PuppySpot is a service committed to helping responsible breeders place their puppies with caring individuals and families in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Dallas, and across the U.S. But, more than just a service, PuppySpot is a community of dog lovers whose mission is to make lives better by placing healthy puppies into happy homes. The PuppySpot brand, with puppies at the center, is rooted in the belief that dogs should be celebrated, and owners deserve to experience trust, confidence and transparency when searching for their new companions.
With a screened and vetted network of responsible breeders, PuppySpot makes fetching your new best friend a simple and enjoyable experience. PuppySpot uses a personalized approach that caters to the needs of those in search of a new furry friend as well as the breeders who are looking for their puppies' forever homes. Each breeder within the PuppySpot community is held to the highest standards, with health and safety for all dogs (not just puppies) as top priorities. Following a comprehensive, proprietary screening process, less than 10 percent of breeders who begin the PuppySpot review process are invited to join the exclusive community — ensuring that both two- and four-legged friends receive a premium experience that is seamless and quality-driven.
Jonathan joined Puppyspot in April of 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Puppyspot, Jonathan spent 3 years at YEXT (NYSE: YEXT) as EVP, Partner, responsible for running the Partner business in the U.S. While at Yext, he also led the Small Business group and launched its Middle Market sales team.
Prior to Yext, Cherins held the roles of CMO, General Manager of Reservation Solutions, and EVP of Americas & Enterprise at TravelClick from 2010-2014. TravelClick was sold in 2014 to Thoma Bravo.
Cherins has extensive experience in general management, marketing and sales leadership and go-to-market execution in the Information, Media, and SaaS industries. Prior to TravelClick, he held a variety of leadership positions at Dun & Bradstreet and was a founding employee at Juno Online Services, which went public in 1999.
Cherins has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia University.
Cherins resides in New Jersey with his wife Allyson and 3 children (soon to be down to two as their eldest is joining U. of Wisconsin class of 2022 in the fall). A lifelong dog owner, the family is rounded out by an incredibly inactive 200 LB English Mastiff named Rufus and a brand new Bernedoodle from PuppySpot named Zoe.
Josh Kreinberg joined PuppySpot as its Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel in October 2015. In addition to managing all of PuppySpot's legal, regulatory and compliance matters, Josh oversees the breeder operations and the accounting & finance team. Prior to PuppySpot, Josh most recently held similar managerial legal and operational roles as General Counsel at Spark Networks and Interim General Counsel & HR Management Consultant for Digital Room, Inc. Josh's former law practice focused on M&A, capital markets and outsourced General Counsel work for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Sullivan & Cromwell and Strategic Law Partners located in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. Josh holds a BA from Stanford University, a JD/LLM from Duke University School of Law and a MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Josh has been a proud dog owner of many different breeds including Beagles, Huskies, Labs and Goldens as well as unknown mixes from shelter adoptions. Josh, his wife and three young children share their home with Picasso, a PuppySpot Bichon, Katie, a PuppySpot Australian Shepherd and various other furry family members, including rescue cats and guinea pigs.
David Horowitz joined PuppySpot as the Senior Vice President of Product in September 2018 and was named Chief Information Officer in May 2019. He has been building state of the art technology products for over 20 years at both start-ups and large corporations and has extensive experience managing agile product and development teams. Most recently, David was the COO of CressCap Investment Research which produced automated investment research and recommendations on thousands of companies across the globe every day. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at SiteCompli, TravelClick, and Dun and Bradstreet. Before D&B, David was a SVP at Netomat Inc. an early innovator in the social media and mobile space. David holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business as well as a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Over the last 11 years, Dave has really become a dog lover. He currently lives in New Jersey, with his wife Debra and their dog Oliver whom they rescued from a shelter in Oklahoma. He also has two children, LJ and Andie, who currently both attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Craig joined PuppySpot as Chief Financial Officer in January 2019 after spending 12 years at WebMD. Craig held a variety of roles at WebMD, most recently as Vice President of Finance where he was integral in the sale of WebMD to KKR/Internet brands for $2.8B in 2017.
Before WebMD, Craig spent 7 years at Dell Computers in Austin, Texas. Craig holds a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Management from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Craig resides on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife and young daughter and is currently debating between a Labrador Retriever and a Yorkie as the next addition to the family.
Naama joined PuppySpot as Chief Marketing Officer in April 2019 after spending 2 years at Zulily as head of Brand Marketing. Prior to Zulily, Naama was the SVP of Integrated Marketing at She Media which she joined as a result of an acquisition of her company, HelloFlo. Earlier in her career, Naama held numerous marketing roles at American Express.
Naama holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from Cornell University.
She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, her 2 children, and her beloved Flandoodle, Toasty.
A graduate of the first female class at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Kelly began her career working in Electric Power Control and Operations. As a young engineer she was responsible for leading large scale transmission projects and was featured in the Washington Post Business section for her work in managing the enhancement of DC Metropolitan electric reliability. Utilizing her strong Operations background, she moved into the Telecommunications industry where she worked on Time Warner Cable's Global Network Operations team. She transitioned to Comcast and quickly progressed to Division Director of Project Management for the Southeast Region. After almost two decades of experience in Operations, Training, Product Deployment and Project Management, Kelly joined Google Fiber to lead multiple markets from a start-up model to a nationally recognized Internet Service Provider. In her free time, Kelly works for the advancement of women in non-traditional roles. She attends speaking engagements and works with graduating high school students to find the right fit for their continued education and to encourage young women to consider technical majors. Early in 2018, Kelly was featured in the CNN film RBG as a representative for the VMI alumnae.
As a young girl, Kelly grew up on a cattle farm in rural Georgia and showed draft horses and Russian Wolfhounds (Borzoi). She has been the proud parent of cows, horses and dogs. The latest addition to her family is Osa, a Pomeranian from PuppySpot!
Claire Komorowski joined PuppySpot as Vice President of Revenue Operations in April of 2019. She has vast experience in compensation planning, sales strategy and generating revenue from a leads based business like PuppySpot. Prior to PuppySpot, Claire most recently served as the Vice President of Sales Operations at HomeAdvisor (ANGI) where she scaled sales and revenue. Claire was one of the first employees at Yext, responsible for starting the customer service department. She later ran operations, customer service, strategy, and sales for a division of Yext (Felix), which was purchased by IAC.
Claire grew up in Michigan and earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Michigan. She now resides with her husband Robert and two small children in central New Jersey. The family is eager to welcome a PuppySpot Goldendoodle into their family.
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