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Garrett joins HighQuest Partners as managing director  (12.7.2011)

 DANVERS, MASS., December 7, 2011 – HighQuest Partners has announced the addition of Jamie Garrett as managing director, effective immediately.

Garrett will report to Tripp Lantz, the company’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, and will have responsibility for originating and developing business opportunities across HighQuest Partners’ service offerings including consulting, advisory and events. Garrett also will support operational imperatives such as developing event content, and identifying and recruiting event speakers for the leading specialist strategy consulting firm focused on the global food, agribusiness, biofuels and biochemicals sectors.
 
“Jamie’s extensive global experience with strategic planning and financial structuring in the international agribusiness sector, coupled with her proven record of building steadfast strategic alliances, have allowed her to hit the ground running with HighQuest Partners,” said Lantz. “Our clients can look forward to unwavering consulting direction and the achievement of targeted stretch goals with the assistance of our newest managing director.”
 
Prior to joining HighQuest Partners, Garrett oversaw strategy, corporate development and merger and acquisition functions for Bunge Limited’s Food & Ingredients segment at its White Plains, N.Y., headquarters office. In addition to her executive experience, Garrett also worked in Bunge’s Global Markets and Financial Risk Management departments.
 
Before her years at Bunge, Garrett was a vice president at Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Wilton, Conn., where she was responsible for its agricultural financial risk management function. She also worked for Enron Corporation, working on business development in various capacities for its natural gas business and as a product manager for its energy consulting services business.
 
Garrett received her bachelor of arts degree from Tufts University and earned a masters of business administration from The Wharton School of Business, and a masters of art from the University of Pennsylvania. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
 
ABOUT HIGHQUEST
 
HighQuest Partners, headquartered in Danvers, Mass., is a globally recognized strategy consulting, events, and media company serving agriculture, agribusiness, grains, oilseed, food, and biofuels markets. Founded in 2000, HighQuest has worked with hundreds of public and private sector organizations in over 100 countries as it helps to satisfy the world’s growing need for agriculturally-based resources by providing information, cultivating relationships, and supporting its clients. For more information, visit www.highquestpartners.com.
 
ABOUT SOYATECH
 
Soyatech is a global media, marketing, and event company that assists the agribusiness, food, feed and biofuels firms to assess and develop market opportunities through its publications, conferences, webinars, and widely-used internet platform.

Founded in 1985, the company publishes the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the industry’s leading source of information on oilseed and agribusiness companies and products, an industry-focused email newsletter, and Soyatech.com, the business-to-business online resource for the industry. Soyatech, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners. For more information, visit
www.soyatech.com.
 
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