Petcare Innovation Summit USA 2022

Petcare Innovation Summit

Showcasing pet and vet technology and wellness innovation to improve holistic pet health

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Boston, USA
6-7 December, 2022

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

Guillaume Cretenot, Mars

Why Attend

The Petcare Innovation Summit USA is back for it’s 5th year!

Following last year's success, the Petcare Innovation Summit is back and better than ever.

The tremendous growth in pets is showing no signs of slowing down - Morgan and Stanley forecast that pet industry spending will nearly triple to $275billion by 2030!

Join us for 2 days of networking with industry leaders and pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings as well as content covering the hottest trends and topics across pet care including:

  • Pet Insurance
  • Pet Wellness
  • End of Life Care
  • Microbiome
  • Telehealth
  • The Next Generation of Pet Tech

Our brand-new split content tracks, Vet Tech, Pet Tech, and Pet Wellness allow you to completely personalize your experience at the event.

Our Best in Show Spotlight will also be back and bigger than ever, connecting key financial investors with the most innovative start-ups in the USA petcare market, driving collaboration, innovation, and partnership within petcare.

See you in Boston 6-7 December!

250+
Attendees
16
Best In Show Brands
500+
One-to-One Meetings
1
Must Attend Industry Event

Who will be there

40%
Emerging & Mid-sized Brands
30%
Multinationals & Retailers
20%
Investors & Financial Buyers
10%
Industry Supporting Companies

Emerging & Mid-sized Brands

Multinationals & Retailers

Investors & Financial Buyers

Industry Supporting Companies

BEST IN SHOW SPOTLIGHT

The finalist pet brands will be handpicked by the prestigious selection committee to present their products or services on stage for 3 minutes on the main stage in a quick-fire round of presentations followed by a Q&A with the selection committee.

Applications are now closed. 

By applying for the Best in Show Spotlight, you are confirming that you are available on 6-7 December in Boston. There is no fee to apply and applicants are eligible for $100 off of start-up ticket price. If selected as a finalist, you will be required to register.

CEO & FOUNDERS FORUM

Drive your business and the industry forward at the CEO and Founders forum by fostering key relationships and partnerships through exclusive networking opportunities and insightful discussion.

Apply now if you are a CEO/Founder to make sure you are one of the 45 chosen to attend.

Applications are now closed. 

2022 Selection Committee

Author:

Andrew Katz

Managing Partner
Lab Lake Capital

Andrew Katz

Managing Partner
Lab Lake Capital

Author:

Brian Axe

Managing Director
NovaQuest Capital Management

Brian Axe

Managing Director
NovaQuest Capital Management

Author:

Bruce Truman

President & Founder
BLT Technology & Innovation Group

Bruce Truman

President & Founder
BLT Technology & Innovation Group

Author:

Drew Taylor

Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Drew is a Partner at Digitalis.

Previously, Drew was the Head of New Ventures at Taylor Farms, the world’s largest processor of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. During this time he led the creation and investment activity of Taylor Ventures, which invests in early-stage food and ag technology companies.

Drew represents Taylor Ventures on the Board of Directors at HarvestPort and served in a variety of operational roles with Taylor Farms. He also served on the board of the “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” campaign in partnership with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Drew received his BA from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Drew Taylor

Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Drew is a Partner at Digitalis.

Previously, Drew was the Head of New Ventures at Taylor Farms, the world’s largest processor of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. During this time he led the creation and investment activity of Taylor Ventures, which invests in early-stage food and ag technology companies.

Drew represents Taylor Ventures on the Board of Directors at HarvestPort and served in a variety of operational roles with Taylor Farms. He also served on the board of the “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” campaign in partnership with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Drew received his BA from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Author:

Wayne Wu

General Partner
VMG Partners

Wayne Wu

General Partner
VMG Partners

Advisory Board

Author:

Jim Heim

President Pet
Central Garden and Pet

Jim Heim

President Pet
Central Garden and Pet

Author:

Laura Olsen

Senior Vice President, Petcare
Zoetis

Laura Olsen

Senior Vice President, Petcare
Zoetis

Author:

Tom Zerzan

President, Companion Animal
Phibro

Tom Zerzan

President, Companion Animal
Phibro

2022 SPEAKERS

 

Michael Sullivan

SVP and Head of US Diagnostics
Zoetis

Michael Sullivan

SVP and Head of US Diagnostics
Zoetis

Michael Sullivan

SVP and Head of US Diagnostics
Zoetis
 

Heidi Sirota

President and Chief Pet Officer
Nationwide

Heidi Sirota serves as Nationwide’s Chief Pet Officer, leading the nation’s first and largest provider of pet insurance protecting more than 1 million pets. She joined Nationwide in 2018 as vice president of marketing for the Retirement Solutions business and led an expansion of its capabilities and markets.

Heidi Sirota

President and Chief Pet Officer
Nationwide

Heidi Sirota

President and Chief Pet Officer
Nationwide

Heidi Sirota serves as Nationwide’s Chief Pet Officer, leading the nation’s first and largest provider of pet insurance protecting more than 1 million pets. She joined Nationwide in 2018 as vice president of marketing for the Retirement Solutions business and led an expansion of its capabilities and markets.

Before joining Nationwide, Heidi transformed consumer experiences in human health care. As UnitedHealth Group’s Optum Bank vice president of marketing, she pioneered the retailization of health savings accounts, and as a marketing executive at Aetna and ConnectiCare she introduced new, engaging ways for consumers to shop for health insurance and get care.

Heidi started her career in commercial bank operations, then moved into investment and insurance marketing leadership at The Phoenix Companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola Marymount University and completed executive education from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Heidi sits on the Board of Trustees of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and the Board of Directors of Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County, California. Also she is an Advisory Board member for the University of California Santa Barbara-Extension, Customer Experience Certificate Program and the executive sponsor of Nationwide’s Pet Advocacy and Wellness Support (PAWS) Associate Resource Group.

 

 

Jenny Wolski

SVP, Omnichannel Experience
Petco

Jenny Wolski

SVP, Omnichannel Experience
Petco

Jenny Wolski

SVP, Omnichannel Experience
Petco
 

Dennis Chmiel

Co-Founder & Chief Veterinary Officer
My Simple Pet Labs

Dennis Chmiel

Co-Founder & Chief Veterinary Officer
My Simple Pet Labs

Dennis Chmiel

Co-Founder & Chief Veterinary Officer
My Simple Pet Labs
 

Daniel Cheng

Director Product Management - Petivity
Nestle Purina

Daniel Cheng

Director Product Management - Petivity
Nestle Purina

Daniel Cheng

Director Product Management - Petivity
Nestle Purina
 

Jon Alexander

VP of Services
Chewy Health

Jon Alexander

VP of Services
Chewy Health

Jon Alexander

VP of Services
Chewy Health
 

Luis Lopez

Sr. Leader Healthcare
Amazon Business

Luis Lopez

Sr. Leader Healthcare
Amazon Business

Luis Lopez

Sr. Leader Healthcare
Amazon Business
 

Jonathan Wainberg

General Manager, Senior Vice President, Pet
CareCredit

Jonathan Wainberg

General Manager, Senior Vice President, Pet
CareCredit

Jonathan Wainberg

General Manager, Senior Vice President, Pet
CareCredit
 

Shea Cox

Founder
BluePearl Pet Hospice

Shea Cox

Founder
BluePearl Pet Hospice

Shea Cox

Founder
BluePearl Pet Hospice
 

Shaina Denny

CEO and Co-Founder
Dogdrop

Shaina is the Founder and CEO of Dogdrop— an LA based start-up building the next generation of dog care.  Shaina went to business school in Shanghai and ended up staying in China for over three years to work at early stage tech start-ups before returning to the US to get involved in the growing LA tech scene. She has her Masters of International Business and is a co-instructor and guest lecturer at Whittier College.

Shaina Denny

CEO and Co-Founder
Dogdrop

Shaina Denny

CEO and Co-Founder
Dogdrop

Shaina is the Founder and CEO of Dogdrop— an LA based start-up building the next generation of dog care.  Shaina went to business school in Shanghai and ended up staying in China for over three years to work at early stage tech start-ups before returning to the US to get involved in the growing LA tech scene. She has her Masters of International Business and is a co-instructor and guest lecturer at Whittier College. She's passionate about international business, lifelong learning, and her mini dachshund, Poppy!

 

Ryan Boyko

Co-Founder and CEO
Embark

Ryan Boyko co-founded Embark in 2015 to combine dog genetic consumer insights with cutting-edge research so our canine companions can live healthier, longer lives. He is Embark's CEO. Embark built the most accurate dog DNA test on the market to give pet owners and breeders actionable insights into their dogs' genetic health and ancestry. Its research-grade test will help scientists discover causes and cures for major canine diseases.

Ryan Boyko

Co-Founder and CEO
Embark

Ryan Boyko

Co-Founder and CEO
Embark

Ryan Boyko co-founded Embark in 2015 to combine dog genetic consumer insights with cutting-edge research so our canine companions can live healthier, longer lives. He is Embark's CEO. Embark built the most accurate dog DNA test on the market to give pet owners and breeders actionable insights into their dogs' genetic health and ancestry. Its research-grade test will help scientists discover causes and cures for major canine diseases. Prior to founding Embark, Ryan developed a love for fieldwork and community science while earning a computer science BA from Harvard, a public health MS from Yale, and an ecology MS from UC Davis.

 

Renaldo Webb

Founder
PetPlate

Renaldo Webb is Founder and Chief Product Officer at PetPlate. Inspired by his dog Winston, Renaldo founded PetPlate after deciding that he did not want to feed his dog anything less than real food. After making hundreds of batches of home-cooked dog food for Winston and his pup pals, Renaldo decided to launch a pet food brand that he could proudly call his own. 

Renaldo Webb

Founder
PetPlate

Renaldo Webb

Founder
PetPlate

Renaldo Webb is Founder and Chief Product Officer at PetPlate. Inspired by his dog Winston, Renaldo founded PetPlate after deciding that he did not want to feed his dog anything less than real food. After making hundreds of batches of home-cooked dog food for Winston and his pup pals, Renaldo decided to launch a pet food brand that he could proudly call his own. 

Renaldo graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Physics, and prior to starting PetPlate worked at LCatterton and McKinsey & Company. He launched PetPlate as a nationwide subscription service in early 2017, following an appearance on the hit TV show Shark Tank.

 

Michael Caldwell

CEO
Petworks

Michael Caldwell

CEO
Petworks

Michael Caldwell

CEO
Petworks
 

Amanda Howland

Co-Founder & CCO
ElleVet Sciences

Amanda Howland

Co-Founder & CCO
ElleVet Sciences

Amanda Howland

Co-Founder & CCO
ElleVet Sciences
 

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

 

Andy Katz

Managing Partner
Lab Lake Capital

Andy Katz

Managing Partner
Lab Lake Capital

Andy Katz

Managing Partner
Lab Lake Capital
 

Bruce Truman

President & Founder
BLT Technology & Innovation Group

Bruce Truman

President & Founder
BLT Technology & Innovation Group

Bruce Truman

President & Founder
BLT Technology & Innovation Group
 

Rebekah Kang

CEO
The Momo Project

Rebekah Kang

CEO
The Momo Project

Rebekah Kang

CEO
The Momo Project
 

Drew Taylor

Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Drew is a Partner at Digitalis.

Previously, Drew was the Head of New Ventures at Taylor Farms, the world’s largest processor of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. During this time he led the creation and investment activity of Taylor Ventures, which invests in early-stage food and ag technology companies.

Drew Taylor

Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Drew Taylor

Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Drew is a Partner at Digitalis.

Previously, Drew was the Head of New Ventures at Taylor Farms, the world’s largest processor of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. During this time he led the creation and investment activity of Taylor Ventures, which invests in early-stage food and ag technology companies.

Drew represents Taylor Ventures on the Board of Directors at HarvestPort and served in a variety of operational roles with Taylor Farms. He also served on the board of the “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” campaign in partnership with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Drew received his BA from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Da Chang

Chief Operating Officer
Blue Pearl

In his role, Da focuses on the operations function across our hospitals and supporting BluePearl’s organizational goals.

Da’s prior experience in the medical field includes his roles as VP of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Dermatology as well as his positions at Sea Lane Biotechnologies, Maine Center for Lipids and Cardiovascular Health and Health Dialog.

Da Chang

Chief Operating Officer
Blue Pearl

Da Chang

Chief Operating Officer
Blue Pearl

In his role, Da focuses on the operations function across our hospitals and supporting BluePearl’s organizational goals.

Da’s prior experience in the medical field includes his roles as VP of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Dermatology as well as his positions at Sea Lane Biotechnologies, Maine Center for Lipids and Cardiovascular Health and Health Dialog.

Da earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, followed by a Master of Business Administration at the University of Florida. He is a dynamic leader who earns trust and builds relationships via transparency, communication and teamwork along with his data-driven approach to operational leadership.

 

 

Miles Thorson

CEO
Odie Pet Insurance

Miles Thorson

CEO
Odie Pet Insurance

Miles Thorson

CEO
Odie Pet Insurance
 

Adrian Archie

Founder
PetNMind

Originally from Concord NC and grew up with the goal of becoming a Veterinarian. I Attended University and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology after switching my major from a Pre-Vet Focus. 

From 2003 until 2005 I played Professional Football in the CFL for the Montreal Allouettes and briefly for the Atlanta Falcons. Upon hanging up my cleats began a decades long career with Stryker Corp in Sales and Product Management for Neurosurgerical Highspeed Instruments.

Adrian Archie

Founder
PetNMind

Adrian Archie

Founder
PetNMind

Originally from Concord NC and grew up with the goal of becoming a Veterinarian. I Attended University and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology after switching my major from a Pre-Vet Focus. 

From 2003 until 2005 I played Professional Football in the CFL for the Montreal Allouettes and briefly for the Atlanta Falcons. Upon hanging up my cleats began a decades long career with Stryker Corp in Sales and Product Management for Neurosurgerical Highspeed Instruments.

After a successful career in Corporate America I wanted to get back to my passion for animals. I founded petNmind in 2014 with the mission to improve pet health through quality nutrition and pet parent knowledge packaged in a personalized approach to customer engagement. After 6 years of success delivering our mission I franchised the business and we signed our first franchisee recently. Our Franchise concept is based on a small box design that offers the best products, a personalized approach that pet parents love, and a simple business model that is inexpensive, easy to pivot, scalable, and in high demand. We want to create a more diverse community of business owners in the always fruitful Pet Industry. 

 

 

Marc Atiyeh

CEO
PAWP

Marc Atiyeh

CEO
PAWP

Marc Atiyeh

CEO
PAWP
 

Ryan Honaker PhD

Director of Microbiology
NomNomNow

Ryan Honaker PhD

Director of Microbiology
NomNomNow

Ryan Honaker PhD

Director of Microbiology
NomNomNow
 

Alison Rutty

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Development
Rover.com

Alison Rutty

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Development
Rover.com

Alison Rutty

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Development
Rover.com
 

Wayne Wu

General Partner
VMG Partners

Wayne Wu

General Partner
VMG Partners

Wayne Wu

General Partner
VMG Partners
 

Piers Hampson

Head of Product, Companion Animal Technology
Merck

Piers Hampson

Head of Product, Companion Animal Technology
Merck

Piers Hampson

Head of Product, Companion Animal Technology
Merck
 

Jose A Bermundez

Investor
VMG Partners

Jose A Bermundez

Investor
VMG Partners

Jose A Bermundez

Investor
VMG Partners
 

Micah Adler

CEO & Founder
Goodpup

Micah Adler

CEO & Founder
Goodpup

Micah Adler

CEO & Founder
Goodpup
 

Peter Weinstein

DVM, MBA,
Paw Consulting

Peter Weinstein

DVM, MBA,
Paw Consulting

Peter Weinstein

DVM, MBA,
Paw Consulting
 

Christie Horvath

CEO
Wagmo

Christie Horvath

CEO
Wagmo

Christie Horvath

CEO
Wagmo
 

Roy Chin

Principal
North Castle Partners

Roy Chin

Principal
North Castle Partners

Roy Chin

Principal
North Castle Partners
 

Amanda Rolat

Founder
Bramble Pets

Amanda Rolat

Founder
Bramble Pets

Amanda Rolat

Founder
Bramble Pets
 

Alexander Rinkus

Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Health for Animals

Alexander Rinkus

Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Health for Animals

Alexander Rinkus

Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Health for Animals
 

Candise Goodwin

Founder
Outlier Advisors

Candise Goodwin

Founder
Outlier Advisors

Candise Goodwin

Founder
Outlier Advisors
 

Josh Guttman

Founder
Small Door Veterinary

Josh Guttman

Founder
Small Door Veterinary

Josh Guttman

Founder
Small Door Veterinary
 

Jared Jacobs

Principal
CAVU Partners

Jared Jacobs

Principal
CAVU Partners

Jared Jacobs

Principal
CAVU Partners
 

Ameetess Dira

SVP Growth
DogTV

Ameetess Dira is an entrepreneur and international executive with expertise across US, EU, and APAC markets, and a track record of driving growth performance. Currently the SVP of Growth at DOGTV, an OTT streaming channel with 3M+ downloads, scientifically designed to alleviate stress and anxiety in dogs, Ameetess advocates for animal rescues and pet startups that contribute to improving animal and human well being through innovations and partnerships.

Ameetess Dira

SVP Growth
DogTV

Ameetess Dira

SVP Growth
DogTV

Ameetess Dira is an entrepreneur and international executive with expertise across US, EU, and APAC markets, and a track record of driving growth performance. Currently the SVP of Growth at DOGTV, an OTT streaming channel with 3M+ downloads, scientifically designed to alleviate stress and anxiety in dogs, Ameetess advocates for animal rescues and pet startups that contribute to improving animal and human well being through innovations and partnerships.

Ameetess is a Steering Committee Executive Member at Pavilion: contributing, mentoring, and advising on CMO, CRO, Digital Media, and Martech topics. She has been a guest speaker at Mindshare Content Summit, M Accelerator, Eurekafest, Enterprise Blockchain Forum and Unilever Innovation Day, speaking on topics wide ranging as go-to-market strategy, engaging the millennial audience, content and localization, and women in tech.

Prior to joining the pet space, she served as CMO for several tech startups in the US and Asia. She has successfully scaled multiple media platforms, including Inc. Southeast Asia (a franchise of Inc. Magazine U.S.) where as SVP she launched the inaugural Inc40 event hosting the top 40 startups in the region. As well, during her time as President of New Markets at Tickled Media (now called The Parentinc), she led user growth to over 1300%. In the US, notably, she has led integrated marketing strategies for brands like Disney Movie Club and The Oprah Store, and was a member of TD Ameritrade’s esteemed marketing team.

 

Dr. Elliott Garbe

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Instinct Vet

Dr. Elliott Garbe

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Instinct Vet

Dr. Elliott Garbe

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Instinct Vet
 

Jim Heim

President Pet
Central Garden and Pet

Jim Heim

President Pet
Central Garden and Pet

Jim Heim

President Pet
Central Garden and Pet
 

Joseph Mannello

CEO
MYOS Corp

Joseph Mannello

CEO
MYOS Corp

Joseph Mannello

CEO
MYOS Corp
 

Alexandre Douzet

CEO
Pumpkin

Alexandre Douzet

CEO
Pumpkin

Alexandre Douzet

CEO
Pumpkin
 

Dr. Laurie McCauley

Founder and Institutional Director
Optimum Pet Vitality

Dr. Laurie McCauley

Founder and Institutional Director
Optimum Pet Vitality

Dr. Laurie McCauley

Founder and Institutional Director
Optimum Pet Vitality
 

Allison Redmond

Head of Petcare Marketing
Zoetis

Allison Redmond

Head of Petcare Marketing
Zoetis

Allison Redmond

Head of Petcare Marketing
Zoetis
 

Janet Marlow

Founder and CEO
Pet Acoustics

Janet Marlow is Founder and CEO of Pet Acoustics, an award-winning global brand with innovative products that have helped thousands of animals worldwide with biometrically proven products that have made an impact in the pet wellness market since 2009. Janet Marlow’s discovery of the significance of acute pet hearing and how it affects behaviour has been the centrepiece of Pet Acoustics’ creative mission.

Janet Marlow

Founder and CEO
Pet Acoustics

Janet Marlow

Founder and CEO
Pet Acoustics

Janet Marlow is Founder and CEO of Pet Acoustics, an award-winning global brand with innovative products that have helped thousands of animals worldwide with biometrically proven products that have made an impact in the pet wellness market since 2009. Janet Marlow’s discovery of the significance of acute pet hearing and how it affects behaviour has been the centrepiece of Pet Acoustics’ creative mission.

 

Richard Nilsson

CEO and Founder
MyPetGo

Richard Nilsson

CEO and Founder
MyPetGo

Richard Nilsson

CEO and Founder
MyPetGo
 

Amanda Burkardt

Founder and CEO
Nutripeutics Consulting

Amanda Burkardt

Founder and CEO
Nutripeutics Consulting

Amanda Burkardt

Founder and CEO
Nutripeutics Consulting
 

Silvia Janska

Chief Veterinary Officer
Global Animal Health Network

Silvia Janska

Chief Veterinary Officer
Global Animal Health Network

Silvia Janska

Chief Veterinary Officer
Global Animal Health Network
 

Fred Dijols

Founder & CEO
Mixlab

Fred is the co-founder and CEO of Mixlab, a modern veterinary pharmacy that delivers a best-in-class experience to veterinarians and pet parents alike. Prior to Mixlab, Fred spent his career in the healthcare industry, working as a healthcare investment banker at J.P. Morgan and a medical device engineer at Johnson & Johnson. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, MSc from Stanford University and a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Polytechnique. Fred lives in Santa Monica with his wife Francesca, their son Quentin, daughter Isabelle and pug Bob.

 

Fred Dijols

Founder & CEO
Mixlab

Fred Dijols

Founder & CEO
Mixlab

Fred is the co-founder and CEO of Mixlab, a modern veterinary pharmacy that delivers a best-in-class experience to veterinarians and pet parents alike. Prior to Mixlab, Fred spent his career in the healthcare industry, working as a healthcare investment banker at J.P. Morgan and a medical device engineer at Johnson & Johnson. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, MSc from Stanford University and a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Polytechnique. Fred lives in Santa Monica with his wife Francesca, their son Quentin, daughter Isabelle and pug Bob.

 

 

Richard Kestenbaum

Co-Founder & Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

Richard Kestenbaum

Co-Founder & Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard Kestenbaum

Co-Founder & Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

Before co-founding Triangle, Richard was a Managing Director at a boutique investment banking firm called Financo, Inc. While at Financo, Richard was responsible for a majority of the firm’s apparel industry transactions. Prior to joining Financo, Richard was a Partner and First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. At Drexel, Richard was responsible for a group of 14 professionals doing middle-market mergers and acquisitions around the world.

Richard is the co-author of three books on finance and computer programming. He is formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business at the graduate program of the Stern School of Business at York University.

Richard received a BS in Accounting from New York University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Harvard University. Richard is married and lives in New York.

Click here to read Richard’s blog and follow him on Forbes.com.

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If you are a registered industry journalist or member of the press and would like to arrange an interview with a speaker or to discuss the event please contact:

Marianne Brett
Senior Marketing Executive
E:  [email protected]

Venue

Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA, 02199

Rate $219+ tax per night

Please book by clicking here.

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.

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