Banfield Pet Hospital has named Brian Garish as president. His chief responsibilities will be to oversee the organization’s more than 975 hospitals and 16,000 associates. Garish is succeeding the former-CEO and President Vincent Bradley. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience building and inspiring diverse and successful teams.
Garish joined Banfield in 2015 as the senior vice president of operations and chief operating officer, where he oversaw the operations support, new hospital openings, real estate, facilities and construction teams. In his time at Banfield, Garish said he was inspired by the company’s people and purpose — and aims to foster a culture in which associates are supported in doing their best work for pets.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead Banfield Pet Hospital and empower our associates to do what they do best — impact pets’ lives,” Garish said. ”As president, I look forward to furthering our purpose of helping make a better world for pets.”
Garish also serves on the board of the Banfield Foundation, Banfield’s nonprofit. Most recently he served as an area vice president at CVS Caremark where he was responsible for 600 stores covering 16 states with 15,000 associates. Garish holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Indiana University and has completed a number of leadership programs including the Burnham Rosen Interactive Leadership Program and the EQ Mentor Program.