WellPet LLC, a North America-based independent branded premium natural pet food company, backed by Clearlake Capital Group LP, has added Nneka Rimmer to the company’s board of directors. She joins WellPet with more than 25 years of experience in the branded consumer products industry, and specializes on global growth and go-to-market strategies, corporate transformation, leadership development, and change management.
“What attracted me to this opportunity was WellPet’s collaborative culture and team of inventive thinkers who truly put pets at the center of all they do and create,” said Rimmer. “I’m confident my deep experience within the consumer sector will help WellPet execute on its compelling value proposition to deliver superior products at the convergence of science and nature. It’s an exciting time for WellPet and the pet food industry as a whole, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to help the company reach new heights by partnering with WellPet leadership and Clearlake to ultimately provide pet parents more nutritional innovation and convenience.”
Rimmer most recently served as president at global flavors and extracts, at McCormick & Co. Prior to joining McCormick, Rimmer was partner at the Boston Consulting Group, where she advised Fortune 100 C-suite executives on operational and commercial excellence.
“Nneka’s impressive background in corporate development and strategic planning, as well as her experience in consumer goods and retail, makes her an invaluable addition to our Board of Directors,” said Reed Howlett, CEO of WellPet. “We are thrilled to welcome Nneka to the WellPet team as we continue to innovate and build on the company’s 100-year heritage as a pioneer in natural pet foods.”
“We see great opportunities working with Nneka and are confident her sector, managerial, and corporate governance expertise will be a great addition to the WellPet board of directors,” said José E. Feliciano, co-founder and managing partner, and Arta Tabaee, manager director, at Clearlake. “As WellPet continues to transform, expand, and enter new categories in pursuit of its mission of delivering nutritional excellence for the growing population of pet parents, Nneka’s extensive background in strategic growth will be vital to the company. We look forward to working closely with Nneka as we chart WellPet’s next chapter.”