By Pet Age Staff//September 21, 2023//
By: Pet Age Staff//September 21, 2023//
Press release: BARK
BARK, Inc., a leading global omnichannel dog brand with the mission to Make All Dogs Happy, recently announced that Larry Bodner has joined the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.
Bodner brings over 35 years of operational and financial experience spanning the consumer-packaged goods industry, and currently serves as chief executive officer of Bulletproof 360, a functional nutrition and wellness company. He is also a member of the board of directors of Hostess Brands, where he has served as a director since 2016.
“Larry brings extensive leadership experience across the CPG industry and has consistently demonstrated his ability to build and grow consumer brands,” said Matt Meeker, chief executive officer. “Having served as the chief financial officer of Big Heart Pet, which was acquired by The J.M. Smucker Company for $6 billion in 2015, he also brings valuable expertise in the pet consumables space. Collectively, his operational and industry experience will be a valuable addition to the team, and I am thrilled to welcome him to our Board.”
“Having spent the majority of my career fostering the growth and profitability of leading consumer brands, I am eager to join the talented team at BARK,” said Bodner. “The team has built an incredible brand, and its early success in expansive categories like consumables presents significant long-term opportunity. I look forward to working with Matt and the rest of the board to help BARK realize its full potential.”