Like our customers, we feel that our dogs are more than just pets — they're members of our families. We believe your dog deserves the best, and we work hard every day to deliver it.
We believe in the power of technology to solve real-world problems. We spend our time thinking of ways to harness the latest technology to keep your best friend safe.
We like to think outside the box and refuse to accept that the easiest solution is always the right one. We're creative and diligent in coming up with solutions to new problems.
We are excited by new ideas that push boundaries and force to look at problems from a new perspective. We aren't afraid to challenge the status quo when we need to.
The idea for PuppTech was born on a mountain in Colorado, and our headquarters are in Denver. We’re proud to be a Colorado company, and love sharing our passions with our local community here in Denver and around the country.
Visual Brand Manager
William Loopesko is the founder, CEO and chief visionary of PuppTech an IoT pet-technology company. With a BA in geology and a Masters Degree in engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, William is a natural born leader. From becoming an Eagle Scout to becoming President of the Winter Park Jr. Ski Patrol in high-school, to president of the Bates College Outing Club, Editor in Chief of its outdoor magazine and on to becoming an Otis Fellow with an Honors Thesis in Geology, William has been the leader of nearly every organization he's been a part of.
While working at a Denver engineering firm, William took on more and more responsibility, achieved several accomplishments and was on a management track. However, he found himself as an “intrapreneur” in a company that valued process and procedure. That’s when William began to design his future career, developing a system to use technology to care for dogs. He started the planning and design of PuppTech and eventually left his full-time position to fully dedicate himself to his venture.
William’s passion for developing the PuppComm system and almost as importantly, to building a company that offers opportunity for the team he has developed as well as the PuppTech stakeholders is demonstrated in his tremendous work ethic. He truly wants to contribute to society in a very meaningful way. He eventually wants to develop an entrepreneurship and business program for his Alma Mater so he can help other aspiring young entrepreneurs find and follow their passion.
Jim has had a twenty-five year career as an investment banker working with global clients for mergers and acquisitions, and financing projects internationally and domestically for Credit Suisse First Boston, UBS and Lehman Brothers. He then spent 20 years as both a CEO and Advisor to CEOs for technology companies primarily in the United States. He serves on boards of directors.
Jim has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Troisieme License from L'Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He has an A.B. degree with a History major from Holy Cross College. He spent his Junior Year at the University of Vienna.
Windham Loopesko has been assisting American and European businesses in setting up overseas operations since 1983. Windham also worked as head of mergers and acquisitions for the Bern-based division of a Swiss multinational. He practiced corporate law for six years in private practice and with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Since 2011, Windham has been teaching globalization and international business at the University of Colorado Denver and has also been a visiting professor and guest lecturer at universities in Finland, France, Peru and Poland.
Windham has a law degree from Harvard University, an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Troisieme License from L'Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), as well as an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa).
Leveraging my previous 12 years of experience as a Technology start-up CFO, I currently work as a consultant to technology start-ups by offering a unique understanding of their financing/fundraising issues, business plan development and market research.
Many of my projects have extended far beyond financial management to include strategic and tactical business planning, mobile marketing, new product development, and general operations management.
It is a pleasure to work with PuppTech and such a great group of people on this interesting startup. I am currently putting together their Financial Models and sharing my past experience as a Financial Manager and CFO of a Startup.
Strategic marketing expert, Wendy King helps small- and mid-size businesses flourish by creating roadmaps for results. Her background--which spans several industries and continents-- helps her instantly understand the problems companies face while trying to grow. As a business coach, she works with companies in order to help them develop new opportunities that expand their business. She helps clients develop marketing and sales plans and strategies that have produced several successful programs resulting in new and increased business. She has an extensive background with other organizations as a senior consultant, VP of Marketing and Director of Marketing. With an undergraduate degree in Health Administration, Wendy received her MBA in Marketing from Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business.
Wendy became interested in PuppTech when she met William Loopesko soon after she had an incident with her dog in her car. Her dog was fine but a passerby almost called the police because she felt Wendy’s dog was in distress. As soon as she heard about the PuppComm System, Wendy knew she wanted it and wanted to eventually be involved in the growth of the company. Wendy simply wants all dog owners to have a way to care for their dogs when they must leave them - for a short time – in their vehicles. And she wants dogs to be able to go on adventures with their humans and still be cared for when they are not invited into places their human must go.
Cynthia brings a unique skillset and over 20 years of experience to the PuppTech executive team. Her background began primarily in UI development, and transitioned throughout her career through the entire stack. However, she discovered early on that she possessed a natural ability to see new business opportunities, build profitable revenue models, discover prime and emerging target markets, and build efficient teams. As a result, she has built, run and sold several companies in her career, as well as consulted for many other companies to take underperforming software teams and products and turn them into cash cows.
I joined PuppTech about four years ago as an intern, soon after it was founded. Working in a scrappy, fast-moving startup environment with such an amazing group of people was so rewarding that I wanted to stay and see it come to fruition. After doing so many jobs and taking many roles that are required in a startup I eventually became the Director of Communication. I'm a dog-lover, and a hiker and skier in true Colorado style, making my job here an absolute joy — which is to help execute our visions forc ommunication and marketing and to create and support internal communication processes.
Darrell is the resident DevOps experts, in addition to being a well-versed full-stack developer, developing web sites and web applications since the mid 1990’s. His past projects include SourceForge.net and SecondLife.com. He is a graduate of the inaugural Denver class of the Founder Institute.
Grant can fix any ugly piece of code and is an architectural master. He has over 30 years of experience in design, delivery and support of medium and enterprise-scale systems across a wide range of industries on heterogeneous platforms. He provides excellent technical leadership for development staff of all levels of experience and is relentless in pursuit of process improvement and best practices. Grant has a track record of marrying advanced concepts with current technologies to produce efficient, high-performing systems and drive advancements in development, as well as consistent improvement of business user experience through standardization and automation.
I joined PuppTech as a software developer in 2019 and I like the technology that we are building for dog safety. As a tech developer, I enjoy developing PuppTech application as a part of my passions and bring our products from idea to a sophisticated web application. From 2010, I started to build software and became a team member of PROCONF System, Eicra Soft. My past projects are proconf.org and myproconf.org. Currently, I am a full-time graduate student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver.
I joined PuppTech as an intern in 2016 after meeting Windham Loopesko in a class at the University of Colorado Denver and I haven’t looked back since. As a dog lover and a tech enthusiast, PuppTech has been the perfect place for me to devote both of my passions to create the visual content that defines PuppTech and help bring our products from concept to reality. Working for PuppTech is a dream come true and becoming the Visual ContentManager has been an amazing and rewarding experience. Currently, I am also a full-time student with The University of Colorado Denver studying Film and Television.
I started as an intern with PuppTech and have had the opportunity to grow with them and progress into more challenging roles. I truly believe in the PuppTech organization and what we stand for. It’s an absolutely incredible and inspiring place to work. I have never enjoyed a workplace as much as I do with PuppTech. The people I work with are so creative, innovative, and dedicated, and I feel truly grateful to have the opportunity to work with them and learn from them. I have always been a dog person, so being able to work for a company that revolves around dogs and keeping them safe is the best place to work in my opinion. I’m excited to be a part of their growth.
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