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Silicon Valley executive joins Autogrow

New Zealand-headquartered company appoints Craig Elliott to its board

Silicon Valley executive joins Autogrow

Craig Elliott has joined Autogrow's board

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Craig Elliott has joined global ag-tech company Autogrow as an independent director. 

Elliott was the founder and CEO of Packeteer, a start-up that developed deep packet inspection and application-based networking, which he took public on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

He also founded Pertino which built the first cloud-based global business network, which was sold in 2015 to Cradlepoint.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Craig to the Autogrow family and our Board of Directors. His wealth of experience will be an asset to the company as we continue our global expansion,” said Autogrow CEO Darryn Keiller. 

Having spent thirty years working in Silicon Valley, including ten years at Apple Computer, Elliott and his family have just received their permanent residency in New Zealand and will split their time between Wanaka and California. 

“I was very impressed with Autogrow when Darryn first approached me,” said Elliot. “I’ve always had a passion for agriculture and watching how technology can truly change the way crops are grown is incredibly exciting. What Autogrow has achieved in the past two years has been disruptive for the industry and it’s just getting started.” 

 

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