All About The Bacon

The Bacon is a marketplace where customers can hire reliable, local businesses to give them a hand with whatever they need. On the flip side, we give small businesses viable leads and a convenient place to do what they do best without having to worry about keeping books and pushing papers.

The Bacon is intentionally designed to put the communities we serve before profits. That's why we get paid only when our businesses do. It's how we stay accountable and it's how we stay connected to the communities we serve.

There's nothing like shopping and hiring local to boost a community: that's why The Bacon brings customers and businesses to the table, because we're better when we work together.

Meet the Team

Jen wanted to start a resume editing business, but when she tried to get it started, she was shocked by the obstacles that stood in her way. She created The Bacon to help everyone bring home The Bacon doing what they love.

Jen Shima

Founder / CEO

Siva makes the Bacon work. His goal is to make The Bacon a global solution to financial inclusion. As a person who's moved a lot over the years, he looks forward to a world where it's easier to find and hire service businesses.

Siva Kilaru

Technical Co-Founder

Nikki is a self-taught marketing ninja whose mission is to make sure local businesses meet new customers.

Nikki Chin

Director of Marketing

Lucy is the keeper of The Bacon brand. She helps us stay to true to who we are as we work to constantly grow and evolve The Bacon for the better.

Lucy Paez

Chief of Identity and Integrity

Ashley is the voice of The Bacon. She conveys The Bacon's desire to empower small businesses in reaching their dreams.

Ashley Singleton

Social Media Specialist

Lacee is an expert connector, helping customers with projects meet the best local businesses Louisville has to offer.

Lacee Pyles

Opportunity Curator

Esther's goal is for each person using The Bacon to have a thoroughly satisfying, enjoyable, and productive experience. She loves that this happens to involve some very cool technical challenges.

Esther Leytush

Engineering Team Lead

Ayaz is an engineering marvel who loves to bring frontend user experiences to life.

Ayaz Uddin


Jason Wang is a code and fitness fanatic whose persistence is his superpower.

Jason Wang


Laura likes testing because it creates a better user experience. She finds it really exciting when final results exceed expectations, and when The Bacon really works for everybody.

Laura Mazzolini

QA Analyst