Ex-Uber Exec Joins Homethrive

Tech Veteran to Lead Product, Marketing at Caregiving Platform

Karan Chawla named Chief Product Officer at Homethrive (Photo: Business Wire)

NORTHBROOK, Ill.--()--Homethrive has hired ex-Uber executive Karan Chawla as Chief Product Officer to lead product and marketing at the family caregiving coordination technology platform.

Chawla spent seven years at Uber in various roles, including director, head of payments for U.S., Canada, and APAC Regions.

He was mostly recently at crypto company 21.co as SVP of Product where he oversaw product management, design, and data science.

“Homethrive has an incredible mission to help unpaid family caregivers and their loved ones, and I’m excited to be a part of this great team,” said Chawla. “Together, we have an incredible opportunity to support caregivers and their loves ones with real needs through our Dari Platform experience.”

In his new role as Chief Product Officer, Chawla will guide the product, design, and marketing teams.

“Karan has an impressive track record of identifying and driving product strategies,” said Homethrive Co-Founder and Co-CEO, David Greenberg. “He will be key in helping us optimize our product roadmap for major growth.”

Chawla joins Homethrive at a pivotal time as the company expands its reach to more employers, reducing work, worry, and stress for employees, and continuing its expansion into the payor market, improving health outcomes for beneficiaries.

“Karan was on the team that helped Uber create its category,” said Homethrive Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Dave Jacobs. “We’re confident he’ll help us do the same at Homethrive so we can help even more people tackle the tough task of caring for loved ones.”

About Homethrive

Homethrive is the next generation caregiving benefit innovator that’s revolutionizing support for unpaid family caregivers and their loved ones. Through its high-impact family caregiving platform, Dari, Homethrive breaks the caregiving support mold by skillfully blending self-service digital caregiving and health support with expert human interaction to effectively and efficiently right-size care to large populations. Members have 24/7 access to one-of-a-kind resources tackling subjects such as Medicare, Alzheimer’s, long-term care, family care and dynamics, self-care, special needs support, and more. Members needing more one-on-one support are paired with a credentialed caregiving and aging expert, called a Care Guide, who stands side-by-side with them (virtually) to provide concierge-level guidance, advice, and care coordination tailored to their needs.

Homethrive is proven to: support talent strategies with 80% reduction in voluntary turnover and 100% of employees feeling more supported by their employer; increase productivity and presenteeism by saving members an average of 16.4 work hours per month; improve employee well-being with 96% of employees reporting significant reduction in stress; reduce the need for high-cost senior living facility care from 75% to 10%; and lower claims cost by 24% versus control group.


Mike Petchenik


Mike Petchenik