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Verdant Partners Bolsters Produce Capabilities – Adds Dawn Gray to Team of Professionals

Champaign, IL – Verdant Partners LLC is pleased to announce that Dawn Gray, Principal at Dawn Gray Global Consulting, has joined Verdant as an Advisor effective immediately.  Ms. Gray has over 35 years of global industry experience, having worked with some of the top produce companies in the world.

During her career as a consultant, Ms. Gray has helped companies all across the supply chain to increase sales, reduce market based and operational costs, create operations savings, and determine how to go to market with a cost effective and targeted plan.  She has worked with some of the top growers, distributors, marketers and merchants throughout Asia, the U.S. and Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, the U.K. and Continental Europe.

Dean Cavey, Managing Partner of Verdant Partners, said, “Since its inception in 1998, Verdant Partners has been exclusively focused on the global crop agribusiness industry.  We leverage our team’s knowledge of agriculture to uniquely serve our client base, and our clients appreciate that we have a high level of understanding of their business.  Dawn’s knowledge and experience in the global produce sector, coupled with her extensive network of contacts, will greatly assist our firm in serving clients in this space.”

Ms. Gray added, “Combining my decades of experience in business strategy and development, grower relations, and brand creation and development with Verdant’s expertise in transaction advisory will be of significant value to the global produce sector.  I am excited to be representing an organization like Verdant Partners.”

Dawn Gray can be reached at: Ph. (778) 994-7064 or


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