Meet Our Team

We are proud of the work we do, innovating to help pets live better lives.
As science-focused founders, our success is based on objective insight provided by our research and ground-breaking research. As pet owners and animal lovers, we are moved by the joy and increased health of our dog customers and their owners, inspiring our ongoing mission to create supplements that support the health of the pets we love.

Meet the ElleVet Leadership Team

Christian Kjaer
Chairman, CEO & Cofounder

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Former senior executive at IDEXX Laboratories: President of OPTI Medical Systems; VP and GM of Water Division; VP and GM of South Asia/Middle East/Africa Region. Former CEO of European tech companies, including Cantion and Chempaq. Mr. Kjaer holds a Master of Business from Copenhagen Business School.

Amanda Howland
CCO & Cofounder

Amanda Howland is ElleVet’s co-founder. Amanda was instrumental in development of ElleVet’s proprietary product line. She has over 20 years experience in public health research and marketing, and has a BA from Colby College and an MPH from UNE.

Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Joseph Wakshlag is Professor of Nutrition and Sports Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wakshlag conducted the first ever clinical trial on dogs using ElleVet CBD and continues to lead the way in hemp research.

Dan Beressi
VP Operations

Former Vice President of Global Supply Chain at IDEXX Laboratories.  Prior experience as a management consultant at AT Kearney and PricewaterhouseCoppers.  Mr. Beressi holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and Master of Business from The University of Chicago.

Stacey Evans, JD
VP General Counsel

Former federal attorney, legislative counsel, ethics official, and member of the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Ms. Evans chaired the Animal Law Committee of the American Bar Association. Ms. Evans holds a JD from Tulane Law School.

Haley Israelson
VP Finance

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Prior to joining ElleVet, Ms. Israelson served as a finance and investment professional in Venture Capital and Private Equity, where she worked with numerous high growth startups. Ms. Israelson is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maine. She earned her Master of Business and BS in Accounting from Husson University.