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 Bachelor's 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). 

Click here to email Rachel, otherwise she can be reached on 530-746-2680

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 Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Click here to email Carina, otherwise she can be reached on 530-746-2665

Brenda Yanez, Senior Consultant

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

Click here to email Brenda, otherwise she can be reached on 530-564-2360

Angelina Tracey, Consultant

Angelina sources candidates for our executive search assignments within the agricultural ingredients processing and food & beverage manufacturing industries. She has developed a strong network of finance, accounting, HR, legal, commodity trading, supply chain, logistics, engineering, maintenance, operations and continuous improvement professionals across North America. Angelina holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Education from the University of Texas, Austin.

Click here to email Angelina, otherwise she can be reached on 530-746-2675

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.

Click here to email Julie, otherwise she can be reached on 530-746-2670