Suzanne McDonnell

Chief Commercial Officer


Suzanne is the Chief Commercial Officer at BARK, maker of toys, treats, dental, and essentials for dogs. Suzanne is responsible for driving new retail partnerships with mass merchandise and specialty retailers and for growing existing partnerships. From large U.S. retailers like Target, Costco, Walmart, Petsmart, Petco, Lowes, and REI, to branded players like Subaru and Dunkin, Suzanne drives relationships that expand BARK's customer base and business beyond the D2C realm. Suzanne has led cross-functional and diverse teams across both established companies and start-ups, working at and with brands in the CPG, automotive, financial services, hospitality, technology, and digital media space. Prior to BARK, Suzanne held senior and C-level positions at Leo Burnett/ Publicis, WPP, Viacom, and Discovery Networks, and has also been on the Board of the IAB. She graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Economics. She is mom to her beloved cockapoo, Ryder Cup.