Our mission is to be the best food science executive search firm. We will treat each client and candidate with respect, dignity and professionalism. We will strive to maintain our reputation of honesty and integrity, and ‘get the job done’ in a timely and efficient manner.

OPUS International places senior scientists and executives in companies across the US and internationally.  More than 100 major food and food ingredients manufacturers, as well as leading restaurant chains, are OPUS clients.

Areas of specialization include product development, research and development, sensory science, process engineering, quality assurance, microbiology, and analytical chemistry.

Our thorough knowledge of the Food Science industry allows us to begin working for our clients as soon as a search assignment is accepted. We partner with corporate hiring authorities in the crucial task of team building.

At OPUS, we’re pleased that our earliest clients — those who joined us when we opened in 1993 — are still on board, even as new clients are welcomed.

Moira McGrath


Moira McGrath is president and founder of OPUS International, Inc. Following graduation from Cornell University with a degree in Hotel Administration, Moira focused her early career on hotel and restaurant operations and management. She worked in Atlanta, San Francisco and Ohio until a career change brought her to Florida. Shortly thereafter, she chose to then pursue the field of executive search. After working for others for a few years, she started her own firm in 1993, She and her staff at OPUS specialize in placing scientists in research and development and quality assurance positions with food and food ingredient manufacturers.

Along with managing her company, she is very involved in related volunteer activities, particularly with the Institute of Food Technologists, a scientific society serving over 18,000 members. She has served on their Board of Directors, and chaired numerous other committees.

Moira has served on Cornell University’s School of Food Science Advisory Council, since 1997, chairing that group in 2000,-2001, 2004-2005. She has also served or is serving on Advisory Councils for Texas A&M, University of Florida, and Virginia Tech.