Vancouver veterinary company Banfield Pet Hospital announced today it has hired a chief information officer.
Jesper Frederiksen has been hired to oversee the technology infrastructure, such as data storage and cybersecurity, across the company.
Banfield has nearly 16,000 employees across 42 states, including more than 700 in Clark County. Reliable and robust data is critical to the company’s success, Frederiksen said in a prepared statement.
“Banfield’s longstanding history as a leader in pet health care is in part due to its rich data — and commitment to using insights gleaned to advance both its own veterinary care and the broader profession,” he said in a prepared statement.
Frederiksen spent more than nine years in executive roles at Danaher, a publicly traded manufacturer with a slew of divisions. There, he helped lead cybersecurity efforts and risk management projects.
“With his rich and robust history of IT strategy and innovation, we are delighted to bring Jesper on board to propel the practice’s IT organization forward,” said Banfield Pet Hospital President Brian Garish.
Frederiksen is the latest executive announcement from Banfield. The company parted ways with CEO Vincent Bradley in February.