Appointed Michael Novotny President of BARK Eats, Named Anil Nair Chief Supply Chain Officer and Olly Downs Vice President of Data, Analytics and Machine Learning
NEW YORK, October 14, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Original BARK Company (NYSE: BARK) (“BARK” or the “Company”), a leading global omni-channel brand for dogs and the company behind BarkBox, today announced the expansion of its leadership team to advance the Company’s long-term strategic growth plans.
Michael Novotny, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of BARK since 2019, has been named President of BARK Eats. In this role, he will work alongside co-founder Carly Strife to lead the Company’s high-quality, personalized nutrition and meal business as it continues to scale and prepares for nationwide rollout in 2022.
Anil Nair, who brings over 15 years of public company experience spanning retail, supply chain, product management and analytics and was most recently Director, Global Logistics at Amazon, will become Chief Supply Chain Officer. In this role, he will manage all aspects of BARK’s inbound, fulfillment and outbound operations, and will focus on enhancing the Company’s cost efficient and predictable supply chain and delivery experience for BARK customers.
Olly Downs, a machine learning scientist, seasoned technology leader and serial technology entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and 41 U.S. patents, has joined BARK as Vice President of Data, Analytics and Machine Learning. In this role,…