MaxDaddy was founded by a group of dog-loving professionals passionate about producing healthy products for dogs to help them live their best lives. MaxDaddy cofounders are a multi-generational team from Baby Boomers to Gen X and Millennials with a unique mix of skills and experience and a core belief that “Together Everyone Achieves More.”
Terry Beard is the founder of Beard Frame Shops and Frame Central Stores, and Beards Online Picture Framing. Terry grew Beard’s Frame Shops from the single store company into a 37-location regional chain with hundreds of employees in the Pacific Northwest competing with national chains. In 1999, Terry merged Beards with NW Framing in Seattle. He serves on the Board of Directors for several local organizations and, in October 2015, was the founding charter member of the Portland Rotary Toastmaster Club. He is also the author of Squelched: Succeeding in Business and Life by Finding Your Voice.
Nathan Schmitt is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Concordia University, he co-founded TreeFort Ventures in 2011, where he worked with startups. Before TreeFort Ventures, he worked at American Eagle Outfitters. Nathan grew up surrounded by pets. Ranging from Axolotls to German Shepherds. His first pet was a crawfish that he found during a summer camping trip to Lost Lake when he was six years old. Nathan owns English Bulldogs and will have one by his side forever.
Brian Lexmond is the founder of Lexmond Communications, a creative services and marketing agency started in 2005 focused on helping companies understand the value of effective internal communications as a key business driver impacting recruitment, engagement, and employee retention. Brian is passionate about bringing together simple copywriting and creative design with the right media to capture employees’ hearts and minds. Brian brings that same passion and creativity to MaxDaddy in developing the MaxDaddy brand across all media channels to clearly communicate what makes MaxDaddy products so special. Brian is the proud owner of two happy and energetic French Bulldog brothers named Boomer and Cheeto and an English Bulldog named Stanley who live their lives thinking the world revolves around them.