Tuesday, October 16, 2012
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – Summerville resident, Dr. James Mann has been named a Partner in The Context Network, a world leader in agriculture and bioscience consulting. Dr. Mann assumes his new responsibilities immediately.
Context Founding Partner, Tray Thomas said, “Dr. Mann is an exceptional strategist and leader in agribusiness consulting. He continues to provide our clients and our company with both leadership and vision. It takes a unique set of talents to imagine, design and deploy strategies that advance companies’ initiatives and goals. James continues to make significant contributions to our clients, our company and our industry.”
Dr. James Mann joined Context in 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Mann served in leadership roles with ArborGen, LLC, based at Summerville, from 2001-2009. He also served as a business development director for Monsanto. He holds an MBA from University of Missouri, Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Clemson University and a B.S. from Shorter College.
Mann joins fellow partners, Nathan Ramsey, Mark Nelson, Mark Holland, Blake Sieker, Mike Borel and Tray Thomas in leading the growing agribusiness consulting firm. Thomas concluded, “Over the course of the past 20 years, Context has continued to grow to provide consulting acuity to each client and every consulting initiative. James will fortify the future of our organization and our ability to continue to serve and lead in the industry.”
The Context Network provides business management and strategy consulting services to the world’s leading agriculture, biotechnology and food companies and government agencies and institutions. Major areas of expertise include strategy, merger and acquisition support, valuation of new technologies, formation of alliances, and market research. The West Des Moines-based firm is composed of a core of professional consultants that is complemented by a global network of hundreds of industry and subject- area experts.