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Plant Based Practice

CEO Search Partners is recognized for its industry leading Plant-Based executive search specialty practice. We are hired because of our deep understanding and expertise in the red-hot plant-based space, we fill C-Level searches across Sales, Marketing, R&D, Finance, Operations to include CEO’s, Board Directors, CMO’s, Global R&D Leads, CTO’s, Chief Commercial Leaders in plant-based companies operating in retail, foodservice and food ingredient.

We have worked with companies that are focused on developing, acquiring, or purchasing, the most innovative state of the art technologies to create cutting-edge products and platforms and we are experienced experts placing the country’s best executives within all products categories within the plant-based sector.

CEO Search Partners has been uniquely and selectively hired by the largest worldwide Global Food, Private Equity, and Venture Capital companies who are focused on starting, building or currently running businesses in the plant-based sector. We have successfully completed cutting-edge, confidential searches in the space for the largest industry players, Founder led, Private Equity as well as Multi-National funded startups.

CEO Search Partners has been involved in the build-out of leadership teams to take plant-based businesses from ideation to execution, as well as supported leadership initiatives of small to mid-size companies in growth mode, to bring in top-tier leaders to elevate the business to the next level.

We belong to the Plant-Based Food Association and are the only search firm globally belonging to 34 food related industry specific industry associations. We are active participants in the industry with the deepest personal relationships. We have deep knowledge of the plant-based sector, and our Founder was part of a leadership team that built out and sold a plant-based food company to a multibillion-dollar company.

The Plant-Based Foods Association defines plant-based food as “a finished product consisting of ingredients derived from plants that include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds and/or legumes. Additionally, fungi and algae, although not technically plants, will also be counted towards the percentage of plant-based ingredients.” This includes the following:

  • Tofu & Tempeh
  • Meat Alternatives to Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fish, etc.
  • Milk & Dairy Alternatives: Cheese, Ice Cream, Yogurt, Novelty & Frozen Desserts, Butter, Dips, Dressings, Sour Cream, Other Beverages, Creamers
  • Egg Substitutes & Mayo
  • Meals with Meat or Dairy Alternatives (i.e. Pizza, Frozen Meals, Pot Pieces)
  • Baked Goods
  • Protein Powders
  • Multi-Component Products that contain Soybeans, Dry Peas, Lentils, Dry Beans, or any combination of these
  • Products Containing Algae or Fungi

CEO Search Partners is a business partner to the industry, and we have supported Founders, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Global Companies in building out state-of-the-art, world class leadership teams to elevate their plant-based business to the next level.

We are passionate and knowledgeable about the plant-based sector. We have unmatched deep relationships and hands on experience plant-based recruiting and have recruited the best talent in the industry. We would be delighted to speak with you about your plant-based ambitions. You can start now by reaching out to our CEO, Robin Copping at (773) 251-6240 or by email.

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