenges and weather.
“Conterra has the ability to provide short- and long-term loans beneficial to farmers and ranchers during these uncertain times,” Frantzis reminds producers. “I’m eager to serve you in the ways you need in this new role.”