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Dogtopia Names Former President, CEO of PetSmart to Board of Directors


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Dogtopia Enterprises, a dog day care, boarding, training and spa, announced that David K. Lenhardt, former president and CEO of PetSmart has been appointed to Dogtopia’s board of directors.

Lenhardt served as the president and CEO of PetSmart for more than 14 years before stepping down in 2015 after BC Partners, a private equity firm, took the company private.

“David is a deeply experienced businessman and leader in the pet industry. He will have a tremendous impact on our company and strategic vision,” said Peter H. Thomas, Dogtopia board chariman.

With 44 stores open and more than 60 additional locations sold, Dogtopia is on track to have approximately 75 locations operating by December 2017 in several new major markets.

“I am very excited to join the Dogtopia team and look forward to helping grow this powerful brand in the pet services market,” Lenhardt said.

Prior to his role as president and CEO, Lenhardt served in multiple senior leadership roles at PetSmart from 2000 to 2012. From 1996 to 2000, he served as manager of Bain & Co. Inc., where he led consulting teams for retail, technology and e-commerce clients. Lenhardt also has served as an analyst in the corporate finance and Latin American groups of Merrill Lynch & Co.’s investment banking division. He also serves as a director of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and is a former board member of Banfield Pet Hospitals.

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