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Dr. Peter Goldsmith Joins HighQuest Partners Team for Agribusiness Strategy (4.2.2010)

Dr. Peter Goldsmith Joins HighQuest Partners Team for Agribusiness Strategy

Internationally Renowned Agricultural Economist Brings Unique Perspective, Says CEO
HighQuest Partners LLC -- TOPSFIELD, MA -- April 2, 2010 -- HighQuest Partners, a leading advisor for the agribusiness industry, announce that Dr. Peter Goldsmith has joined the organization as director at HighQuest Partners and senior advisor to Soyatech for agribusiness strategy.

“Having Dr. Goldsmith join forces with the agribusiness industry experts already on our staff gives us a tremendous capacity to understand and anticipate the complex and dynamic trends continuously at work in the sectors of agriculture, food, animal feed, biofuels and bio-based industrial products,” says HighQuest Partners CEO and Managing Partner Greg Mellinger.

At HighQuest Partners, Dr. Goldsmith will concentrate on helping clients plan agribusiness strategy across the value chain. He will also continue to lend his expertise to content planning for industry-leading conference series from Soyatech and HighQuest Partners, including the annual Soya & Oilseed Summit/Global Soybean & Grain Transport, Soy Innovation and Global AgInvesting events.

Dr. Goldsmith was recently appointed as an associate faculty member in the Business, Economics, and Law Research Group of the newly formed Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois. He is also currently an Associate Professor of Agribusiness Management in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois.

In 2008, he was named the Executive Editor of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. He is also a member of the USDA’s International Agribusiness Education Taskforce, a Global Advisor to the Galtere AgriBusiness Fund, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Austral in Argentina and a member of the advisory boards of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies. From 2006 through 2009, Dr. Goldsmith was the Executive Director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Goldsmith graduated in 1995 from the Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. In addition to his Ph.D., Dr. Goldsmith has received an MBA in Finance, and undergraduate degrees in Dairy Science and Political Science.

About HighQuest Partners LLC
HighQuest Partners (www.highquestpartners.com) is a management consulting and strategic advisory firm that helps executive teams around the world to make better informed decisions about their strategies, investments/m&a, and governance. Since 1992, HighQuest and its subsidiary SJH & Company have completed over 500 strategic assignments for strategic players and financial investors & their portfolio companies in the global grain, oilseed, food, agribusiness, biofuels, industrial, & financial services sectors.

About Soyatech, LLC

Soyatech (
www.soyatech.com) is a global media, marketing, and event company that helps companies and investors in the food, oilseed, agribusiness, and agri-transportation sectors 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 (in daily and weekly editions), and Soyatech.com, the award-winning business-to-business online resource for the industry. Soyatech’s information services are referred to by tens of thousands of the world’s leading commodity, food and biofuels companies in over 100 countries every week. Soyatech, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners.

For More Information Contact:
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(207) 244-9544 x115

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