The Dream Team

Companion is led by experts in the fields of animal behavior, pet health, and consumer technology.
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Meet Our Expert Advisors

Ken Ramirez

EVP & Chief Training Officer, Karen Pryor Clicker Training

Marty Becker

DVM, Founder of Fear Free

Dr. Mike McFarland

Chief Medical Officer, Zoetis

Dr. Ernie Ward

DVM, America’s Pet Advocate

Paul Mundell

Former CEO, Canine Companions for Independence

Ben Jacobs

Partner at Atmosphere, Co-Founder at Whistle, Modern Animal, Joylab

Andrew Bleiman

EVP North America, Tractive

Leila Takayama

Associate Professor of Human-Robot Interaction Researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Alexandra Protopopova

Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare at The University of British Columbia

Evan MacLean

Asst. Professor at the University of Arizona and Director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center

Erica Feuerbacher

Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Behavior and Welfare at Virginia Tech

Ed Shelton

Former Head Of New Product Innovation, Dyson

Subutai Ahmad

VP Research at Numenta

Ben Tseng

VC / Product leader

Jeff Linnell

Chief Executive Officer at Formant

Ken Conley


Andre Neumann-Loreck

Founder and Managing Partner at On Tap Consulting

Simon Prins

ACT! Animal Consulting & Training

Sol Lipman


David S. Hayden

Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Meet Our Investors

Lerer Hippeau

IA Ventures

Tuesday Capital

Michelson Found Animals

Meet Our Team

John Honchariw

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Shannon McClenaghan

President & Chief Operating Officer

Oliver Dain

VP Technology

Erynn Tomlinson

VP Digital Product Development

Eric Erickson

Senior Software Engineer

Libby Rockaway

Senior Manager Customer Experience

Patrick Mihelich

Principal Software Engineer

Evey Neely

Senior Software Engineer

Gregor Berkowitz


Samantha Haeussner

Dog & Customer Experience Manager

Maggie Kudla

Dog & Customer Experience Manager

Hao Dang

Principal Software Engineer

Joseph Barker

Principal Software Engineer