Joe Zuccarello, MBA


Joe’s journey in the pet industry started in 1986. Joe spent over 22 years in the pet services industry, the majority of which included helping develop and advance one of the nation’s most prestigious chains of Pet Resorts. Joe then began a 10-year focus on new product development and management as Director of Innovation and Product Development for a leading grooming and dental products manufacturer. In 2018, Joe joined the team at Paragon School of Pet Grooming and, the leading pet professional development and education solutions company. As President, Joe leads the company’s educators in providing learning solutions for the pet grooming services industry which are used by individual career seekers, pet salon owners, and multi-unit retailers as their core training tools for staffing, developing new groomers, and enhancing the skills of existing grooming producers. Joe has a Master’s Degree in Business, is a freelance pet industry consultant, and is also the creator and host of the popular Hey Joe! Podcast. He has been invited to present to grooming professionals and pet industry businesses all over the world including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, the UK, and Canada. As a consultant, Joe has counseled hundreds of pet business owners, focusing on profit and productivity maximization. Joe’s unique background in pet services, product development and sales, education, and business consulting makes him a valuable asset and addition to any pet business.


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August 13, 2024 8:00–9:00 am

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August 14, 2024 11:00 am–12:00 pm

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