Company- Whistle and our team

We love pets

We believe the relationship with our pets is one of the most important bonds we have in life, and that a better understanding of our pets’ health is critical to strengthening that connection.

Our expertise in pets, technology and data analytics has allowed us to build a company set on developing a system of smart products for owners and vets—a system that grows with every owner that joins in, has the power to enrich each pet-owner relationship, and carries the potential to add years to every pet’s life.


We are a passionate group of technologists with collective experience across leading technology and consumer products companies, including: Amazon, AOL, Apple, Bain, BCG, Genentech, Google, HP, Microsoft, Philips, Sierra Wireless, Sony Ericsson, and Texas Instruments.

  • benjacobs Ben Jacobs Co-Founder & CEO
  • steveneidelman Steven Eidelman Co-Founder & COO
  • kevinlloyd Kevin Lloyd Co-Founder & CTO
  • scott-neuberger Scott Neuberger CFO
  • nate-cropped Nate Yoder Principal Engineer & Data Scientist
  • ernieaguilar Ernie Aguilar Staff Firmware Engineer
  • brian01-150 Brian Nguyen Lead Rails Engineer
  • brad-150 Brad Taylor VP of Software
  • mark-150 Mark Sires Director of Product Design
  • crick-150 John Crick Director of Customer Experience
  • AmyManolo Amy Fong Quality Assurance Lead
  • MP-150 Michael Polin Director of Marketing
  • ST-150 Stephanie Tai Data Scientist
  • arman-300x300 Arman Nobari Senior Visual Designer
  • nicole_150 Nicole Yu Firmware Engineer
  • Julia Waneka Julia Waneka Communications Director
  • pete Pete Doyle Mobile Engineer
  • laura Laura Popa Senior Rails Engineer
  • lauren1 Lauren Miner Office Manager
  • lydia-squared Lydia Winkler Communications Coordinator
  • katie Katie Nunez Customer Marketing Manager
  • garret-pick Garret Pick Senior Dev Ops Engineer
  • kevin-lawson Kevin Lawson Senior Dev Ops Engineer
  • katie-shirley Katie Shirley Marketing Specialist
  • stephen-gardea Stephen Gardea Customer Experience Manager
  • balaji-simma Balaji Simma Senior Staff Firmware Engineer
  • bobbi-youngblood-sm Bobbi Youngblood Customer Experience Manager
  • alice-chiu-sm Alice Chiu Assistant Beta Program Manager
  • Michael_Janczyn-02 Michael Janczyn Customer Experience Operations
  • emmy-armintrout Emmy Armintrout Web Developer
  • joe-schneider Joe Schneider Senior Support Engineer
  • breanna-hitchcock Breanna Hitchcock Customer Experience Advocate
  • violet-proulx Violet Proulx Customer Experience Advocate
  • craig_tolson Craig Tolson Customer Experience Advocate
  • ian-cowan Ian Cowan Customer Experience Advocate
  • keith-hudgins Keith Hudgins Customer Experience Advocate
  • michelle-papalepsd Michelle Papale Customer Experience Advocate
  • virginia-webb Virginia Webb Customer Experience Advocate
  • trizza-torris Trizza Nooris Customer Experience Advocate
  • jamie-parsons Jamie Parsons Customer Experience Advocate
  • joelle-a Joelle Alcaidinho Research Scientist Intern (Summer 2014)
  • mimee Mimee (Xinlei) Xu Mobile Engineer Intern (Summer 2014)
  • me oz (1) Chris Chou Marketing & Strategy Intern (Summer 2014)
  • morgan-150 Morgan Kennedy Marketing Intern (Summer 2013)
  • stephen-150 Stephen Pinto Software Intern (Summer 2013)

Select investors and advisors

  • jason02-150 Jason Krikorian Director, DCMBefore joining DCM as a General Partner, Jason co-founded Sling Media, the pioneering digital media device company that created the Slingbox.
  • paul Paul Asel Partner, NGPPaul is a Partner of Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and has more than 25 years of investment experience across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Paul is co-author of Upward Bound: Lessons of How Nine Leaders Achieved their Summits.
  • Red Swan Ventures Angel investors in leading online brands
  • Slow Ventures Leading angel investors and former Facebook executives
  • Karl Townsend Hardware Lead, Google X
  • JP Kielsznia Hardware System Architect, Apple
  • Robyn Ward Head of New Media Ventures, United Talent Agency
  • Renee Niemi SVP of Products at Plantronics, Former VP of Marketing at Danger
  • Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar Veterinarian at University of California, Davis
  • John Gilmore Former VP of Operations at Nest Labs, Sling Media, and Virgin Electronics
  • Jateen Parekh Founder & CTO at Jelli, Former Head of Advanced Technology at Lab126
  • Carol Novello President at Humane Society Silicon Valley, Former VP & GM at Intuit
  • Charles Huang Co-Founder at Guitar Hero, Co-Founder & CEO at Green Throttle Games
  • Bob Gamgort CEO at Pinnacle Foods, Former North American President at Mars
  • Dr. Jeff Werber Founder and Veterinarian at the Century Veterinary Group
  • Dayo Esho Co-Founder at Rapleaf
  • Ivan Hindshaw Managing Partner at Bain & Company
  • Khaled Hussein Co-Founder at Crowdtilt

We're always looking to add to the pack.

If you have a passion for pets and a love of technology, then check out our open positions below. Feel free to email us at jobs@whistle.com and tell us more about yourself, even if you don’t see an exact fit.

Contact Us

3180 18th Street, Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94110