President, Gott Pet Products
A veteran of the food flavor and ingredient industry, Peter has always had a soft spot for dogs. Under his guidance, Charlee Bear treats have been embraced by millions and became a national brand. But through it all, Peter made sure these treats stayed true to their roots by never cutting corners on quality, wholesomeness or taste. After majoring in finance and accounting at Notre Dame, he completed studies in international marketing and finance at INSEAD France, as well as Harvard. Peter wears a number of hats at Gott Pet Products, makers of Charlee Bear treats. But of all of the roles in his life, his favorites are husband, father to his 6 children and grandfather to his 6 (soon to be 7) grandchildren.
Patrick is our leader who manages Charlee Bear, from strategy and operations to product development, sales and marketing. He’s no stranger to the ins and outs of running a growing company, having previously held financial management positions at Google and Ernst & Young. A Milwaukee native, Patrick grew up around dogs and they were always an important part of the family. In his free time, he’s out walking his dog, Memphis, taking in a round of golf or spending time at home with his wife and son.
Head of Sales
Rob is a jack of all trades. In addition to guiding a growing sales force, he’s responsible for supporting Charlee Bear’s national distribution network and developing promotional programs.
Rob comes from The Company of Animals and Mars Petcare, where he played key roles in their sales teams. In his spare time, Rob likes to spend time with his family at the beach.
Pets: Nissa, a 13-year-old rescued Cow/Shepherd mix
If I was a dog, I would be a German Shepherd
I can’t live without my family and the beach
If I ran the world, I’d give every pet a bag of Charlee Bear treats and a home
I wish Jimmy Buffet would put on a concert just for me
What I like best about being on the Charlee Bear team: We are a very strong, family-owned company that believes in great products for all pets!
NORTHEAST TERRITORY SALES MANAGER
Adam comes to the Charlee Bear team with over 25 years of sales leadership experience in the pet industry and was most recently the Eastern Coast Sales Manager at The Company of Animals. In his off hours, Adam likes spending weekends at the beach with his wife, kids and dogs.
Pets: Jack-Jack, a rescued Beagle/Bassett mix and Harley, a rescued (from Korean meat farm) Jindo
If I was a dog, I would be a Labrador Retriever
I can’t live without my family and a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte
If I ran the world, I’d give every pet a loving home with siblings
I wish Paul McCartney would put on a concert just for me
What I like best about being on the Charlee Bear team: The teammates I am blessed to work with – the “A Team!”
MIDWEST TERRITORY SALES MANAGER
Matt brings lots of experience to the Charlee Bear team, having served on the sales force of a few pet product manufacturing and distribution firms, as well as managing a retail feed store. An avid pet enthusiast, he’s turned many customer relationships into permanent friendships over the course of his 25-year career. Matt likes to spend his time camping with his wife and kids or taking his mini dachshunds Phoebe and Joey for walks.
If I was a dog, I would be a Rottweiler
I can’t live without my family
If I ran the world, I’d give every pet free vet care
I wish the original Van Halen with David Lee Roth would put on a concert just for me
What I like best about being on the Charlee Bear team: The support and team attitude.
NATIONAL ACCOUNTS SALES MANAGER
In her 20 years as a pet product sales professional, Michelle has collaborated closely with distributors, national buyers, retail chain accounts, industry brokers and retailers to help them realize their goals. Her perfect weekend would be relaxing at the beach with her husband and dog.
Pets: Happy and sweet Koa, a 2-year-old soft coated Wheaton Terrier
If I was a dog, I would be a Terrier
I can’t live without my husband and my dog
If I ran the world, I’d give every pet a good home, socialization, good food, treats and rewards, a warm bed and lots
I wish P!nk would put on a concert just for me
What I like best about being on the Charlee Bear team: Being part of a family that really cares about pets and people.
WEST TERRITORY SALES MANAGER
A Southern California native, Scott has spent two decades in sales, retail management and distribution. Prior to being in the pet biz, he helped make Fiji water a national brand. In his off hours, Scott can be spotted barreling through a big wave or spending time with his kids.
Pets: Abby, a Golden Retriever; Penny, a Maltipoo; Tito, a rescue mutt; and Shelly, a Russian Tortoise
If I was a dog, I would be a Golden Retriever
I can’t live without the ocean
If I ran the world, I’d give every pet a home
I wish The Grateful Dead would put on a concert just for me
What I like best about being on the Charlee Bear team: Our culture, passion and energy. We all love this brand, where it’s been and where it’s going!
INSIDE SALES/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE
A long-time dog enthusiast, this Milwaukee native is well versed in logistics and supply chain management. She has years of customer service and supervisor experience and was recently recognized as a Certified Continuous Improvement Manager by the Management and Strategy Institute. Her perfect weekend would include the beach, beer, family and sun.
Pets: A cat named Charlie
If I was a dog, I would be a Labradoodle for sure
I can’t live without Frank’s Red Hot, I put it on everything
If I ran the world, I’d give every pet a loving home
I wish Tim McGraw would put on a concert just for me
What I like best about being on the Charlee Bear team: The love and passion that goes into our products. Every ingredient that goes into our products has been thoroughly researched, and quality is never jeopardized by cost. There is true passion to produce truly nutritious treats and food for our fur babies.