Dean V. Cavey

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 has served as its Managing Partner for the past several years. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Cavey was President of AgriCapital Corporation. Assignments included crop genetics mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, debt and equity financing, and financial consulting.

Dean Cavey was President and Chief Financial Officer of United AgriSeeds, Inc. from 1989 through 1990. Previously, he was Vice President of Finance and Administration beginning in 1983. The Company was sold to Dow Chemical Co. in December, 1987. From 1977 through 1982, Dean Cavey was Vice President of Finance at Amfac Nurseries, a horticulture production and marketing company. In 1980, American Garden Products was acquired by Amfac Nurseries. From 1972 through 1976, Mr. Cavey served as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen and Co., specializing in audit, tax, and management consulting.

Mr. Cavey holds a degree in finance and accounting from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

Managing Partner
Verdant Partners LLC
301 N. Neil Street, Suite 305
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
Fax: 1 (888) 217-3650