How NameCoach was created with the mission to help schools, students and families



NameCoach aims to solve the common problem of name mispronunciation and gender pronoun communication in as many important life settings as possible.


Our names are central to our unique identities, and saying them correctly is the first step in respecting, appreciating, and connecting with each other.


NameCoach provides a simple and effective solution: Users voice-record their names online so others can easily learn and remember how to say them. Perfectly.



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Our Team Leaders

Praveen Shanbhag

Praveen received his PhD in Philosophy at Stanford University, and holds a BA from Harvard University. Like all philosophically-trained individuals, he likes asking unusual questions, and one was: 'if we all know that the sweetest sound to a person is their own name, why are names so often mispronounced even at critical moments in our lives?' With the help of many amazingly-talented people, he founded NameCoach to provide an answer. He also loves coding, zombie movies, and any new challenge, which at the moment means learning to sail (or at least to not capsize the boat!).

Jack Green

Jack has been building software solutions and technology teams for longer than he cares to admit. He’s loves to engage with customers to find alignment between needs and products and is very excited to be leading the NameCoach product delivery team. Prior to starting his technical career, he did graduate work in CS at Western Michigan University, earned a BA in Psychology from Kalamazoo College and worked in adventure education and social work. While often busy with kids and family, Jack still enjoys climbing, sailing and traveling.

Ritika Dewan
Director, Partner Community Development

Ritika received her MBA in marketing from Indian School of Business and Finance and a bachelors degree in Operations Research and Economics from Delhi University. She also has a certification in Program Management from University of California, Santa Cruz. She is very detail oriented, feels strongly about doing fewer things better and is always up for solving new challenges. She also loves horror movies, writing short stories, cooking, gardening, pottery and brunch!