Brett grew up on a corn, soybean, and pig farm in western Illinois, then precceded to gain a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and another Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.
He started career in 2001 with Cargill in various roles such as Nitrogen merchant, International Phosphate merchant, and Ocean freight trader (Tampa Florida and New Jersey). And then moved to The Mosaic Company in 2006 as Senior Nitrogen Merchant (Minneapolis and Tampa)
Brett started with CF Industries in the head office in Chicago in 2011
o Brett's various CF roles:
- National Accounts Sales Manager
- Regional Sales Manager
- Director of Ammonia
- VP, Sales