NEW YORK — Better Choice Company announced that Chief Executive Officer Scott Lerner has stepped down from his role on Sept. 13. Lionel Conacher, director of Better Choice, has replaced Lerner as interim CEO.

“On behalf of the entire team, I’d like to thank Scott Lerner for his contributions as chief executive officer during his time with Better Choice,” said Mike Young, chairman of the board at Better Choice. “With an extremely talented team in place and a strong platform built for continued growth, I have every confidence that Lionel and the executive team will continue to build on our strong performance so far this year, which includes the launch of Halo Elevate® in more than 1,500 pet specialty locations, more than 100% growth year-to-date in international sales and the integration of the TruDog brand into the Halo portfolio.

“I am particularly excited for Lionel and the team to continue to realize margin improvements, with a focus on profitable and sustainable growth,” Young added.

The change in personnel follows significant reported sales growth for Better Choice, which the company recently detailed in its second quarter financial results for fiscal 2022.

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