California State University-Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
With over two decades of experience in all facets of the foodservice value chain, Kevin brings a unique perspective and philosophy to his role as Director of Recruitment for Wolf Search Solutions. In this position, he focuses on the full spectrum of Manager to Director positions in Sales, Marketing, Research and R&D, specializing in foodservice, ingredient, and
With over two decades of experience in all facets of the foodservice value chain, Kevin brings a unique perspective and philosophy to his role as Director of Recruitment for Wolf Search Solutions. In this position, he focuses on the full spectrum of Manager to Director positions in Sales, Marketing, Research and R&D, specializing in foodservice, ingredient, and specialty (Deli, Club, C-Store, Specialty Coffee) channels.
Kevin’s diverse experience in foodservice marketing and deep industry experience aligns with WSS’s food industry origins and client centric engagement. Kevin’s progressive history of success in the foodservice industry equips him to fully comprehend the unique attributes of each position and company. Kevin brings deep marketing experience across a diverse array of categories ranging from brands to commodities across further processed protein and pizza to specialty coffee.
Having worked with foodservice recruiters as both a hiring manager and a candidate, Kevin has had the opportunity to work with a full spectrum of executive recruiters from best in class to volume based contingency type business models. His success comes from utilizing his experience base to understand the specific detailed requirements and attributes of each search to ensure that the right candidate is matched with each position, creating the win-win scenario for company and candidate alike. This approach is consistent with WSS’s model - bringing intelligence, instinct and insight into each client and assignment.
Kevin earned a B.A with honors from California State University at Fullerton and a MBA Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame. Kevin is a devout foodie, home brewer and certified barista. He is also a nationally recognized expert on inter-country adoption from Guatemala and serves on the Board of Directors for Behrhorst Partners for Development, Salisbury Futbol Club, and his local PTA..
Recruiting Director @ Wolf Search Solutions is a recognized leader in strategic talent acquisition focused 100% in the CPG, Foodservice and Ingredient channel. For over 20 years Wolf Search Solutions has specialized in client-centric middle to executive searches. Its customized solutions for talent placement and personal service lead to successful and sustained results. As a certified MBE/WBE (Minority/Women’s Business Enterprise) practice, Wolf Search Solutions places diverse executives in high profile roles adding an invigorating, enriched range to a company’s talent pool. WSS guarantees delivery of diverse candidate slates. Wolf Search Solutions also produces The Wolf Survey™, a proprietary sales and marketing compensation and benefits benchmarking tool for Foodservice manufacturers.
Our sector expertise: Consumer Products, Food and Beverage, Hospitality, Distribution, Retail
Our channel expertise: CPG, Foodservice, Retail/Grocery, Ingredient/Industrial and Specialty Channels
Our discipline expertise: Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain, and Operations
Wolf Search Solutions – Points of Difference
• Food industry focus provides deep industry knowledge and engagement
• Client centered approach insures every search is tailored to meet the client’s specific need(s)
• Professional recruiting expertise and proprietary search methodology delivers sustained results
• Unrivaled talent network and deep understanding of exceptional competence identifies the best candidates
• Personal service and commitment guarantees results From January 2012 to Present (4 years) Director of Marketing @ From July 2008 to November 2011 (3 years 5 months) Director of Marketing, Foodservice @ From January 2006 to July 2008 (2 years 7 months) Manager, Distributor Business Marketing @ From July 2001 to December 2004 (3 years 6 months) Marketing Manager, Foodservice @ From July 2000 to July 2001 (1 year 1 month) Marketing Manager @ From June 1998 to July 2000 (2 years 2 months)
MBA, 1998 @ University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business From 1997 to 1998 BA, Marketing @ California State University-Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics From 1988 to 1993 Kevin Kreutner is skilled in: Food Service, Hiring, FMCG, Marketing, Supply Chain, Product Development, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, Talent Acquisition, Forecasting, Recruiting, Strategy, Sales, P&L Management, New Business Development
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