SERVING INNOVATIVE NATURAL CONSUMER COMPANIES

Find the right people who can help make your business thrive

Find the right people who can help make your business thrive

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The a2 Milk Co.

“We partnered with Fairfield on three searches, including our Head of Sales role and found them to be extremely professional and steeped in the category. Throughout the process the team at Fairfield took the time to understand our needs, translate them to a strong selling document on the company, and bring a strong slate of candidates to the table for each role. I particularly appreciated the high touch customer service they offered throughout the process each time. In the end we secured three high value candidates that have taken our business to new levels.”

Blake T. Waltrip, CEO, U.S.

BrightFarms

“Since the onset of the pandemic, we have partnered with Fairfield for three critical positions across sales and marketing to support our rapid growth. They “harvested” and delivered outstanding candidates for all three roles, and we are thrilled with the results!”

Abby Prior, Chief Commercial Officer

Maya Kaimal

“Fairfield Partners are true professionals and always a pleasure to work with. They did deep and excellent research to fill key positions for us, including President and leadership roles in Finance and Sales. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Maya Kaimal, Founder, Chief Culinary and Creative Officer

Saffron Road

“We needed to conduct an executive search for a highly skilled sales leader to head up our channel strategy, product ideation, and deepen our relationships in the Club channel. We turned only to Fairfield Partners for this herculean task. They took the time and effort to meet with us (even during Covid) and did a deep dive into our business, strategy, and culture. I was very impressed, they are extremely thorough in the scope of any search—surprisingly, not cookie cutter at all. Their team’s astute knowledge and pedigree for over two decades in the food and beverage sector was exemplary and gave us the upper hand with top candidates, resulting in our hiring a VP of Club sales in record time. I would highly recommend Fairfield Partners to any company looking to bring on top leadership”

Adnan Durrani, CEO, Founder

United Natural Foods, Inc.

“Working with Fairfield Partners exceeded our expectations. Not only were they a pleasure to work with, but they also presented a very thorough candidate pool, for a senior leadership position. We were very pleased with the outcome, where we hired an individual who is a great fit for the company and role. I would definitely use Fairfield Partners again for future searches.”

John Raiche, Executive Vice President of Supplier Services & Merchandising

UNREAL

“Partnering with the team at Fairfield Partners was a fantastic recruiting experience. They worked tirelessly to find COO candidates who fit our particular parameters – location, experience, culture fit, etc. They took the time to understand our team and business so that their efforts were perfectly aligned with our needs. We were so pleased with the whole process and the ultimate result. We highly recommend Fairfield Partners!”

Kevin McCarthy, CEO

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Executive Search Experts in the Natural/Wellness Space

Executive Search Experts in the Natural/Wellness Space

Fairfield Partners has been a key executive search partner for many iconic brands in the natural space since 2005, after helping Bear Naked hire eight key positions that helped ‘fuel their growth’ from $1.6MM in revenue to nearly $50MM culminating in a successful exit with Kellogg’s/Kashi.

Searches for KIND Snacks and Food Should Taste Good at early stages followed. Today’s clients include high-growth companies from the natural food, beverage, supplement, personal care, and pet care sectors such as a2 Milk, BrightFarms, Ito En, jack & annies, Jovial Foods, MADE GOOD, Maya Kaimal, Tasty Bite, UNREAL, Zesty Paws, and many others. You can affirm our success by reviewing our client testimonials.

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Decades of Proven Process Search Experience

Decades of Proven Process Search Experience

Our team offers hard-won experience in the nuanced process of attracting top talent for your key roles. We use a proven search methodology and have developed a unique graphical way of presenting an opportunity, often complimented by clients and candidates Our searches focus on CEO, VP, and Director levels across all functions, with sales and marketing positions leading the way.

We Have Been Operating Executives

We Have Been Operating Executives

The Principals of the firm had successful careers in senior leadership positions before entering search, some of which yielded IPOs and acquisitions. We know first-hand what personal qualities and functional skills are necessary for a demanding growth environment. In addition, we had been job seekers in the past and know what we liked (and didn’t like) with the search firms we’ve worked with prior to entering search and developed fresh approaches to the process.

Proven Performance

Proven Performance

We have leveraged our knowledge base to help many CEOs and PE firms attract hundreds of high-impact performers for their early and mature stage companies. Our “failure is not an option” attitude has resulted in an exemplary track record. Once we agree to a search, we fully commit to its successful completion, no matter how challenging.

Two Managing Partners Focused on Every Search

Two Managing Partners Focused on Every Search

We never take on a search for which we have insufficient bandwidth. Your search will also never be passed along to a junior-level associate. Every search is conducted by two Managing Partners who will be on every candidate interview and follow-up call with you and your team until successful completion.

Few Off-Limits Accounts

Few Off-Limits Accounts

Our client list includes some of the most iconic brands in the space. Yet, as a boutique firm, we can source from the hundreds of other top-flight brands in the marketplace who are not our clients.

We Act As Your Ambassadors

We Act As Your Ambassadors

In each search, we act as an extension of your organization. You want your brand to be accurately and favorably represented, and candidates to feel as though they are being treated courteously and professionally. We strive to achieve this on every assignment. Being a retained search firm we only present a candidate with one opportunity at a time, so you will never present compete with our other clients for the same individual.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

We offer a one-year guarantee on every search we conduct. If,, for any reason, a candidate that we place does not stay with your organization for one full year, we will launch and conduct a replacement search for NO additional fee.