Your work is specialized.
Use a search firm that understands it.

We’re a firm with one focus – to deliver leaders for organizations that operate within the interrelated realms of food, agribusiness, life sciences, and bioproducts. Together, these sectors form an essential value chain with unique and critical talent needs:


  • Animal Health
  • Biotechnology
  • Crop Protection
  • Equipment
  • Feed
  • Fertilizers
  • Genetics
  • Minerals
  • Seed/Traits
Ag Production

  • Aquaculture
  • Crops
  • Dairy
  • Livestock
  • Poultry Integrators
  • Produce/Horticulture
  • Turf/Ornamental

  • Biofuels
  • Canners
  • Confectioners
  • Crushers/Millers
  • Dairy Processing
  • Food Ingredients
  • Meat Processing
  • Refiners
Finished Products

  • Bakery & Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Dairy Products
  • Deli Products
  • Meat Products
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Packaged Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
Consumer Interface

  • Food Service
  • Grocery
  • Restaurants
Supply Chain
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We’ve concentrated solely in this arena since 1981. This focus translates into very specific benefits to you when you engage Kincannon & Reed for your next executive search.

  • You’ll get a team that ramps up to speed faster and one that better understands the nature of the talent you seek.
  • You’ll see superior candidates that other firms might miss, thanks to our extensive network of contacts built over 30 years.
  • You’ll work with a firm that is actively engaged with industry associations and boards across the value chain; one that knows the players and comes armed with the latest intelligence on the talent market.
  • Director, Biotech firm

    "You’ve good instincts for people and worked hard to know us. You did a magnificent job matching qualified candidates to our organization."
    Director, Biotech Business Development, Ag biotech firm

  • Managing director

    "We ended up with the ideal candidate combination; one that we would not have envisioned ourselves. Your firm's knowledge of the sector was invaluable as it led to opportunities beyond the search."
    Managing Director, private equity firm

What’s more, Kincannon & Reed’s search experience is well balanced across functional roles, giving you confidence that whether you seek a CEO, a research leader, a marketing strategist, or an operations head, we are your best choice.

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Within our chosen sectors, we serve all types and sizes of organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations, cooperatives, private equity firms, associations, and international development groups.

Contact us today to put our sector focus to work for you.