At Vidaloop, we understand that you want technology that makes your life easy and efficient. Which is why we’ve made it our mission to create products that deliver valuable insights that empower you to make smart decisions and take informed action, both at home and in your community. As a San Diego based seed stage startup, we are creating smart technology in the home automation and civic engagement spaces, and are looking for passionate and entrepreneurial individuals to join our team.

Meet Our Team

Ryan Cook


As co-founder and President, Ryan spearheads Vidaloop’s growth and innovative technology development. For over 20 years, he’s developed, designed and managed software products and businesses, including web-scale systems, business process automation, and enterprise software systems. His passion to create technology that improves the lives of its users is at the core of Vidaloop and its products. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys skateboarding and traveling the world with his family.

Manny Panis


As co-founder and Vice President, Manny is responsible for corporate strategy, investor relations, and leading product development. Prior to co-founding Vidaloop, Manny was a founding member of Serena Software, where for over 30 years, he pioneered the development of the company’s flagship enterprise products. When he’s not at the office, you can catch Manny at local coffee shops, spending time with his family, or jogging along the coast with his dog, Sammie.

Sarah Panis

VP, Business Development

Sarah drives strategic partnerships and tactical planning for Vidaloop’s Civic Engagement division. As a former HR Director and Chief Operating Officer, she brings her experience managing and scaling daily operations to the Vidaloop team. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys mentoring women leaders and entrepreneurs, serving on the nonprofit board of Girls Rising, and hitting the beach with her english bulldog, Sadie.

Andy Groff

Sr. Software Engineer

As a Full Stack Developer, Andy writes code that solves complex problems and creates positive social impact. He brings over 10 years of experience building web applications and creating intuitive interfaces to the Vidaloop team. In his free time, Andy likes to take advantage of San Diego’s beautiful beaches or stay home with a pizza and his Nintendo Switch.

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