Sharma Brings 20 Years of Leadership Experience Scaling Global Technology Companies
BARK, Inc. (“BARK” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BARK), a leading global omnichannel brand with a mission to make all dogs happy, today announced the appointment of Aarti Sharma as Chief People Officer (CPO), effective November 7, 2022. Ms. Sharma brings 20 years of leadership experience in human resources and people strategy and has supported the development of numerous high-growth, global technology companies. Most recently, Sharma served nine years as the Global Head of Human Resources at Cambium Networks where she built the HR infrastructure and tripled the organization’s size. As part of Cambium Networks’ executive team, she was also instrumental in preparing the Company for its IPO in 2019. Prior to Cambium Networks, she worked at multinational companies including Stryker Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Wipro Technologies.
“Aarti is a fantastic addition to the team, and she brings valuable experience scaling high-growth technology companies,” said Matt Meeker, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BARK. “She has designed and implemented the human resources strategy for numerous organizations, enabling them to scale efficiently while maintaining a best-in-class employee experience from talent acquisition to retention. On behalf of the entire team at BARK, we are excited to welcome Aarti to the pack, and we look forward to the many valuable contributions she will make across our organization.”
Sharma is a critical addition to support BARK’s continued growth and will scale all elements of the Company’s human resources organization including talent acquisition, employee retention, engagement, and workplace experience. She holds an undergraduate degree in Statistics from the Lady Shri Ram College and an MBA from Symbiosis International University. Sharma resides in Chicago with her husband, two boys, and Portuguese Water Dog, Kulfi.
“Having just been named in Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces in America, it is clear that BARK is highly focused not just on the happiness of all dogs, but also all of its passionate employees,” said Aarti Sharma, Chief People Officer of BARK. “I am thrilled to join the talented team at BARK, and I am eager to support the Company’s growth by implementing holistic people practices and creating a positive employee experience for our worldwide employees.”
BARK is the world’s most dog-centric company, devoted to making dogs happy with the best products, services and content. BARK’s dog-obsessed team applies its unique, data-driven understanding of what makes each dog special to design playstyle-specific toys, wildly satisfying treats, great food for your dog’s breed, effective and easy to use dental care, and dog-first experiences that foster the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. Founded in 2011, BARK loyally serves dogs nationwide with themed toys and treats subscriptions, BarkBox and BARK Super Chewer; custom product collections through its retail partner network, including Target and Amazon; its high-quality, nutritious meals made for your breed with BARK Food; and products that meet dogs’ dental needs with BARK Bright. At BARK, we want to make dogs as happy as they make us because dogs and humans are better together. Sniff around at bark.co for more information.