PE-backed Heartland Veterinary Partners Appoints Chief HR Officer from Search by Hanold Associates

Heartland Veterinary Partners

CHICAGO (Jan. 26, 2021) ― Heartland Veterinary Partners, a veterinary support organization partnering with vet practices across the US, has appointed Angela Deputy as its new Chief Human Resources Officer based in Chicago. Hanold Associates’ Katrina Prospero and Kile Hanold led the search.

Deputy comes to Heartland Vet from Aspen Dental, where she served as Vice President of Field Operations HR. Reporting to the CEO at Heartland Vet, she will advise employees and executives alike, and work closely with regional leads to provide advanced HR programs. Deputy will lead a team of six and maintain a point of view on business operations while focusing on the people within the organization to ensure smooth operations and growth.

“At such a critical point for Heartland Vet, Angela’s energy and experience will be a vital influence on the team,” said Katrina Prospero, Partner on the search. “Her passion for the industry, along with her knowledge of an evolving people function, will allow for a strong, successful partnership.”

Heartland Veterinary Partners is a veterinary support partnership designed to manage all non-clinical functions of business, enabling practice staff to focus on treating animals. Heartland’s services include: Human Resources & Recruiting, Marketing, Procurement and Supply Management, Accounting & Billing and Information Technology. Veterinary practices retain their local branding and by partnering with Heartland, these companies can also share best practices and gain access to more efficient and profitable economies of scale.

Headquartered in the Chicago Loop, Heartland has operations in 20 states, primarily in America’s heartland: the Midwest and mid-south of the United States. The company currently has more than 1,000 employees, including 200 doctors, throughout its corporate offices and partner practices around the country. In December 2019, the company was purchased by Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm.

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