Roger Morgan, founder and CEO of pet nutrition company pawTree® created the company in 2014 to provide a better way to care for and love pets. With the debut of its pawPairings Superfood Seasonings in 2018, pawTree® created an entirely new product category that provides shake on seasoning flavor and nutrition for dogs and cats along with food, treats, supplements and accessories.
Roger served as President and CEO of The Retail Products Group (RPG) manufacturing and selling pet products to retailers from 2005 to 2012. Before joining RPG, Roger gained business strategy experience with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). His prior work experience also includes positions at Walt Disney Imagineering in business strategy and KPMG LLP, where he obtained his CPA certification.
pawTree® is on mission to change a pet and pet parent’s life one meal at a time and to enable pet lovers to thrive as small business owners as part of their petPro sales team.
Sammy Mandell, Owner, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCo)
At the age of 24, Sammy Mandell realized Dallas was in need of a late night pizzeria on one of it’s most popular bar strips. What started as Greenville Avenue Pizza Company-GAPCo in 2007, has grown from just an idea to a recognized Dallas brand and one of the highest grossing independent pizzerias in the country. Over the last 10 years GAPCo has continued to grow and expand, opening its second location in 2017.
GAPCo employs over 60 people with it’s two locations and there are more on the way. Sammy and his company have been recognized by INC. 5000, ICIC- As one of the fastest growing inner city businesses and most recently, Sammy was named the first ever “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by Pizza Today Magazine. GAPCo has also been ranked as one of the Top 100 pizzerias in the nation the last couple of years.