Former Targeted Petcare Exec Kristi Ross Appointed to CEO of Topspin-Backed Three Dog Brands

By Pet Age Staff//March 7, 2024//

Former Targeted Petcare Exec Kristi Ross Appointed to CEO of Topspin-Backed Three Dog Brands

By: Pet Age Staff//March 7, 2024//

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Three Dog Brands, LLC (TDB), a Topspin Consumer Partners portfolio company, recently announced that Kristi Ross has been appointed as the company’s new chief executive officer. She brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in pet care and consumer packaged goods.

Ross was most recently the chief marketing officer at Targeted PetCare, a private equity-backed pet platform, where she was responsible for marketing, e-commerce and new product development. Prior to Targeted PetCare, Kristi spent 16 years at Nestlé Purina where she held leadership positions across the commercial organization and was responsible for marketing and sales.

“Kristi is a proven leader known for building world class brands, finding new ways to go-to-market and leading high-performance teams to unlock growth,” said Ojas Vahia, partner at Topspin Consumer Partners. “Her impressive background and passion for the pet sector align perfectly with TDB’s vision for the future.”

Jerry Dear will continue to play a key leadership role as president of Three Dog Brands, LLC. He has successfully grown the company over the past 11 years through establishing strong customer relationships, growing distribution and launching innovative products. The company expects Ross and Dear’s expertise and knowledge will help take TDB to the next level of growth.

Three Dog Bakery makes “humanized” dog treats worthy of the word “treat,” crafted with love and real ingredients. The brand’s dog treats, such as Lick’n Crunch! and Assort“Mutt” Trio can be found in the treat aisles of pet stores, grocery markets, mass retailers and select online retailers in the United States and Canada.