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Mars, a Global Business of Confectionary, Food and Pet Care Products and Services, Hires Tracey DaCosta as Vice President of People & Org for Science & Diagnostics, North America

Mars, a leading multinational manufacturer and provider of products and services for people and pets, has appointed Tracey DaCosta as Vice President (VP) of People & Organization for Science & Diagnostics, North America. Mars partnered with Frederickson Partners, a Gallagher Company, on the executive search.

In her role as VP of People & Organization for the Petcare Science & Diagnostics division, Tracey will drive performance through a people-centered strategy, championing the modernization of the employee experience. Within this newly formed division, she will optimize and accelerate the people agenda across a large and diverse organization. Tracey will report to Brady Grange, the Global VP People & Organization (CPO) of Mars Science & Diagnostics. Tracey joins Mars from Zoetis, where she has been an integral part of the company since before its spin-off from Pfizer and IPO in 2013. At Zoetis, she played a key role in establishing the new company’s HR organization and has overseen nearly every HR function. As a Vice President-level HR Business Partner, she supported U.S. Commercial and global functions, leading projects in M&A integrations, payroll implementations, COVID planning, compensation audits, organizational restructures, and policy development.

Tracey holds a Juris Doctor degree in Law from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from Rutgers University.

Mars Science & Diagnostics is a division of Mars Petcare, a diverse business dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™.  Science & Diagnostics brings together the power of leading pet health science with expertise across diagnostics, data, and technology to improve outcomes in pet health. Our veterinary diagnostics business Antech spans in-house diagnostic laboratory instruments and consumables, including rapid assay diagnostic products and digital cytology services; local and cloud-based data services; practice information management software and related software and support; 90 reference laboratories around the globe; veterinary imaging and technology; education; and board-certified specialist support services. Our at-home diagnostics offering includes Wisdom Panel, the world’s most accurate pet DNA test. For 60 years, our Waltham Petcare Science Institute has been advancing science to better understand pet health.

Frederickson Partners, a Gallagher Company recruits high impact executive talent for innovative companies worldwide. As a part of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Frederickson recruits executives across the C-suite, specializing in HR and People, Finance, Sales, Legal and Product leadership, and matching startups, mission-based organizations and Fortune 500 enterprises with world-class executives. Frederickson serves many global business and tech hubs, with locations including San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Atlanta, Philadelphia, South Florida, Nashville and Toronto. Clients include Alphabet, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Gartner, Genentech, General Electric, Informatica, Intel, Intuit, Ford Motor Co., lululemon, Mars, Neiman Marcus, Nubank, Peak Design, Pinterest, Proofpoint, Qualtrics, Roche, SoFi, The Nature Conservancy, Uber, and Workday.

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Frederickson Partners, a Gallagher company is a market leader in retained executive search since 1995. As one of the top-rated HR executive search and C-suite recruiting firms, we have expertise in placing Chief People Officers, Chief Human Resources Officers, Chief Diversity Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Legal Officers and many other senior leaders. We draw on a broad network of rising and established executives and leaders, and a 28-year reputation as a talent acquisition and HR Advisory provider.

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