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Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource where parents go to find and book babysitters recommended by people they know. Looking for the occasional sitter, full-time nanny, or last minute help? UrbanSitter will find available sitters—and show you the ones recommended by parents in your social circles (mother's group, child's school, sports team, etc.). Search sitters by date and time, book jobs, and even pay online—it's quick, easy and efficient.

UrbanSitter Management Team

Lynn Perkins
CEO & Co-Founder

As a startup veteran, Lynn has more than 15 years of experience building and growing consumer Internet businesses. Prior to founding UrbanSitter, Lynn served as founder and CEO of and VP of Business Development at At Gap Inc., LaSalle Partners, and Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Lynn gained extensive business and transaction experience. Lynn is passionate about connecting people with each other. Uniting babysitters and parents is her latest quest. Previous accomplishments include introducing three couples who are now married, matching apartment-seeking friends with roommates in rent-controlled units, and numerous job placements.
Lynn is a graduate of Stanford University. She and her husband enjoy exploring San Francisco with their three adventurous boys.

Daisy Downs
VP of Marketing & Co-Founder

Daisy is a Stanford graduate and started her career at a Bay Area startup. She then spent 10 years working for advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein and Partners in client services and digital production, advising global brands such as HP, Rolling Rock, and Frito Lay. After her daughter was born, Daisy admits she stopped going out because finding a babysitter was too time consuming and stressful. It was then that she realized there was a huge opportunity to make the process more efficient—and so, she teamed up to found UrbanSitter.
When not working, Daisy is most fond of spending time with her two daughters. Their favorite hot spots are the Academy of Sciences, Discovery Museum, and SF Zoo.

Andrea Barrett
VP of Product & Co-Founder

After spending seven years at Intel in operations and product management, Andrea moved to San Francisco to join her first startup, TripIt. She was Director of Product Management there when she left in 2011 to co-found UrbanSitter. After Andrea had a baby, she was amazed at how archaic the process of finding and booking a sitter was. Working in the consumer social space, she felt there had to be a better way. And voila, UrbanSitter was born.
Outside of work, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and two-year old son and is an avid cook. Each weekend brings a new culinary adventure. Some are hits and some are misses. Surprisingly similar to startup life!

Jessica Steel

Prior to joining UrbanSitter, Jessica served as Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Pandora, and was one of the original members of the team that conceived, launched and scaled the business. During her eight-year tenure at Pandora, Jessica forged the highly successful strategic partnerships that accelerated the company’s growth and helped pave the way to an eventual IPO. Prior to working at Pandora, Jessica spent four years leading international business development at Overture Services, Inc., which became part of Yahoo! in 2003. Jessica conveniently timed the birth of her son in the same year that UrbanSitter launched, and she has been a happy customer of the service from the early days. Thanks to UrbanSitter, date nights are a regular occurrence in the Steel household.
Jessica is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania, and has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. Outside of work, she enjoys family time, tennis and pursuing her passion for music as a singer-songwriter, performing under the name "Jessica Stone." She also serves as a strategy and business advisor to several companies.

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