The rapid growth of AYCO Farms and its development as a global player in produce procurement has led to a push for new talent by the company. To support the evolution of the company, AYCO has partnered with Talenta Global of Austin, TX, to identify and attract top talent and manage its human resources.
"AYCO's strategy for growth required partnering with proven subject matter expertise to help bring top industry talent to our progressive company," Avi Nir, chief executive officer of AYCO, said in a press release. "The competitive speed of today's marketplace means critical talent is a top priority for success. Effective management of the workforce is an important strategic objective that requires a commitment to recruiting the best and the brightest candidates available."
Talenta Global provides executive recruitment, leadership and talent consulting for clients across a broad array of industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. The company's clients include Dell, Johnson & Johnson, NASCAR, Austin Ventures, Bayer, PepsiCo, Whole Foods, Sysco and FedEx.
Theresa Page of Talenta will head the AYCO effort, serving as acting vice president of Talent Acquisition. Ms. Page has 25-plus years of progressive executive search, talent management and business consulting experience in a variety of highly competitive market segments including high technology, software, retail, venture capital, life sciences, hospitality and consulting.
"I passionately believe the challenges of our world call for a new approach to leadership and talent," Ms. Page said in the release. "We need a complex and diverse range of skills and people to lead the innovative and successful companies of tomorrow like AYCO."
For AYCO, Talenta will deliver a comprehensive recruiting process and solution, build out the sales organization, establish new core competency benchmarks and coordinate training and development. "AYCO's expansion in Mexico and the opening of their McAllen, Texas, office has opened a host of opportunity at various levels of the company," Ms. Page said. "They are looking for experienced, dynamic employees who are team players and want to build the future."
Initial recruitment efforts will focus on sales and marketing but will quickly develop into other areas as AYCO remains on its growth track. "I look forward to my role in helping AYCO be one of the best and most exciting places to work in the produce industry," Ms. Page said.