The Top 25 Consumer HealthTech Executives Of 2020

The Healthcare Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Consumer HealthTech Executives of 2020. The past year has seen an unprecedented rise in the use of consumer healthcare technology, including telehealth services, wearable monitoring devices, online pharmacies, fitness apps, and more. The industry has expanded as healthcare systems engage in digital transformation, and with the global pandemic forcing people to stay at home, these services and platforms have experienced increased demand. The executives and companies represented in this year’s awards publication are industry leaders, providing effective, secure, and accessible products for individuals to better treat illness and manage their health.

The awardees of 2020 have excelled in their field not only through deep expertise and determination but through the power of imagination and testing the limits of what is possible with technology. Hundreds of nominations were reviewed to arrive at this select set of executives. Each nominee was evaluated based on their career track record, reputation among peers and colleagues, experience in the industry, and company achievements, among other factors.

Please join us in recognizing the achievements of The Top 25 Consumer HealthTech Executives of 2020.


1. Joseph Hogan
Company: Align Technology
Title: Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director

Joseph Hogan is the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director at Align Technology, the company offering the popular Invisalign orthodontic technology. Since joining the company in June 2015, Hogan has demonstrated his reputation as a leader with a penchant for growth. Through his ability to lead the company to consistently high performance, Hogan has become one of the most sought after thought leaders in the industry. This year, the company exceeded revenue expectations, bringing in a record $734 million at the end of the third quarter.

Hogan has extensive experience across multiple industries, including healthcare, technology, and industrial automation. He has served as the CEO of ABB, a $40 billion power and automation company based in Zurich, Switzerland, where he increased revenue by 25%. He also spent 25 years at General Electric, including the role of CEO for GE Healthcare, where he encouraged market portfolio and geographic expansion, and doubled revenue. Hogan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics from Geneva College, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Robert Morris University.


2. James Park
Company: Fitbit
Title: Chief Executive Officer, President, and Co-Founder

James Park is the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Co-Founder of Fitbit. A tech entrepreneur, Park has played a pivotal role in the flourishing wearable-fitness technology market. In his role at the industry-leading company, Park has revolutionized the sector by producing a product that doesn’t just monitor metrics like total steps, heart rate, and quality of sleep, but also encourages users to get more active and be mindful of their overall health. Just last year, Google initiated its acquisition of Fitbit for $2.1 billion and since then, Fitbit has continued to produce new offerings for consumers, including the addition of new and upgraded wearables to its line. It also received clearance from the FDA for its ECG app to track atrial fibrillation.

In the mid-2000s, Park was inspired to start the company after getting out of shape while working at tech startups. Rather than joining a gym, he and his co-founder, Eric Friedman, who was fascinated by how Nintendo Wii combined sensors with software, joined forces. Together they created an affordable, lightweight tool with an ergonomic design and Fitbit was founded in 2007. Before founding Fitbit, Park was the director of product development at CNET. No stranger to entrepreneurship, he also co-founded Epesi Technologies and Wind-Up Labs, Inc. earlier in his career.


3. Kevin King
Company: iRhythm Technologies
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin King is the Chief Executive Officer of iRhythm Technologies, a leading provider of diagnostic monitoring solutions. King joined as iRhythm Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer in 2012, bringing over three decades of experience in the IT and healthcare industries. iRhythm facilitates the early diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. Artificial intelligence is a prominent feature of iRhythm’s operations, a hallmark of the company that King is particularly passionate about. As an advocate for AI, he claims it is the answer to the healthcare sector’s problems. Recently, the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended the use of iRhythm's Zio XT as an option for people with suspected cardiac arrhythmias who could benefit from electrocardiogram monitoring for longer than 24 hours.

As the former CEO and director of Affymetrix, a technology innovator in the field of genetic analysis, president and CEO of Thomson Healthcare, an information services firm, as well as a previous senior executive at GE Healthcare, King is an expert in the industry. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and biology from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration degree from New Hampshire College.


4. Mattieu Gamache-Asselin
Company: Alto Pharmacy
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alto Pharmacy, a San Francisco-based health-tech startup that is changing the pharmacy experience. Unlike traditional retail pharmacies, which introduce unnecessary hurdles, Alto makes every step of the pharmacy experience easier by providing price transparency for medications, expert pharmacist care in the app and over the phone, as well as free same-day prescription delivery. Servicing several major U.S. cities already, the company is rapidly growing. Alto has served over 100,000 patients and filled over 1 million prescriptions. With Gamache-Asselin steering the ship, Alto has already raised $350 million in funding since its launch in 2015, putting Alto's valuation over the $1 billion unicorn mark.

Prior to Alto, Gamache-Asselin worked at Parse with his now-cofounder Jamie Karraker. Parse was later acquired by Facebook. Gamache-Asselin graduated with honors in biomedical sciences and software engineering from the University of Ottawa.


5. Andrew Dudum
Company: Hims & Hers
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Dudum is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hims & Hers, a multi-specialty telehealth platform that connects people to licensed healthcare professionals and provides access to health and wellness products. Ever since its start in 2017, Dudum's company has been a breakout success story, reporting $1 million in sales in its first week. Capitalizing on the trajectory of digital health, the tech company has already facilitated more than 2 million telehealth visits, created $100 million in revenue, and is going public just three years after launching. Based in San Francisco, Dudum's brainchild is valued at a whopping $1.6 billion and is expected to be traded on the NYSE by 2021.

At 32 years old, Dudum has already made a career out of being ahead of the curve. Previously, he co-founded Atomic, a venture fund backed by legendary entrepreneur Peter Thiel, and is an active angel investor and advisor to over two dozen startups. He co-founded in 2013, one of the top iOS productivity apps, and earlier in his career, he led product at through their acquisition by Telefonica. In 2007, Dudum founded, the first non-profit micro-lending platform for the Middle East. Dudum received his Bachelor of Science degree in management and economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


6. Mark Watterson
Company: iFit
Title: President

Mark Watterson is the President of iFit, a leader in home workout streaming. Founded in 2013, the company's proprietary streaming technology brings together fitness activities that take place in the home, the gym, and outside, all with a single login and device. This product provides maps, visualizations, and workouts for those working out on iFit-enabled equipment. With most gyms closed around the world, the company has seen massive growth in recent months. By July of this year, iFit’s global membership had mushroomed to more than 3.6 million. iFit’s paid subscriber base has surpassed 600,000, up a whopping 115% since the end of November 2019. This comes on the heels of the company's successful rollout of the iFit Coach, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and a $200 million growth equity investment last year. Based in Utah, iFit is owned by ICON Health & Fitness, which is also the parent company of fitness market leader NordicTrack.

Watterson has shown tremendous dedication to his company as he successfully guides it through its development and scaling. Before his role as President, he spent three years working as electronics purchasing manager for Icon Health and Fitness. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in entrepreneurial studies from Utah State University.


7. Christian Gormsen
Company: Eargo
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Christian Gormsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Eargo and believes that hearing loss is a topic that doesn't receive the attention it deserves. This belief has informed the last two decades of the entrepreneur’s life. Starting as CEO in 2016, Gormsen led the startup to its commercial launch in 2017 and now claims to have sold over 20,000 hearing aids since. Like many other popular digital healthcare startups, Eargo cuts out the middleman, thus lowering the cost of hearing aids and improving availability across marginalized groups and lower-income Americans. This year, the company raised $141 million in its IPO and has stood firmly by its direct-to-consumer model and strong emphasis on customer experience.

Gormsen started working with Eargo in 2013 when the Copenhagen entrepreneur was cornered by the venture capital arm of Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk and asked to join a startup producing hearing aids. Prior to working with Eargo, Gormsen held leadership roles at a variety of companies, including ISS, ReSound, Sterling Airlines, and McKinsey & Company. He received a Master of Science degree in finance and accounting from the Copenhagen Business School.


8. Bill McBride
Company: Active Wellness
Title: Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Bill McBride is the Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Active Wellness, a fitness and wellness company that is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2014, McBride's award-winning company has 90,000 engaged members and has designed 150 fitness centers, including commercial fitness centers, community centers, medical fitness centers, and corporate fitness centers throughout the U.S. In 2015, McBride steered his company into a partnership with St. Joseph Health, a non-profit healthcare system serving 3.7 million people annually, with Active Wellness maintaining a majority interest in the partnership.

McBride's success comes as no surprise considering that he's a health club industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. A CEO with many hats, McBride currently serves as President and CEO of Active Sports Clubs and the health club consultancy - BMC3. During his career, McBride has served in several advisory positions for prominent industry associations, including the American Council of Exercise (ACE). For the past eight years, he has volunteered as a Committee Member for Augie's Quest, a non-profit working to cure and treat ALS. McBride received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the East Carolina University College of Business.


9. Geoff Gross
Company: Medical Guardian
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Gross is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Guardian, a medical alert systems provider headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gross’s passion for the healthcare industry was inspired by family. After his grandmother suffered from several falls while living alone, the tech entrepreneur started Medical Guardian out of his apartment in 2005. Medical Guardian protects millions of senior people across the country and has been fundamental to a generation reluctant to embrace technology. This is something Gross has been aware of, but by creating simple, easy-to-use devices with no-frill features, like automatic fall detection technology, he has empowered customers at home and everywhere they go.

Before founding Medical Guardian, Gross founded and was the CEO of Tracking Now, LLC. Today, as the founder and CEO of the leading provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), Gross has leveraged 14 years of experience to become one of the most celebrated leaders in the field. But it isn't just the company’s innovative products that make Gross a celebrated CEO. Commended for small but meaningful gestures, like learning everyone's names, taking the time to have lunch with new hires, and bringing genuine care to creating a family-oriented culture to the company, Gross always goes above and beyond the call of duty. Gross studied at the University of Maryland.


10. Mazi Rasulnia
Company: Pack Health
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mazi Rasulnia is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pack Health, a leading digital health coaching company that makes it easier for individuals to improve their health behaviors. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the company provides one-on-one remote coaching to those who are experiencing chronic medical conditions. Since its inception in 2013, Rasulnia's company has undergone significant expansion, notably entering into successful partnerships with many top businesses across industries, including the Boston-based medical liability insurer Coverys, Alabama Power, the University of Maryland Medical System, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Humana, Coca-Cola United, Regions Bank, and several major life sciences companies. Most recently, Pack Health has piloted its cutting-edge coaching program with the American Diabetes Association® and has received 3-year Population Health Accreditation from NCQA.

Besides his successful entrepreneurial endeavors, Rasulnia is an avid researcher, who has authored more than 85 publications. Prior to launching Pack Health, Rasulnia founded M Consulting LLC in 2013, after beginning his corporate career in 2003 at Outcomes Inc., which provides company assessment services in the health education marketplace. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the College of William and Mary, before completing his Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration degrees at the University of Alabama - Birmingham, where he went on to complete his PhD in health administration and health services research.


11. Rami Karjian
Company: Medically Home
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Rami Karjian is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Medically Home, a fast-rising company that brings doctors and nurses to the patient's home via a virtual hospital model. Karjian's timing couldn't have been better, since never before has the hospital-at-home model been more relevant than today. Among the handful of operators to stand out in this space is his company, which recently announced that it teamed up with Mayo Clinic to provide hospital-level care in the home. Backed by a strong track record of success under Karjian's leadership, Medically Home has raised approximately $25 million since its founding in 2016.

Karjian's passion for healthcare developed with his first consulting project at an overrun hospital in rural Virginia. After seeing the transformational possibilities of a virtual model, Karjian continued to recreate that impact in a variety of healthcare settings all over the world. In his prior career, he held the position of senior partner at McKinsey & Company and was the president for the global services and software business at Flex Ltd. In the Boston area, he is a noted patron sponsor of the Heroes in Health Care Gala. Karjian received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree in economics and computer science from Northwestern University.


12. Ellis McCue
Company: Territory Foods
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Earlier this year, Ellis McCue was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Territory Foods after being with the company for less than two years. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Territory Foods is a fresh take on the food preparation and distribution industry. The company provides chef-prepared meals with nutritionist-approved menus to support dietary preferences, powered by a proprietary personalization algorithm. With McCue's expertise, Territory Foods has gained traction in a market where many other companies had failed to keep a foothold. Launched in 2011, the company has grown to serve 16 major U.S. markets, most recently adding Austin, Texas.

McCue's in-house promotion came after serving as the chief operating officer and VP of strategic finance for Territory Foods. For many, McCue was a natural fit for these roles since she is known for being a passionate executive with a proclivity for strategic innovation in the digital space. Her ability to employ new technologies that can drive disruptive growth is especially important, considering that the market for healthy eating and personalized food is roughly $702 billion, according to her company. Before joining Territory Foods, she led successful, forward-looking business strategies for major global companies such as Deloitte, Gap Inc., and ZX Ventures. McCue received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and East Asian studies from The Johns Hopkins University.


13. Louis Gagnon
Company: Total Brain
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Louis Gagnon is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Total Brain, the world's first mental health and brain performance self-monitoring and self-care platform. Total Brain measures the 12 brain capacities that define mental health, screens for risk of common mental health conditions, builds mental health self-awareness, and engages individuals in self-care programs. Additionally, Total Brain monitors and assesses the impact of self-care programs and treatment. Under the direction of its acclaimed CEO, Total Brain has been making an impact in a world where mental health has been eroding across the globe. Today, Total Brain boasts over 950,000 registered users. Benefits for employers and payers include better employee mental healthcare access, lower costs, and higher productivity.

With over 30 years of experience as a high-growth global digital business leader, Gagnon is known for his particular focus on creating positive social change while generating successful shareholder outcomes. Besides Total Brain, he also acts as an Advisor to TPG Capital, a top-tier U.S. private equity firm that named him CEO of Ride, a portfolio company that he restructured. He’s also held dual chief product officer and chief marketing officer roles at Audible/Amazon, Yodle, and Monster Worldwide. His career has been awarded by his alma maters and his work has been featured in a number of management books and magazines including Forbes and The Economist. Gagnon received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Laval University in Quebec City and a Master of Science degree in marketing from HEC-Montreal.


14. Kulmeet Singh
Company: Twistle
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Kulmeet Singh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Twistle, a healthcare company that helps organizations deliver personalized care to patients in their homes by using automated communications to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Under Singh's leadership, the company has seen significant growth and achievement since its launch in 2011. Twistle now serves more than 250 hospitals and healthcare organizations across the United States and is on track to engage 500,000 patients. Already this year, Twistle was awarded the silver medal in the digital health category by Seattle Business Magazine, while also being named as a finalist for the 2020 TripleTree iAwards.

In addition to his CEO responsibilities, Singh is a board member of Saykara Inc. With much on his plate, Singh has spent the last decade in healthcare IT strategy, M&A, and product creation. His passion for healthcare automation began when he founded MedRemote, which leveraged speech recognition and machine learning to change the economics of physician documentation and medical transcription. Singh sold this business to ScanSoft (now Nuance) and stayed on with Nuance for four years to lead M&A efforts, helping to grow Nuance to $500 million. Singh received an economics degree from the University of Chicago and a degree in computer science from Columbia University.


15. Mike McSherry
Company: Xealth
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mike McSherry is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Xealth, a startup that makes it simple for healthcare providers to order and monitor digital health tools for their patients. Based in Seattle, Washington, Xealth uses diagnosis and demographic information to recommend services from a variety of vendors for possible prescription. With the pandemic currently stoking the need for digital health companies, Xealth just announced a key partnership with Cerner, a leading EHR company. Cerner also made an investment in the startup. With its additional funding, McSherry’s company has now raised over $28 million since its beginnings in 2017. Xealth is backed by industry leaders such as Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, MemorialCare Innovation Fund, Providence Ventures, and UPMC, as well as McKesson, Novartis, Philips, and ResMed.

Prior to Xealth, McSherry successfully co-founded six large tech businesses that thrived under his leadership. After selling his company Swype to Nuance for $100 million, McSherry worked at Nuance, leading the team that managed Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and other early mobile voice recognition platforms. He also co-founded the mobile carriers Boost Mobile and Amp’d Mobile. McSherry received a degree in economics from The College of William and Mary.


16. Afton Vechery
Company: Modern Fertility
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Afton Vechery is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Modern Fertility, the first comprehensive hormone test users can take at home to check in on their fertility. Despite having a business idea for a test that would revolutionize the expensive and uncomfortable subject of fertility, Vechery was met with hesitant investors who weren't convinced of Modern Fertility’s viability. But when the $159 test racked up $70,000 in pre-orders within a month, the numbers told a different story. Today, the empowering women's health company benefits from Vechery's passion, leadership, and innovative thinking. The company was recognized by Fast Company as the number one most innovative healthcare company in the world in 2019 and has raised $37 million to date.

Vechery left her position as a product manager at the genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe to pioneer the democratization of fertility data. During her time at the genetics testing startup, the 29-year-old entrepreneur began thinking critically about whether women would respond to simple reproductive health tests. After avid research in 2016, Vechery left 23andMe to focus on her new venture with Modern Fertility. Prior to 23andMe, she was a strategy and finance consultant at Willow Pump and the head of product and operations at Autism Acumen. She also co-founded Kera10 (now Virtue Labs) in 2009. Vechery received her Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience, business, and entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University.


17. Dr. Jeffrey Wessler
Company: Heartbeat Health
Title: Founder and the Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jeffrey Wessler is the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Heartbeat Health, a leading digital health company that delivers virtual cardiovascular disease prevention and management. Headquartered in New York City, Heartbeat Health uses smartphones to connect patients to appropriate diagnostics and clinicians, resulting in a tailored treatment and care plan for patients across various stages of cardiovascular disease. Founded in 2017, the company already manages the care experience for over 10,000 patients. Earlier this year, Heartbeat Health received Series A funding, money that will be used for national expansion of the company's groundbreaking platform.

As a cardiologist himself, Dr. Wessler was drawn away from the traditional academic path in cardiology after seeing some of the work being done in the digital health space. Currently, he is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and an Attending Cardiologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Wessler received a degree in chemistry from Williams College, won a fellowship to study public health at the University of Cambridge, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School. He continued his career at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center where he completed his residency and cardiology fellowship and was named chief resident of the medicine program.


18. Marius Ronnov
Company: Cubert
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Marius Ronnov is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cubert, a Canadian company with a global reach that is taking a new approach to bringing simple moments of care into people’s lives. Cubert’s brands include FitTrack, which helps users get an interconnected picture of their health, Toby&Ace, which helps users give their pets the most care possible, and Eskafil, which helps users adopt a dedicated skincare routine. Ronnov’s main ambition with Cubert is to empower 120 million people to achieve health and happiness.

One of Ronnov’s core strengths is seeing the broader picture and finding ways that companies can make a positive impact on consumers’ daily lives. Through research, he concluded that global health was at a great crossroads and that there was an opportunity for products, data, and technology to come together to fulfill a growing need to simplify, connect, and improve our lives, all through self-care. Under Ronnov’s leadership, Cubert has continued to grow through the pandemic to now employ close to 100 employees in six countries and is expecting to end its second fiscal year with a total of over $80 million in revenues.


19. Dan Giuliani
Company: Volt Athletics
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dan Giuliani is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Volt Athletics, a tech company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Volt helps people safely reach their health, fitness, and performance goals through AI-powered, personalized workout plans. Launched in 2013, Giuliani's company has been named to the Inc. 5000 list three consecutive times and was Seattle’s 5th fastest-growing company in 2018. Volt is trusted by over 1,000,000 coaches, athletes, soldiers, firefighters, and everyday people in over 150 countries.

In addition to his work at Volt, Giuliani is a Founding Member of the Rolling Stone Culture Council and spent five years as an adjunct professor of sport performance at the University of Washington, teaching coaches how to help their athletes physically develop, recover, and perform at their highest level. The CEO has also been a CSCS-certified strength coach by the NSCA since 2009, holds a master’s degree in sport administration and leadership from Seattle University, and received his bachelor’s degree in government from Colby College, where he played football.


20. Isabelle Kenyon
Company: Calibrate
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Isabelle Kenyon is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Calibrate, a New York-based company that is dedicated to changing the way the world treats weight loss. Calibrate is a one-year digital program that, through a research-based model, connects patients with board-certified specialists who can prescribe necessary medications and coaches who can help these patients make lifestyle tweaks to improve sleep, stress, and exercise. Patients can access Calibrate and its doctors on a web portal, through their phone, and on an app that will also track progress toward health goals.

Before Calibrate, Kenyon had been a leader in healthcare and consumer businesses. She has led the business operations, growth, and strategic partnerships and communications teams at Capsule, a technology business that has raised $270 million to rebuild the pharmacy industry from the inside out. Before Capsule, Kenyon worked at beloved consumer brands in London and New York and was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Retail & E-commerce list in 2015. She began her career as an investment banker in Hong Kong and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies from the University of Pennsylvania.


21. Ross Ingram
Company: Maslo
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ross Ingram is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Maslo, a leader in the development of AI-driven empathetic computing. Based in Los Angeles, California, the company has been making major headway since its founding in 2017 by a couple of Google employees. In 2018, their company launched its first product, a direct-to-consumer tool designed to encourage mindfulness through a machine learning-enabled avatar that would respond to an individual's inputs. Since then, Ingram's company has partnered with several key players in tech, including a grant in partnership with The University of British Columbia. Currently, the company is working on several research projects which involve grants totaling more than $40 million.

Before Ingram's CEO role at Maslo, he worked at Google, helping to redefine the way Google builds, sells, and markets consumer phones and hardware. Prior to that, Ingram started writing code and launching marketing campaigns for robotics company Sphero. His contributions to advancing technology and STEM in the classroom have been recognized by leaders in the education industry, including President Barack Obama and the National Science Foundation.


22. Dylan Beynon
Company: Mindbloom
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dylan Beynon is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mindbloom, a mental health and wellbeing brand helping people achieve personal and clinical breakthroughs with clinician-prescribed psychedelic therapies. On a mission to transform lives to transform the world, the company partners with psychiatrists, technologists, researchers, and clients to increase access to science-backed treatments, starting by reducing the cost of ketamine therapy for depression and anxiety by over 75%. In response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic, Mindbloom now provides remote treatment options for clients in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and California, and is rapidly rolling out national coverage.

Beynon is a 3-time tech entrepreneur with both $100 million-plus in funding and an exit in his prior startups, which were focused on increasing access to justice and democracy. Beynon’s passion for the field stems both from his personal experiences as an 11-year psychedelic medicine patient and from watching how the mental healthcare crisis affected his family, ultimately losing his mother to his serious mental illness and addiction.


23. Dr. Johannes Kreuzer
Company: cosinuss°
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Johannes Kreuzer is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of cosinuss°, a Munich, Germany-based company that provides mobile sensor technologies for healthcare, sports, and safety applications. The company's first consumer product, cosinuss° One, was introduced to the market in 2016. The °One is a performance tracker for high-level athletes and has already found its way into the professional areas of triathlon, Formula 1 racing, sailing, motorsports, firefighting, and swimming. Presently, Dr. Kreuzer's company has already won a number of awards, including the German Smart Business Award, Blackbox Connect Accelerator, and code_n.

Founded in 2011 by Dr. Kreuzer and his wife Greta, the company's origins were based on the findings of the PhD work of Dr. Kreuzer, which focused on developing the first wearable medical devices for home use. During his university time and later, he worked for companies like Epcos, EADS, Airbus, Daimler, and Pilatus. Dr. Kreuzer studied electronic engineering at the Technical University of Munich.


24. Thang Vo-Ta
Company: Callaly
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Callaly is a British startup that invented and manufactures the Tampliner® – the first significant tampon innovation in 80 years – named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020. The unique double-protection product is offered together with a customizable range of organic cotton period care products delivered via subscription. Besides bringing much-needed innovation to the $34 billion period care market, Callaly also has a pipeline of other innovative products in various stages of development. This includes clinical applications in IVF and drug delivery, for which U.S. and European patents were granted in 2020.

Vo-Ta co-founded Callaly together with a leading British gynecologist and a garment technologist. As a certified B Corp, the company is committed to the environment, people, and communities; and central to the company’s mission is the belief that people with periods deserve better quality, innovation, and service. Vo-Ta started his career in investment banking and private equity in the New York and London offices of Goldman Sachs following a Bachelor of Science degree in management from MIT.


25. Wendy Strgar
Company: Good Clean Love
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Wendy Strgar is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Clean Love, a pioneer in the organic personal care product industry. In 2003, the award-winning entrepreneur started Good Clean Love in her kitchen after hearing from many women about, and experiencing for herself, the painful side effects of using petrochemical-based hygiene and intimacy products. Today, Good Clean Love products are sold internationally, are among the most scientifically advanced personal care products, and are endorsed by physicians nationwide for their safe and non-toxic ingredients.

In addition to serving as Good Clean Love’s CEO, Strgar is a sexual health educator, popular blogger, and author of two books. Her writing has been featured on Eco Salon, Care2, The Huffington Post, and Elephant Journal, among many other media outlets. In 2014 she founded Positive Community Kitchen, a non-profit organization serving the Eugene, Oregon area with organic meals to community members with serious illnesses. In 2017, PETA awarded Good Clean Love with the prestigious Compassionate Business Award for its effort to save animals from painful experiments required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and a Master of Arts degree in organizational development and training from the University of Minnesota.