March 21, 2022 – Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of Lloyd Le Page as managing director. “Lloyd’s extensive background across the value chain paired with his demonstrated business and market development skills – both domestic and international – will provide our clients with an unmatched level of insight and strategy,” said David Turner, president of the firm. “He is a collaborative relationship-builder, something our team and our clients will find tremendously beneficial when working with him.”
With more than two decades of industry and functional expertise, Mr. Le Page’s experience spans the breadth of the food-ag value chain. His history in the ag and food sectors is multifaceted with consulting and advising roles held at organizations such as the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and The World Bank as well as founding his own Agribusiness consulting firm, Heartland Global Inc. Prior to founding his firm, Mr. Le Page held several positions with Pioneer Hi-Bred International before accepting the CEO role at CGIAR Consortium, where he led the head office and 15 member centers across the globe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Lee University.
Kincannon & Reed is an executive search firm exclusively focused on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences. Founded in 1981, the firm serves clients throughout the world from locations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Kincannon & Reed is based in Arlington, VA.
Late last year, Kincannon & Reed added veteran food value chain executive Jared Spader as managing director. “We were thrilled when Jared indicated he was interested in working for Kincannon & Reed,” said Mr. Turner. “His service industry experience, combined with his passion for people will be a strong asset both inside the organization, with our clients and any prospective candidates he works with in the future.”
Mr. Spader has 18 years of experience consulting across the food value chain, working with senior-level leadership and C-suite executives developing solutions that advance business. With Kincannon & Reed, he joined a group of 24 global principals working with clients to identify leadership needs, assess talent and build strategies to recruit top executives. “His network across the food and agriculture industries is broad, and his connections outside the industries are also very valuable as he continues to work with clients to advance business,” the search firm noted.
Mr. Spader is the founder of management consulting firm Coulter Spader. He was previously vice president of strategy/business development and U.S. operations lead for AgCall, a provider of word-of-mouth and peer influence marketing, sales, service and education solutions to the North America agriculture and food industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Spader was an SVP with FleishmanHillard.
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