Case Studies

From start-ups and Fortune 500 corporations to cooperatives, private equity firms, associations and international development groups, we have a principal who has been there and a success story to share.

Planting Seeds for Growth in a Biotech Leader

A high-growth, entrepreneurial biotechnology company had acquired a new business unit focused on sorghum seed production. To ensure the unit’s continued growth and development, and also help it play a vital role in the capture of bioenergy crop opportunities, the organization needed a new executive to oversee its feed operations.…

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Blazing Trails for a Forestry Biotech Leader

Kincannon & Reed completed a search for an executive to guide the commercial scale-up of a global forestry biotech company’s pilot process for clonal seedling production. It was a highly challenging search, because we needed to find someone who could guide applied research and who also had a strategic operations…

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High-profile Leader for A High-Profile Enterprise

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, a major development effort led jointly by the Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundations, was poised for a high-profile rollout. This unique start-up venture already had Kofi Annan as chairman of its board, and needed to find a similarly qualified individual…

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Searching the Seven Seas for Executive Talent

This diversified global seafood organization, like many others in its industry, faces a host of challenges, including diverse markets, region-specific operating risks and others. When it was seeking to add greater management capability to its aquaculture unit (specifically, its wild-catch salmon farming operations), it turned to Kincannon & Reed. We…

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Finding a One-of-a-Kind Leader in a Vast Market

A global leader in the pet food palatant industry, headquartered in the West, sought to expand its position in the Asian marketplace. After establishing an office in China, the company had been relying on other executives and managers, while it searched for its first general manager. The ideal candidate needed…

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A Scientist vs. a Leader of Scientists

This multi-billion dollar crop input company was seeking to expand and restructure its R&D capabilities, and needed to find a truly unique individual to lead the way as a change agent. The client engaged Kincannon & Reed to conduct a high level, extremely targeted global search and provide competitive analysis…

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