Leafwell was built with a simple purpose

To help pets thrive at every stage of their lives

Our company wasn't started as a company. It was started as a mission.

Our story begins in 2013, when our cofounders decided to help shelter pets get adopted with creative video campaigns. The idea was simple, but effective. As a result, they were able to expand their efforts to eight states, partnering with 1,200+ animal rescues and helping save the lives of 3,500+ pets over the next four years. But, as they visited animal shelters across the country, they were hit with the reality of a bigger problem: shelter pets are often suffering from severe anxiety and other chronic conditions, that decrease their chances of getting adopted. Given that, the team decided to start Leafwell to embark on a new mission of helping all pets live a better life.

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Meet Our Team

The Leafwell team brings together people passionate about: pets & pet care, botanical science, ecommerce, design, and mountaineering... in no specific order. Learn more about what makes us unique.

Luis C. Gamardo

CEO & Cofounder

Former lead investment banking analyst on ~US$30bn of public financing transactions. In his free time, Luis enjoys learning about music production. In fact, Luis used to be a singer and his debut album reached the top of the charts in his home country.

Abe Rahmanizadeh

COO & Cofounder

Former lead investment banking associate on ~US$5bn of global cross border M&A transactions. When Abe's not diving into the numbers or on the phone with our partners & distributors he can be found scaling mountains in the middle of nowhere.

Natalie von Cieminski

CPO & Cofounder

Former RFP Associate at Allianz Global Investors and at BMO Global Asset Management. Nat has a twin sister, she won the German Championship in Ballroom Dancing at age 16, and small dogs have always been her favorite animal.

Want to Join Our Team?

This could be you

We are always looking for smart, passionate and curious people to join our team! Drop us an email if you are interested.