Trish Valenzuela

Poultry & Swine Recruiter, Animal Health and Nutrition

Trish Valenzuela is the Poultry and Swine Recruiter for the Animal Health and Nutrition division. She recruits for feed additive, international biotechnology, animal health, and integrated companies. She specializes in identifying, attracting, recruiting and making placements for positions such as Poultry Veterinarian, Poultry Nutritionist, Sales Managers and Directors, Directors of Nutrition, Technical Support Managers, Sales Executives, Monogastric Researchers and Nutritionists.

Before joining Continental Search in 2015 as a Talent Scout, Trish worked as an international flight attendant. She enjoys traveling to conferences and seminars to meet face-to-face with clients and candidates in the agricultural industry. In 2016, Trish became the company’s Poultry Recruiter. In 2018, Trish completed Continental Search’s first off-shore placement of a Technical Sales Manager in Thailand for a global agriculture leader. In December 2018, Trish was promoted to manage both poultry and swine recruiting in animal nutrition and health.

Having met many of her candidates and clients at industry events, Trish understands the importance of not only matching skills but culture. This understanding enhanced by our best practices provides clients with the assurance to hire confidently.

Some of Trish’s significant placements include Director of Sales for a leading poultry-focused technology company, Technical Sales Manager for an international agriculture and chemical firm, Territory Manager for a global natural feed additives company, and Poultry Nutritionist Project Lead for a global animal nutrition company.

Trish is a NAPS Certified Personnel Consultant and certified by AIRS as a Professional Recruitment Consultant. She is a member of the Poultry Science Association and the National Association of Personnel Services.

Meet Trish at industry events

To discuss market insights, meet Trish at these annual events: International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia and the National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing and Live Production in Ocean City, Maryland.


An avid scuba diver, when not at industry events, Trish will be on a dive safari, at the beach or spending quality time with her dogs, friends and family.

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