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Cleo’s mission is to build trust and connection with families, guiding them on their journeys through life as parents.
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“Parenthood Transition Startup Cleo Raises $10.5 Million Series A Round”
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Shannon Spanhake
Shannon Spanhake
CEO and Founder

Shannon Spanhake is the CEO and Founder of Cleo. Shannon leads the company in its mission to support all families as they navigate parenthood and career. Prior to founding Cleo, Shannon led the early marketing efforts at Planet Labs and a leadership role in engineering at Aclima, which was founded and built around her patented technology. Additionally, she had a stint as a Deputy for the Mayor of San Francisco, was recognized in 100 Women Innovating Science and Technology by the Grace Hopper Foundation, and is an expert advisor to the UN.

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Scott Witucki
Scott Witucki
Vice President, Sales

Scott Witucki is the Vice President of Sales at Cleo and is responsible for leading the company's sales and go-to-market strategies. He has more than 20 years of sales experience, most recently holding sales leadership positions at New Relic and Mixpanel. Witucki has built and led teams in North America, EMEA, APAC, and LATAM. As a father of two young boys, he realized the challenges of being successful at home and at work were a common theme among working parents. Cleo was a solution that resonated with him and his family immediately.

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Samik Bhowal
Samik Bhowal
Vice President, Engineering

Samik Bhowal is the Vice President of Engineering at Cleo and is responsible for leading the company’s technology initiatives and product delivery. Prior to joining Cleo, Samik held engineering leadership positions at Snapchat and Amazon, where he led cross-functional teams in San Francisco and Seattle. Before joining Amazon, he spent a decade developing video games and still loves to geek out about gamification and experience design. Samik holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley and a Masters in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. Samik cares deeply about diversity in schools and workplaces. He led several initiatives to improve the diversity at Amazon and Haas. Cleo’s mission resonated with him instantly and he hopes to positively influence the gender diversity of all workplaces that adopt Cleo.

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Nick Fassler
Nick Fassler
Head of Product

Nick Fassler is the Head of Product at Cleo where he leads product management and design. Prior to Cleo, he led the mobile product at Asana, worked to integrate Yammer into Microsoft Office, was a failed startup founder, and helped campaign for nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity. He has an MBA/MS from the University of Michigan and BS from Rutgers. Nick is the father of two spunky, spirited kids and knows that raising children takes a village — he’s glad to be working at Cleo to provide that for other parents.

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Natasha Prasad
Natasha Prasad
Vice President, Customer Operations

Natasha Prasad is the VP of Customer Operations at Cleo and leads the global teams of care practitioners and career experts that directly support families, as well as the customer success team that supports Cleo's employer partners. Prior to Cleo, Natasha served as Country Manager for ClassPass in Australia, where she built and oversaw regional operations including the sales, success and growth teams. Previously, she was the founder and CEO of a fitness technology startup and held product management roles at various enterprise and consumer technology companies, most recently Atlassian in Sydney. Natasha spent her early career as an investor in the Private Equity Group at Goldman Sachs in London and New York. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and a BA with distinction in Mathematics from Delhi University.

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David Swenton
David Swenton
Director, Business Operations

David Swenton is the Director of Business Operations at Cleo, leading the company’s internal operations functions. Prior to Cleo, David worked in financial and operational management roles across a variety of industries including consumer goods, retail, telecom, and financial services. He also served in Burkina Faso as a Peace Corps volunteer, working in the Small Enterprise Development sector with a women’s agricultural goods cooperative.