Continental Search is a premier agriculture recruiting firm delivering high-performing talent to clients across the country. Using a consultative approach, our team of accomplished recruiters provide clients with powerful hiring tools and exceptional talent to meet and exceed their business goals.

Since its inception in 1996, Continental Search has helped over 100 companies across the United States and Canada hire over 535 professionals. Our team of driven search professionals stay on the leading edge of industry certifications and training so that they can bring the best talent in the industry to our clients. Our firm has two divisions of expertise: Animal Health and Nutrition, and Agriculture Technology and Manufacturing.

We fill technical, sales, management, and executive positions within the following areas:

  • Poultry Health and Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Dairy Nutrition and Health
  • Animal Agriculture
  • Swine Science and Nutrition
  • Beef Nutrition and Health
  • Animal Health
  • Agriculture Technology
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Health and Nutrition
  • Agriculture Manufacturing
  • Feed Mill Management
  • Feed Additives

Our Recruiting Team

DAN SIMMONS, CPCFounder, Division Manager, Animal Health & Nutrition
Dan founded Continental Search in 1996 and has been placing exceptional talent for client companies since. In 2002 he turned his focus exclusively to the animal nutrition industry. As the Division Manager, he leads the Animal Health and Nutrition team and conducts searches for industry executives.
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JIM HIPSKIND, CPCDivision Manager, Ag Technology & Manufacturing
Jim has 30+ years of manufacturing recruiting experience. He joined Continental Search in 2010 and now leads the Ag Tech & Manufacturing team while recruiting top-performers in agriculture. Before joining, Jim recruited in manufacturing and engineering for his firm, Midwest Headhunters.
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RICK PASCUAL, CPC, PRCDairy & Beef Recruiter, Animal Health and Nutrition
Rick Pascual is the Dairy and Beef Recruiter for the Animal Health and Nutrition division. He recruits in sales, technical and management professionals in ruminant nutrition and health. His clients include feed manufacturers, feed additive, international biotechnology, and animal health companies.
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TRISH VALENZUELA, CPC, PRCPoultry & Swine Recruiter, Animal Health and Nutrition
Trish Valenzuela is the Poultry and Swine Recruiter for the Animal Health and Nutrition division. She recruits Poultry and Swine Veterinarians and Nutritionists, Sales Reps and Directors, and Technical Support Managers for feed additive, biotechnology, animal health, and integrated companies.
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ANDY CHATTERJEE, CPCSales Recruiter, Agriculture Technology & Manufacturing
Andy Chatterjee is the Sales Recruiter for the Agriculture Technology and Manufacturing division recruiting Sales Reps, Sales Managers, and Account Executives. Andy joined in 2011 as Data Operations Manager in 2011 and transitioned into a search consultant role in 2017.
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MARIA CODILLA, CPCFeed Mill Mgt Recruiter
Maria Codilla is the Feed Mill Management Recruiter for the Agriculture Technology and Manufacturing division. She recruits Feed Mill Managers and Supervisors for commercial feed mills and integrators. Maria joined Continental Search in 2016 as Content Writer and Manager.
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