Meet the Team

Our team is the backbone of our business. Each individual member plays an integral part to the smooth running of the company. With years of experience running through our team of staff it ensures the service we provide is of the highest quality.

Dr Roger Mugford, CEODr Roger Mugford

Dr Roger Mugford

CEO

Dr Roger Mugford is a psychologist and farmer who introduced the concept of behavioural therapy to the veterinary profession by founding The Animal Behaviour Centre in the UK in 1979. Since then, his referral practice is seen as the leading authority in the field and has seen more than 50,000 pets. He invented the Halti headcollar plus other training and reward based behaviour aids distributed by The Company of Animals, of which he is the CEO.  Roger is based on his farm in the UK but regularly visits the US office as well as touring shows and is very popular with customers and their pets! 

Paul Marshall, Finance Director Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall

Finance Director

Paul is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in 1985 following training with Ernst & Young. His background is in the financial sector which extends to having expertise in all aspects of day to day financial management for businesses ranging from small owner-managed start-ups through to international SME's. Appointed a non-executive director in 2003, he is now more involved and in addition to the Finances also holds responsibility for Human Resources and Corporate Governance.

Formerly a Trustee of Medical Detection Dogs, his interests cover cinema, theatre and most sports boasting qualifications in football coaching and cricket umpiring.

Paul NolanPaul Nolan

Paul Nolan

Operations Director

Paul is responsible for all purchasing; inbound and intercompany (USA office) logistics, product margin levels, global inventory and vendor relations. Paul also gets involved in key account pricing and deals. With new product introduction he manages the whole process through from initial supplier introduction to developing a finished product. Paul works alongside our marketing team, either to package and/or to create the POS/Advertising.

Paul dedicates as much time as possible to product development to keep COA at the forefront of product innovation, which customers have come to expect. Keeping the flow of stock efficient is another pivotal role he plays to meet company objectives.

 

Larry Cobb

Larry Cobb

VP of Sales, Marketing and Operations

Larry Cobb is a versatile sales leader and team builder with a track record of exceptional sales growth. He joins The Company of Animals with over 40 years commutative experience within the pet industry. His background includes time at Gamma2; K&H Manufacturing; Vo-Toys, Inc.; Well-Pet, Inc.; and Hamilton Enterprise, where he specialized in sales, marketing and packaging initiatives.

As the US Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations at The Company of Animals, Cobb works closely with the UK team to develop and oversee the execution of the international brand’s stateside efforts and image. In addition to devoting significant time to supporting retailer and distributor partners, he’s streamlining the brand’s flagship Connecticut office and warehouse operations. Cobb has already helped to kick-off consumer research efforts concerning the training category and is working to update sales materials and resources.