Ed Pintwala

Ed Pintwala

Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Partner, CPG Executive Search

Ed started his recruitment career in the 2008 recession and thus quickly turned to his family history and knowledge within the food processing industry. In 2008/2009 food manufacturers were still hiring (and some even growing) and Ed found a niche in recruiting for technical mid-management positions across Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Regulatory, Engineering, R&D and Operations. This has since expanded into the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Consumer Packaged Goods and now Cannabis sector. In 2012 Ed teamed up with his brother / partner Justin to launch CPG Executive Search. Making the transition into Cannabis recruiting in 2016 was a logical next step based on the similarities to food & pharma.

CPG Exec separates ourselves from generalist recruiters by specializing in related technical industries with similar technical resource needs; being Food, Pharma, CPG and now Cannabis. The talent pool for these sectors can be scarce, competitive, and elusive – which is why we do what we do! Having worked for several successful start-ups to large multi-national Tier 1 CPG companies Ed understands the differences between who would ‘fit’ within a small business vs. corporate multi-national and how to find, attract, and retain these professionals.

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