Brandon Rinkenberger

Head of Global Customer Experience and Enablement, Digital Farming Solutions

Brandon RinkenbergerBrandon Rinkenberger is the Chief Customer Officer at Climate LLC leading the Global Customer Experience and Enablement team for Bayer’s Digital Farming Solutions (DFS) unit.


He is a member of the DFS Global Leadership team as well as the North American Leadership Team for Bayer’s Crop Science Division.  He and his team lead product marketing and customer acquisition, activation, and support for growers worldwide, ensuring growers have success with digital tools that optimize their farming performance.

Brandon has been a leader in agriculture’s digital transformation over the past ten years. He led North American Sales for Precision Planting before moving into Global Business Development and then International Marketing for Climate LLC. He led the U.S. launch of Climate FieldView and expanded the product into Canada, South America, and Europe. Most recently he was the Director for Row Crop Digital Strategy in Bayer Crop Science where he focused on developing a comprehensive global portfolio of digital concepts.

Brandon’s career started at Caterpillar where he held a variety of sales and marketing positions for regional and global markets. A very rewarding experience was leading sales and marketing for Watershed Foods, a food ingredient start-up.


There he developed and launched several successful products enabling Watershed to achieve growth and become a sustainable business.

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  
Brandon is passionate about building successful businesses, enabling teams, and his family! Brandon lives in the St. Louis area with his wife, Mindy, and four children. He enjoys traveling to warm destinations with Mindy, running with his daughters and golfing with his sons.