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Our mission is to bring people closer with their companions. The strength of our team is the marriage of dedicated animal behaviorists and engineers. Our offices are based at the San Francisco SPCA, where we are humbled to have access to some of the world's leading experts in animal welfare. Our advisory board includes researchers in dog cognition, training, and welfare.
Together we strive to create high-quality solutions to the most pressing contemporary dog training and welfare issues, and allow dog businesses to thrive.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
John founded Companion in 2017 with the belief that technology could make a lasting, positive impact on the human-animal bond. John has held a variety of roles in strategy, product, and business development at Google [X], Bain & Company, and multiple early stage technology startups, and is currenlty dedicated to leading and growing Companion's team.
Head of Animal Behavior
Paul has spent 30 years overseeing the training of assistance dogs for people with diabilities at Canine Companions for Independence. Becoming its CEO in 2014, Paul managed 6 national training centers and a staff of 250. At Companion, Paul uses his extensive experience in dog training to head our animal behavior research, and his knowledge of the dog industry to lead our business development.
Independent Board Member
Ben is a board member and an advisor to Companion. Until 2018, Ben was the CEO and co-founder of Whistle, the industry-leading pet tracker & activity monitor. Companion benefits from Ben's advice and broad experience on product, strategy, and leadership in the pet care industry.