Jim Paulakuhn

Managing Director

C-Suite relationship builder and client-focused executive, Jimmy works with clients to discover needs and identify talent that solves problems and grows organizations. He brings a deep background in the agricultural industry including Poultry, Live Operations, Animal Health and Nutrition as well as the development of technical equipment to improve processes, efficiency, and profitability. A highly driven talent developer, Jimmy understands the importance of placing the right leader.

Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Jimmy had two decades of executive experience, including more than six years as Director of Commercial Poultry Operations at Pfizer and two years as Zoetis’s National Sales Director-US Poultry. His experience on the executive leadership team as VP of Live Operations with Mountaire Farms, along with his recent leadership in start-up organizations, brings a unique perspective as he advises clients. This experience combined with Kincannon & Reed’s search expertise has the potential to yield quality slates of candidates for future clients.

Jimmy holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina.