The Seam Expands, Appoints New Director of Finance and Senior Software Engineer

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July 24, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2018 – The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, today announced the appointment of Suzanne Lowery as Director of Finance, and Tim Thornton as Senior Software Engineer. Lowery reports to Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam, and Thornton reports to Jason Sutton, who has been promoted to Manager of Software Engineering.
"Suzanne’s extensive background in finance makes her a valuable asset to our team," said Pryor. "We are also excited to see Jason Sutton step into a leadership position within our software engineering department, which continues to expand in number and skillset with the addition of Tim."
As Director of Finance, Lowery will be responsible for managing the company's fiscal functions, maximizing the return on assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. She will also oversee cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collections, human resources, payroll and risk management.
As Senior Software Engineer, Thornton will be responsible for developing innovative business solutions for the agriculture industry by utilizing decentralized applications and blockchain technology.
In his role as Manager of Software Engineering, Sutton will oversee the development of software applications. He will direct the work of engineers to ensure that project and overall company goals are met according to best practices, budgets and proper procedures.
Lowery earned a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Memphis. Prior to her role at The Seam, she served as an Associate Director of Accounting, where she supervised all financial duties and reporting, fixed assets, accounts payable and payroll for 5,000 employees and 150+ locations.
Thornton has nearly 18 years of experience in software engineering and programming, serving as Senior Software Engineer at companies such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, CTSI-Global, Mimeo, Inc. and Pinpoint Global Communications. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology. Thornton also holds an R3 Corda Developer certificate. 
About The Seam 
The Seam was founded by leading global agribusiness companies and specializes in commodity trading and management systems. In December 2000, it began operating the world's first completely online, anonymous exchange for cotton trading. Since that time, the company has leveraged its software and application development expertise in agriculture to expand into other commodity segments, including peanuts, grains and dairy. The Seam is a proven leader in the agritech space, having cleared or processed more than $8 billion through its platforms, and recently launched an innovative business intelligence tool for peanut producers and handlers. For more information, visit
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