HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM — Paleo Ridge, a raw dog food manufacturer, has established its new leadership team after receiving £2 million ($2.5 million) in an investment from Ashridge Capital earlier this year. The company has promoted several of its employees to leadership roles in an effort to further its business growth.
Will Green has been promoted to director of sales and marketing after joining Paleo Ridge in 2020 as e-commerce manager and later serving as head of sales and marketing. Green will now direct a team of eight, focusing on sales marketing and customer service.
Chris Jones has been promoted to director of supply chain after joining the company in 2018 as head of supply chain.
Dainius Kinta, who joined Paleo Ridge in 2021 as production manager, has been promoted to head of operations. Kinta also previously held the role of operations manager at the company.
As well as several promotions, Paleo Ridge also added new personnel to its team. Ton Christiaanse joined Paleo Ridge earlier this year as non-executive chairman, with experience in driving growth for both Brakes and Unilever. Graeme Banfield also joined the company as finance director, and David Sherratt, Ashridge Capital’s founder and chief executive officer, joined Paleo Ridge as non-executive director following the company’s investment.
“I am thrilled with the promotions of Chris and Will to the director positions following their outstanding performance at Paleo Ridge,” Christiaanse said. “We are at such an exciting stage, and I look forward to continuing to grow the business and its standing in the pet food market. It’s a pleasure to be working with an accomplished team with the expertise to maintain the fast pace of growth and development that Paleo Ridge has displayed in recent years.”
With these promotions and new hires, Paleo Ridge has expanded by 10% since the beginning of 2022, according to the company.
“We’re delighted to have welcomed such talented and experienced additions in recent times – not only to our executive leadership team but across the entire business,” said Tyler Daly, chief executive officer of Paleo Ridge. “It’s been a big year for Paleo Ridge and expanding our team is a key part of our plans to continue driving growth. We’re also really pleased to see so many promotions within the business and additional new hires. Paleo Ridge is a family of hard workers who bring passion and expertise to everything they do. We’re glad to support our staff in their individual growth alongside that of the business.”
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