Our Team

Benjamin Shaw


Benjamin Shaw is the president and chief executive officer of Covetrus. Previously, he served as the CEO, president, and co-founder of Vets First Choice for nearly 8 years. Ben also cofounded private investment partnership Black Point Group, where he was a partner for 14 years. He holds a B.A. in biology, political science, and environmental studies from Bates College.

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Christine T. Komola

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Christine T. Komola is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at Covetrus, before which she was EVP and CFO at Vets First Choice. Prior to joining Vets First Choice, Christine served as CFO of office supply company Staples, Inc. She has a B.S. in business administration and accounting from Miami University.

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Matthew Leonard


Matt is the executive vice president and president of North America and Global Supply Chain. Previously, Matt was at CVS Health for the last 20+ years, most recently serving as Pharmaceutical Contracting, Purchasing & Managed Care.  He was also President and Chairman of the Board of Red Oak Sourcing, LLC, the largest generic drug purchasing entity in the United States, where he oversaw all aspects of CVS Health’s generic sourcing venture with Cardinal Health. Matt received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and is a registered pharmacist.

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Erin Powers Brennan​


Erin Powers Brennan is the senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary at Covetrus. She also served as general counsel of Vets First Choice. Prior to Vets First Choice, Erin was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a law firm. She holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, an M.A. in law and diplomacy from the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a B.A. in government and Latin American studies from Scripps College.

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Russell Cooke


Russell Cooke is the senior vice president and operational chief financial officer at Covetrus. Before Covetrus, Russell was vice president and CFO at Global Animal Health for Henry Schein. He also previously served as CFO of US Animal Health, CFO of European Animal Health, and CFO of UK Animal Health. Russell is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a B.A. in accounting and finance.

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David Christopher Dollar

Senior Vice President and President, Global Software Services

David Christopher Dollar is the senior vice president and president of global software and services at Covetrus. Prior to Covetrus, he served as president of global animal health practice solutions at Henry Schein. David has also been chief operating officer at software company HealthMEDX. He has a B.S. in communications and media studies from Missouri State University.

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Michael Ellis

Senior Vice President and President, Europe

Michael Ellis is the senior vice president and president of Europe at Covetrus. He has held previous positions as CFO, general manager, vice president, and president of Europe at Henry Schein Animal Health at Henry Schein. Michael is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant, FCMA, and has a diploma in business studies from Sheffield University.

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David Hinton

Senior Vice President and President, APAC and Emerging Markets

David Hinton is the senior vice president and president of APAC and emerging markets at Covetrus. Previously, David was vice president and managing director at ANZ and vice president and managing director of UK, Ireland and France at Henry Schein Animal Health. David holds a post graduate diploma in management studies, and a diploma in marketing from the University of the West of England.

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Timothy Ludlow

Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

Timothy Ludlow is the senior vice president and chief transformation officer at Covetrus. He previously served as CFO, then as chief integration and transformation officer, at Vets First Choice. Before Vets First Choice, Timothy was also CFO of Pine State Trading Company, a beverage distribution company, and, senior vice president and treasurer of C&S Wholesale Grocers. He is a qualified UK accountant, FCCA.

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Anthony Providenti

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Anthony Providenti is the senior vice president of corporate development at Covetrus. Before that, Anthony served in a number of positions at Henry Schein, including vice president of corporate business development group, and vice president of strategy and development at Global Animal Health Group. He has a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University.

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Georgina Wraight

Senior Vice President and President, Global Prescription Management

Georgia Wraight is president of global prescription management at Covetrus, an animal-health technology and services company supporting the companion, equine, and large-animal veterinary markets. Prior to the creation of Covetrus, Georgia served as president and COO of Vets First Choice.  Georgia has more than 20 years’ experience in finance and operations at multi-national companies. During her tenure as COO for The Rockport Group, she developed the operational strategy for global expansion and led the global “carve out” from Adidas. Her expertise lies in helping companies expand their operations into cross-border markets. Georgia is from England. Prior to moving to the US, she worked for Ernst & Young, Walt Disney and the BBC.

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