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Who we are

We are a team of experts in veterinary medicine and technology, with decades of experience and a passion for pet care. We build amazing products so you can focus on what matters: pets.

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Michael Hyman, CEO

Michael is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and CEO who has founded and sold four venture-backed startups as well as held leadership roles at Amazon, Microsoft, and Verizon. More He brings deep technical knowledge to his business passion and has run businesses in a diverse set of areas ranging from advertising to e-commerce to operating systems.

Michael has an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degree from Princeton University. Outside of work, Michael is an oil painter, runner and is on the board of the Seattle Opera. He grew up with farm animals and currently has a personality-filled papillon.
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Alex Krooglik, COO

After getting his MBA from Wharton, Alex co-founded one of the country's leading pet insurers, Embrace Pet Insurance, where he ran marketing, sales, and technology for over 12 years. More He started his professional career as a chemical engineer, where he lived and worked in Australia, the UK, and South America. Alex proudly calls himself both American and Australian. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and aikido. He has a dog and two cats, one of whom is a newly adopted kitten, along with three human kids. Less
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Tim Mahlman, President

Tim has more than 20 years of experience working and living in Asia, Europe, and the United States specializing in SaaS management software, data analytics, and digital advertising platforms. More

Prior to Rhapsody, Tim was the President of Advertising Platforms at Verizon Media, a division that grew from $1.5B to +$4B over 3 years. He led a 4,000-person global organization consisting of engineering, product, and business divisions. Tim wasa part of the leadership team at AOL in the acquisition to Verizon and then was instrumental in Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo!. Tim came to AOL through the acquisition of Vidible, a Video Content Exchange, where he was a co-founder. Past experience includes serving as the Vice President of Sales at Yahoo! where he oversaw an $1B division. Tim came to Yahoo! through the acquisition of BlueLithium, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer. Tim started his digital career in 1995 as a founding team member of CLIQNOW!, one of the first online advertising networks, that was acquired by 24/7 Media in 1998. At 24/7 Media, he was U.S. Vice President of Sales and later went on to become the Senior Vice President of APAC, based on Hong Kong.

Tim lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two daughters.
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Katie Huneke, VP of Sales

Katie brings almost two decades of animal health experience to Rhapsody. She has spent time as a technician in a well-known veterinary specialty hospital, in sales with VetStreet and Embrace Pet Insurance, and in veterinary recruiting with THRIVE Affordable Vet Care. More

Katie is passionate about veterinary medicine and the people who keep the industry evolving. Networking is her passion so if you haven’t met her yet, she likely has plans to introduce herself soon. With an MBA in Executive Leadership, Katie takes pride in building dynamic teams and helping organizations grow. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young boys on the beach in Southwest Florida. She also shares her home with two cats, including Stink, her “firstborn”, and two dogs.
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Dr. Laci Schaible, DVM, CVJ, Head of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Laci Schaible is a veterinarian, author, and expert in veterinary telemedicine. After running two veterinary hospitals for several years, she left brick-and-mortar practice to launch an Internet-based telehealth platform offering veterinary access to pet parents worldwide 24/7. More

Dr. Schaible’s work has been featured in numerous pet and veterinary publications, such as Hill’s Pet Nutrition Health Care Center, petMD, AAHA Trends, VPN, Pet Quarterly, and Modern Dog. She lives in Sarasota with her son, the world’s largest Standard Poodle (likely, though technically not proven), and two toilet-trained cats.
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Kim Fish, VP of Veterinary Product

Kim has spent the last three decades immersing herself in the operations and management of hundreds of veterinary practices, identifying areas in need of improvement, then developing and delivering the mechanisms to solve those problems More through a variety of technical platforms.

Kim's early endeavors included starting the Veterinary Technical Institute (VTI) and she founded her practice management consulting firm, AVCSuccess. Along the way, she came to the realization that a better mousetrap needed to be built in the area of practice management software. Kim built a prototype of some of the forward-thinking features found in Rhapsody.

When she is not working with her dogs at her feet, you can find her enjoying mother-daughter time with her two girls, downhill skiing at excessive speeds or trick body surfing.
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Justin Gavil, VP of Product

Justin spends his time bringing ideas to life, designing new features, and talking with veterinarians. If there’s feedback, he wants to hear it so he can improve rhapsody. More

Justin brings deep expertise in building cloud-based platforms and developing reporting solutions. He has worked with companies of all sizes and designed platforms that work on any device (desktop, mobile, or tablet). Before joining the team, Justin worked at Verizon Media building mobile and video products that continue to power Yahoo, AOL, Huffington Post, and thousands of other media brands. Throughout his career, he’s worked and consulted for a variety of companies in media, advertising, aviation, telecom, retail, and the performing arts.

Outside of work, Justin enjoys running, jazz, chess, dog sitting, and exploring NYC. Justin grew up with Wheaten Terriers (and a Guinea Pig).
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Sal Elaameir, VP of Finance

With 25 years of financial management experience, Sal oversees all aspects of rhapsody’s finances, administration, and human resources. More Prior to Rhapsody, Sal was a senior manager with AOL, and Vice President of Finance & Administration at both Vidible and Oggifinogi. He held senior financial leadership roles in various high tech/ tart-up organizations, a few of which he co-founded.

He has a BA in economics from the University of Washington, and an MBA from Seattle University. Sal is an adjunct faculty member at City University of Seattle, teaching finance and accounting courses
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Paul Grinchenko, VP of Engineering

Paul has spent the last 15+ years building large scale systems, including stints on the AWS team at Amazon and the Azure team at Microsoft, as well as leading engineering teams at Oggifinogi, Vidible, and AOL. More He has a broad set of technology experience at large companies as well as numerous startups and has specialized in complex parallel processing of big data using Nosql systems.

He graduated with a MS in applied mathematics from Kharkiv State Technical University of Construction and Architecture in 1999.

When Paul finds the time between work and family, he relaxes with the heavy bag at the gym, practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kick-boxing.
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Vladimir Poluyaktov, Principle Systems Engineer

Vladimir has almost three decades of experience working as a system/database administrator, system/network engineer and java programmer. More Prior to rhapsody he worked as a system engineer for AOL, Vidible, and Collective, ad ops for oggifinogi, software engineer for Luxoft USA, and Boeing. He was the head of the network department for Omsktyre in Russia.

Vladimir is currently learning to play the piano and loves gardening.
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Caitlyn Ryan, Senior Designer

Caitlyn has a decade of experience in design and art direction across a wide range of industries and media. Her goal is to make rhapsody as approachable and usable as possible. More

When not at the computer, she enjoys coffee, cooking, and photography.
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