Petcare Innovation Summit USA 2021

Petcare Innovation Summit

The leading platform for driving investment and innovation in Petcare.

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Boston
7-8 December, 2021

“A very complete view on what's going on in terms of innovation in the Petcare category. ”

Guillaume Cretenot, Mars

‘Great opportunity to develop relationships with strategic partners for start-ups’ Katie Smith, Founder and COO, Newroad Foods

Why Attend

The Petcare Innovation Summit USA is back for the 4th year and we’re face-to-face!


What is new for 2021?

With the tremendous growth in pet parents globally, the petcare market is growing exponentially with forecasted growth expected to reach $358.62 billion by 2021 and bringing with it huge opportunities. For 2021, we have expanded our content to cover some of the latest industry developments within:

  • Petcare Innovation
  • US pet insurance
  • Sustainability
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Business models
  • Personalization

Including

  • Big Data: What impact are wearables and tech having on the pet market and how you can capitalise on the opportunities this presents.
  • Hear industry leaders discuss the growing importance of personalization and nutrition in preventative holistic health.
  • Discover what opportunities the underused USA Pet insurance market presents.

Join our leading network of pioneers in investment, pet health, pet food and pet products, with new additions in insurance, tech, nutrition, and personalization and network face-to-face across 2 days and meet your future petcare partners. 

Our split content tracks in health and consumer trends allow you to completely personalize your experience at the event. The best in Show Spotlight is back and bigger than ever, connecting key financial investors with the best start-ups in the USA petcare market - driving collaboration, innovation, and partnership within petcare.

See you in Boston December 7-8th.

Register your interest now! 

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150+
Attendees
12
Best In Show Brands
500+
One-to-One Meetings
1
Must Attend Industry Event

Who Will Be There

30%
Multinationals & Retailers
20%
Investors & Financial Buyers
10%
Industry Supporting Companies

Emerging & Mid-sized Brands

Expect exciting and innovative brands from accross all pet categories:

  • Food
  • Treats
  • Supplements
  • Veterinary
  • Accessories
  • Hard Products
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Everything else!

Multinationals & Retailers

Investors & Financial Buyers

Industry Supporting Companies

Best In Show

Highlighting innovation across the petcare space is at the core of this event. Two innovation showcases will allow 12 emerging brands to present on our virtual main stage. Finalists will be hand-picked by our prestigious Selection Committees, with 6 Pet Health and 6 Consumer brands selected.

The two categories are split as follows:

Pet Health & Tech, includes pharmaceuticals, wearables, telemedicine solutions, insurance, supplements and nutrition, and flea & tick treatments.

Consumer Products and Services, includes food, treats, pet accessories, services for pet owners, and retail.

Finalists will have the chance to showcase their brand through a virtual booth, including a recorded presentation. There will then be a live audience Q&A for our virtual room of seasoned strategic M&A scouts, venture capital and private equity investors.

Applications for Best in Show have now closed. We will be announcing the finalists in the coming weeks.

Selection Committee

Author:

Nigel Baker

CEO
Pet Industry Federation

Nigel Baker is the CEO of the Pet Industry Federation - the  UK’s leading pet trade association supporting  over 1800 business members from manufacturers to retailers to pet services

Author:

Annabel Feather

Associate Partner
Piper

Author:

Alex Wilson

Vice President
White Star Capital

Author:

Bruce Truman

Founder
BLT Technology & Innovation Group

Author:

Sébastien Lafon

Founder
Adapt1st LLC

Author:

Matt Dobbs

Global Chief Medical Officer
Destination Pet

Author:

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Author:

Barry Brackner

Strategy Consultant

Barry is a strategy consultant to the pharma, welfare, retail, tech and veterinary profession having previously held senior executive roles within the veterinary profession most recently an executive board role at CVS s Marketing and Commercial Director, the largest PLC veterinary group in Europe, a role which involved him developing and delivering marketing strategies for the organisation and its member practices and honing its commercial operations. This role saw him supporting growth and the integration of over 300 veterinary practices, crematoria, out of hours clinics and multi-disciplinary hospitals and bringing to market a number of own label prescription and non-prescription products.

2021 SPEAKERS

 

Peter Pritchard

CEO
Pets at Home

Peter is an experienced retailer with over 30 years’ experience having worked for M&S, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, ASDA and Wilkinson Hardware Stores.  Peter is now Group CEO of Pets at Home Group PLC appointed in 2018. He has been with the retailer since 2011 initially as Commercial Director then COO & more recently Retail CEO.

Peter Pritchard

CEO
Pets at Home

Peter Pritchard

CEO
Pets at Home

Peter is an experienced retailer with over 30 years’ experience having worked for M&S, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, ASDA and Wilkinson Hardware Stores.  Peter is now Group CEO of Pets at Home Group PLC appointed in 2018. He has been with the retailer since 2011 initially as Commercial Director then COO & more recently Retail CEO.

 

Dr. Jamie Crittall

Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Virtual Recall

Jamie qualified from Bristol Vet School in 1993. He owns two separate UK veterinary practices – one, a family-owned 147-year old multi-branch practice and the other, a 9-year old start-up (which he subsequently sold in December 2018), as well as global healthcare compliance technology company, Virtual Recall.

Dr. Jamie Crittall

Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Virtual Recall

Dr. Jamie Crittall

Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Virtual Recall

Jamie qualified from Bristol Vet School in 1993. He owns two separate UK veterinary practices – one, a family-owned 147-year old multi-branch practice and the other, a 9-year old start-up (which he subsequently sold in December 2018), as well as global healthcare compliance technology company, Virtual Recall.

Co-Founded with fellow veterinarian, Charlie Barton, as a result of their vision to enhance the intimate bond between all owners & their animals. They help vets create more valued customer experiences and drive improved business performance, to deliver better health and financial outcomes. They currently have their patent-pending, communication solution, iRecall® installed in over 1750 practices across three continents. It enables practices to send their clients their own bespoke messages, completely automatically, ensuring every animal and every client receive the appropriate communication - including immediate feedback - every time.

iRecall® sent over 26 million automated and personalized messages by SMS, email & post this year to over 3.5 million clients. helping them to become better informed and more engaged in the health and well-being of their 5.3 million animals, driven by their vets’ recommendations. Improving compliance, adherence and greater practice loyalty, delivering a virtuous value circle.  Additionally, iRecall® enhances practices’ digital reputations by capturing over 1 million Net Promoter Scores to date, with an average score of over 80, with promoters encouraged to provide written testimonials and online reviews.

During Lockdown, they developed a new direct-to-consumer solution, OurVet.Shop®. Providing practices with a simple, secure payment gateway to pay for in-clinic services & settling outstanding accounts as well as offering clients a new channel to purchase food and medicines (-including prescription) with home delivery.

 Virtual Recall was acquired by Zoetis in July 2020, and Jamie is now Senior Commercial Director within within Zoetis’ newly-formed Digital Practice Services Business Unit.

Jamie also has an all-encompassing knowledge and love for the media, being vet on set for film, tv & commercials for twenty plus years and a 5-year sabbatical in British television. He appeared regularly as a vet on The Big Breakfast; Sky News; BBC1’s The Really Useful Show, and latterly, co-presenting Pet Rescue’s spin off series, Pet Rescuers and Pet Rescue Roadshow. He has radio broadcast countrywide and is a regular speaker at UK veterinary business, technology and marketing seminars, conferences and events. Jamie is a Trustee of the Petplan Charitable Trust. Married with three children and a menagerie of pets and he can often be found mountain biking around the Surrey Hills.

 

Daniella Dos Santos

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Daniella obtained a BSc (hons) in Molecular Genetics from Kings College London in 2007, before going to study veterinary medicine at the RVC, qualifying in 2012. Since then she has been in first opinion small animal and exotic animal practice and is currently working towards her CertAVP zoological medicine. She became a member of the BVA Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel in 2015, and became Chair in 2017. She also became a Trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation in 2016.

Daniella Dos Santos

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Daniella Dos Santos

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Daniella obtained a BSc (hons) in Molecular Genetics from Kings College London in 2007, before going to study veterinary medicine at the RVC, qualifying in 2012. Since then she has been in first opinion small animal and exotic animal practice and is currently working towards her CertAVP zoological medicine. She became a member of the BVA Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel in 2015, and became Chair in 2017. She also became a Trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation in 2016.

 

Dr. Edwina Gildea

UK Companion Animal Veterinary Lead
Zoetis

Dr. Edwina Gildea

UK Companion Animal Veterinary Lead
Zoetis

Dr. Edwina Gildea

UK Companion Animal Veterinary Lead
Zoetis
 

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells

Dr John Howie is CEO & Co-founder of Lintbells, makers of the UK’s number 1 joint supplement, YuMOVE. On a mission to give pets an active life for life, Lintbells has a large share of the UK market and is expanding into the US, European and Asian markets.

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells

Dr John Howie is CEO & Co-founder of Lintbells, makers of the UK’s number 1 joint supplement, YuMOVE. On a mission to give pets an active life for life, Lintbells has a large share of the UK market and is expanding into the US, European and Asian markets.

 

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
 

Richard Butterwick

Global Nutrition Advisor
Waltham Centre (Mars Petcare)

Richard Butterwick is Global Nutrition Advisor for Mars Petcare, based at the WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute, UK. Richard obtained his PhD in 1990 from research on the metabolic and nutritional consequences of growth hormone treatment in dairy cows. In 1991 Richard joined the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and has led a number of research programmes, covering a broad spectrum of nutritional areas in dogs and cats, including energy requirements, obesity, digestive function, probiotics, growth, oral health and clinical nutrition.

Richard Butterwick

Global Nutrition Advisor
Waltham Centre (Mars Petcare)

Richard Butterwick

Global Nutrition Advisor
Waltham Centre (Mars Petcare)

Richard Butterwick is Global Nutrition Advisor for Mars Petcare, based at the WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute, UK. Richard obtained his PhD in 1990 from research on the metabolic and nutritional consequences of growth hormone treatment in dairy cows. In 1991 Richard joined the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and has led a number of research programmes, covering a broad spectrum of nutritional areas in dogs and cats, including energy requirements, obesity, digestive function, probiotics, growth, oral health and clinical nutrition. Richard has published widely in the field of dog and cat nutrition and is a member of a number of professional bodies.

Richard shares his passion for pets with his wife Sarah, three children and Norman the Lurcher.

 

Yemi Adesokan

CSO and Co-Founder
GNUbiotics

Yemi Adesokan is Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at Gnubiotics SA,  a Lausanne, Switzerland biotech company pioneering the development of Human Milk Oligosacchrides (HMOs) for infants and adults as well as Animal Milk Oligosaccharides (AMOs) for companion animals.  Yemi has been recognized for his innovative and pioneering work with awards such as the Boston Business Journal 40 under 40 award and the  MIT Technology Review’s annual list of 35 top global innovators under the age of 35 TR35.

Yemi Adesokan

CSO and Co-Founder
GNUbiotics

Yemi Adesokan

CSO and Co-Founder
GNUbiotics

Yemi Adesokan is Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at Gnubiotics SA,  a Lausanne, Switzerland biotech company pioneering the development of Human Milk Oligosacchrides (HMOs) for infants and adults as well as Animal Milk Oligosaccharides (AMOs) for companion animals.  Yemi has been recognized for his innovative and pioneering work with awards such as the Boston Business Journal 40 under 40 award and the  MIT Technology Review’s annual list of 35 top global innovators under the age of 35 TR35. Yemi has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Genetics with George Church at Harvard Medical School.

 

 

Justine Shotton

Junior Vice President
BVA

A 2008 University of Bristol veterinary graduate with a First Class intercalated degree in veterinary pathology from the Royal Veterinary College, Justine has over 12 years’ experience in zoo medicine, small animal practice and mixed practice in Oxfordshire, London and Hampshire, as well as internationally. In 2014, she completed a Master’s degree in Wild Animal Health from the Royal Veterinary College and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Since 2015, Justine has worked as the Veterinary Services Manager at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire.

Justine Shotton

Junior Vice President
BVA

Justine Shotton

Junior Vice President
BVA

A 2008 University of Bristol veterinary graduate with a First Class intercalated degree in veterinary pathology from the Royal Veterinary College, Justine has over 12 years’ experience in zoo medicine, small animal practice and mixed practice in Oxfordshire, London and Hampshire, as well as internationally. In 2014, she completed a Master’s degree in Wild Animal Health from the Royal Veterinary College and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Since 2015, Justine has worked as the Veterinary Services Manager at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. Alongside her veterinary and conservation work, Dr Shotton also works as a small animal and emergency veterinary locum.

 

Jonas Donner

Discovery Manager
Wisdom Health

Jonas Donner

Discovery Manager
Wisdom Health

Jonas Donner

Discovery Manager
Wisdom Health
 

Chris Tufnell

Owner
Coach House Vets Ltd

Chris Tufnell

Owner
Coach House Vets Ltd

Chris Tufnell

Owner
Coach House Vets Ltd
 

Lucas Bérullier

Founder
My Pet Agency

Lucas Bérullier is a French-Italian Tech-Entrepreneur with international recognition as pet marketing digital guru (founder & CEO of My Pet Agency - the leading influencer marketing plateform 100% pet focus). He is also a former director and curator of TEDx in Australia

Lucas Bérullier

Founder
My Pet Agency

Lucas Bérullier

Founder
My Pet Agency

Lucas Bérullier is a French-Italian Tech-Entrepreneur with international recognition as pet marketing digital guru (founder & CEO of My Pet Agency - the leading influencer marketing plateform 100% pet focus). He is also a former director and curator of TEDx in Australia

 

Mark Scott

Co-Founder & CEO
Bella & Duke

Mark is Co-Founder and CEO of the pet wellness brand Bella & Duke which has become the largest DTC of natural pet food in just over 3 1/2 years in the UK.

Mark Scott

Co-Founder & CEO
Bella & Duke

Mark Scott

Co-Founder & CEO
Bella & Duke

Mark is Co-Founder and CEO of the pet wellness brand Bella & Duke which has become the largest DTC of natural pet food in just over 3 1/2 years in the UK.

 

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures
 

James Davidson

Co-Founder & CEO
Tails.com

James Davidson

Co-Founder & CEO
Tails.com

James Davidson

Co-Founder & CEO
Tails.com
 

Westley Pearson

Managing Director
Animal Friends

Westley Pearson

Managing Director
Animal Friends

Westley Pearson

Managing Director
Animal Friends
 

Rowan Sanderson

Chief Nutrition Officer
Bella & Duke

Having nurtured a lifelong passion for better understanding nutrition and its impact on both health & longevity, it was only when his own health was seriously compromised that Rowan completely immersed his energies into the field of Functional Nutrition, Medicine & Biohacking to heal himself. He is now proud to bring this perspective as Chief Nutritional Officer at Bella & Duke , to the pet wellness world and is collaborating with several leading research scientists to challenge dogma and develop innovative solutions to avoidable unwanted symptoms.

Rowan Sanderson

Chief Nutrition Officer
Bella & Duke

Rowan Sanderson

Chief Nutrition Officer
Bella & Duke

Having nurtured a lifelong passion for better understanding nutrition and its impact on both health & longevity, it was only when his own health was seriously compromised that Rowan completely immersed his energies into the field of Functional Nutrition, Medicine & Biohacking to heal himself. He is now proud to bring this perspective as Chief Nutritional Officer at Bella & Duke , to the pet wellness world and is collaborating with several leading research scientists to challenge dogma and develop innovative solutions to avoidable unwanted symptoms. His dream is to eradicate these symptoms and move the wellness world focus on to optimal rather than minimal, and longevity rather than simply avoiding symptoms.

 

Dr. Thom Jenkins

Co-Founder & CEO
PetsApp

Thom is the Co-Founder and CEO of PetsApp - a client engagement platform for veterinary clinics. He is a vet by training, and has managed veterinary groups both in Asia and the UK.

Dr. Thom Jenkins

Co-Founder & CEO
PetsApp

Dr. Thom Jenkins

Co-Founder & CEO
PetsApp

Thom is the Co-Founder and CEO of PetsApp - a client engagement platform for veterinary clinics. He is a vet by training, and has managed veterinary groups both in Asia and the UK.

 

Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad

Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad

Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad
 

Dr. Stephen Barabas

CEO
K-Laser UK

Stephen Barabas is a graduate of Glasgow University. He is an Honorary Laser Consultant at St Thomas and Guy’s Hospital in London. He runs two companies: a human medical company, K-Laser UK Ltd, working with the NHS, sports franchises and private healthcare using Class IV K-Laser therapy (treating diabetic wounds, acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain syndromes). VBS Direct, providing innovative equipment to vet practices and animal rehab specialists.

Dr. Stephen Barabas

CEO
K-Laser UK

Dr. Stephen Barabas

CEO
K-Laser UK

Stephen Barabas is a graduate of Glasgow University. He is an Honorary Laser Consultant at St Thomas and Guy’s Hospital in London. He runs two companies: a human medical company, K-Laser UK Ltd, working with the NHS, sports franchises and private healthcare using Class IV K-Laser therapy (treating diabetic wounds, acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain syndromes). VBS Direct, providing innovative equipment to vet practices and animal rehab specialists. He lectures and continues to set up research projects to improve our techniques and medical equipment to improve quality of healing and pain management.

 

Rich Kelleman

Founder & CEO
Bond Pet Foods

Rich is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bond Pet Foods, a Boulder, Colorado-based start-up that’s working with biotechnology to make pet food from pure microbial and recombinant animal proteins like chicken, turkey and fish, without the animal. Before diving into the world of pets and food tech, Rich was a strategic planner at a number of advertising agencies for more than 20 years including CP+B, Upshot, FCB and Fallon, where he lead brand strategy for brands like Burger King, P&G, Kellogg’s, and Coca-Cola

Rich Kelleman

Founder & CEO
Bond Pet Foods

Rich Kelleman

Founder & CEO
Bond Pet Foods

Rich is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bond Pet Foods, a Boulder, Colorado-based start-up that’s working with biotechnology to make pet food from pure microbial and recombinant animal proteins like chicken, turkey and fish, without the animal. Before diving into the world of pets and food tech, Rich was a strategic planner at a number of advertising agencies for more than 20 years including CP+B, Upshot, FCB and Fallon, where he lead brand strategy for brands like Burger King, P&G, Kellogg’s, and Coca-Cola

 

Caroline Collins

Director
Pennard Vets

Caroline is a practicing Vet with over 15years experience and is Clinical Director at Pennard Vets. She believes in finding new and better ways to care for clients and their pets. It is this drive that has lead to constantly innovating and exploring Industry-leading advances to deliver this

Caroline Collins

Director
Pennard Vets

Caroline Collins

Director
Pennard Vets

Caroline is a practicing Vet with over 15years experience and is Clinical Director at Pennard Vets. She believes in finding new and better ways to care for clients and their pets. It is this drive that has lead to constantly innovating and exploring Industry-leading advances to deliver this

 

Jolyon Martin

Head of Business Development
PetMedix

Jolyon is a co-founder of PetMedix, whose Ky9 platform is based on his PhD work in the lab of prof Allan Bradley (co-founder and CSO of PetMedix). Jolyon heads up Business Development for PetMedix, and is looking to speak to fellow members of the animal health industry about areas of common interest, including partnership opportunities.

Jolyon Martin

Head of Business Development
PetMedix

Jolyon Martin

Head of Business Development
PetMedix

Jolyon is a co-founder of PetMedix, whose Ky9 platform is based on his PhD work in the lab of prof Allan Bradley (co-founder and CSO of PetMedix). Jolyon heads up Business Development for PetMedix, and is looking to speak to fellow members of the animal health industry about areas of common interest, including partnership opportunities.

 

James Andrews

Co-Founder & CEO
Felcana

James is a qualified vet, entrepreneur and strategy consultant.  Currently, James is a co-founder of Felcana – a leading veterinary telehealth innovator focused on cats and dogs – and a Non-Executive Director of National Milk Records Plc.  Prior to founding Felcana, James was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and spent a year in France studying for an MBA at INSEAD.

James Andrews

Co-Founder & CEO
Felcana

James Andrews

Co-Founder & CEO
Felcana

James is a qualified vet, entrepreneur and strategy consultant.  Currently, James is a co-founder of Felcana – a leading veterinary telehealth innovator focused on cats and dogs – and a Non-Executive Director of National Milk Records Plc.  Prior to founding Felcana, James was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and spent a year in France studying for an MBA at INSEAD.

 

Mark Heffernan

CEO
Scout Bio

Scout Bio’s CEO, Mark Heffernan, has nearly two decades of experience in human biotechnology start-ups and animal health R&D.  As a founding partner and CEO, Heffernan has raised over $150,000,000 in private and public capital raisings and built successful global teams to execute drug discovery and development, including Nexvet Biopharma, which was sold to Zoetis in July 2017.  Dr. Heffernan also serves as CEO for Stonehaven Incubate, a Switzerland-based incubator of translational opportunities to bring promising human technologies into animal health applications.

Mark Heffernan

CEO
Scout Bio

Mark Heffernan

CEO
Scout Bio

Scout Bio’s CEO, Mark Heffernan, has nearly two decades of experience in human biotechnology start-ups and animal health R&D.  As a founding partner and CEO, Heffernan has raised over $150,000,000 in private and public capital raisings and built successful global teams to execute drug discovery and development, including Nexvet Biopharma, which was sold to Zoetis in July 2017.  Dr. Heffernan also serves as CEO for Stonehaven Incubate, a Switzerland-based incubator of translational opportunities to bring promising human technologies into animal health applications.

 

Brett O’Farrell

Co-Founder
KatKin

Brett O’Farrell

Co-Founder
KatKin

Brett O’Farrell

Co-Founder
KatKin
 

Liz Barton

Senior Account Manager
Companion Consultancy

Liz has had a varied career as a clinical vet and has diversified into PR and marketing for animal health companies. She brings a broad understanding of the industry and the dynamics of working with people, pets and livestock to achieve the best outcomes.

Liz Barton

Senior Account Manager
Companion Consultancy

Liz Barton

Senior Account Manager
Companion Consultancy

Liz has had a varied career as a clinical vet and has diversified into PR and marketing for animal health companies. She brings a broad understanding of the industry and the dynamics of working with people, pets and livestock to achieve the best outcomes.

 

Lindsay Meyers

Director of Product Development & Veterinary Channel
Primal Pet Food

Lindsay Meyers

Director of Product Development & Veterinary Channel
Primal Pet Food

Lindsay Meyers

Director of Product Development & Veterinary Channel
Primal Pet Food
 

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI
 

Veronique Glorieux

CEO
Eat Small

Veronique Glorieux

CEO
Eat Small

Veronique Glorieux

CEO
Eat Small
 

Mathew Prior

CEO
Trusted Housesitters

Mathew is CEO of TrustedHousesitters, the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to vacation pet care. He has a successful background in growing global experiential leisure businesses.

Mathew Prior

CEO
Trusted Housesitters

Mathew Prior

CEO
Trusted Housesitters

Mathew is CEO of TrustedHousesitters, the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to vacation pet care. He has a successful background in growing global experiential leisure businesses.

 

Rachel Rodgers

Founder
Hairy Dog Marketing

Rachel Rodgers

Founder
Hairy Dog Marketing

Rachel Rodgers

Founder
Hairy Dog Marketing
 

Susie Samuel

CEO
VetHelpDirect

A practicing vet for over a decade, Susie is Founder and CEO of VetHelpDirect and the Founder and non-exec Director at VetsDigital, a veterinary specialist digital marketing agency. VetHelpDirect attracts over 4.6M unique visitors every year and nearly a third of UK veterinary practices subscribe to the platform.

Susie Samuel

CEO
VetHelpDirect

Susie Samuel

CEO
VetHelpDirect

A practicing vet for over a decade, Susie is Founder and CEO of VetHelpDirect and the Founder and non-exec Director at VetsDigital, a veterinary specialist digital marketing agency. VetHelpDirect attracts over 4.6M unique visitors every year and nearly a third of UK veterinary practices subscribe to the platform.

 

Greg Sunvold

Director of Nutrition
Cool Springs International, LLC

With over 25 years of pet food industry experience and over 200 scientific publications, Dr. Greg Sunvold at Cool Springs International is responsible for implementing nutritional innovations in hundreds of pet food products.  Additionally, Dr. Sunvold founded Microbiome Health, LLC, a company focused on applying innovative microbiome technologies into pet supplements.  

Greg Sunvold

Director of Nutrition
Cool Springs International, LLC

Greg Sunvold

Director of Nutrition
Cool Springs International, LLC

With over 25 years of pet food industry experience and over 200 scientific publications, Dr. Greg Sunvold at Cool Springs International is responsible for implementing nutritional innovations in hundreds of pet food products.  Additionally, Dr. Sunvold founded Microbiome Health, LLC, a company focused on applying innovative microbiome technologies into pet supplements.  

 

Barry Brackner

Strategy Consultant

Barry is a strategy consultant to the pharma, welfare, retail, tech and veterinary profession having previously held senior executive roles within the veterinary profession most recently an executive board role at CVS s Marketing and Commercial Director, the largest PLC veterinary group in Europe, a role which involved him developing and delivering marketing strategies for the organisation and its member practices and honing its commercial operations.

Barry Brackner

Strategy Consultant

Barry Brackner

Strategy Consultant

Barry is a strategy consultant to the pharma, welfare, retail, tech and veterinary profession having previously held senior executive roles within the veterinary profession most recently an executive board role at CVS s Marketing and Commercial Director, the largest PLC veterinary group in Europe, a role which involved him developing and delivering marketing strategies for the organisation and its member practices and honing its commercial operations. This role saw him supporting growth and the integration of over 300 veterinary practices, crematoria, out of hours clinics and multi-disciplinary hospitals and bringing to market a number of own label prescription and non-prescription products.

 

Julien Renard

Co-Founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard is the CEO and Co-founder of Vetstoria, the industry-leading veterinary booking platform used by over 2500 practices globally to streamline operations, improve customer experience and maximise revenue. As of today, Vetstoria integrates with close to 30 practice management systems across 18 countries and the list is growing.

Julien Renard

Co-Founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard

Co-Founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard is the CEO and Co-founder of Vetstoria, the industry-leading veterinary booking platform used by over 2500 practices globally to streamline operations, improve customer experience and maximise revenue. As of today, Vetstoria integrates with close to 30 practice management systems across 18 countries and the list is growing.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Julien worked as an emergency veterinarian for many years across Europe and the UK. His current work has been informed by a deep understanding of the unique challenges and potential in pet care with a focus to optimise the pet owner journey through automation and integration.

 

Dr. Tim Shu

CEO
VetCBD

Dr. Tim Shu

CEO
VetCBD

Dr. Tim Shu

CEO
VetCBD
 

Dominique Tarr

R&D Lead
KatKin

Dominique Tarr

R&D Lead
KatKin

Dominique Tarr

R&D Lead
KatKin

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About Kisaco Research

Kisaco Research produces, designs and hosts B2B industry conferences, exhibitions and communities – focused on a specialized selection of topic areas.

Meet industry peers that will help build a career-changing network for life.

Learn from the mistakes of your peers as much as their successes—ambitious industry stalwarts who are happy to share not just what has made them successful so far but also their plans for future proofing their companies.

Note down the inspired insight that will form the foundation for future strategies and roadmaps, both at our events and through our online communities.

Invest both in your company growth and your own personal development by signing up to one of our events and get started.

Contact Us

Kisaco Research
Registered office address: 41a Maltby Street, London, SE1 3PA
+44 (0)20 3696 2920 | [email protected]
Place of registration: London, United Kingdom
Company number: 09316521

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