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This list showcases the top Columbia based CEO’ operating in the Wellness space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO & Chief Storyteller of Healium dba StoryUp Studios
Sarah Hill is the CEO of Healium and an interactive media tech professional with 25 years building successful platforms. Healium is the world’s first biometrically powered VR/AR channel controlled by the user’s brain and heart rate via their wearables. Hill is a former interactive TV news journalist for the NBC, ABC, & CBS affiliates in Missouri. A national Edward R. Murrow, NAB Service to America, National Sigma Delta Chi, and 12 time mid-America Emmy award-winning storyteller, she spent decades reporting about the world’s negativity and trauma in 5 continents.
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About Healium dba StoryUp Studios: Healium is an augmented and virtual reality channel powered by consumer wearables for the self-management of anxiety and sleep
President and CEO of Medicenna Therapeutics
Fahar Merchant is a 25-year biotech veteran, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Medicenna. Previously he was President and CEO of Protox Therapeutics (TSX.V and TSX; now Sophiris Bio, Nasdaq) where he established a late clinical stage urology company. At Protox he raised more than $70M through multiple PIPEs, including a $35M investment by Warburg Pincus. In 1992 he co-founded IntelliGene Expressions, Inc., a biologics CDMO, and built it to one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. In 2000, by strategic in-licensing, he co-founded Avicenna Medica, Inc., a clinical stage oncology company that was sold a year later to KS Biomedix (LSE) for $90M. Fahar was CTO and Director of KS Biomedix until its acquisition by Xenova (Nasdaq and LSE; now Celtic Pharma). Fahar has closed several transactions valued at more than $300M. He has a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from Western University.
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About Medicenna Therapeutics: Medicenna is a clinical stage, privately held, immuno-oncology company.
Karen D. Cuthrell
Founder & CEO of The Feeling Friends
Hi, my name is Karen Cuthrell and I am the founder of The Feelings Company, a cutting-edge educational company that creates tools for educators to teach children emotional intelligence at and early age. Our mission is to grow children emotionally stronger. I am an entrepreneur, educator, author, researcher and creator of The Feeling Friends Educational Kit, an engaging and all-inclusive educational kit that gives educators the tools to make sure that early learners have the foundation to become emotionally successful. I am the CEO (Chief Emotions Officer) and I am responsible for running the day-to-day operations of The Feelings Company. My passion is creating and teaching everyone that I meet that LOVE is the most important Feeling!
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About The Feeling Friends: Feeling Friends is an aromatherapy sensory tool for kids and teens to help manage moods to promote an overall well-balanced child.
Co-Founder & CEO of Rybbon
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About Rybbon: Digital gifting for marketers and market researchers. Buy, send & track gifts via email. Works with Marketo, HubSpot & SurveyMonkey.
Founder, CEO and CMO of Careteam Technologies
Alexandra is a physician leader turned tech entrepreneur, with a 15+ years track of record massive $100m+ healthcare innovations. Cofounded award-winning tech companies, is an EIR and a TedX speaker, Top 40 under 40, Most Influential Woman in STEM, WXN Most Powerful Woman and received the Queen Elizabeth II Medal of Service.
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About Careteam Technologies, myBestHelper, The Greenhill Group: Careteam Technologies develops a virtual care collaboration and communication platform.
Co-Founder & CEO of RightEye
Adam Gross is a Co-Founder & CEO at RightEye.
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About RightEye: RightEye leverages proven scientific research and a patented cloud-based software platform to deliver any eye movement test or therapy.
Chief Executive Officer of VITALI Wear
Cindy received her formal education in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and has been fortunate enough to have studied Yoga and trained with the best. Her unconventional background combining the external creativity of engineering and the internal search of yoga and meditation led her to become an entrepreneur who defines her own path. As an engineer, yoga instructor and entrepreneur, the biggest problem she’s inspired to solve is the pandemic technology-drunkenness in modern lifestyle. She’s passionate about bridging technology and wellness together. Currently, she’s leading her start-up Vitali Wear to create next-generation of smart clothing for everyday wellbeing. Starting with breathing better, having better posture and becoming more mindful.
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About VITALI Wear: VITALI Wear provides smart Apparels, bridging innovation and wellness through haptic wearable technology.
CEO/Founder of Wellin5
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About Wellin5: Wellin5 is a one-stop solution to access online counseling & post-therapy support.
Co-Founder and CEO of STUNN Collective
A former professional engineer and project manager, Jordan has always had a passion for innovation, health and wellness. Jordan founded STUNN Collective with his wife, Ash, after years of combatting burn out as he balanced founding previous startups with his corporate job. He realized his true passion lied in his 10+ years of experience using high quality nutrition, mindfulness, and daily routines to perform his best.
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About STUNN Collective: Bringing ‘mindcare’ to skincare through nutritional supplements.
Founder and CEO of Mindful Garden
Catherine Winckler currently works as Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Mindful Garden.
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About Mindful Garden: Mindful Garden develops a behaviour modification platform to de-escalate anxiety and aggression of patients with chronic disease.
CEO and Co-founder of Carbon Trainer
Sami Asikainen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon Trainer.
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About Carbon Trainer: fitness, hardware, consumer, saas, ai
Founder & CEO of WorkStrive
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About WorkStrive: Platform that takes gyms & studios that have empty space during the day & offers them up as coworking spaces where you work & take a class.
CEO of Viral Foundry
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About Promo, Viral Foundry: Viral Foundry is cooking up new digital products to help you think and feel better.