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The Context Network Names Doug Griffin Principal in the Firm

Fall 2016

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – (September 12, 2016) The Context Network, a premier, global agribusiness consulting firm has named Doug Griffin as a new Principal with the firm. Griffin joins nine Context Principals as a shareholder of the growing company.
For nearly 25 years, Context has provided proven strategic management insights to the agriculture industry via its extensive network of agriculture and agribusiness industry professionals. Context Principal Mark Nelson said, “Our ability to innovate and collaborate with our clients has allowed us to create customized business solutions across the global value chain. With the addition of Doug to our leadership team of Principals, we are delivering on our commitment to broaden our impact on agriculture.”

Griffin joined Context in 2015. Nelson said, “Within a year’s time as a Senior Associate, Doug has had a significant impact on our ability to support a broad array of clients throughout the ag machinery, ag dealership and precision agriculture space.

He has leveraged the power of our network and his vast experience within the agricultural equipment sector. With Doug’s leadership, we are confident we will see continued growth, strength, and synergies develop within our firm and for the benefit of our clients.”

Griffin said, “I look forward to advancing our business within this important sector as we further leverage Context’s commitment to advancing agriculture while further developing our network of experts. We will continue to deploy best practices from other agricultural sectors we serve, and leverage those to best benefit our clients across ag machinery, ag dealerships and precision agriculture.”

He added, “I see this as an important step forward for Context and for the industry. Agricultural equipment is an essential driver in agricultural production. By expanding our relationships and our services, we will bring more clients creative, innovative, and timely solutions while fortifying food, fuel, and fiber production around the globe.”

Prior to joining Context, Griffin worked for nearly thirty years in executive leadership and marketing roles with AGCO and Caterpillar. He serves on the National Board of Directors for Alpha Gamma Rho, and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences for the University of Georgia. He resides in Ball Ground, Georgia with his family, and remains active with his family farm in east central Indiana. Griffin holds an agricultural engineering degree from Purdue University, and an executive business degree from Emory University.

The Context Network is the world’s premier business management and strategy consulting firm providing services to agriculture, biotechnology, and food companies, and to government entities and NGOs. We help each client achieve remarkable results and advance agriculture via customized business solutions. Major areas of expertise include: strategy development, opportunity analysis, R&D assessments, merger and acquisition support, product/portfolio management, regulatory compliance, industry benchmarking, competitive intelligence, and marketing intelligence/ research. Context is comprised of a core of professional executive consultants and is complemented by a global network of hundreds of industry and subject matter experts on-site worldwide.