Our Story

PING is founded by Sean Liu, an MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The company is named after Sean’s grandmother. Sean grew up in Beijing. After moving to the US at 14, he remained deeply connected with his family in China. However, the time difference and a busy schedule made it very challenging to check in with them at will. After meeting several of his classmates at Chicago Booth, Sean found that many of them share the same worry for their elders since they too live away from their loved ones. And of course, the onset of COVID-19 exacerbated the constant worry they had for their families.


Grandma Ping


Grandpa Ming

Sean Liu


Chicago Booth MBA 2021

At Chicago Booth, Sean found that many of his school mates share similar painful stories of their elders getting ill or hurt with them knowing. After meeting Adnan and Catherine in New Products & Services, Nicki in Entrepreneurial Discovery, and Will in Entrepreneurial Selling, Sean found that they all share the same worry for their families. They expanded the team with Sean’s friends Isaac, a healthcare statistician, and Jon, an Electrical Engineer. Subsequently, Josh was recruited for his Technical Product Manager background, Kevin, a full-stack Software Developer who  is a 2nd Lieutenant for the US Army. Together, our team is extremely excited to bring PING to life. With a core focus on creating social impact for our elders, our mission is to enhance caregiving for as many families as possible!

Our Team

Will Haley

Head of Customer Success

Chicago Booth MBA 2022

Isaac Parakati

Head of Data Science

Emory University MSPS 2017

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Nicki McMorrow-Westhauser

Head of Operations

Chicago Booth MBA 2022

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Jon Alexander

Head of Hardware

Georgia Tech BSEE 2013

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Catherine Liu

Head of Marketing

Chicago Booth MBA 2022

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Kevin McCarville

Head of Software

Chicago Booth MBA 2022

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Adnan Momin

Head of Finance

Chicago Booth MBA 2021

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Josh Buttenhoff

Head of Product

Chicago Booth MBA/MPCS 2022