Recruiting leaders for organizations that feed the world and keep it healthy

Leveraging an unmatched network to place executives who drive results

Providing insight and candor to deliver a leader as specialized as your work

Food & Ag: No search firm knows the industries better than we do. Our reputation proves it.

Introduction to Kincannon & Reed

Food and agriculture: industries as unique as the people who lead them.
And no one knows them like we do.

We’re Kincannon & Reed, a global executive search firm exclusively serving organizations within the food and agriculture industries.

Our approach is different

With 40 years of experience across diverse international sectors, we know the caliber of leaders needed to shape a promising future for the food and agriculture industries.

We’ve sat in your chair.

Empty seats at your leadership table or ineffective executives hurt profits, morale, and market share. Our principals are well-networked, former industry executives who understand your priorities and the talent you seek.  We advise you as a colleague or peer, rather than an outsider.

Knowing your next leader is our job.

We are a team of search professionals serving clients focused on feeding the world and keeping it healthy.  We leverage our deep industry knowledge, data, and connections to identify and place leaders with the right experiences, values, and cultural fit.

Providing search expertise and more

Our search professionals partner with you throughout the process. We ask questions, listen for understanding, and assess candidates from the informed perspective of former executives. We have a genuine interest in your organization’s next leader. 

Impressive track record of placing candidates who succeed

240+

executive placements across the globe in the last two years

93%

of candidates placed remain with the client through the first year

2x

likelihood of 3-year candidate retention compared to search industry averages

Serving clients who feed the world and keep it healthy.

We’re a firm with a focus – specializing in delivering leaders. Our clients from across the globe are all types and sizes of organizations. If food and agriculture are part of your business model, we have principals with experience and connections in your industry.
Who We Serve
Ag Technology & Inputs
Capital & Investment
Distribution, Retail & Food Service
Food & Beverage Consumer Products
Industry Associations & Non-Profit
Processors
Production
Research Development & Safety
Sustainable Solutions

Ag Technology & Inputs

The use of technology with the aim of improving efficiency and profitability. Businesses in this sector include:

  • Animal Health & Nutrition
  • Crop Protection & Nutrition
  • Data Analytics, Digitization & AI
  • Equipment, Robotics, Remote Imagination & Automation
  • Soil Health
  • Vertical Farming

Capital & Investment

Businesses that fund and invest in the industry including:

  • Asset Management
  • Global and Regional Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital

Distribution, Retail & Food Service

The variety of companies, organizations and programs that collect food from processors and manufacturers, store it in warehouses, and then distribute it to stores and restaurants. Organizations that we have worked with are in the following segments

  • E-Commerce
  • Food Service
  • Grocery
  • Restaurants

Food & Beverage Consumer Products

The use of technology with the aim of providing better input solutions, and improving efficiency and profitability. Businesses in this segment include:

  • Bakery & Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Confections
  • Dairy
  • Meat Products
  • Nutrition
  • Packaged Foods
  • Pet Food
  • Seafood

Industry Associations & Non-Profit

Organizations serving people across the food value chain, sharing ideas, and addressing global issues. Some of those organizations include:

  • Foundations
  • Industry Associations
  • NGOs & IGOs
  • Research Centers/Institutes
  • Universities

Processors

Transforming, packaging, sorting, or grading livestock, agricultural commodities, or plants into goods that are used for intermediate or final consumption. Businesses in this segment include:

  • Crushers
  • Flavours, Fragrances & Naturals
  • Food Ingredients
  • Food Processors
  • Meat Protein
  • Millers
  • Refiners

Production

The use of cultivated plants or animals to produce products for sustaining or enhancing human life. Businesses in this segment include:

  • Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Cellular Meat
  • Crops (Row & Permanent)
  • Floriculture
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Livestock
  • Plant Based Proteins
  • Produce

Research Development & Safety

The broad range of activities and potential innovations that increase benefits, address challenges, and ultimately deliver safe and healthy options for consumers. The business we’ve worked with in this segment include:

  • Alternative Proteins
  • Biologicals
  • Diagnostics
  • Food Safety
  • Genetics
  • Supply Chain Technologies
  • Traits

Sustainable Solutions

Innovation and implementation of environmentally responsible business practices from field to table. Companies and areas of focus include:

  • Bio-Packaging
  • Biomaterials
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Water Technologies

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Recent Placements & Food for Thought

Last week’s WorldAgriTech – ReThink Food virtual event provided several reflections. A world, still very hungry, needs protein, care, and information.…

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Recent Placements & Food for Thought

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COO at Double Good placed by Kincannon & Reed Executive Search

Double Good, a Chicago-based manufacturer of gourmet popcorn with a mission to create joy and support America’s youth, welcomed Aaron Scott…

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Navigating Opportunities: A Guide for Food and Agribusiness Leaders 

Finding your next executive role requires a strategic approach, especially in today’s rapidly evolving talent market. Here you will find a…

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ISF World Seed Congress 2024: Resilience and Optimism Amidst Challenges

By Christophe Dumont The International Seed Federation World Seed Congress 2024, held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, brought together over 2,000 attendees from…

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Sally Day joins Board of Directors at NBCC

Managing Director Sally Day was recently appointed to the National Board of Directors for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).…

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K&R places VP, Government Relations at CropLife America

As Released By CropLife America CropLife America (CLA) is pleased to announce that Jeff Blackwood has been selected as Vice President…

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Phospholutions partners with K&R on CCO & VP R&D searches

Phospholutions recently welcomed Krishna Maruvada and James Ortiz to the organization as their new Vice President of Research & Development and…

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Succession = Successful: The Importance of Succession Planning & Best Practices

By K&R Managing Director Sally Day 11,200… That’s the number of Americans turning 65 every day, or 4.1 million every year…

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First Quarter Global Talent Trends & Implications

AN EVOLVING MARKET In an evolving market where organizations across the food-agriculture value chain are identifying new opportunities and navigating new…

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Future Leadership In Food And Ag

Defining skills essential in an era of disruption Contributing Principal: Managing Director & Associate Partner Aidan Connolly As the food and…

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Ins & Outs for Executive Search in 2024: Part 3

With more than 1 billion users across over 200 countries, it’s safe to say the business-centric social media platform LinkedIn will…

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Ins & Outs for Executive Search in 2024: Part 2

Just as a surgeon would never scrub in for an operation with a singular scalpel nor would a house be built…

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Ins & Outs for Executive Search in 2024: Part 1

Getting the right leader in place in an organization is a piece of cake… if that cake was made using a…

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CropLife America Partners with K&R on President & CEO Search

As Released by CropLife America The CropLife America (CLA) Board of Directors welcomes Alexandra (Alex) Dunn as the new President and…

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Three Essential Principles for New Leaders to Thrive

By K&R Managing Director Patrick Fitzgerald Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off and you have just been hired to lead…

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K&R Appoints Director of Research

Kincannon & Reed, a global leader in executive search, is proud to announce the appointment of Samantha Tindell as our new…

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K&R places President at Nutrient Technologies, Inc.

Industry veteran Tyler Grenzow was recently appointed by Nutrient Technologies, Inc. and AlgaEnergy as their President for North America. Parent company…

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RiceTec partners with K&R for Head of Global Research and Development

Recently, global market leader in developing high yield rice seed RiceTec, Inc. (RiceTech) welcomed Amitabh Mohanty, PhD to the organization as…

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K&R places VP, Science and Innovation at American Sugarbeet Growers Association

Earlier this month, seed and crop protection industry veteran Nicholas Storer, PhD, joined the team at American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA)…

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PGIM Real Estate Agriculture Finance partners with K&R for Chief Credit Officer Search

This month, leading investment management company PGIM Real Estate Agricultural Finance welcomed Niko Zuidema to the organization as their Chief Credit…

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K&R global team expanded with addition of new Managing Director

This month, Kincannon & Reed welcomed Kimberly Bretz to the firm as a Managing Director. Recognized for her strategic and collaborative…

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People: a Defining Factor for Future Success

By John Wright One of the major topics of 2023 that seems to be carrying over to 2024 is today’s challenge…

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Kincannon & Reed Transitions Leadership

Kincannon & Reed, a global executive search firm exclusively serving organizations within the food and agriculture industries, announces leadership changes to…

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The Value of Retained Search

Talent acquisition is only becoming more complex, especially in niche markets and for specialized roles. It’s a monumental task to hire…

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Opportunity Abounds in Pet Care Industry

Key Take-Aways from Petcare Innovation USA These days, it’s not unusual to see Fido the dog or Fluffy the cat in…

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Artificial Intelligence and the Leader of the Future

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change in the world of AI. ChatGPT, the popular chatbot from…

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United Soybean Board Partners with K&R on CEO Search

As released by United Soybean Board The United Soybean Board (USB) is pleased to announce that Lucas Lentsch will join the…

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The Impact of Purpose in Leadership

“It’s better to make dust than eat it.” That short but powerful statement was one I heard from former Unilever CEO…

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Year End Global Talent Trends and Implications

AN EVOLVING MARKET It could be argued that uncertainty has been the biggest hurdle of 2023 for businesses around the globe.…

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Year End Talent Trends and Implications for EMEA Regions

AN EVOLVING MARKET It could be argued that uncertainty has been the biggest hurdle of 2023 for businesses around the globe.…

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Clarkson Grain partners with K&R on President & COO search

Clarkson Grain Company recently welcomed Kevin Pray as the organization’s new President & Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the growing…

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Building & Leading Diverse, Multigenerational Teams

Recently, I had the opportunity to present on several facets of differential leadership at Global AgInvesting – Asia, where the topic…

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Fitzgerald joins K&R as Managing Director

Kincannon & Reed welcomes Patrick Fitzgerald to the growing firm as a new Managing Director. A proven growth strategist with a…

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King Ranch EVP & CFO placed by Kincannon & Reed

King Ranch, Inc. announces the appointment of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Andy Reul. As CFO, Reul brings a…

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AgReliant Genetics partners with K&R on CEO and CFO searches

Leading seed research and production company AgReliant Genetics, LLC. recently welcomed two executives to their senior leadership team. Last week the…

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The ROI of Executive Coaching: Is it Worthwhile?

Change is inevitable and it’s necessary to grow, but that doesn’t mean it’s not challenging. To appreciate the value – tangible…

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K&R places Director of Ranch Management Program for TCU

Last week, accomplished higher education professional Matthew Garcia, PhD joined the faculty at Texas Christian University (TCU) as the new Director…

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VP placed by K&R at Northwest Horticultural Council

The Northwest Horticultural Council (NHC) recently welcomed Virna Stillwaugh to the organization as the new Vice President for Scientific Affairs. Based…

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Behavioral-based interviews provide foundation for in-depth candidate assessments

Last year, we had conversations with more than 15,000 prospective candidates to determine not only their level of interest in an…

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Malteurop partners with K&R on recent search

Leading North American malt and malt-product providers, Malteurop North America, Inc (Malteurop) recently welcomed Tim Foley to the organization as their…

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VP Sales & Marketing placed by Kincannon & Reed

Eckert Frozen foods welcomed Barry Heinbaugh as the organization’s new Vice President of Sales & Marketing. As the operation’s VP of…

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Mid-Year Talent Trends and Implications for Europe

AN EVOLVING MARKET As a firm, we are starting to experience the shift from a candidate market to more of a…

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Mid-Year Talent Trends and Implications

AN EVOLVING MARKET As a firm, we are starting to experience the shift from a candidate market to more of a…

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President placed at AMD Oil by K&R

Leading US olive and specialty oil importing company AMD Oil Sales (AMD) welcomed Darin Martini as the organization’s new President earlier…

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Inclusive Leadership: Three Actions for Successful Leaders

The jury is in: inclusive leadership is successful leadership. According to a recent Kincannon & Reed survey, food and agriculture industry…

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Freshpet partners with K&R on multiple searches to expand team

Forward-thinking natural petfood manufacturer Freshpet recently welcomed two new executives to the growing organization: Christopher Kraus as Chief Information Officer and…

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Monumental shifts in alternative proteins sector require differential leaders, precise timing

Last month, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave final approval for two companies – Upside Foods and Good Meat –…

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K&R partners with Caviness on CFO search

Caviness Beef Packers recently welcomed Doug Green to their ranks as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. Family owned and operated for…

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Food tech company partners with K&R on CTO search

Pairwise Plant Services recently welcomed Ryan Bartlett to the organization as their new Chief Technology Officer. Pairwise is a fast-growing food…

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HR leader placed by K&R

Leading mushroom producer Highline Mushrooms welcomes Brian McCarthy to the team as the organization’s new Vice President, Human Resources. With more…

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K&R places Nufarm board directors

Nufarm appoints industry veterans Federico Tripodi and Adrian Percy to the Nufarm Board as independent, non-executive board directors. In their new…

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Sumitomo Sales Leader Placed by K&R

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) welcomes Greg Ross as the organization’s new Head of Sales and Marketing – North America. In…

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K&R places CFO & CHRO at Riceland Foods

Leading farmer-owned rice and soybean cooperative Riceland Foods recently welcomed two new executives to the growing organization: Craig Parr as Chief…

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The Leadership Multiplier: Building a High Performing Talent Engine in Startups

Contributing Principals: Michael Whitney & Christophe Dumont Behance Co-Founder Scott Belsky once said “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas…

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Operations leader for Malteurop placed by K&R

Malteurop North America (Malteurop) recently welcomed Joel Grosser to their organization as the Senior Director of Operations. A subsidiary of Malteurop…

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Dairy industry sees opportunity within global challenge

By Gary Weihs and Ed Yuhas While attending the recent joint annual American Dairy Products Institute / American Butter Institute (ADPI/ABI)…

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FarmHouse Fraternity CEO placed by K&R

Earlier this week, FarmHouse Fraternity announced the appointment of the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer Dave Hansen. With a rich history…

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K&R places VP of Operations with plant-based pharmaceutical company

Biopharmaceutical Research Company (BRC) welcomed Lucas Zumstein as the organization’s new Vice President of Operations this week. Bringing over a decade…

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Co-op CEO placed by K&R

Nebraska’s Hi-Line Cooperative appointed Matt Hasenauer as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer earlier this week. Responsible for the continued growth…

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K&R places Sustainability head at National Pork Board

Industry veteran Jamie Burr recently joined the National Pork Board as the organization’s new Chief Sustainability Officer. Burr’s background in the…

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Ag Workforce Shortages & Shortcomings: AgTech’s Opportunity or Obstacle?

During last week’s World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, Kincannon & Reed hosted a breakout panel centered on the talent deficit in agriculture…

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Top Ag Cooperative CEO placed by K&R

Southwestern Illinois cooperative Top Ag announced Jeff Hendricks as the organization’s new CEO this week. Hendricks joins the team at Top…

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Attraction, Transition key themes at Animal AgTech

K&R Principals Jared Spader and Aidan Connolly hosted a roundtable discussion focused on the talent deficit in food and ag during…

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First Quarter Talent Trends and Implications

THE TALENT MARKETPLACE TODAY It’s no secret that the talent landscape has evolved significantly over the past five years. Those successfully…

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K&R places President at leading biologicals company

NewLeaf Symbiotics announced the appointment of the organization’s new President, Brent Smith today. Smith brings more than two decades of experience…

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Attraction: C-Suite Leaders Identify the Most In-Demand and Elusive Skills

Today’s executives are not only being hired for what they have accomplished, but more crucially, for their potential to impact the…

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EarthOptics operations head placed by K&R

This month, ag-tech company EarthOptics welcomed Ryan Arends as the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Operations. In his new role,…

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Motivating Factors in Attraction & Retention

How do organizations in the ag-food value chain face off against others in and out of the industry? How do they…

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K&R partners with Global Institute for Food Security for search

This week, Benjamin Scott joined the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) as the organization’s Platform Lead, Engineering Biology. In his…

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Nuveen Natural Capital regional head placed by K&R

Nuveen Natural Capital appointed Kristina Hermanson as the Head of Asia Pacific and Africa to support the organization’s efforts in those…

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Leadership needs impact all predictions for animal ag industry in 2023

A number of K&R principals are set to attend the upcoming Animal Agtech Innovation Summit in March, including Jared Spader, Jon…

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K&R places CEO/Executive Director at Food Export Associations

Earlier this week, Brendan Wilson assumed his new role as Executive Director & CEO of both Food Export – Midwest and…

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Human Capital Strategies of C-Suite Executives: The Future of Food and Ag

C-Suite Leaders ID Top Talent Needs in Changing Times, a Three-Part Series Introduction In the rapidly evolving food and agriculture industries,…

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K&R partners with SyAqua for successful CEO search

Earlier this month, SyAqua Group appointed Fred Kao as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. With a 20-year history in the…

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Technology, practices highlighted at Unconventional Ag

Recently, K&R Principals Gary Weihs and Lisa Johnson attended Unconventional Ag, formerly known as the Organic & Non-GMO Forum. The rebranded…

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The Importance of Diverse Leaders

Diversity is defined as the practice of including people from a range of different backgrounds and lifestyles. While this undoubtedly includes…

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Passion only part of the equation for successful food tech leaders

Managing Partner Michael Whitney represented the firm at FoodTech IL where critical conversations took place and cutting edge innovations were on…

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K&R places VP Process Engineering

New Jersey based baking company Damascus Bakeries welcomed Vince Pietrantonio to the organization earlier this month as its new Vice President…

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K&R Places CEO at Plant-Based Protein Company

Alternative and specialty protein space veteran Kip Underwood joined Burcon NutraScience Corporation, a global leader in plant-based proteins and ingredients technologies,…

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Tech, talent & trade key themes at AgTech NEXT

Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with leaders and innovators at the AgTech NEXT 2022 conference, where technology, talent, and…

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Retaining the Right Leaders

A positive company culture is one of the most critical factors in retention, something Phillip Osborne and Nicki Anderson discuss in…

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K&R places CEO with top mushroom producer

Leading mushroom producer, Highline Mushrooms, appoints sector expert Jose Cambon as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. With nine farm operations…

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Optimism & community felt at Women In Ag summit

Community can be defined in a myriad of ways but at its core it’s a feeling of fellowship within a group…

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Future Food-Tech event highlights sustainability, scalability

Food-ag value chain requirements have shifted and evolved over recent years with even more emphasis being placed on sustainability and traceability.…

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Need for adaptive leadership, innovative solutions a focus at World Agri-Tech event

Last week, several K&R colleagues and I joined nearly 900 other agri-food professionals at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in London,…

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K&R expands global team with addition of Managing Director

Kincannon & Reed welcomes Christophe Dumont to the firm as a Managing Director. A global executive with a passion for talent…

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Global QA Director Placed by K&R

Highly experienced quality assurance leader Gabriela Rojas recently joined Terviva as the organization’s Director, Global Quality Assurance. In her new role…

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K&R places global CEO for rice seed company

Kincannon & Reed principals congratulate Karsten Neuffer on assuming his Global CEO role for RiceTec earlier this month.

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Dairy Industry Sustainability EVP placed by K&R

K&R principals Ed Yuhas, Sally Day & Gary Weihs extend their congratulations to Lori Captain on her new role with Dairy…

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Research Center Co-Director Placed by K&R

Principals Jared Spader and Jon Leafstedt congratulate Joe McClure on joining the Research Center for Farming Innovation as the Co-Director.

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K&R places CEO for world’s largest carbon capture project

Kincannon & Reed places new CEO at Summit Carbon Solutions, the world’s largest carbon capture & permanent storage initiative to date.

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Attracting the Right Leaders

K&R Managing Partner Phillip Osborne recently discussed the importance of attracting the right leaders with Independent Director Nicki Anderson.

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The Impact of the Right Leader

K&R Managing Partner Phillip Osborne sat down with Independent Director Nicki Anderson to discuss the implications leadership has on organizational success.

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K&R places CEO with beet sugar coop

Kincannon & Reed principals Gary Weihs and David Turner extend their congratulations to Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative’s (SMBSC) newest Chief…

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K&R team grows with addition of Managing Director

Kincannon & Reed welcomes global entrepreneur Aidan Connolly to the firm as a Managing Director. A global executive and entrepreneur, Aidan…

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R&D leader placed by K&R at global food industry supplier

 Kincannon & Reed Managing Partner Michael Whitney extends his congratulations to Tim Althaus on joining Devro as the company’s Group Technology…

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K&R places business development leader at Vestaron

Kincannon & Reed Director Stephen Coffey extends his congratulations to Vestaron’s newest business development leader Jeff Tuckis.

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K&R partners with merged coops in VP, Grain search

K&R principals Gary Weihs & Jimmy Paulakuhn congratulate Aaron Meyerle on joining the AgState team recently as the coop’s new VP,…

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K&R partners with animal nutrition leader on COO search

Kincannon & Reed Managing Directors Jimmy Paulakuhn and Jim Gerardot congratulate Robert Schubert on his new role of Chief Operating Officer.

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Adapt 2022: Insights from AESC Global Conference

K&R President David Turner attended the annual conference for the search industry hosted by AESC, bringing key insights back with him.

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K&R partners with Terviva to expand R&D team

K&R partners with Terviva to expand the organization’s research & development team with the addition of Dilip Nakhasi and David Pirazzini.

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Agtech company partners with K&R for Intellectual Property search

Kincannon & Reed principals Crystal Strauss and Fred Medero congratulate Michael Stimson on joining the Sun World International team as Vice…

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The Center for Food Integrity partners with K&R for search

Kincannon & Reed principals Paul Izenstark, Jon Leafstedt and Jared Spader extend their congratulations to The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI)…

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Manufacturing management leader placed by K&R

Kincannon & Reed Director Stephen Coffey and Managing Partner Heiri Gugger congratulate Jeff Unsinger on his new manufacturing management position with…

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Greyston Bakery teams up with K&R for SVP/GM search

Kincannon & Reed Managing Directors Paul Miller and Sally Day extend their congratulations to Greyston Bakery on the addition of Kevin…

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K&R partners with National Pork Board for market development search

Kincannon & Reed congratulates Courtney Knupp on her new role as VP, International Market Development for the National Pork Board.

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K&R partners with Farmers Edge to place business development leader

Kincannon & Reed principal Ricardo Casiuch congratulates Bruno Costa on his new business development role with innovative digital ag company.

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Innovation leader placed with Califia Farms by K&R

Chief Science & Innovation Officer joins plant-based foods company Kincannon & Reed Managing Directors Paul Izenstark and Carolyn Schubert extend their…

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Kincannon & Reed Partners with Equinom for multiple searches

New Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategy join plant-based ingredients company K&R Managing Partners Gary Weihs and Paul…

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Chief Transformation Officer placed by Kincannon & Reed

Kincannon & Reed principals Paul Miller and Jimmy Paulakuhn extend their congratulations to Tyler Kester for his role at Hansen Mueller…

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Leading Harvest Director of Strategic Alliances and Programs Placed by K&R

Kincannon & Reed principals Paul Izenstark and Jon Leafstedt congratulate Andrew Lauver on his recent placement with Leading Harvest as Director,…

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CIBO Technologies VP of Business Development Placed by K&R

K&R Principals Ed Yuhas, Gary Weihs and Jimmy Paulakuhn congratulate Michael Browne on his new role with CIBO Technologies.

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K&R Places Shiru Board Director

K&R Managing Partner Ed Yuhas and Managing Director Paul Miller congratulate Mary Clarke on her recent appointment to the Shiru Board…

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K&R Recruits CEO at Produce Industry Leader

Kincannon & Reed Principals congratulate Christopher Drew on his new role as CEO of produce industry leader Ocean Mist Farms.

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K&R places Senior Sales Leader at Milk Moovement

K&R Principals Ed Yuhas, Gary Weihs, and Paul Izenstark congratulate Milk Moovement’s new Senior Sales Leader Dan Jacoby on his new…

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Early-stage biotech CDO placed by K&R

K&R Managing Partner Michael Whitney extends his congratulations to MicroGen Biotech’s new Chief Development Officer John Chrosniak.

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K&R Places NASDA CEO

Kincannon & Reed places Ted McKinney as new Chief Executive Officer with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

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Executive Director of leading investment company placed by K&R

K&R congratulates Clay Popko on his new role of Executive Director, Agriculture Debt – West at leading investment company PGIM.

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Dairy Industry: Take-Aways from ADPI Conference

The dairy industry continues to evolve, facing down challenges and grasping opportunities in the ever-changing consumer landscape.

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General Manager of Food Products & Business Development placed by K&R

Kincannon & Reed Managing Partner Janet Wightman congratulates Hensall Co-op’s new General Manager of Food Products & Strategic Business Development, Brad…

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Chief Operating Officer for MyLand placed by Kincannon & Reed

Managing Partner Gary Weihs and Managing Director Jimmy Paulakuhn congratulate Sascha Welz on his new Chief Operating Officer role at MyLand.

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K&R places Global Director for Regenerative Food Systems at Global Environmental Non-Profit

Kincannon & Reed managing director Paul Izenstark and managing partner Michael Whitney extend their congratulations to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on…

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Kincannon and Reed welcomes Director of Data & Analytics to team

Kincannon & Reed are pleased to announce the addition of John Grisolano, Director of Data & Analytics for the firm. “Our…

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K&R Places Chief Executive Officer

Kincannon & Reed Managing Partners Gary Weihs and Ed Yuhas congratulate Robert A. Chesler on his recent placement as Chief Executive…

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Fostering a Diverse Workforce – Thoughts for Success in Food & Ag

Striving toward a more diverse workforce is not new. It has been incrementally happening for the last few decades; recent years…

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Retention – The First Step is a Strong Recruiting Strategy

Today, the organizations we serve, are experiencing significant need for talented executives and senior level leadership. Filling a seat with a…

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Kincannon & Reed places Director of Finance

Kincannon and Reed’s managing partners, Ed Yuhas, and Gary Weihs, along with managing director, Sally Day congratulate Ryan Richter on his…

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K&R Places Chief Financial Officer

Kincannon & Reed President David Turner and Managing Director Cassie Edgar congratulate Paul Forst on his recent placement as Chief Financial…

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K&R Places Marketing Director in Brazil

Kincannon & Reed’s managing director Ricardo Casiuch and Pat Rojas congratulate Ivan Bergonsini Fernandes on his recent placement as Phibro Animal Health’s…

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K&R Places VP of Brand & Business Development

Kincannon & Reed’s Managing Partner, Janet Wightman, and Sally Day, Managing Director, congratulate Patrick Haughton on his recent placement as Vice President,…

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Kincannon & Reed Places Head of Information Technology

Kincannon & Reed’s Principals, Ed Yuhas and Sally Day congratulate Frank Iannella on his recent placement as Head of Information Technology and Business…

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Brooks named in Pet Age’s Women of Influence

Dana Brooks, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pet Food Institute, and Kincannon & Reed placement, was named in February of 2021…

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Who Believed in You?

You did not come to this leadership role on your own. Certainly, you got here with a lot of hard work,…

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Rachel Dreskin to Lead the Plant-Based Foods Association as New CEO

Kincannon & Reed’s managing directors, Paul Izenstark and Lisa Johnson congratulate Rachel Dreskin on her recent placement as CEO leading the Plant Based Foods Association…

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K&R Brand Refresh, New Website, & the Evolving Food Chain

At the onset of the 2020s, and as I began my role as President of Kincannon & Reed, we made a…

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2020 Hindsight – Things Become Clearer

There is no doubt the memories of 2020 will stay with us for some time but as those memories fade, there…

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The powerful formula for keeping your top performers

Every year, companies spend billions of dollars in aggregate recruiting and interviewing. Why? Because human capital is arguably the single greatest…

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Thembi Machaba

Kincannon & Reed is pleased to partner with Freshpet on the recent appointment of Thembi Machaba as its new SVP of Human Resources. 

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Sarah Reiter

Congratulations to Calyxt for its appointment of Sarah Reiter, an accomplished ag-tech commercialization executive. We’re proud to have partnered with Calyxt in recruiting our…

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Kincannon & Reed tips for online interviews

At Kincannon & Reed we’ve been working remotely for more than 35 years facilitating video interviews long before it became a…

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Daniel Elger

Kincannon & Reed was pleased to partner with CABI in a full and rigorous international search for their new CEO. We congratulate Daniel Elger in…

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Dr. Judy Schnurr

Kincannon & Reed and Managing Partner Ed Yuhas are pleased to congratulate Dr. Judy Schnurr on her placement of Director of Nutrition Innovation…

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Insights from World AgriTech – ReThink Food

Last week’s WorldAgriTech – ReThink Food virtual event provided several reflections. A world, still very hungry, needs protein, care, and information.…

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