Case Study

CEO search for a Family Owned Berry Business
BY 3P Partners | December 15, 2021

Framing The Search Assignment

Position: Vice President of Human Resources

Client: 400+ employee agribusiness in the Central Valley, California


The Challenge

A family-owned, vertically integrated berry business sought a CEO to provide hands on leadership through the next stage of growth. The company has penetrated the natural and organic categories and plans further expansion in the food and beverage industry. Their portfolio includes B2B and branded products and is positioned to double the size of their ingredients offering, both on a domestic and international scale.

The CEO will develop a costing model and pricing strategies, while optimizing the quality and throughput of their new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Missouri. The idea candidate profile was an entrepreneurial, servant leader with the ability to connect with all levels within the organization and promote a culture of excellence.


The Solution

3P Partners connected with more than 300 prospects and delivered a highly qualified shortlist of 13 candidates from the food & beverage industry within three weeks. Within a total of 12 weeks, 3P concluded the search and secured a CEO with a track record of building high performing teams with extensive experience in market assessment, product positioning, branding, and developing strategic partnerships to optimize production quality and throughput, while driving cost reduction.


The 3P Difference

We are the industry-leading food and agribusiness executive search firm and approach experienced candidates who are not actively looking for a new position and conduct comprehensive interviews to give you access to a broader, more qualified talent pool. Our reputation relies on our ability to deliver high-quality service and timely results.


The Results

The client was extremely pleased with our collaborative hiring process and ability to identify a candidate who not only had extensive industry experience but was a great cultural fit.

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