Candice Peters

CEO

What do you love most about working for HP?
Super sappy, but it's my team! They are amazing women that make me look like a rockstar.

First job?
Waitress at Friendly's. My ice cream sundae game is strong.

Mentor?
Mike Bott, former GM at Brandery and now at Blue Chip Ventures, is hands down my greatest mentor. He helped me navigate my first steps into startup life and his advice plays a large role in how I make day-to-day decisions.

Where can you be found on Thursday mornings?
Thursday's are a late start day for me, so I can usually be found trying to secure some balance with a workout.

Wouldn't leave home without?
My trunk looks like the startup version of grandma's purse. I've got everything but the kitchen sink...extra clothes, a makeup bag, a gym bag, and a kettlebell.

Proudest moment?
A fatty wire transfer from our investor.

Perfect Sunday afternoon?
Sunday is the new Monday, so I'm typically prepping for the new week on Sunday afternoon. Sunday mornings are family time and we generally have a big breakfast together.



Amanda Kranias

COO

What do you love most about working for HP?
That every day is a new day filled with unexpected twists and turns. Navigating it with such a fantastic team is a blessing.

First job?
Waitress at Pizza Hut. Gotta start somewhere.

Mentor?
I don't know if I can say I have a formal mentor but there are a few people that I eat up everything they say...I may not agree with all of it but I eat it up: Wendy Lea, Brad Zapp, Mel Healey, Chris Bergman are a few.

Where can you be found on Thursday mornings?
Hopefully at the gym, but more than likely at my desk.

Wouldn't leave home without?
My phone. I might forget my purse, but never my phone... hell, I'd forget my pants before I forgot my phone.

Proudest moment?
There's been several personal moments with Hello Parent, but my proudest moments occur watching my girls, Evie and Kate, engage with the world. I don't know what their father and I did to deserve them but wow, they are good eggs. They impress me everyday with the way they interact with people and their environment.

Perfect Sunday afternoon?
Mimosas at brunch with a group of friends and then home to curl up on a comfy couch with a good book.