Pet Food Express, a California-based omnichannel pet retailer that offers pet foods, goods and services and backed by Rainier Partners, has appointed Denyelle Bruno as chief executive officer.

Bruno brings 25 years of experience to Pet Food Express, as well as a track record of driving growth at companies such as Apple, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Tender Greens and Drybar. She currently serves as a board director for the American Veterinarian Group. Recently, she was recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s Women’s Leadership Awards, 2020 CEO of the Year, and National Restaurant News‘ 50 Most Influential Women.

“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,” states Bruno.