Andrew LealCEOAlthough known around the office as the Top Dog, he is, in fact, the “cat” guy and spends a great deal of time being bossed around by his 12-year-old British Shorthair, Duchess Belle. Entrepreneurial in nature and with an ethos that every adventure should be centred around the idea of fun, Andrew’s decision to start Waggel was born from the challenge of making insurance different and the belief that if done in the right way it can be fun.
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Richard WillarsCTORichard is traditionally a full-stack developer who loves solving complicated problems and architecting and building full systems from head to toe. He met Ross whilst working on the new Land Rover websites and a few years later was asked by Ross to help Waggel take their technology stack to the next level. Richard also enjoys playing many musical instruments, including drums, guitar, keyboard, bass guitar and saxophone.
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Ross FrettenCPORoss is a coder-turned-user-experience-architect with a diverse background; he stared in an MTV show before spending two years as a racing driver. Post-childish-shenanigans, Ross was head-hunted by Ogilvy and tasked with bringing about speedy and meaningful innovation. Ross left Ogilvy and created his own health and wellbeing platform for dogs, which Ross took onto The Apprentice before co-founding Waggel. Ross is the proud owner of his Golden Retriever and life-partner, Sailor.
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The Waggel Way: Our mission is to leverage technology to fundamentally change how we interact with and manage our pets’ lives. We believe in putting the customer first - without exception - so design and customer experience are at the heart of every decision we make.
Lauren CarterProduct ManagerSpirit AnimalArctic FoxMundane super powerAbility to make up words that sound like real onesPet peeveWet sleeves
Arturo AbruzziniSoftware DeveloperSpirit AnimalUnicornMundane super powerAbility to enjoy something other than a roast on SundaysPet peeveToxic masculinity
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Emma LiPR & Events ManagerSpirit AnimalRed PandaMundane super powerAbility to make crisps disappearPet peeveBiting your hangnail
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Charli PalmerDesignerSpirit AnimalBumble BeeMundane super powerPixel visionPet peeveGetting on the tube
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