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Pet Food Experts named several new senior leadership appointments. 

  • Elaine Rei Marques was promoted to vice president of finance and will lead the company's Accounting Team and oversee finance and accounting operations.

  • Outside and Inside Sales will be integrated into one Customer Experience Team under the leadership of Jim Sharp, vice president of customer experience.

  • Kelly Pye was promoted to director of customer experience and strategic accounts, and she will focus on optimizing end-to-end ordering, sales, training processes and partnerships with key strategic accounts nationwide. 

  • Barry Silver was promoted to vice president of information technology and will further innovation and digitization as a growth enabler.

  • Brian Wyrostek was promoted to vice president of strategy and business development, and he will lead strategic change initiatives to drive advancement and new business development opportunities.

  • Natalya Fater was named vice president of human resources, and will focus on building strategic, people-first human resource strategies.

  • Nicole Dominguez was named vice president of marketing and will drive marketing strategy, branding and digital transformation.

"Today's organizational announcement is another building block in our company's transformative journey," said Michael Baker, president and chief executive officer of Pet Food Experts. "We're moving quickly to structure our organization for faster growth so we can respond to the ever-changing needs of independent pet retailers and brand partners across the U.S. These leaders bring a wealth of industry knowledge, innovation and experience from their respective industries and I look forward to working together as we scale and grow our business.