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Feb 11, 2020

As Chief Operating Officer at, Brent brings over 20 years of experience building and leading high-performing teams to the nation’s largest network of five-star pet sitters and dog walkers. Prior to joining Rover, Brent was president of Code Fellows, a digital trade school in Seattle. He also worked in various roles at aQuantive, as executive vice president of call products for Marchex, and as general manager of the search and display media network at Microsoft. When Brent isn’t busy making it easier for more people to have pet love in their lives, he can be found volunteering his time and energy as chairman of the board of REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade), a faith-based organization that seeks to divert at-risk minors from being trafficked into prostitution. Brent earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis, and a master’s of business administration from Vanderbilt University.