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.