CEA & Hydroponics Executive Search

CEA & Hydroponics Executive Search

Executive Search for:
Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
Hydroponic Production
Specialty Vegetable Production
Vertical Farming

Ever changing consumer needs and wants have led to the development of new production methods implemented by industry business and thought leaders. The Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) community is an excellent example of one of those altered production areas. This space is still at a level of infancy, so finding the necessary skills, experience, and behaviors in talent remains a challenge.

Due to BEST aligning ourselves with this industry since its inception, we are well-positioned to provide you with answers to your most pressing needs. Due to years of networking, we have developed deep connections with industry leaders. Similarly, candidates with expertise in the field, trust our recruiters with their career paths. Our extensive network of horticulture and cannabis professionals shows our impact in the hydroponics industry.

BEST is a part of this growing industry. Most recruiting services in the industry don’t understand the technical elements of the business. BEST has a wide range of knowledge relating to modern agriculture technology. Our experience gives our hydroponics clients and candidates confidence in our guidance.


Search & Hire Examples

BEST has an extensive amount of connections in CEA and Hydroponics. Whether you are interested in finding a career or hiring for your business, review these noteworthy BEST search and hire examples:

  • C-Level Leadership
  • General Manager
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Business Development
  • Operations Manager
  • Growers & Cultivators
  • Plant & Soil Scientists
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • National Sales Manager
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Territory Sales Manager

Executive Search for a Growing Industry

Are you a specialized hydroponic agriculture company expanding your research 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.


CEA & Hydroponics 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 CEA and Hydroponics have been invaluable in supporting clients in identifying the top talent their organization needs today and well into tomorrow.”

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 CEA and Hydroponics.”

Industry Associations, Partners & Publications



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 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/cannabis, 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