Pet Wants names vice president of operations

Jessica Riedy will be tasked with streamlining operations and strengthening support for franchise owners.

Jessica Riedy has been appointed the new vice president of operations for Pet Wants.
Jessica Riedy has been appointed the new vice president of operations for Pet Wants.
Pet Wants

Pet Wants, a direct-to-consumer fresh pet food company, has appointed Jessica Riedy as its new vice president of operations.

The company said Riedy’s experience in team management, process implementation and franchise operations, combined with her personal commitment to pet well-being, positions her to significantly contribute to Pet Wants' mission of delivering fresh, high-quality pet food across the nation.

"The moment I learned about this opportunity, I could tell it was my dream role,” Riedy said. “I knew combining my love for operations with my passion for pets and their well-being was going to be incredibly fulfilling.” 

Before joining Pet Wants, Riedy worked in operations management across various industries, managing teams both locally and remotely, and spearheading operations for a franchisee with multiple locations. Riedy said she is committed to streamlining operations, improving processes for franchise owners and ensuring the Pet Wants team is a cohesive unit.

"My aim is to ensure that our franchisees feel heard, understood and supported,” Riedy said. “I’ve spent the past few months getting to know our franchisees, learning about the challenges they face and working with the operations team to streamline all their processes and procedures. That might mean vendor partnerships, retail build-outs, marketing strategies or pricing. It could be anything, but it's really about making sure franchisees know we are here for them first and foremost.”

Looking ahead, Riedy's primary goal is to enhance the connection between franchisees and the corporate team, fostering a supportive environment that prioritizes the success and satisfaction of both pets and their owners. 

"Pet Wants is thrilled about the addition of Jessica to our team,” said DeNita Carani, Pet Wants brand president. “As we continue to grow this brand, Jessica's unwavering dedication to operational excellence and her commitment to supporting our franchisees are key to propelling Pet Wants to new levels of success."

Pet Wants was founded in 2010 by Cincinnati, Ohio-based Michele Hobbs after she and her wife, Amanda, felt like they were out of options when it came to their dogs’ health. The company's dog and cat food is freshly made and locally sourced and delivered in small batches to customer's doors.

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