We're PuppTech

Helping you have a better life with your best friend

The PuppTech Mission

To help you have a better life with your best friend. Wherever you go with your dog, and whatever you do when you get there, we’ll always be there to make sure your dog is safe.

Our Story

Our story begins in the mountains of Colorado when our founders, William and Windham, spent a great weekend hiking with their dog Clovis.

On the way home they stopped for lunch, and it ended up being one of worst they ever had; instead of enjoying it, they spent the entire time running out to the car to make sure Clovis wasn't getting too hot. Back in Denver William's vet told him he should have either left Clovis at home for the entire weekend, or not stopped at all.

They decided there had to be a better way, and have been working on PuppTech ever since.

Meet Our Team

We're technologists, business people, and, most importantly, dog lovers. We're driven by a desire to create innovative technology solutions to help make the world a happier place for all dogs.

William Loopesko

William Loopesko

Founder/CEO

I left my career as an engineer two years ago to start PuppTech. I founded PuppTech out of a desire to spend more time on adventures with my dog Clovis without having to worry about leaving him in the car. I have a BA in Engineering from Bates College and a Masters in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Windham Loopesko

Windham Loopesko

Chairman of the Board

I have over 30 years' experience in international business development, marketing and strategy. I teach international business at CU Denver and I have an MBA from Chicago and a JD from Harvard.

Jim Cantalini

Jim Cantalini

Co-Founder/COO

I am PuppTech's Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. I have over 25 years' experience as an investment banker and I've worked as a CEO for Gist Communications and as an advisor to CEOs for over 10 years.

John Pomponio

John Pomponio

CFO

I have over 20 years experience in corporate finance. As a Co-Founder and CFO of Gist Communications, I raised $47M over 12 years. I have an MBA from Pace University (NYC).

Michael Crandall

Michael Crandall

Director of IoT

As PuppTech's Director of Communications, I am an innovative technology leader with 20+ years experience building products and leading technical teams. I have a passion for digitally transforming businesses to create value and competitive advantages. I have a proven track record for analyzing, architecting, designing and developing technical systems and commercial enterprise solutions.

Rigby Johnson

Rigby Johnson

Director of Communications

As Director of Communication, I make sure that communication within the company and between the company and our customers remains open and robust. And as a dog lover, it is a pleasure of mine to oversee our marketing and social media campaigns. I have experience from multiple startups both past and present, and love the incredible team here at PuppTech.

Jeff Peters

Jeff Peters

Social Media

I've always loved writing - I believe it is the most versatile form of expression. By combining that skill with a fascination for how people make decisions, I get to know PuppTech's market through our social media and blog.

Ethan Lachman

Ethan Lachman

Video Content Manager

Growing up campaigning for a pet, adopting a dog is one of my fondest memories and watching movies were always a part of my life. As the Video Productions manager I can combine the two; I am responsible for creating, editing and managing Pupptech's video content and promotions.

Matt Knaster

Matt Knaster

Customer Relations

For me, there’s nothing more enjoyable than taking my dog out for a walk on a beautiful Colorado evening. My philosophy is that everyone can make a difference in something with a little bit of effort, and I hope to make a difference by helping people spend more time with their pets. At PuppTech, I conduct research and help manage our customer relations by answering questions and serving as a liaison for our customers.

Catalina Wilhelmi

Catalina Wilhelmi

Graphic Design Manager

Growing up, my house was never dog free and I have no intention of changing that status. Photography has always been a passion of mine. As the Graphic Design Manager, I help manage PuppTech's digital content.

Our story as told by...

Since we’ve started, our story has attracted the attention of podcasters and journalists. Here are some of our favorite stories.

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October 2017,
One More Shot Podcast

One more shot is a podcast about people reinventing themselves through life changes. Check out one of their episodes which features an interview with our CEO, William Loopesko.

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May 2017,
Denver Channel 7

May 2017 was an exciting month for PuppTech and our friends at Denver 7 did 3 consecutive stories about us. This one was the first, and our favorite.

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July 2016,
Startup Fuse

In July 2016 we pitched our business for the first time in public to the Startup Fuse community— and won. Our prize was this video which tells our story very early on in our development.

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Want to tell our story yourself?

Visit our press page to learn more about us, access our press kit and see more stories about our awards and achievements.

Press and Media