Mar 4, 2024
SecondBloom Auctions appoints new business development director

SecondBloom Auctions announces the addition of Jim Pantaleo as the new business development director. With a rich heritage in agriculture and horticulture, SecondBloom has continually pushed the boundaries of innovation to meet the evolving needs of indoor growers, from greenhouses to vertical farms. Our mission to facilitate equipment sales in the controlled environment agriculture industry has been further empowered with Pantaleo’s joining. 

With over two decades in software licensing and a significant tenure in the indoor vertical farming sector, Pantaleo brings to SecondBloom a wealth of experience and expertise. His illustrious career includes pivotal roles such as founding member of the University of California’s GCEAC Project Leadership Team (CEA collaboration between the US and the Netherlands), Board Advisor for AgEye Technologies, and prominent positions at the USDA- funded AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems, Indoor Ag-Con, Sananbio U.S., and Urban Produce Organic Vertical Farm, among others. 

Pantaleo’s deep understanding of the controlled environment agriculture space, combined with his proven track record in fostering technology solutions to address global challenges of food, health, and sustainability, aligns perfectly with SecondBloom’s vision. His role will focus on leveraging his extensive network and insights to drive growth, innovation, and market development for SecondBloom. 

“Pantaleo’s appointment marks a significant milestone in our journey towards revolutionizing the horticultural industry,” said Chris Lange, CEO of SecondBloom. “His strategic mindset, coupled with a passionate commitment to sustainability and efficiency in food production, makes him the ideal leader to propel our business development efforts forward.

Pantaleo is equally excited about his new role, stating, “I am honored to join SecondBloom, a company that stands at the forefront of agricultural innovation. Together, we have the opportunity to make a substantial impact on how food is grown and supplied, ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for all.”

Pantaleo’s extensive background also includes impactful contributions to the industry through speaking engagements, publications, and advisory roles that have shaped the future of indoor farming. His vision for integrating advanced technologies with agricultural practices will enhance SecondBloom’s offerings, ensuring our customers have access to the best tools and resources to succeed. 

SecondBloom welcomes Jim Pantaleo as we embark on this exciting phase of growth and innovation. His leadership and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to our mission of connecting buyers and sellers in the horticultural space, fostering success and sustainability in the industry.