Roger Johannigman joined Clubessential in August, 2013, as Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations. In this role, Roger will assist in organizing and structuring this entrepreneurial business for its next phase of rapid growth, and at the same time, will help prepare members of the founder’s family working in the business for their roles in the next generation leadership team.
Prior to his involvement with Clubessential, Roger spent 29 years as President and CEO of Loveland Pet Products, one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of pet foods and supplies. Roger transformed this family-owned business from a local wholesaler of live tropical fish and pet accessories to a super-regional distributor of pet foods and supplies. Roger was responsible for strategic planning and advisory board development; succession planning and implementation; turn-around and reinvention; capital improvements: acquisitions; organization development: banking and financing; and new ventures. Loveland Pet Products was named by The Cincinnati Enquirer as one of Greater Cincinnati’s 100 largest privately held businesses, and by Ernst and Young/Cincinnati Business Courier as one of Cincinnati’s fastest growing private companies. In July, 2008, Roger and his partner sold Loveland Pet Products to Bradley Caldwell, Inc of Hazleton, PA.
After transitioning Loveland Pet Products to its new owners, Roger became the Program Director at the Goering Center for Family and Private Business at the University of Cincinnati. In his role as Program Director, Roger was responsible for developing and implementing a series of topical breakfast and luncheon presentations, institute programs, and new curricula for this membership organization. He was also responsible for developing and teaching “business family” new curriculum. Additional responsibilities included membership development, corporate partner development, volunteer coordination, and fundraising.
Roger earned his undergraduate Psychology degree from Harvard University in 1977. In 1985, Roger earned an MBA in Management from Xavier University. Roger also attended the College of Mt. St. Joseph and earned a graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction in 2012.
Roger currently sits on several private company boards including Skidmore Sales and Skilled Care Pharmacy, and has a long history of serving on many local and national non-profit boards including the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. Roger practices Spiritual Direction through the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church.
Roger, and his wife, Nancy, live in Columbia Tusculum. They have two adult daughters, Kim and Amy.