HappyCo

Management Team

We strive for leadership over management, collaboration over hierarchy. Together we bring 60+ years experience in enterprise technology and consulting, consumer products and gaming.

Jindou Lee

CEO Jindou Lee is the CEO of HappyCo, a software company that builds mobile applications for enterprise workforces to run their operations more efficiently. Prior to his current role, Jindou also founded and exited two previous tech companies.

Jindou spent most of his adult life growing up in Australia and graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Visual Communications (Design). After that he worked at Midway Games where he led the User Interface team to work on classic titles such as Mortal Kombat, Gauntlet and Dukes of Hazzard.

Besides his love for technology, Jindou is also an avid real estate investor, ex-semi pro soccer player and speaks five languages.

Jindou’s Happiness quote: “Life is not measured by how many breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away…”

HappyCo CEO Jindou Lee

Andrew Mackenzie-Ross

CTO & Co-Founder Andrew “Mackross” is the CTO and co-founder of HappyCo where he leads a stellar team of engineers, designers and product managers to develop a range of software applications for some of the largest companies in the world. Prior to HappyCo, he’s worked on social games at Halfbrick and on award winning mobile apps for Harcourts that have been recognized globally by Apple as “best-in-class real estate apps”.

Andrew started programming at a very young age and built a fantasy league competition platform for the Rotary Club as one of his first few projects. He grew up in Australia and was accepted to study at the Australian Science and Maths School and Flinders University, but he eventually dropped out of college to pursue his love of programming.

He is a dedicated learner and loves to build things and teach others what he knows.

Andrew’s Happiness quote: “Being a nerd is honest acceptance of what makes you happy; for me it’s building things and cheap red wine.”

HappyCo CTO Andrew Mackenzie-Ross

Jennifer Tyson

VP of Marketing Jennifer Tyson is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 15 years experience at leading Silicon Valley companies and startups. During a decade at Apple, Jennifer launched three generations of Apple Internet services including the blockbuster iCloud 1.0 launch in 2011. iCloud became the fastest growing Internet service of its time acquiring 45 million users within the first 30 days and over 300 million in less than two years.

After leaving Apple, Jennifer joined the executive leadership team at Net Power & Light (NPL) heading up both product and marketing. At NPL, a B2C/B2B technology company focused on delivering high-fidelity video chat and collaboration on mobile, Jennifer led its most successful product launch earning “Best New Apps” in 25 countries & #3 in Social Networking on Apple’s App Store. Prior to joining HappyCo, Jennifer was part of the VenueNext executive team, leading product management for this B2B2C startup incubated by the San Francisco 49ers. Jennifer drove multiple product updates for the Levi’s® Stadium app, achieving phenomenal user adoption, including 50% adoption during the 2015 NHL Stadium Series event. Jennifer holds an MBA from Dominican University of California and a BA from the University of California Santa Cruz.

Jennifer’s Happiness quote: “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran

HappyCo VP of Marketing Jennifer Tyson

Andy Larson

VP of Business Development Andy Larson joined HappyCo in January of 2016 to lead the company’s business development efforts. With nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including 15 years delivering new and emerging technology solutions to the multifamily sector.

Prior to joining HappyCo, Andy was VP of Business Development at OpsTechnology (a spend management platform for the multifamily industry), where he led revenue expansion at a 50% year over year growth during a 3 year period prior to its acquisition by RealPage, Inc. Following the acquisition, revenues grew 400% over a 5 year period under his leadership.

As Director of Business Development for Creditretriever.com (a web based credit screening platform), Andy’s team landed the first series of enterprise accounts, and grew revenues rapidly until its exit/sale to TransUnion.

Andy holds a BS in Economics from James Madison University, and enjoys spending time in the Colorado outdoors; fishing, snowboarding and hiking Colorado’s 14ers.

Andy’s Happiness quote: “The foolish person seeks happiness in the distance, the wise one grows it under his feet.” - James Oppenheim

HappyCo VP of Business Development Andy Larsen

Joe Guarna

VP of Customer Success Joe Guarna brings close to a decade of high-growth innovative technology experience to his role as VP of Customer Success at HappyCo. Joe joined the company as its first employee after playing a critical advisory role during the company’s inception. Joe has headed every non-technical function for HappyCo including, sales, marketing, support, customer success and operations and helped the company secure a critical $500K grant from the Australian Government to fund product development.

Over the past 3 years, Joe has defined and driven the creation of the core customer success systems including customer support, enterprise implementation, content management, automated customer onboarding and customer feedback management to improve product development. He has steered the company to phenomenal retention metrics achieving 69% MAU rate for paying cohorts hailing from 2013 and retaining high retention for later cohorts; has maintained monthly churn rates at an average of 2% and has held net churn in the negative.

Prior to HappyCo, Joe led a high growth business unit at PwC in Australia. His team was responsible for securing R&D funding from the federal government for innovative technology companies across Australia’s diverse sectors. Joe and his team successfully obtained more than $20 million in funding for early-stage commercialization and high risk R&D projects, tripling revenue for his business unit during his two year tenure. Joe holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Corporate Finance and Economics from the University of Adelaide.

Joe’s Happiness quote: “It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream” - Edgar Allan Poe

HappyCo VP of Customer Success Joe Guarna

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