Kimberly Bretz

Managing DirectorChicago, IL
Areas of Expertise

CPG, Food, Food & Beverage, Food & CPG, Food & Ingredients

About

Recognized for her strategic and collaborative approach, Kimberly’s dedication and expertise contributes to organizational success for her clients. Her distinct blend of skills in business development and talent sourcing ensure she consistently exceeds client expectations.

Her extensive search portfolio spans a range of functional roles, demonstrating her expertise in identifying and securing top talent in the food and beverage industry, particularly in the food manufacturing (CPG), ingredients, flavors and capital equipment sectors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Northern Illinois University.

Recent Placements & Food for Thought

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