Meet the Team
Co-Founder & CEO
Herman co-founded Tend with a mission to build reliable, robust IoT products and services that empower people to tend to what matters most in their lives. As CEO, Herman leads the company's vision and direction in developing its award-winning smart home lifestyle products. Guided by the philosophy that, in both life and business, the key to success is to engage in problems and challenges and find solutions, rather than run away, Herman believes strongly in living with gratitude in both work and in life.
Co-Founder & CTO
Song Yao is a seasoned product development specialist, overseeing Tend’s engineering team with a focus on delivering timely, quality products that are both sophisticated in their functionality, but also user-friendly and accessible. Song is inspired by the opportunity to map concepts to the final product and deliver class-leading solutions in the dynamic and fast-paced consumer video analytics market.
Chief Operating Officer
Fred Cheng played an integral business planning advisory role in Tend’s formation in 2008 before formally joining the company in 2014 as chief operating officer. An educator, executive, speaker and published author, Fred brings an unparalleled depth of technical expertise and corporate experience to his role as COO.
Executive Vice President - North America
Patrick Meyer leads Tend’s licensing, marketing and sales strategy. With more than 20 years of experience, he excels in identifying and solidifying opportunities, including establishing partnerships with John Deere, Kodak, Universal Studios and more, and achieving nationwide full-chain retail distribution within just six months of product launch. Patrick has extensive experience in consumer products licensing, sales and marketing.