Kincannon & Reed Deepens Its Food Sector Expertise, Hires Paul Izenstark as Managing Director

Kincannon & Reed announced the addition of Paul Izenstark as managing director, further developing its team of food sector veterans.

Izenstark brings significant executive experience as a marketing communication strategist with an emphasis in consumer packaged goods, quick service restaurants, and produce/commodities to Kincannon & Reed clients. Based in California, he will focus on senior executive recruitments for consumer packaged goods clients, as well as marketing, marketing communications, sales, branding, and business development roles across all of the firm’s practices.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Paul to our firm,” said Chairman and CEO Greg Duerksen. “Paul’s marketing acumen and experience with leading global food and beverage brands will be a strong asset to our clients.”

Izenstark brings 30 years of experience leading the development and implementation of integrated marketing and communication strategies for CPG brands within traditional, digital, mobile, social, influencer, and experiential platforms. His career includes significant marketing program development initiatives for companies such as Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters, Dole Food Company, Kraft Foods, The California Avocado Commission, IHOP, and California Pizza Kitchen.

“The consumer packaged goods industry is rapidly transforming, and companies are seeking leaders with a strong grasp of the large-scale trends affecting their businesses,” said Paul Miller, global lead of Kincannon & Reed’s food and ingredients practice. “With Paul and the other food sector veterans on our team, we are well positioned to serve these clients.”

“I could not be more honored to join Kincannon & Reed,” said Izenstark. “As a passionate marketer and food enthusiast, I’m excited to join the firm’s work in helping companies across all aspects of farm to table build top-performing teams.”

Izenstark earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration (marketing) from the University of Southern California, USA.