Principals
Dean V. Cavey
Managing Partner - Illinois
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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Garrett L. Stoerger, CVA
Partner - Illinois
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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Roderick N. Stacey
Partner Emeritus - California
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
Senior Associate - Illinois
Mr. Croegaert joined Verdant Partners in 2015 as an Associate, and in 2018 was promoted to a Senior Associate. Prior to joining Verdant, Mr. Croegaert …

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

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Advisors
Luis Casanova
Advisor - Argentina
Mr. Casanova has a formal education in agronomy, with a graduate degree in agribusiness management, formerly holding various management roles in Buenos Aires, Colombia, and …

Tel: +54 (9) 11 5455 3886

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Don Goodwin
Advisor - 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 Gould, Ph.D.
Advisor - 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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Felipe Lanusse
Advisor - Argentina
Mr. Lanusse studied business administration and went on to also receive a postgraduate degree in agribusiness management, having formerly worked for Citibank and a large …

Tel: +54 (9) 11 4161 8566

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Howard Morris
Advisor - 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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Jan Pen, Ph.D.
Advisor - The Netherlands
Dr. Pen has more than 25 years of experience in agricultural, industrial and pharmaceutical life sciences. He has served in start-up, medium-sized and multinational companies, …

Tel: +31 (6) 53 861 090

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Emmanuel Rougier
Senior Global Advisor - France
Mr. Rougier is a 40-year veteran of the global seed industry with a long and distinguished career at Limagrain, having served as CEO or Deputy …

Tel: +33 (0) 6 07 67 02 11

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Tom Thompson
Advisor - 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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Lajos Zubek
Advisor - 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 & Associates
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 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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