Practice Areas
& Search Industries

We provide clients with comprehensive targeted and tenured industry expertise to complete each executive search successfully and in a timely manner.

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BEST practice areas are comprised of executive recruiting experts who possess significant industry knowledge and key relationships in all the areas we serve. These unique business capabilities enable us to meet client needs quickly, effectively and efficiently. Coupled with strong internal collaboration, behavioral interviewing and research, we approach every executive search with the best tools and intelligence available.

LEAN Manufacturing

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Practice Areas:

  • Agriculture & Food Production
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Nursery
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Plant Nutrients
  • BioAg & Chemicals

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CEA & Hydroponics Cannibis and Hemp

Practice Areas:

  • Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Food Production
  • Cultivation Operations
  • CBD & Cannabis Ancillaries
  • Extraction Companies
  • Laboratory & Testing Facilities
  • Processing & Packaging
  • Software & AgTech

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Consumer Products

Practice Areas:

  • DIY Hardware
  • Housewares
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Outdoor Living
  • Pet

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Practice Areas:

  • Process Manufacturing
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Biotech & Chemicals

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Retail & Wholesale

Practice Areas:

  • Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Distribution
  • eCommerce

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Practice Areas:

  • Interim Finance Management
  • Restructuring & Turnaround
  • PE Value Creation

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Workforce planning and development are the Achilles' heel for many businesses, regardless of size. Your employees are valuable, and turnover is expensive. Let's be proactive and create a working environment that's engaging and productive.


RECRUIT People are a company’s most valuable asset. BEST’s recruiting model is excellent for Senior Level Management positions. For individual contributors and other roles within an organization, we build out a compliant process that fits your company’s growth strategy and corporate culture. Our proven consultative approach identifies the pain points within the organization and develops solutions that drive results.

ONBOARD Businesses should make sure that new hires feel welcomed, valued, and prepared for what lies ahead, as this correlates directly to engagement levels and retention rates. We provide personalized strategies, dynamic schedules, and regular meetings to help acclimate new hires to your company’s culture.

RETAIN More often than not, people don’t leave companies; they leave poor managers. Up to 80% of employee turnover is caused by ineffective or hostile management. BEST implements creative strategies from the onboarding stage up to 20+ year veterans retaining employees based on the organization’s strong points.

ENGAGE According to the Workplace Research Foundation, increasing employee engagement investments by 10% can increase profits by $2,400 per employee per year. A highly engaged workforce is the key to retaining top talent within your organization, driving high customer satisfaction and loyalty for sustained growth. 


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Join us at the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association’s (PLNA) 120th Anniversary Celebration & Education Summit on February 21-22, 2024, at beautiful Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Not only is this a celebration of PLNA and its green industry legacy, but it’s also an opportunity for excellent and innovative education and networking. The BEST […]

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We look forward to seeing you January 17-19th in sunny Ft. Lauderdale at the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE)— THE trade event showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral, and tropicals. The BEST Team will be there with an informative educational session and workshop on the extremely timely topic of green industry succession and exit […]

    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.


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