Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Appoints J. Nathan Jurgens as New Information Technology Director; Oscar Verges Comments
EUGENE, OR - The online world is evolving at a rapid speed, meaning companies need infrastructure and strong team members to help guide growth. This is exactly what Fall Creek Farm & Nursery is creating as the blueberry breeder has announced J. Nathan Jurgens as its new Information Technology (IT) Director.
“I’m very excited to help Fall Creek realize its vision of a World with Better Blueberries through systems and processes that make us more agile for our customers,” said Jurgens. “It also feels right, like I’ve come full circle since I grew up in Oregon and worked summer jobs picking blueberries as a teenager.”
In his new position, Jurgens will be responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of worldwide IT strategies to spur business growth and enable the company’s innovation objectives, a press release stated. As IT Director, he will also help to ensure optimal ROI, cyber security capabilities, and recruitment and retention of IT talent.
As Jurgens steps into this role, he is backed by 15 years of experience in IT systems, including integration of business applications, support, process workflows, compliance, cybersecurity, and business planning in vertical markets such as finance, healthcare, higher education, and manufacturing. Before joining Fall Creek, he was most recently an IT Consultant in Alabama specializing in project management.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree in Information Security Management from Saint Leo University in Florida. Jurgens is fluent in English and Spanish.
Co-Chief Executive Officer Oscar Verges, who Jurgens will be reporting to in his new role, shared his thoughts on the recent appointment.
“Nathan brings a wealth of CIO and IT consulting experience across a variety of industries and international businesses to his new role at Fall Creek,” he commented. “We look forward to working with him to standardize our IT platforms and tools worldwide, ultimately enhancing our customers’ experience.”
Congratulations to J. Nathan Jurgens on starting in this new position!