President – HighKey

President for HighKey, a fast-growing, low-carb, great-tasting snack brand that is built for the Keto lifestyle. The HighKey story began in mid-2018 with the belief that passion drives purpose. Inspired by pristine Pacific Northwest surroundings and a community dedicated to responsibly-sourced, great-tasting food without artificial ingredients, HighKey’s passion is to create snacks with natural ingredients that energize you throughout the day and allow you to indulge in great flavors while maintaining your low-carb or keto-friendly plan. The brand is off to a tremendous start in only its first year in the market. HighKey already has four category best-sellers on Amazon and has one of the top 5 items of all grocery products sold on Amazon. HighKey is earning strong interest from brick & mortar retail buyers and the stage is set for the brand to expand aggressively through additional channels, online and offline.

On behalf of our private equity client, we’re seeking a new President who can further develop HighKey’s growth strategy, execute successfully against that plan and lead the company to a successful exit within a 3-4 year timeframe. The company is headquartered in Orlando, FL and ideally, the President would be based there. That said, the Company is open to a commuting situation, provided the President can sustain a heavy travel schedule. This leader will also serve as the de facto Chief Sales Officer for HighKey, so they can expect to be on the road much of the time.

The candidates we’re seeking have the following experience profile:

  • Food/Snacks – Blue Chip: General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo/Frito
  • Sales Foundation – Most interested in a Sales background; National Account depth
  • Small/High-Growth Business – Private start-up, turn-around, fast-growing success
  • Team Development – Successful in building and leading high performing teams

Please click here to view the spec, which explains the opportunity in greater detail.

Danny Fleishman
+1.706.566.1037 (M)