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.

Expertise

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. She has a solid track record of placing C-level food and agribusiness industry executives. Her team is dedicated to providing an unparalleled level of service and building long-term relationships with both candidates and clients.

Rachel holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Rachel lives in Davis with her husband and two children and 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). She is also a member of the NPA Worldwide Recruitment Network.

Click here to email Rachel or call 530-746-2675

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.

Carina is fluent in both English and Spanish and she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Carina lives in Davis and is a member of the NPA Worldwide Recruitment Network.

Click here to email Carina or call 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. Brenda lives in Davis and is a member of the NPA Worldwide Recruitment Network.

Click here to email Brenda or call 530-746-2670

Anna Nicholson, Consultant

Anna Nicholson manages executive search assignments for our global food and agribusiness clients. Anna has an expansive international network and has traveled to 19 different countries. 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. 

Anna is fluent in English and Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Seattle University. Anna lives in Davis and is a member of the NPA Worldwide Recruitment Network.

Click here to email Anna or call 530-746-2680

Alyssa Restauro, Researcher

Alyssa Restauro is a Researcher at 3P Partners.  Her primary focus is to assist in market research, develop candidate profiles, coordinate candidate interviews and to facilitate timely feedback.  Alyssa is also responsible for maintaining 3P Partners' relationship with UC Davis by hosting Resume Seminars and Career Development Workshops.  

Alyssa is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Managerial Economics with a minor in Technology Management at the University of California, Davis.  She is a former member of the Economics and Business Student Association, Davis Women in Business Club, and InMotion Performance Ensemble. Alyssa lives in Davis and is a member of the NPA Worldwide Recruitment Network.

Click here to email Alyssa or call 530-564-7360

Veronica Padua, Researcher

Veronica is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics with a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Davis. She is currently the Director of Career Development at Davis Women in Business and is a former member of the Economic and Business Student Association. Veronica previously worked at UC Davis’ Internship and Career Center and the Oakland location of International Rescue Committee. She is interested in creating a nonprofit later in her career that focuses on women rights.


Click here to email Veronica or call 530-746-2665

Tracy Johnson, Executive Assistant

Tracy is an Executive Assistant 3P Partners.  She has over 20 years working as an Administrative and Executive Assistant or Office Manager and is responsible for conducting research projects to support our search assignments, and ensuring a seamless feedback loop. 

Tracy holds degrees in Psychology and English from Montana State University-Bozeman and currently resides in Arizona with her family. 

Click here to email Tracy.