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AgriThority Grows Strategic Services with Experienced Project Manager


AgriThority, an agricultural science consultancy focused on accelerating new technologies to commercialization in markets around the world, welcomes Associate Michael DeSa to expand strategic and product development services.

DeSa will lead account and project management activities in North America and Latin America, with strategic advisory services for customized investor initiatives. His leadership and agricultural investment experience is an asset to clients as they navigate the economic aspects of developing and commercializing new technologies. His activities will include project sourcing, risk mitigation, market/commodity analysis, boots-on-the ground due diligence, risk assessment/mitigation and land management. DeSa’s technical background, years of leadership/project management experience with the United States Marine Corps and extensive travels and investment experience throughout the Latin American region (Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Panama and Mexico) make him uniquely qualified to advise and guide investors and companies.

A seven-year veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, DeSa is recognized for his leadership, management and training achievements in humanitarian and combat situations. While deployed to Afghanistan, then Captain DeSa served as the Chief of Staff for a 250-personnel organization, accounted for $35 million in itemized assets and supervised a geographical area of nearly 350 square kilometers.

“Mike is an initiative-based leader with a proven record directing large-scale operations to resolve complex issues. He knows how to maximize organizational performance that positively impacts the bottom line,” says Jerry Duff, AgriThority president and founder. “His first-hand experience as an international agricultural landowner and foreign investor raises the level of strategic counsel he provides clients when navigating market access opportunities or building investor relationships.”

DeSa has guided investors in every aspect of foreign land investments from project sourcing and risk assessment/mitigation, to boots-on-the ground due diligence, overseas land management and ownership structuring.

DeSa graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural engineering.