We Curate Exceptional Pet Products
Pet retailers want products that sell, and that's why Only An Ocean travels the globe in search of inspiring petrepreneurs. No matter where you live, if you believe you've invented something special, or are building an inspiring brand, we want to hear from you. As pet sales and marketing specialists with a deep retail and distributor network in the US, Europe and beyond, we will help you establish traction in the appropriate marketplaces.
Our goal is to energize inventors, educate and supply retailers, and be a positive force for the pet industry at large.
Only An Ocean's only owned and operated brand, Poochie-Pets, believes Your Dog Makes You A Better Person®. Only An Ocean couldn't agree more. Studies show dog owners lead longer, healthier lives, and through your dog's everyday actions your life becomes richer. There are no ulterior motives in your dog's behavior, just simple admiration for the person they believe you to be.
In short, our philosophy is to celebrate pets, petrepreneurs and pet retailers through our everyday business activities.
Cheryl Pedersen, Co-Founder | Sales & Product USA
Cheryl founded Poochie-Pets in 2005 with a single product, PoochieBells. Now the industry standard for dog training doorbells, PoochieBells are sold by over 5,000 top retailers. Her entrepreneurial spirit has been her fuel for success, and in 2015 she was recognized for her efforts when she was named, "A Pet Industry Leader - Woman of the Year." As a Co-Founder of Only An Ocean, her experience lends itself perfectly to supporting and growing OAO's partner brands. email@example.com
Jolanda van der Basch, Co-Founder | Sales & Product Europe
Based in the Netherlands, Jolanda is the founder of Van Der Basch Trading. Leading the Van Der Basch Trading company, Jolanda personally scouts new pet products to introduce to markets in North America, Europe and beyond. Her product introductions have been awarded at several industry trade shows and she continues to be recognized as an industry icon for product recognition. As a Co-Founder of Only An Ocean, her ability to identify promising early stage products is crucial to OAO's mission. firstname.lastname@example.org
Arnie Freilich, Managing Partner | Finance
Arnie has over 40 years of senior leadership experience in both public and private companies. More than half of that time was spent as a management consultant focused on operational and functional excellence in marketing / sales / accounting and finance. He is the CEO of Financial Intelligence which provides specialized accounting, administration and data services to finance management of publicly-owned global and national companies. Arnie was also Chapter Chairman of Charleston SCORE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to business mentoring and education. email@example.com
Aaron Lowe, Marketing | Brand Development
Aaron's sales, marketing and business development prowess hatched in the outdoor sports industry where he helped lead monetization efforts for a variety of print and online media platforms. Later on, he founded a nonprofit fundraising software which he sold, and helped an early stage ad tech company transition from concept, to thriving business. As a member of Only An Ocean, he is dedicated to helping petrepreneurs succeed. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn Parisi, Wholesale Relations
An original Poochie-Pets team member, Shawn played a key role in growing sales from zero to $1-million+. Based in Simsbury, Connecticut, over the past 12 years she has grown from making PoochieBells in a basement, to being part of the leadership team. Shawn wears many hats; oversees the Connecticut warehouse and manufacturing operations, manages wholesaler relations, and more. email@example.com
Donna Temple, Operations
After years working for the Federal Government as a programmer and technical writer, more recently Donna served as a chapter administrator for SCORE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to business mentoring and education. Donna leads Only An Ocean's operations with acute attention to detail, and her ability to streamline processes greatly benefits Only An Ocean and their partners. firstname.lastname@example.org