Pet Kennect

“Developing an Exit Strategy”
Thursday, October 1, 2020

You’ve worked hard to build your business over the years, but there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.  New challenges with Covid-19, Human Resources, and Social Media seem to have taken the fun out of what you once loved.  Figuring out your future is not only hard, but overwhelming and emotional.  Do you pass the business on to someone in your family?  Do you sell and hope that the buyer keeps your business intact?  Or maybe you just wind down the business and move on. The Developing Your Exit Strategy Session will help you understand and answer these questions about your facility and your future goals.  We will discuss the business landscape and the decisions that need to be made to prepare for the next step in your future.


Devika Christie graduated from Loyola University Chicago and holds a MBA from Washington University. She has 18 years of experience in financial services and 10 in the pet industry. After the 2008 financial crisis, Devika tapped into her passion for animals and devised a “back-up” plan to independently secure her future. She took her passion for animals and worked to form No Leash Needed. In 2019, Devika sold the company for the highest multiple ever, and now works with other pet facility owners as a consultant. Devika also developed proprietary kennel software is working to bring the system to other facilities that need better reporting and procedure management.