About

Our Team

Every member of our team – from our home office to the care centers around the country – feels deeply that it is an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with the aftercare of a beloved pet.

At our core is a mutual understanding that each animal in our care has brought
unconditional love to this world, and it is our heartfelt commitment to ensure that
animal is treated with the same respect and dignity as if it were one of our own.

Leonard Tarzia

Chief Executive Officer

Leonard Tarzia

Chief Executive Officer

Leonard didn’t set out to revolutionize the pet aftercare industry when he and his father purchased their first property in 1992. But just a year later Leonard’s father passed away, and Leonard came to realize the community’s need to care for and honor their pets. A new approach to pet cremation and the entire pet aftercare experience was born. Leonard created what became the country’s largest privately-owned pet cemetery and crematorium, and established the first funeral home for pets. The facility set the bar for the highest level of compassionate care.

Today, Leonard oversees Regency’s national expansion, championing thoughtful growth, welcoming quality partners into the family of aftercare providers, and most importantly, maintaining that same level of commitment and care that the company was founded upon.

Scott Buttz

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Buttz

Chief Operating Officer

Drawing upon 25 years of leadership roles in national and international service industries and a reputation for leading organizations to achieve recognitions including Federal OSHA VPP Star, Best Places to Work, and Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, Scott now serves Regency in their commitment to delivering superior quality, accuracy, reliability and compassionate care to families.

Scott is a veteran and proud pet parent to Jessie, a certified volunteer service animal.  Scott’s wife, Jennifer, and Jessie are a nationally-registered service team who deliver care in local communities, as well as actively support veteran and first responder programs.  Scott truly feels privileged to enjoy a career in an industry that honors pets, supports families and celebrates the impact pets have in our lives.

Ryan McQueeney

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan McQueeney

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan is an accomplished financial executive with more than 20 years of global operational, financial, and accounting experience in energy, software and public accounting industries.  Ryan was born in Silver Spring, MD and grew up around Columbia, MD.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech.  He also earned his MBA at Loyola University Maryland in 2010.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, twin 15-year-old daughters, and two dogs.  Ryan also spends time watching and playing sports and going to the gym. He coaches his daughters’ travel softball team and enjoys watching his girls compete on the fields whenever possible.  He’s also the commissioner of the travel softball program where his daughters play.   

Evelyn Costa Andrade

VP Human Resources

Evelyn Costa Andrade

VP Human Resources

An experienced Human Resources Executive, Evelyn has led and served with multiple corporations in a variety of service-driven industries, including Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Health & Wellness and Retail.  Throughout her career, she has provided talent management leadership and support as a trusted business partner focused on growing and scaling businesses through people and culture.  Prior to Regency, Evelyn led HR for a national Health & Wellness organization, where she was responsible for total workforce planning, engagement, and human capital performance.

Evelyn’s passion for servant leadership and purpose in helping others realize their full potential are the focus of her approach in accelerating talent.  She’s a true thought-leader and influencer as demonstrated by her community giving, including non-for-profit Board leadership for Get IT Girl, an organization dedicated to helping women with STEM and IT leadership, serving as a LinkedIn Local host in South Florida, and highlighting the achievements and lessons of Women in Leadership through international interviews, podcasts, and documentaries.  In Evelyn’s words, “I believe in people, maximizing talent contributions, and the power of full engagement.  At Regency, we’re intentional with our approach as we grow through people and realize our purpose in serving families who need us.”

Alana Tompkins

VP Sales and Marketing

Alana Tompkins

VP Sales and Marketing

With more than 30 years of global marketing and business development experience, Alana’s knowledge and expertise compounded with an undeniable passion for pets and animal care, uniquely positions her as a trailblazer in the industry. Professional highlights and accomplishments include working for the Baltimore Orioles, The National Retina Institute, AOL, founding her own subscription box company, Senior Sleuths and producing various marketing campaigns for major brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Google, CBS, Walmart, Dewars and more.

Offering a diverse skill set and a proven track record for developing powerful brands, campaigns, digital programs and custom events, she leads Regency’s sales and marketing efforts alongside her team to execute initiatives that position Regency as one of the most innovative emerging brands among the pet aftercare market. 

Amy Gilmartin

VP Operations

Amy Gilmartin

VP Operations

Amy delivers Regency’s industry-leading service quality through IAOPCC-certified care centers and compassionate customer experiences for veterinarians and pet families. Amy’s passion for people, service excellence, transparency, efficiency, and value have been forged by over two decades of operational leadership expertise in route-based B2B and B2C service organizations. Known as a true servant leader, Amy feels privileged and humbled to serve her team and lead Regency’s purpose-driven mission.

Amy calls New Jersey home and Bulldogs are one of her life’s greatest loves and service callings. She is a dedicated lifetime volunteer with rescue, having helped pets and families with over one hundred rescues and rehabilitations.

Mike Fuss

VP Corporate Development

Mike Fuss

VP Corporate Development

Mike brings to his role at Regency the invaluable experience gained from his involvement in over 20 acquisition/divestiture transactions exceeding $250 million in capital, as well as the financial prowess from his positions as CFO and CEO. He also successfully grew, operated and divested a pet after-care start up, an experience that lends a unique dual perspective to his leadership style.

Having been on both sides of the negotiating table, Mike is adept at recognizing potential opportunities, making insightful decisions and establishing partnerships with finesse, insight and fairness.

Michael Iorio

VP Information Technology

Michael Iorio

VP Information Technology

Mike’s full throttle personality and sense of humor provides a cornerstone to his enjoyment of business and life – a mindset that he brings every day to his work at Regency. An MBA in Finance, invaluable experience gained over 30 years as an entrepreneur, and an ability to translate business challenges into system-wide solutions make Mike a strong leader and well-equipped to ensure the firm’s technology offers real-world solutions while keeping up with its continued growth.

His aspirational vision for the company’s future, as well as his inherent drive to provide superior customer satisfaction, inspire his team to give their all, and have fun doing it.

Regency’s commitment to transparency, quality of care, and absolute integrity are evident by their IAOPCC-Certified care centers in major markets across the United States.

Team members at Regency are genuine, creative and proactive, and will always go the extra mile to solve an issue or make someone’s day. It’s the difference between a positive experience and an exceptional one.