Placement Report
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Conner McKercher, Practice Leader and Andrew Borrell - Vice President and Paper, Packaging & Printing Recruiter
Lead Consultant

Connor McKercher

Practice Leader: Paper & Flexible Packaging

Company Description

A global distributor of a patented packaging concept, which is licensed out to brand owners, retailers and distributors. Their product minimizes the amount of air trapped between food containers/trays on a pallet, while maintaining the attributes of traditional trays, such as stacking of empty trays, etc.

Job Title

Executive Director, Americas

How long was client searching prior to our involvement?

Several months

Did client have internal recruiting resources?


Why was this a real problem for the client?

Our client had been trying, for a long time, to commercialize their product here in the USA and prove their concept worked.  They were looking to hire a full-time resource to head operations in the Americas.  The COVID-19 pandemic created some opportunities for them but also many challenges, too.

How did this opportunity help the candidate?

Our candidate had every attribute they were seeking…proactivity, resiliency, passion, motivation, and most importantly, food packaging. He had dealt with literally every client they were wanting to target, and he already had knowledge of them & what they were trying to accomplish. He was in a consulting role after a buyout from a former organization, so the opportunity to take on this challenge was ideal.