Mike McCully owns The McCully Group, LLC, a firm that provides strategic consulting services to dairy and food companies. The McCully Group has worked with many of the top dairy and food companies in North America as well as major global food companies. Client projects include business analysis, procurement and supply chain strategies, market research, and commodity risk management. In addition, The McCully Group has provided subject matter expertise for global consulting companies, private equity firms, and Wall Street investment banks. Mike has spoken at numerous conferences around the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Prior to starting The McCully Group, Mike worked for over 15 years at Kraft Foods where he held management roles in dairy, meat, and grain purchasing.
Mike has worked on many dairy industry issues and served on the Board of Directors for International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) Milk Industry Foundation and the Dairy Institute of California. He has been a member of IDFA’s Legislative Oversight Committee, IDFA’s Farm Bill Committee, the National Cheese Institute’s Economic Policy and Legislative Committee, and the California Dairy Institute’s Producer Relations committee. He is also a member of American Dairy Products Institute Center of Excellence.
Mike grew up on a grain and beef cattle farm in north central Illinois and remains active in the beef industry through his partnerships in purebred Angus and Hereford cattle. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Western Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois.