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Pet Food Express Names CEO

Pet Food Express sells pet foods, goods and services from over 60 locations throughout California.




Retail executive Denyelle Bruno is joining Pet Food Express as CEO.

Bruno brings 25 years of experience with companies such as Apple, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Tender Greens and Drybar.

“Throughout my career, I’ve diligently pursued opportunities in industries in which I am truly passionate, as well as cultures and products I’m proud to stand behind — making Pet Food Express the perfect fit for me and my two dogs: Bowie and Coco,” Bruno said. “By being on the cutting edge of pet industry trends, providing innovative product offerings, and delivering incredible customer service, Pet Food Express has created a best-in-class culture and a phenomenal foundation for exciting growth and expansion.”

Founded by Michael Levy over 40 years ago, Pet Food Express is an omnichannel pet retailer that sells pet foods, goods and services from over 60 locations throughout California. The company partnered with Rainier Partners earlier this year.

“Bruno coming on board is an exciting and natural evolution of our company,” said Levy, who will continue as president of Pet Food Express. “As we look towards the company’s future, our goal is to maintain our exceptional culture. Our community focus, along with an unflinching desire to do what’s right for our pets and their owners, will always remain our highest priority.”

“An impressive, experienced, growth-oriented leader, Bruno is a perfect fit for Pet Food Express, and we are thrilled to welcome her as CEO,” said Rainier’s Director of Portfolio Operations, Dave Shephard. “Michael and the team at Rainier knew we wanted a leader with experience in scaling and building brands while maintaining the heart of a company — and Bruno is exactly that. The team at Rainier is excited to continue to back Pet Food Express as the company enters this next phase of growth.”




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