Wag! creates joy for dogs and those who love them. We invented on-demand dog walking in 2015, and Wag! is now available in 43 states and 110 cities. The mobile app gives pet parents more flexibility to manage everyday life and instant access to experienced and trustworthy dog walkers, boarding hosts, and sitters in their communities.
Wag! services are insured , and every walker and sitter has passed a thorough vetting process before being approved to work on the platform.
Wag! donates a portion of walk proceeds to GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank and through this program has provided more than 8 million meals to shelter dogs in the United States.
Garrett Smallwood, Wag!'s CEO, is a three-time entrepreneur with previous experience at Redbeacon (acquired by The Home Depot), Pillow (acquired by Expedia via Home Away Group) and Finrise (acquired by Wag!). He is an active investor and advisor as well as an Entrepreneur in Residence at NFX, a $400m Seed Stage fund located in San Francisco, CA. Garrett lives in the Bay Area with his daughter, wife and terrier mix, Toby, who loves his long Wag! Walks.
As COO, Dylan Allread leads Wag!’s Customer Success, Trust & Safety, Communications and People teams.
Allread has extensive experience building and leading highly productive, efficient and innovative organizations. Before joining Wag! in 2018, Allread was the Head of People Operations at DoorDash where he led the development and scale of the DoorDash HR team and foundational processes. During his tenure, DoorDash employee headcount grew by 500%.
Prior to DoorDash, Allread served as a global Compensation & Benefits leader at OpenTable, Equity Residential and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He also provided executive compensation consulting for Compensation Strategies, Inc.
Allread currently sits on advisory boards for Sequoia Consulting, PeopleTech Partners and TravelBank. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with a minor in Mathematics, from DePauw University.
David was promoted to VP of Customer Experience/Trust & Safety after serving as the Senior Director of Customer Support at Wag!. Prior to joining the Wag! team, David was the leader of segmented support for Uber - North America operations. In that role he led the global organization to its first and only JD Power certification while launching Uber’s first loyalty program nationwide.
David has led both onshore and offshore operations for The Home Depot, Uber, Xchange Leasing, and Comcast.
As VP of Marketing, Patrick McCarthy leads Wag!’s marketing teams including growth and retention of the Pet Parent and Pet Caregiver communities.
McCarthy has extensive experience building marketing programs and teams at high growth consumer brands. Before joining Wag! in 2018, McCarthy was the Vice President of Marketing at Tripping.com. In this position, he led the development and scale of the Tripping’s marketing team.
Prior to Tripping, McCarthy served as a Growth and Marketing Leader at Joist, Storefront, Maker Media, Redbeacon, The Search Agency and he started his career on the marketing team at StubHub. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he was a member of the Varsity Basketball team.
Julie is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Wag! and a member of our senior management team. She is responsible for overseeing all legal matters at Wag!, including corporate transactions, litigation, corporate governance, and regulatory issues. Julie supervises our internal legal team as well as outside counsel.
Julie has extensive experience in the technology and consumer sectors. Julie is a seasoned corporate lawyer, with experience both in-house and as external counsel. Prior to Wag!, she served as Associate General Counsel leading the corporate legal function at Eaze and Corporate Counsel at Uber. She was also a corporate attorney at Cleary Gottlieb in New York, where she worked on a variety of corporate transactions. Julie is a graduate of Yale University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and Yale Law School.
As VP of Finance, Alec is responsible for leading Wag!’s finance organization, including accounting, reporting, financial planning and analysis, and treasury functions at Wag!. Prior to being appointed VP of Finance, Alec was Wag!’s Corporate Controller, responsible for building out a new accounting team in Mountain View.
Alec has over 15 years experience in accounting and finance, working with a variety of companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early stage startups. Prior to Wag!, Alec was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, advising companies across Americas and Europe on accounting matters, filings, process improvements and scaling businesses. While at Ernst & Young, Alec led national conferences on matters relating to private companies and revenue recognition.
Alec earned a bachelor’s degree from Newcastle University, is a Certified Public Accountant in California, certified Fellow member of ACCA, and member of the AICPA. Alec lives in the Bay Area with his wife, son and two dogs.
As the CTO at Wag!, Mazi leads the development and technology teams. Prior to joining Wag!, he was a co-founder and CTO of Vetary and Finrise and served as an engineering lead at a variety of successful technology startups. Mazi attended both undergraduate and graduate programs at Santa Clara University in Computer Engineering and Science. When he's not hanging out with pups in the office, Mazi can be found outdoors skiing, climbing, or backpacking.
As President and CPO at Wag!, Adam leads analytics, strategy, and oversees our pet caregiver and pet parent apps. Prior to his time at Wag!, Adam led strategy and product for a number of consumer start-ups and was a software engineer at Microsoft. Adam is an active angel-investor and advisor to growth-stage startups. In his free time Adam is an avid rock-climber, competitive gamer, and film-buff. Adam has 3 dogs: Lola, Molly, and Pepper.