The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, has appointed Suzanne Lowery as Director of Finance, and Tim Thornton as Senior Software Engineer.
Lowery will report 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.
Lowery earned a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Memphis. Prior to joining 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 more than 150 locations.
As Senior Software Engineer, Thornton will be responsible for developing innovative business solutions for the agriculture industry by utilizing decentralized applications and blockchain technology. He has nearly 18 years of experience in software engineering and programming for companies such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, CTSI-Global, Mimeo, Inc. and Pinpoint Global Communications.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology of the University of Memphis, as well as an R3 Corda Developer certificate.
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.
The Seam was founded by leading global agribusiness companies and specializes in commodity trading and management systems. It began operating the world’s first online, anonymous exchange for cotton trading in December 2000, and has since leveraged its expertise to expand into other commodity segments, including peanuts, grains and dairy.
Based on information provided by The Seam