Alexandra Schroeder

Corey Kepler

Director of Information Technology

Ahern Seeds is excited to welcome Corey Kepler as the new Director of Information Technology. Corey comes to us with over twenty years of technology experience. His most recent position was a Senior Systems Engineer for Verifone, Inc., where he managed high-security applications and data centers responsible for processing over twenty billion credit transactions per year. Prior to working at Verifone, Corey served as the Lead Systems/Network Engineer and later Director of IT for DCPA in Mexico City. After returning to the United States, he worked for major companies such as ERISS Corporation and Bumble Bee Foods where he managed multiple data centers, cybersecurity, and enterprise-level network infrastructures. Corey studied Computer Science at Penn State in Pennsylvania and UNITEC University in Mexico City.

Corey’s addition to the Ahern management team reflects our enthusiasm to continue exploring the integration of technology and agriculture, and our commitment to provide the best possible solutions to our partners. Corey’s outstanding work ethic and dynamic career experience have uniquely qualified him to lead and develop a team that can make our goals a reality. Corey comments, “It is with great excitement that I join the diverse and talented family here at Ahern Seeds. I am honored to be part of the leadership team which has delivered phenomenal innovation and forward thinking to the seed business for nearly four decades. We will continue to lead the way in the seed business by incorporating new technologies, harnessing the value of big data and revolutionizing the way our workforce can provide value to our partners.”

CEO, Kevin Ahern, says, “As Ahern evolves to meet our ambitious growth strategy, high-level talent and experience is critical to the process. Corey Kepler exemplifies Ahern’s standard of excellence through his energy, ability, track record and professionalism. We are thoroughly delighted that he has chosen our team to advance his career. Welcome aboard!”


Cesar Martinez

Iris Ríos

Finance Assistant

Iris Rios joins Ahern as an assistant to the Finance team in our Tijuana office. Iris graduated from Autonoma University of Baja California in Tijuana, B.C. with a degree in Business Administration. Iris gained experience in her field after woking for CryoInfra as an administrative assistant in distribution area management. Most recently, she worked for a Mexican telecommunications company called Iuni. Controller, Francisco Acosta, comments, “Iris will be a valuable addition to both the Finance and Human Resources Department. As an active collaborator in both areas, she will ensure that our employees receive outstanding internal customer service.”


David Molina

Lizbeth Garza

Finance Assistant

We are pleased to announce the addition of Lizbeth Garza to the Finance team in our Tijuana office. Lizbeth graduated from Autonoma University of Baja California in Tijuana, B.C. with a degree in Accounting. Before joining Ahern, she worked for Promoción y Análisis SC where she gained three years of experience in financial accounting and tax analysis. Controller, Francisco Acosta, comments, “I am confident that Lizbeth will be a positive addition to the Ahern team. Her attention to detail makes her especially valuable to the finance and administrative department. Welcome!”