About Us

3P Partners are food & agribusiness executive search firm who specialize in placing executive and senior technical professionals into our global clients.

We add direct value to our clients because we take the time to understand their business needs and offer effective and timely solutions by utilizing our subject matter expertise and detailed candidate profiling.


We are able to draw upon our broad network of food and agribusiness professionals and deep functional knowledge to provide you with a seamless hiring experience.

Our functional expertise lies in finance and commercial development, plant management and engineering, supply chain and procurement, logistics and transportation, sales and marketing, commodity trading and merchandising, food safety and quality assurance, HR and compliance.

Industries: Food Manufacturing & Ingredients Processing

  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Bakery
  • Beverage and Bottling
  • Confectionery
  • CPG
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Flavors and FragrancesFMCG
  • Food Manufacturing Equipment
  • Freeze-Drying, Frozen and Refrigeration
  • Fresh Produce
  • Grain Processing
  • Healthy Snack Foods
  • Logistics and Transportation Services
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Natural and Organic
  • Pet Food and Ingredients
  • Proteins
  • Seafood
  • Supplements
  • Syrups, Sugar, and Sauces

Our Team

Rachel Quinn, Managing Partner

Rachel Quinn founded 3P Partners in 2013 when she relocated to the United States from Australia. Rachel has eight years of executive search experience and has developed a solid track record within the food and agribusiness industry. Rachel has a background in new market entry and developing high performing teams. Rachel holds a • degree in Human Resource Management from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA). and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Carina Mercado, Account Manager

Carina Mercado is responsible for managing 3P's key accounts and for providing a seamless feedback loop to our candidates. Carina specializes in C-level executive and senior management searches within the food and agribusiness sector. Her network spans across North and South America. She is fluent in English and Spanish and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Brenda Yanez, Consultant

Brenda Yanez has developed a deep network of Finance, Trading ft Merchandising. Supply Chain Et Procurement and Transportation Et Logistics professionals the food and agribusiness industry. Brenda is fluent in both English and Spanish and graduated with two bachelors degrees in Communication and Linguistics from the University of California, Davis.

Nicholas Fleischer, Consultant

Nicholas Fleischer is passionate about finding and placing the most qualified candidates in the food and agribusiness sector. He specializes in finding qualified candidates in: Plant Management Et Engineering, Food Safety a Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance and Human Resources. Nicholas' strong attention to detail has enabled him to identify the most qualified individuals to suit the needs of our clients. Nicholas graduated with two bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California, Davis.

Julie Jung, Intern

Julie Jung is an intern for 3P Partners. She focuses on creating candidate profiles in addition to marketing and recruiting materials to spread the word about active roles at 3P. She also hopes to further develop the relationship 3P has with University students by organizing Information Sessions, Workshops, and Career Fairs. Julie is currently pursuing dual Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Psychology at the University of California, Davis.

Kiran Kaur, Intern

Kiran Kaur is an intern for 3P Partners. She focuses on searching for potential candidates, developing candidate profiles, managing follow up and conducting detailed industry studies. Kiran works hard to ensure the client's satisfaction with every profile she constructs and she hopes to expand 3P's presence at UC Davis. She is pursing a Bachelor's degree in Managerial Economics at the University of California, Davis.