Joe Speiser, a serial entrepreneur, is the co-founder and CEO of LittleThings. He has founded five businesses and successfully exited the last two to private equity (Epic Advertising & PetFlow).
After establishing PetFlow in 2010, Joe and Alex realized the potential of its highly dedicated, niche audience and had the foresight to expand the business into LittleThings. Today, LittleThings is the only digitally native media property that scales uplifting content while influencing women across generations.
Joe was featured in Business Insider’s Silicon Alley 100 list as one of the "Most Inspiring and Influential People in New York Tech."
Alex Zhardanovsky is the co-founder of LittleThings. Prior to LittleThings, Alex has founded and exited two successful startups: Epic Advertising, which grew to nearly $200 million in annual sales under Alex’s guidance and PetFlow.com, ranked #1 hottest e-tailer by Internet Retailer Magazine.
With more than 16 years of digital media experience, Alex has been featured as a keynote speaker at the annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition, and was selected as the winner of CNBC’s Power Pitch Tournament of Champions for his presentation and pitch of PetFlow.com.
Gretchen Tibbits is a media executive with more than 25 years of experience in general management, strategy, finance, operations, and strategic branding. She has worked for a diverse group of companies including Hearst Business Media, StyleCaster, Maxim, ESPN, Working Woman Network, and Inc.
She holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from NYU, where she was a Stern Scholar, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and a Lawn Resident. She is a proud resident of Harlem, a theatre lover, a wine collector, and an avid traveler.