About Us

Food and agriculture: industries as unique as the people who lead them. And no one knows them like we do. We’re Kincannon & Reed, a global executive search firm exclusively serving organizations within the food and agriculture industries.

Our approach is different
With 40 years of experience across diverse international sectors, we know the caliber of leaders needed to shape a promising future for the food and agriculture industries.

We’ve sat in your chair.
Empty seats at your leadership table or ineffective executives hurt profits, morale, and market share. Our principals are well-networked, former industry executives who understand your priorities and the talent you seek. We advise you as a colleague or peer, rather than an outsider. Learn who we are.

Knowing your next leader is our job.
We are a team of search professionals serving clients focused on feeding the world and keeping it healthy. We leverage our deep industry knowledge, data, and connections to identify and place leaders with the right experiences, values, and cultural fit. Learn who we serve.

Providing search expertise and more
Our search professionals partner with you throughout the process. We ask questions, listen for understanding, and assess candidates from the informed perspective of former executives. We have a genuine interest in your organization’s next leader. Learn what we do.

Our Team


You’re looking for an impact player. Start by meeting ours.
We are a team of search professionals who know the value of qualified leadership, diversity, and the important role we play in the future of the food and agriculture industries – our reputation proves it.

Solutions And Expertise

Serving clients who feed the world and keep it healthy.
We’re a firm with a focus – specializing in delivering leaders. Our clients from across the globe are all types and sizes of organizations. If food and agriculture are part of your business model, we have principals with experience and connections in your industry.

Executive Roles in Which We Specialize
Whether you’re looking for a CEO, research leader, marketing strategist or operations head, Kincannon & Reed’s executive level search experience spans diverse functional roles.

Press Releases

Strategic Business Development & General Manager placed by K&R

(August 2021)Kincannon & Reed Managing Partner Janet Wightman congratulates Hensall Co-op’s new General Manager & Strategic Business Development Manager, Brad Grabham. Founded in 1937 by a group of farmers with a shared mission, Hensall Co-op has grown to become one of Canada’s largest independent, non-financial co-operatives with an employee base of approximately 600 and revenues

K&R places Global Director for Regenerative Food Systems at Global Environmental Non-Profit

(August 2021)Kincannon & Reed managing director Paul Izenstarkand managing partner Michael Whitney extend their congratulations to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on their recent placement of Saswati Bora as their Global Director for Regenerative Food Systems. As the Global Director for Regenerative Food Systems, Bora will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s program

Kincannon and Reed Welcomes Director of Data & Analytics to Team

(July 2021) Kincannon & Reed is pleased to announce the addition of John Grisolano, Director of Data & Analytics for the firm. “Our database of executives is critical for our ability to place leaders who feed the world and keep it healthy. Having someone like John leading our data strategy is key for all of

Kincannon & Reed Places Director of Finance

(July 2021) Kincannon and Reed’s managing partners, Ed Yuhas and Gary Weihs, and managing director, Sally Day congratulate Ryan Richter on his placement as Director of Finance for Readington Farms Readington Farms, Readington Farms | Pride in Every Pour, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corporation, supplies milk, spring water, orange juice, iced teas,