Lisa Johnson

Managing DirectorChicago, IL
Areas of Expertise

Food & Beverage, Food Distribution & Retail, Food Safety

About

Lisa frequently speaks on talent acquisition in the food sector and her passion, Women’s Entrepreneurship. She holds many awards and recognitions and applies her expertise working with clients seeking general managers, presidents, and CEOs, as well as senior functional executives in marketing, sales, finance, business development, R&D and food safety.

Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Lisa was a partner at Global Food Partnership that advised food manufacturers and retailers around the world in strategies for bringing new products to market. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.

Recent Placements & Food for Thought

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Motivating Factors in Attraction & Retention

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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

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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

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K&R Places CEO at Plant-Based Protein Company

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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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Industry Experts Making Connections

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