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About Us

We are the food industry

Together, CEO Search Partners, our executive-level search practice, and Strategic Food Partners® LLC, our senior-level search practice, we are a unique retained search firm that specializes in the following fields: consumer packaged goods & retailfoodservice manufacturingprivate equity & venture capitalconsumer packaged goods technologyflavor & ingredientstartupssupply chain & manufacturing operationsfoodservice operator & large restaurant chainfood & beverageprivate & family-ownedtechnology & analyticsnatural & organiclarge public & Fortune 500retail grocerydiversity & inclusionbusiness-to-business and trade associations.

Top industry specialist

We are, without question the number one resource for filling executive-level positions within these industries. We offer a unique competitive advantage and truly become partners with our clients.

Relationships are the cornerstone of our success

Our CEO, Robin Copping, has spent the last thirty years as a food industry insider. We are the only search firm in North America that is active in over thirty-four food industry-related associations. We also host several highly-attended CEO dinners, board dinners, and executive-level networking events and attend over twenty major food shows and conferences annually. Our in-depth participation in the industry gives us access to the most sought after talent.

30 day timeline

We bring expert knowledge and an insider’s point-of-view to the search process. Our innovative search approach, methodology and execution are unmatched in our areas of specialization. We are the top food-related executive search specialist, filling executive and senior level positions based on a 30-day timeline. Our firm is the perfect size to serve your needs most effectively – large enough to ensure in-depth coverage with a seamless delivery capability, yet small enough to avoid client off-limit issues.

Commitment to quality

We are consistently recognized for our commitment to quality, exceeding our client expectations and continually delivering top industry candidates, with unprecedented service and concrete bottom line results. We are recognized as the highest quality provider of executive level retained search by our clients.

We observe the highest professional and ethical standards in our search practices and stand to always:

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