About PuppySpot.com

      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.

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      Greg Liberman

      Chief Executive Officer

      Greg Liberman joined PuppySpot as its Chief Executive Officer in 2015 and has built a corporate culture founded on the principles of trust, collaboration, transparency and accountability. Under Greg's leadership, PuppySpot has also changed its focus to become more relationship-driven through key initiatives such as the creation of the first-ever Breeder Advisory Board and development of a customer-centric experience founded on the premise that the company's relationships with its customers begin, they do not end, when a puppy joins their family. Formerly Chairman and CEO of Spark Networks (parent company to JDate and ChristianMingle), Greg is an experienced builder of authentic brands and an accomplished digital executive. Greg holds a BA from Stanford University, a JD from the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development. Outside of work, Greg spends most of his time with his wife, two young children and their puppy, Lucy, a native of Missouri who his eight-year-old daughter found — you guessed it — right here.

      Hayon Abdulhafiz

      Vice President, Human
      Resources & Associate
      General Counsel

      Hayon Abdulhafiz is PuppySpot's Vice President, Human Resources & Associate General Counsel. Hayon joined PuppySpot in January 2016. Hayon manages the operations of the Human Resources department and assists with PuppySpot's legal matters and risk management. Prior to PuppySpot, Hayon served as Corporate Counsel at Spark Networks, where she also handled legal and HR matters. Hayon holds a BA in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University and a JD/LLM from Duke University School of Law. Although Hayon did not grow up with dogs, she became a proud first time dog owner during her time in North Carolina when she rescued Sadie, who is described as a King Charles Cavalier mix, but whom many people think is a Golden Retriever puppy. Hayon recently welcomed a Havanese PuppySpot puppy, Luna, to her family. Luna and Sadie enjoy spending time at the office while Hayon is working.

      Greg Franchina

      Chief Information Officer

      Greg Franchina joined PuppySpot as the Chief Information Officer in November 2015. Prior to PuppySpot, Greg most recently served as the CIO at Spark Networks. Earlier in his career, Greg served as CIO and VP of Operations at both Spot Runner and WeddingChannel.com. Greg holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary. Greg, his wife, and his two not-so-young children spend a good portion of their free time chasing after Navy, their three-year-old Cane Corso puppy.

      James Green

      Chief Marketing Officer

      James Green joined PuppySpot as its Chief Marketing Officer in October 2015. In his role as CMO, James oversees product, creative and marketing efforts. Prior to PuppySpot, James served as General Manager at Spark Networks, building ChristianMingle.com, one of the largest and most recognized brands in the online dating space. He has also spent time as a consultant for several companies including one of the nation's largest search marketing firms, a private equity group and a leading digital printing business. James holds a B.S. in Management from Brigham Young University, has served as a member of the Google Client Advisory Council and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three kids.

      Josh Kreinberg

      Chief Administrative Officer
      and General Counsel

      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 HR, facilities and a number of other operational areas. 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, three rescue cats and two guinea pigs.

      John Powers

      Chief Financial Officer

      John Powers joined PuppySpot as its Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. Prior to PuppySpot, John most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Verizon Digital Media Services which acquired his previous company, EdgeCast Networks. John has also held senior finance roles at several high profile, rapidly growing companies including eHarmony, Market Wire and Jamba Juice. John is a CPA and started his career as an auditor at Deloitte. John holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a MBA from Harvard Business School. John also serves as an advisor to various start-up companies. Last year John, his wife and young daughter adopted Happy, a ten year old Jack Russell/German Shepherd mix, and are planning to fetch a best friend for Happy soon (at PuppySpot.com, of course).

      Chris Ramsey

      Senior Vice President, Revenue

      Chris Ramsey joined PuppySpot as its Senior Vice President, Revenue in April 2017. Chris is responsible for the Puppy Concierge teams, revenue growth and sales operations. Prior to joining PuppySpot, Chris served as Chief Sales Officer for Birch Communications, leading all sales, account management and sales operations throughout the US and Canada. Chris has served in various leadership positions in worldwide account management for Black & Veatch and GE Capital Assurance. Chris holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Southwest Baptist University. Along with his wife and two teenage children, he spends his time enjoying and playing with his two dogs: Ruby Slippers, a young mini Australian Labradoodle and Bella, an older rescue Labrador Retriever.

      Kerry Rod

      Vice President, Public Affairs

      Kerry Rod is PuppySpot's Vice President, Public Affairs. Kerry joined PuppySpot in 2010 as the Director of Marketing and has held a number of positions at the Company since then. As PuppySpot's VP, Public Affairs, Kerry handles many of the Company's external relationship programs, including government and industry relations. In addition, Kerry oversees the Customer Advocate and Travel departments. Prior to PuppySpot, Kerry worked as a consultant with different organizations, supporting their marketing and organizational plans. She started her career at Saks Fifth Avenue and Gap Inc and has a BA in Political Science from Goucher College. Kerry, who is married with an adult son, has always had at least one dog at her feet and currently Winston, a PuppySpot Coton de Tulear, and Mac, a miniature poodle, can be found following her around both in the office and at home.

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