How we do it

Spheric Research can help clients develop actionable, data-driven strategy through: 

The expertise of our partners. Every consulting project is led and delivered by our most senior talent, and uses unique processes to uncover and integrate data which is difficult to obtain 

Warehouse of proprietary data on several areas of food tech including: 

  • Land-based aquaculture
  • Alternative proteins
  • Controlled environment aquaculture and agriculture

We integrate data in a way that is insightful and meaningful, in the service of framing and informing choices for the client which lead to action and impact 

Some of the services we have experience in providing: 

Data Interpretation & Modeling:

A good analytical process integrates the best available information in a smart way to distill from it the most relevant insights.

In addition to targeted expert research, we also have significant experience finding data sources that are difficult to uncover. Using data from both sources, we form a point of view, define scenarios and choices, and thereby help clients see what matters, and take action. 


Closed Environment Agriculture 

Food and Agriculture

The Team


George Crocker

Strategy Consultant and Food Industry Executive

George Crocker spent ten years as strategy consultant in a global strategy consulting firm. He specialized in sales and marketing strategy for consumer goods and services clients.  He later served as the CEO of a $400 million packaged food and coffee company, and has served as director on the boards of seven private food and beverage companies. He lived for 12 years in Asia and 8 years in Australia, and speaks fluent French and Mandarin.

George holds a BA from Amherst College, and an MBA from UC Berkeley.


Matt Craze

Global expert in seafood and controlled environment agriculture

Matt worked for Bloomberg LLP for 11 years and initiated commodities news coverage in the EMEA and Latin America. Matt is the founder of Spheric Research, through which he has provided consultancy services on aquaculture and seafood in most parts of the world. Clients include Big 4 accounting/consulting firms, national governments, national and regional fishing industry associations, and Fortune 500 companies.

Matt holds a dual MBA from Cornell University and Queen’s University.