Our Story

RightPaw was started by a team of passionate dog lovers who all had the same 'ruff' experience. We went through the painstaking process of trying to find a puppy online. And it was exhausting! So many websites, no transparency around ethical standards, and no support along the way.

And this is a big problem, not just for us humans. Many of the issues dogs face - from health concerns, to behavioural problems, and even ending up in shelters - can be traced back to a difficult start in life.

We believe the single biggest difference you can make to a dog's life, and the wider industry, is at the very start.

So we're building a better beginning. We're here to help every dog and owner start off on the RightPaw.

Our Team

Adelaine Ho

Adelaine Ho

CTO, Co-founder

Adelaine has a breadth of experience building marketplace solutions. She is determined to help people find responsible breeders through virtual vetting technologies, empower a new generation of puppy parents and is looking forward to digitalise and disrupt the process of buying a pet online. She has fallen in love with Finnish Lapphunds since discovering the breed.

Nathan Olivieri

Nathan Olivieri

CEO, Co-founder

Nathan used to be a journalist, and loves to tell stories. Particularly stories that inspire people to make a change for the better. He’s worked on building sustainable products for some of the biggest companies in the world, and is now on a mission to build the best start in life for dogs everywhere. He is also a bit of a fanboy when it comes to Beagles.

Imogen Game

Dr. Imogen Tomlin-Game

CVO, Chief Veterinary Officer

Imogen is a small-animal veterinarian, and dog fanatic. She has practised as a vet in Australia and the UK, and is super passionate about animal welfare. She is fascinated by animal behaviour, instructing as a dog trainer in her spare time. When she’s not working, you’ll find her out exploring with Oska, her Jack Russell x Shih Tzu.

Andrew Rumpel

Andrew Rumpel

Breeder Development Manager

Andrew brings sales, marketing and operations experience to RightPaw from his previous roles in tourism and automotive publishing. He leads the way in growing our awareness in the community and assisting breeders onboarded onto our tribe! Andrew has been a proud owner of German Shepherds and has a soft spot for Golden Retrievers and Labradors!

Annie Roberts

Annie Roberts

Breeder Success Manager

Annie loves to help people and has excelled in her career in customer support. She has a passion for animals and joined RightPaw because she believes in the company vision for animal welfare. She has a Certificate II in Animal Studies and aspires to be a vet nurse one day. Annie is also an avid dog lover and absolutely adores her sister's Hungarian Vizsla named Bunny.

Anton Kuzmin

Anton Kuzmin

Senior Software Engineer

Based in Brisbane, originally from Estonia, Anton is our engineering guru with 15 years experience in building software. Anton is super excited to have joined RightPaw and is drawn to the meaningful impact of building technology with purpose and to make a difference to the world of dogs and dog owners. He absolutely adores Golden Retrievers.