The Jiobit Story

I experienced the worst panic of my life when--in 2015--my 6-year-old son got lost in a crowded park. It took me 30 minutes to find him. As a parent, I’ve always been concerned about my kids' safety and this event left me feeling like I needed to do more.

My search for wearable tracking solutions made for kids came up way short, I only found subpar products that were bulky, had terrible battery life, and were poorly designed.

I created Jiobit with child safety in mind and as word started to spread, different types of caregivers started asking about us; parents of dogs and cats, guardians of the elderly, and parents of adults with special needs.

I believe no caregiver should experience that panic. "Peace of mind" is why Jiobit exists.

- John Renaldi
Co-founder & CEO

John Renaldi and his son in 2015

Meet the Jiobit team

We are a team of seasoned designers, storytellers, engineers, parents, guardians, and pet owners with a history of building innovative consumer products. We’re also doing our best to raise independent kids while keeping them safe.

Jiobit is headquartered in Chicago, with team members across the US, and a development center in Silicon Valley.

Each of us--in our own way--were the kind of kids that really could have used a location tracker. Just, look at us. Bunch of troublemakers.

John Renaldi
CEO & Co-founder
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Roger Ady
CTO & Co-founder
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Steve Sniegowski
COO
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Chen-Je Huang
Product & UX Design
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Martina Matthews
VP Customer Experience
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Makarand Karvekar
Embedded Software
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Chris Binz
Supply Chain
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Myles Tang
Business Development
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Ivan Kolotov
Mobile & Cloud Development
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Pete Jansons
System Architect/Elec. Engineering
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Chris Houghton
Industrial Design
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Dave Stude
Embedded Software
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Natalie Berger
Growth Marketing
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Levi Bethune
Head of Marketing
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Jason Thompson
Mechanical Engineering
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Benjamin Becker
Firmware/CI/Testing
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Bryan Sunkavally
Mobile Development
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Shalini Kamala
iOS Engineer
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Corey Hornbeck
Software Engineer
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Jesus Verdin
Operations
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Taylor Romer
Customer Experience
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Jackie Jarvis
Customer Experience
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Mariah Gura
Customer Experience
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Brent Cayson
Customer Experience
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Aaron Trinidad
Customer Experience
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Our Advisors

We are proud and honored to have the support of an all-star advisory team. Our board brings to Jiobit a wealth of expertise in product design & development, location based software solutions, operations, marketing, and retail.

Troy Henikoff
Troy Henikoff
Board of Directors
Lior Ron
Lior Ron
Board Observer
Gintaras Vaisnys
Gintaras Vaisnys
Board Observer
Jim Wicks
Jim Wicks
Design Advisor
Dennis Roberson
Dennis Roberson
IP Advisor
Ross Niemi
Ross Niemi
Go To Market Advisor
Andrew Heddle
Andrew Heddle
Go To Market Advisor
Jeff Lutz
Jeff Lutz
Engineering Advisor