Having developed three multi million-dollar pet companies, Carol Frank combines her insider’s expertise in all aspects of pet businesses to help entrepreneurs, business owners, and investment executives shorten the learning curve and maximize the value of their businesses and investments.
As a one-time auditor for a large CPA firm, she gained an inside-out understanding of how companies operate. Her first business was a pet shop in Dallas called The Animal Kingdom. Through this retail endeavor, she discovered her passion for the pet industry, which fueled her next business: Avian Kingdom Supply. From 1990 to 1998, Carol owned and operated what grew to be a distributor of 2,100-plus pet products, which she sold to Central Garden and Pet in 1998. In 1996 she launched Avian Adventures, one of the world’s largest designers and importers of exclusive birdcages and accessories, which she operated for 11 years before selling to Midwest Homes for Pets.
She then leveraged her significant experience in both finance and entrepreneurship to start BirdsEye Advisory Group. BAG is a boutique investment bank that helps pet companies and private equity firms in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Exit Planning, and M&A strategy. Carol was a Managing Director with MHT Partners from 2015 to 2019 and a Managing Director with SDR Ventures from 2010 to 2015.