• Organization TypeService Providers
  • Staff101-250
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1981

Kincannon & Reed

 Founded in 1981, Kincannon & Reed is the only retained executive search firm focused exclusively on the interrelated realms of food, agribusiness, and life sciences. Each of their Principals has served in senior management roles in these sectors, thus providing a unique resonance with their clients and their businesses as well as deep personal insight into the impact positions for which they recruit. They understand at a personal level - not just an intellectual level - the dynamic environment in which their clients operate. In addition, their Principals are personally involved in each search from start to finish, resulting in a more rapid and effective search process that ensures the most qualified prospective candidates are professionally contacted and persuasively presented with their clients' opportunities.  Across the globe, their clients work to feed the world and keep it healthy. Likewise, Kincannon & Reed searches the world over to deliver the leaders needed to succeed in this noble mission. Unlike many “international” search firms, they operate as a single office with multiple locations; no silos separate their staff. Ideas, contacts, and insights are freely exchanged among their principals and researchers around the world. This enterprise-wide collaboration translates into a competitive edge−helping to find clients the best possible candidates no matter where in the world they are located. Kincannon & Reed was founded by Kelly Kincannon in 1981. Over the ensuing years, the firm developed a path unique in the world of retained search: an exclusive focus on the interrelated realms of food, agribusiness, and life sciences; and principals drawn from the ranks of senior executives in the sectors they serve. In 2007, Mr. Kincannon sold the firm to an internal group of senior principals. Today the global footprint of Kincannon & Reed has expanded to every continent and its growth continues unabated. Kincannon & Reed is proud to be a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, an organization with rigorous standards of conduct in which only the leading retained executive search firms are admitted. To ensure excellence, value, and integrity in their services to their clients, Kincannon & Reed: -Accepts only those assignments within the firm’s scope of competence. -Acts in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in the geographies where they work. -Establishes written understanding of the objectives, scope, and specifications of the services to be provided prior to accepting the assignment. -Holds in strictest confidence all information concerning the business affairs of clients and all others with whom they interact during the course of an engagement. -Does not recruit nor cause to be recruited any designated person from a contracting client organization for a period of one year after initiation of the most recent assignment. -Discloses to the client any and all limitations affecting the scope of the assignment arising through service to other clients. -Ensures that every search seeks a diverse slate of candidates.
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Staff at Kincannon & Reed have experience in


  • research & development
  • media affairs / public relations
  • tertiary education


  • managerial experience

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Virginia
  • 40 Stoneridge Dr. Ste.101 Waynesboro
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • 80 Raffles Place #36-18, UOB Plaza 1