Kelly Kincannon has announced, effective  September 1, that he has left Kincannon & Reed, which has been providing senior executive and board-level recruitment services in the food, agribusiness, and life science sectors globally for more than 32 years. Kincannon & Reed is a long-standing National Chicken Council allied leader member company.

Kincannon founded Kincannon & Reed in 1981 in St. Louis and in 1986 moved the practice to the Washington, D.C. area.  In 2007, Kincannon sold the firm to the current managment team.  “I am grateful to all our clients who believe in the unique value Kincannon & Reed offers them.  I am grateful to my colleagues who do excellent work on our clients’ behalf; recruiting the leaders who not only impact their organizations, but also help feed the world and keep it healthy.  I am confident Kincannon & Reed will continue to grow as the global leader in our practice sectors.”

“Kelly’s singular vision and insatiable drive created what remains the only global retained executive search firm focused on the interrelated realms of food, agribusiness, and life sciences.  His wisdom and judgement will be missed,” said Greg Duerksen, president of Kincannon & Reed.