OAK CREEK, WIS. — Stella & Chewy’s announced changes to its leadership on May 1. Marie Moody has been appointed interim chief executive officer and David Kapic has been promoted to president. 

Moody founded Stella & Chewy’s in 2003 and has served on the company’s board of directors for more than 15 years. She succeeds Marc Hill, who served as CEO since 2017. Moody’s entrepreneurship experience, expertise in the pet food industry and love for pets has been instrumental in driving Stella & Chewy’s success. 

“Stella & Chewy’s was founded on a commitment to bring pets and pet parents the best in nutrition since I know first-hand that selecting your pet’s food is one of the most important decisions a pet parent makes,” Moody said. “I’m thrilled to continue working alongside the Stella & Chewy’s team as we remain committed to finding new, innovative ways for pet parents to show pets their love through premium raw and natural pet food.”

Kapic previously served as chief operations officer at Stella & Chewy’s. According to the company, his strategic mindset and strong leadership have significantly contributed to its operations. As president, Kapic will focus on driving growth with Stella & Chewy’s partners, seeking to make raw pet foods more accessible and approachable to pet parents. He will also continue to lead the company’s sales enterprise alongside Moody until it finds a chief sales officer.

“Stella & Chewy’s offers best-in-class products, made by a best-in-class team,” Kapic said. “I am eager to continue collaborating with this passionate group of pack members dedicated to helping pets and pet parents thrive through raw food while driving new business and growth opportunities for the company.”

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