AgriThority® Expands Client Service  

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Mary Jane Duff – (816) 841-0922,

AgriThority® Expands Client Service  

(Kansas City, Missouri, USA — April 19, 2022) In response to a growing client roster, AgriThority® builds depth into client services group. Tony Pardo has been promoted to Global Director, Client Services, with the new Senior AgriBusiness Client Manager – NORAM and Program Coordinator reporting to him.  Enhancing the client service group helps AgriThority support clients with their technologies as they progress through the product development process to commercialization around the world. 

“Tony Pardo has quickly become an integral part of the AgriThority team,” said Jerry Duff, AgriThority Founder and President. “His well-deserved promotion comes from his relentless pursuit of satisfied clients and of extending our broad network of client prospects.” 


In his role as Senior AgriBusiness Client Manager – NORAM, Mike Kleckner will identify and nurture business, market and product development opportunities for innovative, research-driven companies and their investors. Kleckner brings extensive experience leading digital farming, product management and technical marketing initiatives to execute field trials and driving brand strategy. Kleckner has gained experience as Strategy and Insights Lead at Aker Technologies where he was the main point of contact for clients, including BASF groups and divisions. Previously, he was responsible for new business development, project management, client services, and marketing strategy development at Objective Media. 

Neri Martins joins AgriThority as a Program Coordinator to oversee client and project work, coordinate with internal and external teams, manage day-to-day tasks, and perform outreach duties. She gained experience at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center as a Senior Scientific Specialist following a master’s degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois. Martins was also a Graduate Research Assistant at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois. A native of Brazil, she speaks fluent Portuguese and English, and she reads and comprehends Spanish.  

“Mike’s wide range of expertise in strategy and client services and Neri’s extensive agricultural research and project management experience will be invaluable to AgriThority clients,” Pardo said. “We are excited to welcome them to the team.” 


About AgriThority
Founded in 2008 and with roots dating back to 1985, AgriThority moves agricultural innovations to market. Our seasoned, scientific global network serves as an independent and collaborative resource devoted to accelerating product, business, and market development. We help overcome regulatory challenges, manage product development process, and establish connections for market access. Learn more at