Investment Team

Investment Team



Heidi Adamovsky

Office Manager

Heidi Adamovsky is responsible for overseeing all purchase and sale transactions and maintaining all documents related thereto. She will coordinate insurance for the fund and assist in tenant and FSA office relationships. Heidi has coordinated all facets of real estate transactions over the past 17 years at Metropolitan Title Company in South Bend, IN. Most recently, as Commercial Escrow Officer she directed all major closings and interacted with attorneys, lenders and developers. Heidi graduated Cum Laude from Indiana University in 1992 with a B.A. in History and Political Science.



Nathan-KaehlerNathan Kaehler

Portfolio Manager

Nathan Kaehler focuses on due diligence of property acquisitions, modeling infrastructure improvement projects, property management and tenant relations of Ceres Farms. Prior to Ceres Partners, Nathan worked as a Summer Associate at Wood Creek Capital Management in the agriculture group. Previously, Nathan worked as a Financial Analyst at Amcom Software, a private equity backed med-tech company, where he created valuation models and assisted in the due diligence of several strategic acquisitions that helped drive company growth before it was acquired by a strategic buyer. He began his career as an Audit Associate at KPMG. Nathan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting from Iowa State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He grew up on a family beef cattle and crop farm in Southeastern Minnesota.

paul-kinsellaPaul Kinsella

Portfolio Manager

Paul Kinsella manages the Fund’s farm portfolio, performs due diligence on property acquisitions and develops tenant relations. His efforts focus on Ceres Partners continued westward expansion in the corn-belt state of Illinois. Paul has worked in the investment management field for the previous 12 years. His roles have included Portfolio Management and trading with BAM, a Chicago based hedge fund and Oberweis Asset Management, a small-cap long only fund in Lisle, IL. Paul graduated from University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Economics in 1994 and grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Central Illinois.


Jim Passios

Property Manager

Jim Passios oversees the management of all property and buildings including the planning, design of new structures, leasing and sale of split properties and removal of existing structures in an effort to create tillable land. He also ensures long-range capital improvement by performing a thorough analysis of current and future homesteads to determine the best strategic disposition in collaboration with the portfolio management team. Jim uses his 20-plus years of land development and construction experience to provide ongoing insight and guidance to Ceres Partners. He brings diverse experience from prior roles managing commercial buildings, overseeing golf course operations, and constructing high-end homes. During his tenure, he has been recognized for building the first Platinum LEED home in Cambridge, Massachusetts as designated by the U.S. Green Building Council, a leader in green building standards. His quality work and craftsmanship have been featured in several print media publications including Prefabulous & Sustainable, South Shore Living, and The Boston Globe. Jim holds a BS Management degree in Business Administration from Salem State University.

placeholder-headshotCourtney Donovan

Administrative Assistant

Courtney Donovan is responsible for supporting Ceres’ business development activity as well as assisting in the investment research process. Courtney provides administrative support to the team and operates as the office manager in the Boston based branch. Before joining Ceres Partners, Courtney studied at Loyola University Maryland where she was a member of the NHS Financial Management Association. Courtney graduated from Loyola in 2014 with a BBA in Finance and Information Systems.

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Andrew Howell focuses on supporting investment research for Ceres Partners and transactions for the Ceres Food & Agriculture Opportunity (FAO) Private Equity Fund. His responsibilities on the FAO fund include deal sourcing, financial modeling, new company evaluation, due diligence, and portfolio company operations.

Before joining Ceres Partners, Andrew worked as the Director of Sales Operations at Granite Telecommunications in Boston. At Granite he worked for the CEO to push forward strategic initiatives, oversaw department efficiencies, and reviewed potential strategic acquisitions. Andrew graduated with an MBA from Rollins College in 2012 and a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Jacksonville University in 2010.