Case Study 1

On January 28, 2022, an Asian company approached us with a unique requirement for a Sr. Project Engineer. They were looking for a candidate with a solid engineering background and degree to build their new corn wet mill facility in North Dakota.

Jim Hipskind, our Division Manager for manufacturing/processing and engineering recruiting, built a list of 143 prospects, presented nine candidates within three weeks, but none met the company’s desired candidate.

The strict engineering requirement and remote location of the greenfield project made it challenging to find the ideal candidate. After another round of extensive research, Jim found a high school graduate with extensive practical experience building and operating a corn wet mill facility.

Jim believed the candidate’s perfect skills and background would outweigh the company’s strict college degree requirement. The company narrowed the pool to just two on-site interviews. Interestingly, the company chose and saw potential in the candidate with no college degree. Impressed, they made an offer on April 29th, just ten days after the initial interview. The successful candidate began work two weeks later.

This project was completed on budget to great satisfaction.


Prospects Identified


Candidates Presented


On-site Interviews

Case Study 2

In February 2022, a global animal pharmaceutical company contacted us. They were looking to hire two Cattle  Sales Reps for their new Cattle Team. They were entering the USA market with a team of 5 and lacked two key individuals.

Practice Director, Rick Pascual, took the project. Within days he and our research team identified 91 prospects and reached out to the list. Within three weeks, Rick had presented seven candidates for these two roles. The employer selected five for interviews, and the top two interviewees were offered employment and hired on time and within budget. Both are happy in their new roles.


Individuals Needed


Prospects Identified



Case Study 3

In July 2022, the North American affiliate of a global leader in the manufacturing and distributor of high-quality feed additives contacted Trish Valenzuela, our Practice Director for monogastric animals, to find them a Poultry Sales Manager. They had stayed in touch from their initial meeting at IPPE a few years prior.

Trish and the researchers built a list of 77 prospects within a week. By the end of the second week, Trish had presented six candidates. Three interviewed. The top candidate accepted employment and began work in less than 60 days from Trish learning of the company’s need.






Days to Start

Case Study 4

A Cinderella Story!

On November 5, 2021, a long-time client, a global leader in milk replacers headquartered in the upper midwest, contacted Dan Simmons to help recruit a Formulator. This search was unique as they wanted a candidate from the area with dairy expertise and within a tight budget window.  Dan used our annual Animal Nutrition and Health Salary Survey results to identify the perfect candidate.

By the end of the month, the candidate had been interviewed and received an offer of employment. The candidate started her new role right after New Year’s Day, 2022, and is living happily ever after.






Happy Candidate

Case Study 5

On May 19, 2022, one of our anchor clients called looking for a Feed Mill Manager for a critical plant in Wisconsin.

They wanted us to run a national search.

Division Manager, Jim Hipskind, took the project and reached out to the over 1600 feed mill managers in our database. By the end of the month, Jim had identified four qualified prospects and presented two candidates.

During June, the client conducted a thorough interview process, and the top candidate accepted the role on June 28 and is doing a great job.