Dan Simmons

Founder, Animal Nutrition Recruiter

Division Manager, Animal Health and Nutrition

Dan Simmons is the founder of Continental Search; a premier search firm specializing in the recruitment of animal sciences. Additionally, Dan leads the firm’s Animal Health and nutrition recruiters. He has been an Animal Nutrition Recruiter since 2002.

Dan founded Continental Search in 1996 and has been placing exceptional talent for client companies ever since. In 2002 he turned his focus exclusively to the animal nutrition industry. As the Division Manager, he leads a team of driven and committed executive recruiters who share his intensity.

Dan has placed over 650 professionals over the course of his career. His depth of market experience has given him the competitive edge in animal nutrition recruiting. He delivers the top talent his clients need to reach their full potential. He starts by fully understanding their business, culture, growth and potential; then builds their team of high performers.

As an Animal Nutrition Recruiter, Dan places technical, sales and executive professionals in the animal feed industry. He places professionals in animal health and nutrition, feed mill management and feed additives. Some of his significant placements include President of a leading animal health and nutrition company, Director of Research Development, Marketing for a top 5 U.S. feed company and Directors of Dairy Nutrition for multiple regional feed companies.

Dan is a Certified Personnel Consultant through the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). He is also a member of the American Feed Industry Association and the Delmarva Poultry Industry. Dan is also a keynote speaker at several colleges and trade association functions.

Meet Dan at industry events

You can meet Dan at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, the National Meeting on Poultry Health and Processing Live Production in Ocean City, Maryland.


Dan resides near Bethany Beach, Delaware. During his free time, Dan enjoys playing the piano, reading on the beach and trying to find his golf ball in the weeds.

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