Darden Executive MBA Student Stakes Claim in Pet Wellness Industry
Head of a rapidly expanding startup, Darden Executive MBA student Brian Larsen (Class of 2020) is leading the way in the growing pet health and wellness industry. Larsen is co-founder, president and CEO of RestoraPet Inc., a health supplement company for pets, including dogs, cats and even horses.
His timing couldn’t be better. Pet ownership has increased by 12 percent in the last 30 years — a statistic that Forbes credits to a shift in culture as Millenials and Generation Z embrace pet ownership with unprecedented enthusiasm — and The Washington Post recently examined the business of pet wellness, including a spotlight on Larsen and RestoraPet.
After Larsen’s own experience watching a beloved pet’s health decline, he tapped into his background in chemistry and biology to develop the unique recipe that would become RestoraPet, according to Post business columnist Thomas Heath:
Hoping to grow his business acumen and “round out” his business skills, Larsen decided to pursue an MBA.