Jon Balousek

President of Corporate Development at Central Garden & Pet

Jon is President of Central Garden & Pet’s Corporate Development where he is responsible for leading the company’s Mergers and Acquisitions activities, Central Ventures, the company’s venture fund, and he also plays a key leadership role in executing critical priorities for the company’s long-term strategy and plans. Prior to joining Central, Jon spent 25 years at The Clorox Company. During his Clorox tenure, Jon held various General Manager roles as well as senior Marketing roles, including running Marketing for the two largest Clorox Divisions. Throughout his Clorox career Jon grew the market share and profitability of many iconic consumer brands through strong product and commercial innovation as well as smart cost controls. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for Fetch Rewards, a consumer loyalty technology platform with over three million unique users, and as a member of the Board of Trustees, University of San Diego. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts Communications degree from UCLA.


  • President of Corporate Development

    Current role

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