Meet the Team

Dave Bolen
Industry Specialist - Pet Products

With over 30 years of management experience in the retail space, Dave works with CEOs and leadership teams to develop a “full potential” strategy and growth plan for businesses. Currently, he is an advisor who consults in the retail pet specialty space and also serves on the Advisory Council for Graham Partners portfolio company, BrightPet.

Dave previously served as President & CEO of Pet Supplies Plus, where he transformed the company from a collection of disparate franchise stores to a unified group focused on being America’s favorite Neighborhood pet store. Prior to Pet Supplies Plus, he was EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer with Petco, a national pet supply chain. Early in his career, Dave held various management positions in the retail space.

Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. He and his family live in Chicago.