Heiri Gugger, PhD

Managing Director

Heiri is based in the agriculture and bioscience hub of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Involved in hundreds of executive placements across the industry since joining Kincannon & Reed in 2012, Heiri brings his broad network and executive experience from his roles as CEO in several start-up opportunities, including serving as CEO of Paradigm Genetics and his role as President of Syngenta Crop Protection, to each search engagement.

Fluent in German, English, and French, he holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Bern, Switzerland and was a postdoctoral fellow with IBM’s Research Division in San Jose, California.