Case Study

Vice President of Finance at PE-backed almond processor in the Central Valley, CA
BY 3P Partners | July 5, 2023

Framing The Search Assignment

Position: Vice President of Finance 

Client: 250+ employee, PE-backed almond processor in the Central Valley, California.


The Challenge

An established, PE-backed almond processor committed to sustainability required a strategic finance leader to build the finance and accounting function in the greater Bakersfield, CA area.

The challenge was to find a strategic business partner for the CEO who had maintained hands-on technical capabilities to develop KPI dashboards, automate processes, build and mentor a team, and support continued expansion efforts. Most importantly, this individual would need to be aligned with the client’s sustainability-driven mission.


The Solution

3P Partners successfully placed a bilingual candidate who was selected for their track record of building high-performing teams in the food manufacturing industry.


This candidate holds a degree in engineering and computer programming and progressed through technical accounting and FP&A international rotations in regional divisions in Central America, the Philippines, Belgium, and the US. During his time at large listed food companies, he gained extensive ERP system implementation/integration experience as well as hands-on inventory management and cost modeling experience at businesses with >2,500 SKUs.


This individual has significant leadership development experience and a proven ability to communicate with team members at every level of the business.


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.