Rover.com Announces John Lapham as General Counsel

Lapham joins the pack to take on regulatory issues in the
fast-growing sharing economy

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rover.com,
the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, recently
added John Lapham as general counsel. Lapham, former senior vice
president and general counsel at Getty Images, is managing all legal,
regulatory and business affairs for Rover. Lapham is also responsible
for counseling the company’s management team, managing Rover’s business
development work and overseeing the human resources team.

“Rover grew exponentially in 2015, adding thousands of sitters and dog
walkers to our network and expanding our team by more than 65 percent.
We’re confident John’s addition will further accelerate our strategic
growth,” said Aaron Easterly, Rover’s CEO. “John epitomizes our values
and brings critical capabilities to our executive leadership. His
expertise in technology and business partnerships along with his
background in government regulations will be essential as Rover
continues to be a trailblazer for safe, personalized pet care in the
sharing economy.”

Lapham joins Rover with more than 20 years of legal experience and a
strong background in government relations and advocacy at the city,
state and international level. Lapham previously managed the global
legal team for Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual
communications, where he developed major partnerships with Pinterest,
Microsoft and other leading technology companies.

“I am honored and energized to join the team at Rover, a pioneer in the
growing sharing economy,” said Lapham. “At Getty Images I helped lead
the business through a time of significant growth and expansion, and
Rover is experiencing that same incredible momentum—relying on heart,
service, ingenuity and technology to connect dog owners with their
qualified neighbor down the street.”

Lapham previously worked as the vice president of business and legal
affairs at Bootleg Networks and as an attorney at Garvey, Schubert &
Barer. He received his law degree from the University of Washington
School of Law. Lapham is a board member for Polaris, a global leader in
anti-trafficking initiatives, and previously served on the board of the
Seattle ArtsFund.

About Rover

Rover.com connects pet parents with the nation’s largest network of
loving and trustworthy pet sitters and dog walkers. Through Rover, pet
parents can discover, book, and manage personalized care for their dogs,
including pet sitting, dog walking, in-home dog boarding, and doggy day
care. Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to
experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and
simplifies life for pet parents and the dogs they love. By removing
common pet care obstacles, Rover ensures dogs nationwide are happy and
well-cared for even when their owner is away and empowers dog lovers to
live fulfilling lives. Services are booked through Rover every minute of
every day, and more than 92% of the population lives within a short
drive of one of the more than 40,000 sitters who’ve listed their
services. Over 95% of reviewed bookings have received a perfect 5-star
rating. The platform offers premium insurance for all services booked
through Rover, secure online payments, world-class customer support, vet
consultations, a 24/7 team of trust and safety experts, mobile apps,
photo and video sharing, and general background checks for sitters.

Contacts

Rover.com
Brandie Gonzales, 888-453-7889
pr@rover.com