Horticulture Executive Search

Horticulture Executive Search

Executive Search for:
Agriculture & Food Production
Lawn & Garden
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Nutrients

One of the most significant challenges to the horticulture industry is a lack of available, qualified and experienced talent. As we see younger generations gravitate away from labor centered jobs, the horticultural industry is starting to feel a lack of successors. Schools and programs are doing their best to reintroduce it as a profession. However, quality industry candidates remain hard to find.

As one of the industry’s most respected and forward-looking horticulture executive search teams, BEST Human Capital and Advisory Group recognizes the value of the rapidly expanding field of controlled environment agriculture (CEA), ornamental production, nursery, and greenhouse cultivation. BEST is exceptionally familiar with the challenges in the industry due to our many years of knowledge and experience. Our combined expertise allows us to find the highest skilled talent for any horticulture-related leadership, production, supply chain, marketing, and sales position.


Search & Hire Examples

BEST Human Capital and Advisory Group approaches each of our horticulture client relationships with a partnership mentality based on trust and transparency. Looking to the future, we will continue to push for progression in horticulture by promoting excellence across the field. BEST has an extensive amount of connections in horticulture. Whether you are interested in finding a career or hiring for your business, review these noteworthy BEST search and hire examples:

  • Chief Executive Officer (C-Level Leadership)
  • President
  • Vice President of Sales
  • General Manager
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Business Development
  • Business Development Manager
  • Equipment Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Head Grower
  • Plant & Soil Sciences
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • National Sales Manager
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Territory Sales Manager
  • Broker

Executive Search for a Growing Industry

Are you a grower, broker, or support industry (fertilizer, equipment, and greenhouse) expanding your team or looking for executive leadership? We can align you quickly with highly talented individuals to successfully guide your company. We look at the specific technical knowledge and proper behavior profile to successfully navigate the urgency and intensity of your hiring needs.


Horticulture Recruiting

  • Thorough Skill & Behavioral Assessment
  • Confidential Searching & Screening
  • Financial Flexibility
  • High Integrity 
  • Full-Service Business & HR Advisory

Practice Leaders


Todd Downing

Since 2005, Todd has enjoyed providing the CEA, Hydroponics, Horticulture, Cannabis and Hemp sectors support in their hiring of professionals with the unique technical skill sets, experience, and behaviors that industry leaders require. “My years of experience in horticulture have been invaluable in supporting clients in identifying the top talent their organization needs today and well into tomorrow.”

Chris Cimaglio

Chris Cimaglio

With over 30 years of horticultural experience, including more than nine years as President of a Lawn & Garden sales and marketing firm in Chicago, Chris understands the needs of the industry and also leads several of our Business Advisory Services. “Working deeply in horticulture and lawn & garden over the years has allowed me to know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to talent, behaviors, and the skills and experience needed to make a difference and a lasting impact.”

Ben Molenda

Ben Molenda

Since joining BEST in 2018, Ben has excelled in executive recruiting, business analysis, client intake, candidate assessments, and pre-and post-screening for CEA, Hydroponics, Horticulture, Cannabis, and Hemp clients. “I look forward to working with you and helping you find your next BEST hire in the horticultural space.”

Industry Associations

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Do you need Company leadership, VPs, Directors, Growers, Production/Supply Chain, or Sales and Marketing leaders to build, enhance, or grow your operation? Whether you are focused on overall revenue growth, product or market expansion, or a shrinking budget, contact us today:

+1 317 757 3888

5809 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46216 USA

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    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group

    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group is a retained executive search and business advisory/consulting firm that specializes in small-to-medium sized companies, with an emphasis in the horticultural, hydroponics, consumer products, crisis management and business restructuring categories. BEST serves companies nationwide and globally in an active and evolving market. Through a well-connected network of colleagues and a sophisticated predictive behavioral screening system (that we call “BEST Behaviors”), BEST drives our client’s growth and success through a focused and consultative approach.


    5809 N. Post Rd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46216