COMPANIES WE WORK WITH
Whether you’re a tier 1 CPG headquarters, private label manufacturer, or small-mid sized Direct-to-Consumer start-up launching new products – we secure top performers from supervisory to executive levels. Our team operates as an extenstion of your business and pride ourseleves on taking a human approach to engaging people and delivering a positive, transparent, recruitment experience.
We focus on finding game-changing talent in Sales and Marketing who know how to move the needle and deliver results in a world of more competition and squeezed margins.
Commercial leadership recruiting expertise includes C-suite executive posts; CEO, COO, CFO, CCOs, as well as functional leaders in Sales, Marketing, Innovation, Finance, and Supply Chain.
Commercializing perishable food products in high volumes is not easy and comes with a lot of moving parts.
Rely on us to find you the best leadership across; Production, Engineering, Maintenance, Engineering, R&D, Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Supply Chain and Logistics.
Born out of a recession. The food industry is in our DNA.
CPG Executive Search was founded by Ed and Justin Pintwala, (aka the Pinty brothers) having grown up around a family food processing business; their Grandfather entered the poultry business in 1943.
This taught them not only about product quality and value from a young age, but also that with the right people on the bus in the right seats, big things can happen. A lot was absorbed from having a front row seat watching the evolution of a family business grow from a ‘mom & pop’ operation into a multi-site, 500+ employee corporation. Thus Ed loves working with SME’s, entrepreneurs, and world-class operators in the Food & CPG sectors.
This gives our team the edge, we live and breath this industry with a passion; we are not generalist recruiters trying to recruit in all areas for all people. It was in 2008 when Ed (jr.) realized that many food companies were actually growing and hiring through the recession but needed help recruiting talent in technical areas like QA, food safety and operations leadership; since then they haven’t looked back their niche was born. Integrity, knowledge, and a passion for the industry is what makes CPG Exec a leader in its field
After a year working on a private yacht as a deckhand cruising the Caribbean, trans-atlantic, and Adriatic, Ed realized life at sea was not going to be his career.
He returned to Toronto and was fortunate enough to work under one of the best commerical real estate advisors in the downtown core; learning from him the secret recipe of how to build a successful client base - through hard work, grit, research, knowledge, transparency and persistence.
Ed was then recruited by the owner of a professional accounting recruitment firm and cut his teeth in professional staffing championing business development - little did her know they’re heading right into one of the biggest recessions in 25 years. Thus Ed pivoted back to his first love, the food processing industry; where he quickly gained traction helping companies hire in technical leadership.
For the past 12 years Ed has built a loyal repeat recruitment client base. His passion is meeting executives and entrepreneurs in the field, understanding the business issues they face, and delivering talent and solutions to meet these needs.
He could not have done this alone, partnering with his brother Justin for 5 years and supported by a small team, now with hundreds of successful placements 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 in Waterloo Ontario, and when not recruiting or negotiating job offers can likely be found in the outdoors hiking north of the GTA or boating on Georgian Bay and exploring with his wife, two children and ‘Ike’ the family husky.
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!
“I have been working with CPG for over 2 years and they always come through for us with the best candidates for key positions. We have developed a relationship so they understand our business and know our team. They find not only the best-qualified candidates but also those that fit with our organization. Their experience in both cannabis and food manufacturing is a perfect fit for us.”
“I have been working with Ed Pintwala for the past two years. As a Cannabis start-up Ed Pintwala and CPG Executive Search have been priceless to me. CPG Exec has their pulse on the CPG and Cannabis field and always bring me qualified candidates. I have an exclusive relationship with CPG Executive Search and this is working very well for me. Ed and the team have provided Truss Beverages with six great employees in the past two years. I highly recommend Ed and CPG Executive Search.”