TORONTO — Open Farm announced the appointment of Mona Kennedy to chief financial officer on Jan. 30. In her role, Kennedy will support the pet food company’s growth plans, leading its financial, legal and informational technology operations.

Prior to joining Open Farm, Kennedy served as chief financial officer at Roots Corporation, where she helped expand the company’s gross margin and improved its operating profitability. She also served as vice president of finance at Indigo and held several financial and leadership roles with Maple Leaf Foods and Bombardier Aerospace.

“Mona brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with over two decades of finance and corporate strategy experience to Open Farm,” said Isaac Langleben, chief executive officer of Open Farm. “She has a proven track record for delivering business results while scaling for growth and increasing profitability. Her financial and strategic leadership will ensure Open Farm is set up for success as we aim to reach more pet parents with new solutions and that support our mission.”

Kennedy has extensive experience in external reporting, capital investment, accounting, tax and internal auditing.

“Isaac, Jacqueline and the whole Open Farm team are bringing the most premium, traceable, ethical and sustainable pet food to pet parents like me,” she said. “I believe the market opportunity for these products is tremendous, as is the opportunity to raise the bar in terms of industry practices. I am thrilled to join the Open Farm team at this important chapter in their growth story and am looking forward to helping establish the company as the global leader in the premium pet food space.”

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