Pharmapacks Announces Key Executive Team Appointments
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 23, 2021--
Pharmapacks (or “the Company”), a leading technology led e-commerce marketplace enablement platform, today announced the addition of six key executives to its management team: Adam Rodgers as Chief Growth Officer, Ash Mehra as Chief Information Officer, Daniel Bennett as Chief Marketing Officer, Leanna Bautista as Chief People Officer, Andreas Schulmeyer as Chief Financial Officer, and the promotion of Chris Pfeiffer to Chief Operating Officer. These world-class hires join Pharmapacks’ existing strong management team and will help the Company as it moves into its next phase of growth following its recent partnership with and strategic investment from The Carlyle Group in November 2020.
“We are thrilled to welcome Adam, Ash, Daniel, Leanna, and Andreas to Pharmapacks, and to see Chris in his new role,” said Andrew Vagenas, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmapacks. “We are impressed with their leadership credentials and demonstrated track records of supporting exponential growth, and are confident that their expertise will be extremely valuable as we continue to build out the best-in-class services we offer our partners and brands.”
Adam Rodgers is an industry leader with more than 20 years’ experience, most recently at Reckitt Benckiser Inc., where he served in a variety of leadership positions, including General Manager of U.S. Sales where he managed over $4 Billion in P&L. Rodgers will bring his deep knowledge of building brands to help manage both Pharmapacks’ CPG and Digitally Native Brands portfolio, delivering growth today and creating an exciting future of new growth opportunities with and for our partners.
Ash Mehra brings a wealth of knowledge of leadership technology to Pharmapacks with more than 30 years of experience at some of the largest consumer brands, including Mondelēz International and P&G, and growing founder-led organizations such as Chobani. As Chief Information Officer, Mehra is responsible for increasing the growth and scale of Pharmapacks’ core technologies and, in this capacity, has already implemented key systems to both modernize and sustain the company’s tech stack.
Daniel Bennett brings his deep understanding of brand building and performance marketing to Pharmapacks to significantly enhance the experience of our brands as Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, Bennett served as Worldwide Chief Innovation Officer for Grey Global Group, part of WPP, where he specialized in creating strategic partnerships and pursuing new digital opportunities for clients such as Volvo and P&G, as well as Chief Digital Officer of North America of McCann Worldwide, where he created innovative and world-class brand experiences for client partners including L’Oréal and Reckitt Benckiser among others.
Leanna Bautista brings both a results-oriented and empathetic approach to her new role as Pharmapacks’ Chief People Officer. With more than 15 years of experience at world class institutions such as PepsiCo, Tory Burch and Pfizer, Bautista has a diverse skill set and is well versed in managing an organization undergoing rapid growth. At Pharmapacks, she will be responsible for designing and implementing a seamless and comprehensive plan for both retaining current and attracting future talent.
Andreas Schulmeyer joins Pharmapacks as Chief Financial Officer. Schulmeyer, a 20-year industry veteran, has vast e-commerce and digital experience from his tenure as head of e-commerce International for L Brands and CFO of Walmart e-commerce. He also brings deep financial experience from his prior roles as CFO for Better Choice Company, as well as PepsiCo Asia Beverages. He returns to the C-suite after seven years at Faultline Solutions, the e-commerce consulting firm he founded in 2014 and will be responsible for evaluating and crafting the Company’s financial strategy, as well as overseeing the analysis and implementation of various reporting, forecasting and budgeting processes.
Chris Pfeiffer has been integral to Pharmapacks’ growth over the past two years, and his elevation to Chief Operating Officer will allow Pfeiffer to continue to build out warehouse and supply chain functions to best support the company’s expansion. He will work closely with the five other key hires to optimize operations and prioritize health, safety, and employee experience. Prior to joining Pharmapacks, Pfeiffer served as VP of Global Supply Chain Transformation and Director of Operations at Cardinal Health, one of the largest pharmaceutical distribution companies in the world.
Founded in 2010, Pharmapacks is a leading multi-marketplace e-commerce enablement platform helping brands with the connections, insights, and services needed to enable accelerated online marketplace sales. Pharmapacks operates in the 3P space across 8 online marketplaces in North America, including Amazon -- where Pharmapacks is the largest third-party seller in the US by number of reviews -- Walmart, eBay, Target, and Google Shopping, among others, and also manages several DTC sites on behalf of brands.
Pharmapacks LLC is a leading e-commerce enablement platform and retail seller across major e-commerce marketplaces with proprietary technology that empowers brands with a complete and cost-effective fulfillment, digital marketing and sales solution. Pharmapacks is led by a premier team of e-commerce experts with over 10 years’ experience, and approximately 1,000 employees connecting consumers to their favorite brands on online marketplaces such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, Google, eBay, and Facebook, becoming one of the largest sellers in North America. Pharmapacks provides a “launch pad” for emerging brands by giving access to the Pharmapacks’ e-commerce platform and consumer base. This enables brands to focus on product research and development, while Pharmapacks builds a connection between them and the brand.
This release contains forward-looking statements. Words such as “anticipates,” “projects,” “believes,” “expects,” “future,” “will,” “intends,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on the current reasonable belief and assumptions of management Pharmapacks; however, they are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from today’s forward-looking statements. Pharmapacks does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements after the date hereof.
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