Mary’s Whole Pet, a Colorado-based company that produces hemp-derived CBD products for pets that are designed to provide relief from specific ailments, as well as improve and maintain overall health, recently announced that two experienced industry professionals have joined its national sales team.
Christie Creamer has been named national director of sales, bringing an extensive skill set with her to this new role that includes 16 years of sales and brand management experience in the CPG industry, with focus on the natural product segment. Creamer has experience implementing standard operating procedures to create best practices for go-to market strategies, creating passionate sales teams and building out distribution networks. Her depth of knowledge of building brands multi-dimensionally has consistently generated market-leading results in both revenue and earnings. Her recent experience as national client team lead includes managing CPG brands into distribution at Whole Foods, Natural Grocers and Lucky’s within Alliance Sales and Marketing. Creamer received her bachelor of science in demographic geography from the University of Kansas.
Jessica Parsley has been hired as account executive. Parsley got her start in the natural and organic products industry over 15 years ago as a trade show sales representative with New Hope Natural Media in Boulder and with Natural Specialty Sales in Denver. She also held a position as Rocky Mountain territory manager for Castor and Pollux organic pet food, where she managed both the natural grocery and pet channel. Most recently, she worked as sales director at NuLeaf Naturals CBD Oil for humans and pets, a startup based in Littleton, Colorado. At this role, she brought in over $1 million in her first year. Parsley received her Master’s in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School and is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, where she worked with the University of Kentucky to promote industrial hemp research long before she entered the hemp industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jessica and Christie to our team,” said Lynn Honderd, chief executive officer of Mary’s Whole Pet. “Their combined experience, as well as industry knowledge, will be a tremendous asset to us as Mary’s Whole Pet continues to grow.”