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About Us

Automation solution provider 

HelloGard brings the best of innovation, design and robotics as a service to senior living, healthcare and hospitality. To provide new age staffing and efficiency solutions. Based on years of research, development and customer feedback. HelloGard has effectively created workflows for operational efficiencies. 

Our Clients


To make people's lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable. We believe that robots have the potential to revolutionize the way we live and work, and we are committed to developing robots that are user-friendly, affordable, and accessible to everyone.

Meet Our Team


Johan Rahardjo

As the Managing Director of Can-Am Wireless LLC, Johan leads the company vision to be a solution provider of advanced IoT Internet of Things, Telematics, and mobility solutions for public and private sectors. Prior to leading Can-Am, he spent 17 years at Dell Technologies developing end user computing and enterprise datacenter solutions that drive business success. Prior to Dell Technology, he held an engineering role at General Electric motion control division, developing industrial vehicle motor control solutions. He has authored 28 USA Patents in the computing technology area that helps customers in their digital transformation journey. Johan holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master degree in Computer Engineering. 

Sanjeev Shetty

As Co-founder, Sanjeev is a thought leader in the aging services and hospitality industries, bringing 25 years of experience in technology strategy and innovation to HelloGard. Prior to HelloGard, Sanjeev ran an Integrated platform as a service company called Dbsync where he was president and COO. Prior to that, Sanjeev spent two years at Connected Living as their Chief strategy officer. Sanjeev consulted in the senior living space working on aging in place healthcare solutions and strategic partnerships. He also spent his early years working at Time Warner and later Spectrum running large technology, process and revenue organizations. Sanjeev holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer science and an MBA in Competitive strategy. His passion is Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Michael French

Michael French  specializes in the development and coordinating of planning and actions
necessary to open new properties or other major project work. With a career spanning over 40 years in casino gaming and hospitality, Michael has held senior leadership positions with integrated casino resorts, in Asia (Macau, Philippines, Viet Nam), the USA, Tribal Gaming and Bahamas. Michael has been Property President/ COO, SVP Operations and Property General Manager. Corporate experiences include SVP of Operations and SVP of Gaming. Michael has been in operations for his career (both casino gaming and hospitality) and during that time he has developed a specialty for leading and coordinating complex pre-opening requirements ranging from working withplanners and designers to ensure facilities are designed with the customer and operations in mind. As such, he has overseen the budgeting, business planning, marketing strategy and recruiting for these new properties in diverse markets. Openings that Mr. French has coordinated include the Venetian Las Vegas, City of Dreams Macau, Solaire Manila, Caesars Palace expansion (1996), Inn of the Mountain Gods (Mescalero NM) and others.


Dan Phelps

Dan is a dynamic, tenacious, and versatile sales and operations executive with extensive experience in business development, sales, sales management, marketing, and operations leadership. Dan is a US Air Force veteran with strong relationship management skills, and develops near instant report that influences clients, executives, and staff.  He fosters a culture of transparency, communicating and operating with agility. He has achieved repeated success aligning sales and marketing to achieve strategic business goals, grow revenue, and increase market share.

For the past 10 years, he has devoted himself to helping Senior Living communities improve workflows and profitability with technology. His success hinges on a consultative approach to relationship building that leads to long-term partnerships. 

Shannon Garcia

Shannon is a Senior Accounting Professional with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in financial statement preparation, data analysis, budgeting, forecasting, operational improvement, reducing costs, and increasing customer satisfaction. She provides financial accuracy to the management team which assists in wise decision-making. Her experience ranges from small businesses to publicly traded companies. She has worked in industries including architecture, engineering, managed care, health care, products, and services.


With a diverse background spanning the realms of tech startups, automotive automation, and the dynamic video games industry, Sebastian brings a unique blend of experience to the table. His journey has been defined by driving innovation in these sectors, leveraging his expertise to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of technology. From pioneering initiatives in tech startups to revolutionizing automotive automation, and contributing to the captivating world of video games, he thrives on tackling complex challenges and transforming ideas into impactful realities. His passion for innovation and his deep-rooted understanding of these industries fuel his drive to create lasting, game-changing contributions in the tech world.

Edgard Kurnia

Business development contributor with a background in consultancy, sales, and service industry for 20+ years (half of which responsible for P&L and the other half for sales) in domestic and international trade: agriculture, chemical, F&B, FMCG, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical. Helped manufacturers to increase profitability with cost efficient automation/robust workflows. Helped start-ups with informative, relatable, and simplified story-telling skill to introduce their products/services to potential clients/investors. Vast network of diverse product/service providers to meet your needs: “I know a guy who can…” is my typical responses to any requests. Extremely enthusiastic to develop robotic solutions market related to manufacturing supply chain and engineering services.

Board Advisory


Sarah Hoit

Founder & CEO,Social Impact Partners

Sarah Hoit is a social entrepreneur, executive, and consultant. In both the private and public sectors, she has founded, led, and served organizations that deliver meaningful social impact.

Hoit became the Chief Social Impact Officer for BioVie, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIVI) in 2022. BioVie is a biotechnology pharmaceutical company that through person-centered science is creating groundbreaking innovations to combat diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In addition to her role with BioVie, Sarah is also the founder and CEO of Social Impact Partners, a nonprofit organization whose partners share a belief in the power of collaboration to create change while also working to globally combat Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative conditions.

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