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 had an early eye for cotton and for technology.
It all began while growing up in Southaven, Mississippi, a town of crop dusters and cattle farms, and one where Pryor’s desire only grew to create and invent. Once the Apple II computer made its way into the marketplace, he quickly (and fully) immersed himself into software development and technology.
He attended Northwest Mississippi Community College and State Technical Institute in Memphis, where he studied computer science.
Early on in his career, Pryor worked in the banking industry, in roles relating to software development and sales. He worked on projects like the development and implementation of a touch-screen product in bank lobbies at John Hopkins University and UCLA, among many others.
Pryor is the current Chairman and CEO of The Seam, which created the world’s first completely online, anonymous exchange for cotton. The company started in 2000, and since then has leveraged its software and application development expertise in agriculture to expand into other commodity segments, including peanuts, cocoa, coffee and grains. Pryor has served in roles at The Seam since its founding, and was Vice President of Information Technology up until 2011. For four years after that, he headed IT for global cotton operations for Noble Group and Noble Agri, then returned to The Seam as Chairman and CEO in August of 2015.
In January 2017, Pryor announced that he would be spearheading the company’s creation of a blockchain consortium to improve the cotton supply chain. The Seam will be the first-to-market for blockchain trading in the cotton industry, which furthers the company’s efforts as it focuses on providing agritech solutions worldwide. Mark is at the forefront of every project, leading with passion, dedication and transparency. He is a thinker, doer and true innovator.
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.