Jim Galovski received his bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester in 1992. Over the next quarter-century, Jim worked at Nestle Purina, Mars Pet Care (Royal Canin), and Blue Buffalo in a variety of roles; from territory manager and team leader to Director of Global Supply Chain Solutions and Director of Veterinary Commerce. He also has consulted for a half dozen other pet food companies in various stages ranging from start-ups to established global players. Jim currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Bond Pets, LLC, and PetMio.
Here are the Chewyminator and the Is it too late to save the independent pet retailers articles that led me to this interview - The lessons for the indy's to be able to thrive can be found in both of these articles - Jim lays it out with detailed precision - I hope you read both of these articles and if you are an indy, get the Guardian brand into your stores and learn how to sell it along with other products you have in your freezers and products you cannot get online - start understanding what makes you, the independent retailer different and start playing big - stand out and stand apart from the rest...If you need help let me know ;) & please excuse all of the background noise between Jim's computer and NYC police sirens you get to be in our living rooms for these interviews. Nothing beats being real.