The Compana Way

Nurture & Protect

For over 150 years we’ve been nurturing the lives of pets and their families. Like you, we know pets are an important part of the family and just like family, they always come first. Our team of passionate pet lovers around the world are dedicated to delivering care and wellness solutions that improve the quality of life for pets of all shapes and sizes, through all stages of their lives.

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Our Purpose and Core Values

We Nurture What You Love
We are committed to providing innovative, superior care and wellness solutions - backed by science, expertise and passion - for all pets, at every stage of their lives.
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PUT PEOPLE AND PETS FIRST

Where people and pets come before anything else.

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ACHIEVE OUR PURPOSE TOGETHER

We only succeed as a team.

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EMPOWERED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Creating pawprints of positive impact.

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OUR APPROACH

The Compana Way

A passion for pets inspires us, our purpose unites us, striving for excellence energizes us and high performance drives us.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Consumer Focus
Instills Trust
Builds Collaborative Relationships
Embodies a Growth Mindset
Focuses on Solutions

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

Fosters Belonging
Develops People & Teams
Drives High Performance
Champions Change
Engages & Inspires

Leadership Team

Team Pet Lovers

See what drives and inspires us at Compana

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Greg Pearson

Chief Executive Officer

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Favorite Pet Memory
My son spent most of the year leading up to his 7th birthday asking for a hamster.  Despite initial reluctance to bring another pet into our family, when Greg accepted his new role at Compana his fate was sealed.  Oreo the hamster has become a member of the family, loved by everyone including his sister Maggie (a mini goldendoodle).

Hey, I'm Greg!

Greg Pearson is the Chief Executive Officer at Compana Pet Brands.  Greg joined the company in Jan 2023, bringing a wealth of experience leading and transforming consumer businesses including pet products, having spent three years at Chewy.com.

Outside of work, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, traveling with them to new places, and time at the family lake house.

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Dominic Strada

Chief Sales Officer

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Favorite Pet Memory
The one that just occurred because my dogs have always provided a joy and love that make every day better.

Hey, I'm Dominic!

Dominic Strada is the Chief Sales Officer at Compana Pet Brands. Dominic joined our organization in June, 2021 after an extensive career at Nestle in their Nutrition and Purina Divisions. He brings over thirty years of pet category expertise to our organization. 

Dominic loves to spend time with his family, dog, Mishka, and his friends. He is passionate about sports of almost any kind, enjoys an active, fit lifestyle along with a good glass of wine!

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Steve Townshend

Chief Supply Chain Officer

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Favorite Pet Memory
Every holiday, birthday, or celebration where presents are exchanged, our Golden Retrievers, Tina and now Tucker, have enthusiastically helped family members unwrap their gifts and then proudly wear the bows and ribbons.

Hey, I'm Steve!

Steve Townshend is Chief Supply Chain Office at Compana Pet Brands.  Steve joined our organization in July 2021 with 34 years of helping consumer packaging goods and ecommerce companies create value.  He oversees our manufacturing, logistics, purchasing, quality, and customer service to ensure that pet parents have access to our great products and confidence in their high and consistent quality to nurture their pets’ lives.

Steve enjoys outdoor activities with family, friends, and their pets.  Walks in the woods, a drive in his classic convertible or just hanging out in the woods with a warm campfire are all opportunities to enjoy life’s moments and create special memories.  

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Doug Fichter

Sr. Vice President of Finance

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Favorite Pet Memory
Every moment with my rescued beagle lab mix (a Beagador!), Buckley, has been a treasured family member for 11 years thru the love and support he provides me, my wife, and my two teenage sons.

Hey, I'm Doug!

Doug is Sr. Vice President of Finance and focuses on acquiring new brands and businesses to add to Compana’s strong portfolio.  Acquisitions allow Compana to expand the breadth of offerings to enrich the lives of pets and their owners through increasing reach and meeting new occasions while acquiring new talent to facilitate growth.  With nearly 25 years working in finance and CPG, Doug loves the mission and core values of Compana that prioritize purposeful behavior that drives urgency to meet objectives and enhance value, all within a framework of creating a positive culture.  

Outside of work, Doug enjoys working with his wife to shuttle kids to and from academic and athletic endeavors, spending time with family and friends, walking and playing fetch with Buckley, and trying to hit the occasional fairway off the tee.

We Believe

In Nurturing Life

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Brian Purcell

Chief Financial Officer

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Favorite Pet Memory
Surprising our kids with a Brittany named Scout and watching them play with him every day.

Hey, I'm Brian!

Brian Purcell is the Chief Financial Officer at Compana Pet Brands. Brian came to our organization in April 2022 with 25 years of progressive finance experience, the last 16 years of which were spent in leading consumer packaged goods organizations. 

Outside of work, Brian loves to spend time with his family, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Micah Kohles

Micah Kohles

Chief Veterinary Officer

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Hey, I'm Micah!

As a veterinarian, I am very fortunate to be a part of so many families pet journeys. Seeing the joy that the human animal bond brings to so many pet parents and being able to work with so many species from dogs and cats to elephants and rabbits has provided me with a diversity of amazing memories.

Lisa Nicastri

Vice President, General Counsel

Favorite Pet Memory
My favorite pet memory is the day that we met Luna, our Cavapoo, for the first time and she nestled her little face into my neck and rested her head on my shoulder…I knew she was meant to be mine ❤.

Hey, I'm Lisa!

Hey, I’m Lisa! 

Lisa Nicastri is the Vice President, General Counsel at Compana Pet Brands. Lisa came to our organization in September 2023 with over 20 years of legal expertise in a variety of areas, including regulatory compliance, brand protection, trademark/patent portfolio management and commercial contract negotiation. 

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys supporting all St. Louis sport teams, but has a special fondness for the St. Louis Blues. She enjoys staying fit and practicing self-care through tennis, running, cross-training, yoga, and curling up with a good book.