When hard work and dedication is involved, a happily ever after follows.
The Pintwala (aka Pinty) brothers grew up around a family food processing business, it’s in their blood. Taste-testing chicken products from their family business was a favourite memory, but they also learned about quality and value from a very young age. Ed and Justin saw first hand that with the right dream, a clear goal, the right people and hard work, great things can happen. They also experienced the common challenges, trials and tribulations that many growing businesses face, and that entrepreneurs operate very differently from corporate executives.
Decades later, these principles still serve as the foundation upon which CPG Exec was founded.
The entire team at CPG Exec are passionate about helping people, understanding and delivering value to the food and CPG industry, and striving for personal and professional success! This is what drives us to do what we do everyday. We’re genuinely invested in connecting candidates to opportunities that allow them to do meaningful work in companies they believe in. CPG Exec’s commitment to elevating the CPG industry through outstanding recruitment shows up in every phone call, meeting and interview.
Integrity, knowledge, and a passion for the industry is what makes CPG Exec a leader in its field.
Seek the Truth:
Reputation really is everything. We value honesty and transparency over ‘making a placement’. We speak with countless people within the industry and give them our honest take about different opportunities and companies. We seek to understand what people have done, what their strengths are and where they can make the most impact in the industry.
Sell the Story:
No business is perfect, but they all have something to offer. We invest time and energy into fully understanding the companies we work with. This allows us to source candidates who have the right attitude and aptitude to excel in the workplace. We sell our candidates’ and clients’ real stories, which means long-term, mutually beneficial professional relationships.
After 1 year working on a private yacht as a deckhand cruising the Caribbean, trans-atlantic, and adriatic, Ed realized sea life was not going to be his career. He was fortunate enough to work under one of the best commerical real estate advisors in Toronto and quickly learned how to build up a successful professional client base - through hard work, transparency, knowledge and persistence. He was then recruited by the owner of a professional accounting recruitment firm and cut his teeth in professional staffing with them before moving into the field of his real passion, the food & CPG field. For the past 9 years Ed has built a solid repeat recruitment business in this niche market. His passion is meeting the executives in the field, understanding the business issues they face and customizing the staffing solution to meet these needs. With hundreds of successful placements now under his belt, Ed is continuing to innovate and improve the business along with his team at CPG Exec.
Ed obtained a Business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and when not recruiting or negotiating job offers can likely be found in the outdoors hiking in Caledon or boating on Georgian Bay with his wife, two young kids and of course 'Ike' the family husky.
Justin PintwalaCFA, Partner
Justin worked in the finance industry for four years before switching to headhunting and staffing for the CPG industry. He is most passionate about learning the financial intricacies of business and has the professional accreditations he needs to be an effective advisor for his clients. Justin ran a college pro painting franchise while attending the University of British Columbia, worked at Newport Partners, started his career with Ernst & Young in the corporate finance division and finally moved on to found CPG Executive Search with his brother Ed. Despite his extensive financial background, Justin is a natural at building teams and finding unique people that love what they do and add significant value to their employers.
Allan HillsSenior Operations Hiring Manager
Allan has a natural ability to build rapport and trust with people very quickly. He excels at filling and understanding key Technical roles needed on the production floor at food and beverage facilities. He understands the demands of efficient plant operations and knows how the right people in the right positions keep everything running smoothly.
Allan brings first hand technical sales experience from the meats and ingredients sector and is a forever curious student of the 'food industry'. He also speaks ERP language and knows how to translate what IT is saying to Finance and Operations. Al knows the top players within the food and CPG industries and stands behind CPG Exec's integrity, focus and passion as a team player true people connector.
While not walking his dog cooper through the streets of Rockwood or chauferring his wife and 3 kids to sports and activities Allan can talk sports and enjoy a beverage with the best of us!
Namita brings valuable years of corporate HR and recruitment experience in house at CPG Exec. She quickly made a name for herself as a dependable, Adaptor HR specialist at a fast growing CPG manufacturer. She brings a great balance of being a process and people oriented recruiter who excels at finding indispensable candidates through diligent research, systems knowledge and engagement.
Namita is an exceptional communicator and is able to clearly identify each candidates strengths early on in the recruitment process. Her open communication style and analytical skills allows her to not only identify great candidates based on their qualifications and experiences, but to also match up how they will fit within a client's unique workplace environment.
Nicole joined CPG Exec with a wealth of experience in recruiting. She fell into the world of recruiting with her co-op position as a corporate recruitment specialist while she was completing her post graduate degree in HR from Sheridan college.
After gaining some experience in HR generalist functions she was offered her first job at Randstad. As an onsite account manager at Randstad she learned more about recruiting from a technical aspect, as she recruited in the engineering field. She was promoted to a senior account manager quickly and enjoyed her time helping companies get the right people.
Owing to her outstanding performance at Randstad, she was offered the position of a recruitment coordinator at Lock Search Group. She got introduced to the CPG industry here and garnered some experience in recruiting for sales and marketing roles. Next she moved to Kelly as a senior recruiter to help them with their engineering group recruitment for some time.
When Nicole doesn’t have her recruitment hat on, she is wearing the chef’s hat. She is a great cook and harbours a deep love for cooking as well as trying different cuisines. She also enjoys singing, reading, travelling and spending quality time with her kids and family.
Rukmini is a skilled and passionate Recruitment professional with an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology and Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Business Biotechnology from Columbia University in New York City.
After obtaining her Master’s degree, Rukmini fell in love with recruiting while working for The Stevenson Group, a mid-sized specialist firm with a focus on Life Sciences. Her research abilities are second to none and this has been a real focus for Rukmini in her first years in Executive Recruitment providing a solid foundation for her career ahead. Not only does Rukmini love developing unique and successful strategies for sourcing stellar candidates, she has a true passion for building and maintaining business relationships and helping businesses grow.
Rukmini has a real passion and slight obsession with dancing, not only does she have a degree in dancing, she’s also a professional choreographer. When Rukmini isn’t tearing up the dance floor she’s staying active with her husband while exploring the city and meeting new people.