Gregory J. Duerksen, Chairman
Since assuming leadership of Kincannon & Reed in 2007, Greg has overseen record growth and expanded both the number and geographic diversity of Kincannon & Reed’s principals while also maintaining an active involvement in individual search engagements.
As a corporate CEO prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Greg led the successful turnarounds of a Pepsi-Cola bottling company in Mexico and of Latin America’s largest fertilizer producer and exporter. Prior to these posts, he was Vice President, Marketing & Development of Terra Industries, acquired by the global fertilizer company CF Industries.
As Chairman of the Food Safety Committee of the Chemical Producers & Distributors Association, he twice testified before Congress on food safety issues. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and was named an Associates Fellow for Harvard Business School’s acclaimed Agribusiness program. Greg is fluent in Spanish, received a BA from Augustana College, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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