Case Study

VP of Finance Search for Hybrid Farming Investment Firm
BY 3P Partners | February 11, 2021

Framing The Search Assignment

Position: Vice President of Finance

Client: Hybrid Farming and Investment Firm Based in California


The Challenge

A California-based investment firm with vast operating assets, including almonds, dates, and pistachios acreage, required a Vice President of Finance with the skillset to build a scalable infrastructure, strengthen internal controls, upgrade accounting systems, and improve financial reporting.

The challenge came in identifying a candidate with a track record of building a team, systems, and processes for an investment firm, while understanding the complexities of directly managing agricultural operations.

3P Partners embraced the task of finding candidates with this unique mix of experience and skills.


The Solution

3P Partners completed the confidential search within 90 days. The successful candidate brought 20 years of experience and had previously helped an agribusiness private equity firm scale from $200 MM to ~$3B AUM. This individual had led acquisitions across a broad portfolio of vertically integrated production businesses within the organic dairy, table grape, potato, seed, and row crop industries across in 20 states and 7 countries.


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 impressed with our search process, ability to identify candidates quickly and ultimately, to help them attract and hire an individual who was a great cultural fit. Our expertise in negotiating a mutually agreeable compensation package helped the client bring on their candidate of choice for this critical role.

Since joining the firm, the new VP Finance has enhanced the capabilities of the team, strengthened the internal control structure and has greatly improved investor reporting. This has given management the ability to move quickly on pursuing additional agribusiness investment opportunities.