Partners
Dean V. Cavey
Managing Partner
Mr. Cavey has 35 years experience in the worldwide seed industry, horticulture, and agribusiness. In 1998, Mr. Cavey was a co-founder of Verdant Partners and …

Tel: +1 (217) 359-8470 ext. 8811

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Thomas F. Hughes
Partner
Thomas F. (“Bud”) Hughes is a 25-year veteran of the seed and crop genetics industry. Hughes is the former CEO of Memphis-based Stoneville Pedigreed Seed …

Tel: +1 (217) 359-8470 ext. 8840

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Garrett L. Stoerger, CVA
Partner
Garrett Stoerger has been involved in agriculture his entire life, growing up on a grain farm in the Midwestern United States. He has experience with …

Tel: +1 (217) 359-8470 ext. 8815

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Principals
Roderick N. Stacey
Partner Emeritus
Mr. Stacey has devoted much of his 45 years in the international agricultural seed business to building entrepreneurial, research-based seed businesses. Before founding Verdant Partners, …

Tel: +1 (217) 359-8470 ext. 8830

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Blake C. Croegaert
Associate
Mr. Croegaert joined Verdant Partners in 2015 as an Associate, having spent the previous year as an Intern at the firm. Prior to joining Verdant, …

Tel: +1 (217) 359-8470 ext. 8814

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Advisors
Don Goodwin
Minnesota
Don Goodwin is a 30-year veteran of the produce industry with direct experience in procurement, wholesale, marketing and merchandising. Mr. Goodwin is the owner of …

Tel: +1 (952) 960-4667

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Alan R. Gould, Ph.D.
Texas
Dr. Gould has over 25 years of accomplishment in agricultural biotechnology and considered an expert in transgenic plant technology, experienced in intellectual property portfolio development, …

Tel: +1 (281) 797-3240

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Michael A. Mazzocco, Ph.D.
Illinois
Prior to joining Verdant Partners, Dr. Mazzocco was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels and …

Tel: +1 (217) 799-7777

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Howard C. Morris
Australia
Mr. Morris is a 35-year veteran of the global seed industry, having most recently held appointments with Advanta, serving as Regional Director Asia, Africa, Australia; …

Tel: +61 754 777 255

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Tom Thompson
Minnesota
Tom Thompson is a Vice President at Golden Sun Marketing. Prior to joining Golden Sun Marketing, Mr. Thompson managed a team at CH Robinson that …

Tel: +1 (952) 380-7260

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Alan Williams
United Kingdom
Mr. Williams has decades of experience in international mergers and acquisitions, in the Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical and Scientific Equipment Divisions. He specializes in strategy and finance, …

Tel: +44 7787 244200

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Lajos Zubek
Hungary
Mr. Zubek has been a seed industry professional for more than 30 years, with comprehensive experience in corn, sunflower, sorghum, and safflower production. This includes …

Tel: +36 343 80264

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Affiliates
Agrifex
Argentina
Verdant Partners LLC has entered into an agreement with the principals of Agrifex, a Buenos Aires based consulting firm, to further promote South American business …

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Araújo Fontes
Brazil
Verdant Partners LLC and Araújo Fontes have formed a strategic alliance, where Araújo Fontes will represent and provide services to Verdant on a non-exclusive basis …

Tel: +55 (31) 2103-6000

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David J. Palmer
United Kingdom
Mr. Palmer is a qualified English lawyer with over 40 years experience of managing and advising companies involved in the international seed business. He has …

Tel: +44 1284 386108

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