FOUNDING TEAM


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SKY CHRISTOPHERSON, WORLD RECORD HOLDER

FOUNDER & CEO. Called a 'Wunderkind' by The New York Times and recently voted 5th nationwide in 'Top 40 under 40 in Healthcare Innovation', Sky is a world record holder and  member of the U.S. Cycling Team prior to the 1996 Olympics. Frustrated by doping, Sky retired after the 2000 Olympics and dedicated his career in search for a better solution. In 2011, Sky broke a world record using a digital health approach inspired by Dr. Eric Topol. This experiment was the genesis of OAthlete, helping athletes win medals at the 2012 London Olympics and featured in the film 'Personal Gold (2016)' Sky has been a featured speaker at over 50 events including TEDx, SXSW (South by Southwest), Health 2.0, Consumer Electronics Show, NY Digital Health Conference #DataNotDrugs
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JAMES LOCKARD, GO TO MARKET EXECUTIVE

JAMES LOCKARD, CO-FOUNDER. James is the founder of media and technology companies that have helped to fundamentally change how we market, consume and interact with media content.  As co-founder of SkyboundAsia he co-created and marketed several of the most downloaded apps worldwide including “The Walking Dead: Assault”, a top five highest grossing gaming app in 2012 and 2013.  Establishing offices on four continents James has also lead dozens of marketing and ad campaigns in more than 70 countries for clients ranging from Audi, Citibank to Singapore Airlines.  An Emmy nominee he has created and produced eight television series and several theatrically released feature films.  He is passionate about the health and fitness space and is continually using himself to experiment on the latest health and fitness technology.  James is a resident of the United States, Singapore and the U.K.  He is a graduate of Cornell University. 
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FOUNDING ADVISORS

DR. ERIC TOPOL, DIGITAL HEALTH PIONEER

FOUNDING ADVISOR, DIGITAL HEALTH. Eric J. Topol, M.D., is an American cardiologistgeneticist, and researcher. In 2012, Modern Healthcare ranked Dr. Topol as the most influential physician executive in the United States. Author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, he appeared on the Colbert Report and is Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. Dr. Topol inspired Sky Christopherson's World Record experiment, and helped establish key partner relations for OAthlete prior to the 2012 London Olympics. #DigitalHealth
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DOTSIE BAUSCH, OLYMPIC MEDALIST

OLYMPIC AMBASSADOR. Dotsie Bausch did not begin cycling until age 26; she originally took up the sport to "heal" from a period of cocaine use and eating disorders related to her time as a runway model in New York City. By the time she sought help for her condition, the 5-foot-9 Bausch weighed less than 100 pounds. When Bausch began therapy, she had to choose an activity she had not previously done, so chose cycling. She competed in the women's pursuit cycling team for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal. #DotsieInspires
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GARY WOLF, QUANTIFIED SELF

KEY ADVISOR, QUANTIFIED SELF. Gary Wolf is an writer and contributing editor at America's Wired magazine. Wolf is the author of "The Curse of Xanadu," and "The World According to Woz", about Steve Wozniak. In 2007, with Kevin Kelly, Wolf co-founded the Quantified Self, a collaboration of users and tool makers who share an interest in self-knowledge through self-tracking. The grassroots Quantified Self movement has now grown world wide with meetups in hundreds of cities worldwide. #QuantifiedSelf
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STEFAN GROSCHUPF, BIG DATA

FOUNDING ADVISOR, BIG DATA. Stefan Groschupf was a founding contributor of Hadoop, the Big Data platform that has transformed industries from finance to sport. Stefan is CEO of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after years with companies like Apple, AT&T, and the European Union. Stefan led Datameer's analytics team during the integration, analysis, and visualization of athlete data prior to the 2012 London Olympic Games. Stefan serves as OAthlete's head data science advisor. #BigData
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GINA SANCHEZ, FINANCE

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER. Gina Sanchez is founder and chairwoman of Chantico Global and contributor and guest host for CNBC. Her experience includes director of asset allocation for Roubini Global Economics, and managing director of public investments at the Ford Foundation, a US$10 billion New York-based foundation. Gina holds a degree in Economics from Harvard and a masters in International Policy from Stanford. Gina is a finance and economics advisor for OAthlete.
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ADAM LAURENT, OLYMPIAN

FOUNDING ADVISOR ADAM LAURENT is an Olympian and long-time health advocate known for his outspoken opposition to the unethical doping culture in men's road cycling. Adam worked with the U.S. Women's Cycling Team as an event specialist and is the current U.S. National Record holder in the Men's Track Cycling Team Pursuit set in 1995. #Legendary
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CDR MARK DIVINE, RET. NAVY SEAL

FOUNDING ADVISOR, HUMAN PERFORMANCE. Commander Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL, author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal best selling book 'Way of the SEAL', founder of Sealfit and Unbeatable Mind, and advisor to the Department of Defense during the Iraq War. Mark provided strategic guidance to OAthlete's London 2012 with a focus on team leadership and dynamics, and other human performance strategies. #UnbeatableMind
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ADVISORS


JENNIFER HOELZER, COMMUNICATIONS

ADVISOR JENNIFER HOELZER spent ten years on Capitol Hill specializing in technology policy, including six years as U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s communications director and deputy chief of staff. She has a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School. Jen is a communications strategy advisor for OAthlete.
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SONNY VU, PRODUCT

ADVISOR SONNY VU Founder of Misfit, makers of award-winning wearable products, including Shine, an activity monitor currently available at major retailers worldwide. Founder of AgaMatrix, makers of the world's 1st iPhone-connected medical device. Previously: Microsoft Research, MIT (linguistics PhD w/ Noam Chomsky). Sonny is a product development advisor for OAthlete.
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GIL BLANDER, PH.D BIOLOGY

FOUNDING ADVISOR GIL BLANDER is Initial Founder, President, and CSO of Segterra and brings more than 18 years of experience in systems biology, computational biology and aging research. Gil previously worked at MIT and the Weizmann Institute (Israel). Gil was an advisor to OAthlete's program prior to the 2012 London Olympics and will continue as a science advisor.
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MONISHA PERKASH, PRODUCT

ADVISOR MONICA PERKASH is Co-Founder and CEO of Lumo Back, an award-winning wearable sensor with previous experience as Program Manager at Oracle. Monisha was named a 'Women of Influence 2014' by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and received her BA from Yale University, and MA/MBA from Stanford. Monisha is a product development advisor for OAthlete.
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RAJIV MEHTA, STRATEGY

ADVISOR RAJIV MEHTA helps companies evaluate and commercialize innovation through Bhageera Consulting in Mountain View, CA, and has worked as senior product developer for Apple, Motorola, and Boeing. Rajiv is developer of the Unfrazzle self-care and family caregiving app, is organizer of the San Franicsco Bay Area Quantified Self meetup. Rajiv is a business strategy advisor for OAthlete.
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ALISA FERGUSON, INNOVATION

ADVISOR ALISA FERGUSON is an strategy consultant who helps companies and organizations commercialize and deploy innovative technologies. Her current work includes prize development for XPRIZE, where she synthesizes input from science and business experts about the state of technologies and existing market failures. Previously, Alisa led strategy and policy for the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology. Alisa is a strategy and innovation advisor for OAthlete.
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RICHARD YANG, PRODUCT

ADVISOR RICHARD YANG is Vice President of Corporate Sales and Connected Solutions with Dexcom, and was an advisor to OAthlete's London 2012 Olympic project specializing in continuous blood sugar measurement and analysis. Richard previously worked with Medtronic Diabetes, where he managed entry and growth in Asia Pacific. Richard is a product development advisor for OAthlete.
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MICHAEL MORRIS, MD, MEDICINE

FOUNDING ADVISOR MICHAEL MORRIS is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City followed by fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Morris was a medical advisor during the OAthlete program prior to the 2012 London Olympics. Dr. Morris continues to serve as a medical advisor for OAthlete.
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SONIA ANCOLI-ISRAEL, PH.D BIOLOGY

ADVISOR SONIA ANCOLI-ISRAEL is recipient of the National Science Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award and is Director of the Gillian Sleep and Chronobiology Research Center in San Diego, CA. Sonia was an OAthlete advisor prior to the 2012 London Olympics, helping athletes to improve sleep through Circadian Rhythm optimization. Sonia is a sleep advisor for OAthlete.
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