The Missing Ingredient in a CEO Succession Plan

The CEO of this closely-held food company wanted to find a successor who could position the 50-year-old industry leader to be successful for at least another 50 years. He shared with us his needs and vision: he wanted a successor with proven sales and marketing leadership, as well as the drive and gravitas to move into the CEO role within a year or two, and ideally, was experienced in working with European partners. The candidate we found not only had the required experience, vision and cultural fit, but was currently serving as president of the North American division of a European company in a food-related industry.

To find this rare fit, Kincannon & Reed brought to bear our knowledge and experience as a firm, as well as the executive experience that our principals gained while leading companies in food-related industries. Both our client and the unique leader we located are extremely pleased with the outcome.