Business Development

Our Business Development team provides practical and enjoyable training to develop your employees’ skills and knowledge. Together we build the pathways for employees to help support their career and personal development, providing access to custom virtual learnings as well as personalized mentorship programs.

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Chief Development Officer

Matt Miller

Matt Miller is the Chief Development Officer for Alliance Animal Health.

Matt has extensive experience working in the financial services industry, with over ten years focused on debt and equity underwritings in addition to mergers and acquisitions advisory.

Matt received a B.A. from the University of Colorado, where he studied finance and accounting and graduated with high distinction.

  • Senior Vice President Business Development

    Marty Stanford

    Marty Stanford is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Alliance Animal Health.

    Marty is a veteran of the veterinary health industry with extensive experience in achieving practice growth, partnerships and working with veterinary partners to find a partnership strategy that works for them.

    Marty received a B.S. from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

    If you would like to explore a partnership for your practice, Marty can be reached at [email protected]

  • Director of M&A Analytics

    Michael Albert

    Michael has 10 years of professional experience. He began his career at Navigant Consulting in Chicago, where he spent four years within the corporate FP&A team.

    Prior to joining Alliance, he was Director of Finance at VitalPet, a veterinary rollup based in Houston, Texas. At VitalPet, Michael oversaw all aspects of the finance and accounting function. He was a key member of VitalPet’s management team, assisting with the successful sale of its 24 veterinary hospitals in 2020.

    Michael received a B.S. from Indiana University, where he studied finance, and a M.S. in Finance from Loyola University Chicago. He resides in Houston, Texas with his goldendoodle, Husker, a fitting name for a lifelong Nebraska Cornhusker fan.

  • Director, M&A and Growth Strategy

    Caleb Tse Lalonde

    Caleb Tse-Lalonde works as an Associate for Alliance Animal Health where he shares responsibilities across acquisitions and strategy. Prior to joining Alliance, Caleb worked in clinical research at the McGill University Health Center, as well as at Boston College, where he focused on developing novel therapies for rare genetic disorders. Caleb graduated from Boston College where he received a B.S. in Biology, and a minor in Finance.

  • Senior Integrations Specialist

    Joan Tanguay

    Joan Tanguay is an integration specialist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Prior to joining Alliance Animal Health, Joan has spent the past 9 years working as a Paralegal & Sales coordinator for a Norwegian company that creates sensor-based technology. Her primary responsibilities included contract preparation within the US Sales group, business filings and immigration visas. Prior to that, Joan worked in the medical field for 10 years as a billing manager.

    Joan has 3 children – her eldest daughter just graduated with a Master’s degree from Quinnipiac, the same university her son and daughter attend, and also where Joan received her B.A. from.

    Joan lives in North Haven, CT with her husband and two cats.

  • Director Business Development

    Joe Cyr

    He grew up in Fayetteville, NC after living on Fort Bragg's military post. Graduated from UNC at Charlotte with BA in Economics after joining the Army Reserves and serving 6 months in Operation Desert Storm. He joined the industry in 1997. He worked with DVM Pharmaceuticals, Intervet, Inc. and joined Webster/ Patterson Veterinary Supply in 2001. After consistently being successful in the Top 10 with Patterson Vet, he decided to partner with 2 other friends to start Miller Veterinary Supply in the Southeast. Sold the company last year and has had unique opportunities to work with veterinarians to grow their practices and work with them on exit strategies. In Joe’s free time, he enjoys working out with friends, golf, beach, listening to Audible books about motivation, spending time with the family and their children. He enjoys giving back to the community with time and mentoring young men to be successful. Absolutely Loves Rudy, a Teddy Bear breed. Rudy is almost 13 years old and thinks he is 4. Joe’s family has been fortunate to have had Dixie, a chocolate lab, that lived for 16 years and Koda, a Bull Mastiff that lived for 13 years.

  • Director Business Development

    Stephen Heaney

    Stephen Heaney is a Director of Business Development for Alliance Animal Health.

    Before joining Alliance, Stephen worked with Merck Animal Health for 3 years as a Senior Territory Manager in the Brooklyn Area. Educating veterinarians and staff on the latest pharmaceuticals for the pets in their practice; Stephen’s favorite part of the position was getting to partner with veterinary practices in order to help them grow their business, something he looks forward to continue to do with Alliance Animal Health.

    Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Stephen received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. Stephen currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his dog Pilot and in his free time is an active volunteer at a community soup kitchen.

  • Director Business Development

    Michael Kenney

    Mike Kenney is a Director of Business Development for Alliance Animal Health.

    With over 30 years experience working in the Veterinary and Animal Health Industry, Mike has a passion for all things Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining Alliance Animal Health, Mike spent 20 years partnering with veterinarians in South Texas & the Rio Grande Valley as a sales representative for the Nation’s largest distributor of veterinary products. Mike Co-Founded several businesses that service the Veterinary Industry, including Comprehensive Veterinary Management Solutions, an executive coaching and consulting company, where he served as CEO for 6 years and, a social networking website for veterinary support staff, where he served as CBDO for 3 years. Mike is member of the VETT Advisory Committee at Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

    Mike received an MBA from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University - College Station.

    Mike, his wife Ashley, and their beautiful daughter Noelle call Corpus Christi, Texas home and enjoy beach life, competitive and recreational shooting sports, antiquing, international travel and Aggie Football at Kyle Field in the Fall.

  • Director Business Development

    Don McFerren

    Don has over 27 years of experience in the Veterinary market and is excited to begin a new chapter in his career with Alliance Animal Health.

    He graduated from Appalachian State University in 1994 with a Marketing degree and MBA. He joined DVM Veterinary pharmaceuticals right after graduation and worked as a manufacturing representative covering the North Carolina and South Carolina regions.

    Don then joined Webster Vet Supply (later purchased by Patterson Companies) as a distributor representative in 1999. In 2018, Don left Patterson to help launch Miller Vet Supply as an owner/partner and ironically helped to sell Miller Vet to Patterson Vet Supply in 2021.

    In his personal life, Don has been married for 28 years and has two daughters in college. An avid skier and golfer in his free time, he is also very active in his church and has been a youth group leader for over 25 years.

  • BD/Integration Specialist

    Ashley Craven

    Ashley has previously worked in Project Management and DVM Management within the vet industry through preventative clinics. Organization, efficiency, and communication have been the keys to her previous success. She looks forward to bringing her talents to the table while still learning new skills and practices from the full-service side of the vet world. Ashley is excited to join the Alliance team to be a part of a company that is growing at a rapid rate while meeting the needs of vets and pet owners all across the country. When she’s not formatting spreadsheets and analyzing data, Ashley is either wrangling the chaos of her husband and three kids, curled up reading novels next to her labradoodles, working in local politics, listening to murder podcasts, or having a one-woman dance party as she cleans her house to Taylor Swift songs.