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Brakke Consulting plans gradual leadership change

Founder Ron Brakke will relinquish daily oversight to Dr. Bob Jones.

Brakke Consulting plans gradual leadership change
Ron Brakke, left, and Dr. Robert “Bob” Jones.

Brakke Consulting founder Ron Brakke has turned over day-to-day management of the firm to animal health industry veteran Robert “Bob” Jones, MS, Ph.D.

The firm, whose clients include companies in animal health and nutrition, pet care and veterinary services, announced what it called “a seamless leadership transition over the coming year and beyond.”

Ron Brakke will remain active with the firm.

“We expect to operate in a business-as-usual fashion in all aspects of our operations, and I will continue to work with Brakke clients as I always have, striving to help them build stronger organizations and to commercialize promising new technologies,” the founder said. “At the same time, we will benefit greatly from the decades of experience in the animal health and nutrition industries that Bob Jones brings as well as the leadership and management skills that he can offer to our internal team and to our clients.”

Dr. Jones has held senior positions with Novartis Animal Health, where he served four years as president and CEO of North America Animal Health, and with American Cyanamid and Pharmacia Animal Health. He joined Brakke Consulting in March 2017 as a senior consultant.

“My goals are simple: to make any transition seamless and virtually invisible to our clients and to ensure that our consultant team has all the support and the tools needed to continue to provide the solutions that they have built their reputations on,” Dr. Jones said. “At the same time, we want to become known as the innovators in the animal health consulting industry, bringing new and dynamic approaches to supporting client objectives.”

Brakke Consulting was founded in 1986.

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