About The Seam
The Seam has a successful history of innovation. In 2000, the company began operating the world’s first online, neutral trading exchange for cotton, on which tens of millions of bales have been traded and cleared on its platforms. In 2016, The Seam launched a cloud-based commodity management system for the peanut industry, the first of its kind. As a proven leader in the agritech space, The Seam has cleared or processed more than $8 billion through its platforms.
The Seam continues to evolve, as technology increasingly becomes a vital part of its business strategy. To truly be successful in software, you have to understand the business challenges through close collaboration, and that is a core value of The Seam.
Just as businesses rely on instant, meaningful data for making sound decisions, so do farmers. The Seam’s technology provides the insights needed to quickly adjust practices in real-time in order to increase efficiency and value, thereby saving time and money.
The Seam is dedicated to pushing the company another step toward its mission of investing in the industry, providing modernization to agriculture and being a truly collaborative partner to its customers.
We’re honored to work with a team of motivated, driven individuals, who work every day to move the agribusiness industry forward.
Board of Directors
Mark Pryor is the Chairman and CEO of Memphis-based The Seam, where he leads the company’s strategic initiatives including blockchain, commodities trading, tracking, clearing and software development solutions for the agriculture industry.
Pryor was the founding technology director for The Seam when the company began in the year 2000. Under his direction, The Seam’s cloud-based platforms have facilitated the trading and management of tens of millions of cotton bales, millions of tons of peanuts and billions of dollars in trade management and settlements to date.
A self-proclaimed technophile, Pryor began his career in the banking industry with software architecture that led to award-winning Internet and touch-screen banking products; first-of-kind in the late 1990’s. His further innovations in web-based technologies, resulted in the architecture of multi-industry software solutions in use today by agribusinesses throughout the global supply chain.
Mark has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NASDAQ, and other global news outlets for spearheading agriculture technology initiatives including blockchain and distributed ledger technologies involving agriculture sustainability, traceability and transparency.
Mark is an advisor to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on distributed ledger technologies, an Official Member of Forbes Technology Council, serves on the board of Agricenter International, a technology advisor for the American Cotton Shippers Association and the National Cotton Council. In September of 2019, Mark was named winner of the Inside Memphis Business Innovation Award.
The Seam News & Insights
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Career Opportunities with The Seam
The Seam offers a professional yet casual environment that encourages creativity and generates innovation. Our business development and client services teams strive to identify opportunities in the marketplace. Working with our talented technical team, we are committed to provide our customers with a solution that exceeds expectations.
We continue to seek skillful business and technical candidates because our greatest resource is our team. We invite you to submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seam is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive full and fair consideration for employment.
The Seam Partnerships
We are honored to partner with other organizations that share the same drive and dedication to the industry as we do. It is our goal to provide direction for the future of agribusiness technology, including education and research.