Elizabeth Olsen, Director
Based in Washington State, Elizabeth serves companies spanning the entire agri-good value chain including the crop input, animal input, and food sectors. She works across functions, with a particular emphasis on recruiting general management, operations, and commercial leadership talent.
BA, University of California, Irvine; MA, Claremont Graduate University
- Principal, Olsen/Clark Company
- Director, Client Services, AIM Executive/EnterChange
- National Employee Relations Manager, Mazda North America
- Manager, Employment and Employee Relations, Apria Healthcare
+1 206 842 2522
David Carpintero, Managing Director
David works out of Brussels and focuses on senior management roles for crop input, crop processing and trading, and produce clients across Europe and worldwide.
Master’s, Agronomic Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid; MBA, IESE Business School
- Corporate Affairs Lead, Crop Protection Business – Monsanto Europe
- Director, Sustainable Yield Strategy – Monsanto USA
- Manager, Industry and Public Affairs – Monsanto Latin America
- Manager, Industry Affairs – Monsanto Europe
- Manager, Biotechnology Business Development – Monsanto Europe
- Management Consultant, A.T. Kearney
+32 491 344 232
Michael L. Cooper, Managing Director
Michael brings his experience as a senior executive in the food, agribusiness, and consumer products industries to clients of Kincannon & Reed in the protein and commodities sectors.
BS, Marketing; MBA with focus on finance, Arizona State University
- President and CEO, Meyers Foods
- President, Retail, Perdue Farms
- CFO, Perdue Farms and SVP & GM, Perdue Foodservice and International Divisions
- SVP and CFO, Rocco Enterprises
- Senior management and financial roles, Dial Corporation
- Certified Global Management Accountant (active)
+1 480 924 1220
Lilian Buckx, Director
Based in Amsterdam, Lillian Buckx joined the Kincannon & Reed research team in 2012. She began her recruiting career in 1994 and, in 1998, formed her own boutique Executive Search business, conducting retained research for multiple executive positions in numerous industries. As an expert in executive search, Lilian has led master classes to train corporate staffing departments. Earlier in her career, Lilian worked at various international companies in different management roles, and as a teacher of foreign languages for executives at a private institute. She holds a BA degree in Business and is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French.
+31 235 329017
Paul Miller, Global Lead for Food and Ingredients, and Managing Director
Paul leads Kincannon & Reed’s Food and Ingredients practice, and engages with start-ups, family businesses, coops, private equity portfolio companies, and public companies. His engagements benefit from his extensive experience as a senior executive and entrepreneur in food processing.
BS, Agricultural Economics, Cornell University; MS, Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University; MBA, Harvard Business School
- President and CEO, Upper Crust Bakery, Inc.
- Vice President and General Manager, Arizona Beef Company
- Vice President, Operations, Union Packing Company
+1 480 421 2225
Mike Banks, Managing Director
Mike brings more than 30 years of agribusiness expertise to clients operating in the Asia Pacific region.
BSc, London University
- National Commercial Director, Bayer CropScience Australia
- National Marketing Director, Aventis CropScience Australia
- National Marketing Director, Hoechst/AgrEvo Australia
- North American Market Manager, Hoechst AG
+61 3 9509 3959
Henk van Wielink, Managing Director
Based in the Netherlands, Henk serves Kincannon & Reed’s clients in the seed and crop input sectors.
MBA, Nyenrode Business Universiteit
- SVP, Production and Logistics, Seminis
- General Manager, European Production and Logistics, Seminis
- General Manager, Vegetable Seeds, Holland, Seminis
- Manager, Production and Logistics, Royal Sluis
+31 (0) 228 58 2280
Dr. Karl-Peter Schlichting, Managing Director
Karl-Peter has dedicated his career to agribusiness and now serves Kincannon & Reed’s European clients through senior management recruitment in the crop inputs sectors.
Dr. S. Agr., University of Kiel, Germany
- CEO, CropDesign
- Regional Head – Asia Pacific, Hoechst Schering AgrEvo, Aventis CropScience
- Head – Strategic Marketing and International Sales, Hoechst Schering AgrEvo
- Head of Indication Areas, Crop Protection Division, Hoechst AG
+49 171 546 6777
Rémy Goetgheluck, Managing Director
With crop protection experience worldwide with a focus on Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, Rémy approaches executive search with a global perspective. He has been an active member of the Executive Committee of AgrEvo and Board Member of Bilag, a joint venture of Bayer CropScience based in India.
AGRO, Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon; MBA, INSEAD
- Global Head, Insecticide Business Unit, Bayer CropScience
- Head of Global Portfolio Management, Hoechst/AgrEvo/Aventis
- Head of Global Marketing Plant Protection, Roussel Uclaf
- Regional Head, Southeast Asia, Roussel Uclaf
- Sales and development roles in Middle East/India, Roussel Uclaf
+33 6 30 22 7495
Cassie Edgar, Managing Director
Cassie combines her scientific and legal credentials to provide a particular understanding to client needs for executive search in the crop inputs, agribusiness, and food sectors.
Bachelor of Science, Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University; MS Crop Science with focus on Biomathematics, North Carolina State University; JD cum laude, Drake University Law School; General Management Program, Harvard Business School
- Partner, McKee, Voorhees & Sease
- Chief IP & Regulatory Officer, Genus plc
- Director, Research Strategy, Genus plc
- Director, Platform Operations, Dupont Pioneer
- Director, Agricultural Biotechnology Program Management, Dupont Pioneer
- Senior Regulatory Counsel, Dupont Pioneer
+1 515 343 9247
Lisa Johnson, Managing Director
Based in Chicago, Lisa is a member of Kincannon & Reed’s Food and Ingredients team in recruiting and succession assignments for the firm’s clients seeking general managers, presidents, and CEOs, as well as senior functional executives in marketing, sales, finance, business development, and R&D.
BS, Education, University of Missouri
- Managing Partner, Global Food Partnership
- VP, Corporate Marketing, Nuestro Queso
- Vice President, FFS, Flying Food Group
- CEO & Founder, Gourmet Kitchens
+1 312 735 7172
Attila von Hankó, Managing Director
Based in Germany, Attila serves Kincannon & Reed’s Europe and Asia-Pacific clients, focusing on senior management recruitment and succession appointments in the animal health sector.
European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, Germany
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Group Director Animal Health, EW Group GmbH, Germany
- Managing Director, Vaxxinova GmbH, Germany
- Chairman and Board Director, Vaxxinova K.K., Japan
- Board Director, IZO S.r.l., Italy
- Managing Director, Vaxxinova AS, Norway
- President and Representative Director, Intervet K.K., Japan
- General Manager, Intervet K.K., Japan
- General Manager, Intervet Korea Ltd., Korea
- Regional Director Asia, Hoechst Roussel Vet Co. Ltd., Taiwan
- Country Manager, Hoechst Representative Offices, Vietnam
- Director, Project Consulting Unit, Hoechst China Investment Co. Ltd., China
+49 160 21 23 230
Sally Day, Managing Director
Sally has more than 30 years of experience in retail consumer foods with particular expertise in organizational development, supply management, and purchasing.
BS Business Management, Alliance College; Executive MBA, Kent State University
- VP, Corporate Purchasing, J.M. Smucker Company
- Director, Leadership & Organization Development, J.M. Smucker Company
- Manager, Purchasing Systems, Unilever Best Foods
- Purchasing Manager, Fink Baking Company
- BS Business Management, Alliance College; Executive MBA, Kent State University
+1 330 858 3713
Fred Medero, Managing Director
Fred’s background in finance, law, and agribusiness makes him a leader in working with financial buyers and portfolio companies.
BA, Queens College; JD, St. John’s University School of Law; LLM, New York University Graduate School of Law
- Vice President – Investment Banking, Kidder Peabody & Co.
- Director – Risk Management, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
- Executive Director, International Swaps & Derivatives Association
- COO, Farmers Home Administration
- General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration
- Director of Securities and Corporate Practices, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of Treasury
+1 415 939 0091
Carolyn Schubert, Managing Director
Carolyn brings nearly 20 years of experience in the recruitment of Board Members, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, General Counsel, and other senior level executives across a broad range of industries.
BA, University of Iowa; MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
- Founding Member, Taylor Meyer Associates
- Manager, Global Board Consulting Practice, Egon Zehnder International
- Legislative Assistant, Government Regulatory Affairs Practice, Ungaretti & Harris, LLP
- Litigation Paralegal, Lord, Bissell & Brook, LLP
+1 312 622 3201
Ricardo Casiuch, Managing Director
Based in São Paulo, Ricardo is a member of Kincannon & Reed’s Latin America team specializing in recruiting and succession assignments for the firm’s agribusiness clients seeking general managers, presidents, and CEOs, as well as senior functional executives in marketing, sales, finance, business development, and R&D.
MBA Universidade de São Paulo; Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro.
- Country Manager, Acadian Seaplants, Ltd.
- Executive Director, Campos do Pinhão Farm
- Country Manager, Valagro do Brasil, Ltda.
- Executive Director of Operations, Plant Oils Agro Ltda.
- Director of Operations, Bioexton S.A Division of Grupo Monteiro Aranha
- General Manager, Klabin S.A Division of Grupo Monteiro Aranha
- International Business Manager, Sanrisil, S.A.
- Commercial Director, Plant Genetics & Biotech Traits. Dow AgroSciences
- Agricultural Business Manager, Monsanto do Brasil
+11 9 9623 0235
Crystal Strauss, Director
Based in Dallas, TX, Crystal works on engagements at the Board, C-Suite and VP level.
BS, Public Relations, Illinois State University
- Executive Recruiter, Breckenridge Partners
- Recruiter, TA Davis & Associates
+1 817 567 3115
Paul Izenstark, Managing Director
Paul brings significant executive experience as a marketing communication strategist with an emphasis in consumer packaged goods, quick service restaurants, and produce/commodities to Kincannon & Reed clients. He focuses on senior roles responsible for marketing, marketing communications, sales, branding, and business development.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; MBA with focus on Marketing, University of Southern California, USA
- SVP and Director, Strategy and Consumer Insights, Threshold Interactive
- SVP Strategy/Client Services, Zenith Media, Los Angeles/New York
- Partner, Marketing Specialist/Brand Strategist, The Consultancy
- EVP & Director of Client Services, Colby & Partners (Dentsu)
- Vice President, Account Supervisor, Young & Rubicam
- Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; MBA, University of Southern California
+1 310 403 0581
Dierk Overheu, Senior Advisor
Dierk adds depth to Kincannon & Reed’s recruitment expertise in international commodities through his experience as CEO of Nidera and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Alfred C. Toepfer.
BBA, University Of Zurich Graduate School Of Business; Executive Development Program, Harvard Business School
- CEO, Nidera
- Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Alfred C. Toepfer International (now ADM Germany)
- Executive General Manager, Trade Feedstuff, Alfred C. Toepfer
- Trader, Alfred C. Toepfer
+49 170 274 3789
Roger Peeters, Ph.D., Managing Director
Based in the Netherlands, Roger combines his scientific and MBA credentials to provide executive search for clients in the food, crop input, and animal sectors.
PhD Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen; MBA, University of Derby
- Managing Director of R&D, DNA GreenGroup
- Managing Director of R&D, DNA Agribio Group
- Managing Director of Product, Royal Fruitmasters Group
- Director, Vegetable R&D, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Syngenta Seeds
- Head of Biotechnology, Nunhems Zaden BV
+31 630 677332
Carlos Salvador, Managing Director
Carlos leads Kincannon & Reed’s Buenos Aires office and brings extensive experience as a senior executive with agribusinesses, animal health and nutrition firms, and associations throughout Latin America.
Ingeniero Agrónomo, National University of Buenos Aires; Graduate studies, Federal Center of Biology for Agriculture and Forestry, Germany
- General Manager & Vice President, Becker Underwood, Argentina
- Director, CropLife Latin America
- General Director, Aventis CropScience Argentina
- Director, Aventis Pasteur, Argentina
- Director, Nutrinova, Argentina
- Director, Hoechst Roussel Veterinaria Argentina
+54 911 4474 2245