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We're building a more purposeful world

Our purpose is to create bigger lives, stronger organizations, and healthier communities by helping people find and live their purpose each day.

We are behavior designers, data scientists, technologists, and psychologists. We are researchers, communicators, innovators, and client-partners. We fuse advances in neuroscience, AI and machine learning, the latest behavior change and habit formation models, cutting-edge digital experience design, and real-time sentiment analysis to create positive change in a way that’s both scalable and enduring.

Does this sound like you? Want to join us on our mission to build a more purposeful world? Check out our open positions.

Meet Our Team

Our leadership team

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Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH

Founder and Chief Purpose Officer
Vic Strecher (PhD, MPH) is a leader and visionary in the fields of purpose and wellbeing, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology. In 1998, Vic created Health Media pioneering Web-based “digital health coaching.” Since January 2014, Vic has given keynote presentations about the role of purpose in life to over 1,500 organizations. Kumanu was launched as a major paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of purpose, meaning and wellbeing while offering organizations a more insightful means to support positive culture and behavior change.
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Eric Zimmerman

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Commercialization Officer
Eric brings global experience in design, launch, and commercialization of breakthrough digital health solutions focused on population health, connectivity, community, and collaboration. Before joining Kumanu, Eric led strategic marketing, product management, business development, and behavior design as Chief Marketing Officer at RedBrick Health. He previously held leadership roles at RelayHealth, Mirixa, Medscape and StayWell. Eric earned his B.A. in Ecology Behavior and Evolution at UCSD’s Revelle College, his MPH in Behavior Science and Health Education from UCLA, and his MBA from Pepperdine University.
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Lisa Schutte,
PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Lisa has a PhD in engineering from Stanford University and extensive experience in the software industry. At Ideomed, she built and led the product development team and served as the company’s initial privacy and security officer for HIPAA compliance. Lisa held product management and product development leadership roles at MSC Software, Mechanical Dynamics, and Engineering Animation and earlier in her career she was a Senior Scientist at Transom Technologies.
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Robert Carr, MD, MPH, FACPM

Chief Medical Officer

Robert Carr was most recently Senior Vice President & Corporate Medical Director at GlaxoSmithKline and on the faculty at Georgetown University. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami School of Medicine and his Masters of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health. Bob also served as the President of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
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John Ternes

Chief Financial Officer

John has extensive financial and accounting background leading startup companies like HealthMedia (acquired by Johnson & Johnson) and LLamasoft (acquired by TPG) through multiple funding rounds, significant increase in valuation, and successful navigation of sell-side and buy-side acquisitions. John holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
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Uncle Lenny

Chief Energy Officer

Famed for leading numerous team members on brisk walks around the neighborhood, Uncle Lenny’s many years of dogged, paws-on experience in energy leadership are foundational to fulfilling Kumanu’s purpose. Known for an intense, almost compulsive interest in nutrition (his own), Uncle Lenny leads the team in both daily calories expended and power naps — both essential ingredients for sustained energy. As Chief Energy Officer, his passion for energy is unparalleled and contagious.
Vic Headshot

Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH

Founder and Chief Purpose Officer

Vic Strecher (PhD, MPH) is a leader and visionary in the fields of purpose and wellbeing, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology. In 1998, Vic created Health Media pioneering Web-based “digital health coaching.” Since January 2014, Vic has given keynote presentations about the role of purpose in life to over 1,500 organizations. Kumanu was launched as a major paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of purpose, meaning and wellbeing while offering organizations a more insightful means to support positive culture and behavior change.
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Lisa Schutte, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Lisa has a PhD in engineering from Stanford University and extensive experience in the software industry. At Ideomed, she built and led the product development team and served as the company’s initial privacy and security officer for HIPAA compliance. Lisa held product management and product development leadership roles at MSC Software, Mechanical Dynamics, and Engineering Animation and earlier in her career she was a Senior Scientist at Transom Technologies.
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Eric Zimmerman

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Commercialization Officer

Eric brings global experience in design, launch, and commercialization of breakthrough digital health solutions focused on population health, connectivity, community, and collaboration. Before joining Kumanu, Eric led strategic marketing, product management, business development, and behavior design as Chief Marketing Officer at RedBrick Health. He previously held leadership roles at RelayHealth, Mirixa, Medscape and StayWell. Eric earned his B.A. in Ecology Behavior and Evolution at UCSD’s Revelle College, his MPH in Behavior Science and Health Education from UCLA, and his MBA from Pepperdine University.
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Robert Carr, MD, MPH, FACPM

Chief Medical Officer

Robert Carr was most recently Senior Vice President & Corporate Medical Director at GlaxoSmithKline and on the faculty at Georgetown University. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami School of Medicine and his Masters of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health. Bob also served as the President of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
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Uncle Lenny

Chief Energy Officer

Famed for leading numerous team members on brisk walks around the neighborhood, Uncle Lenny’s many years of dogged, paws-on experience in energy leadership are foundational to fulfilling Kumanu’s purpose. Known for an intense, almost compulsive interest in nutrition (his own), Uncle Lenny leads the team in both daily calories expended and power naps — both essential ingredients for sustained energy. As Chief Energy Officer, his passion for energy is unparalleled and contagious.
John Ternes Leadership Headshot

John Ternes

Chief Financial Officer

John has extensive financial and accounting background leading startup companies like HealthMedia (acquired by Johnson & Johnson) and LLamasoft (acquired by TPG) through multiple funding rounds, significant increase in valuation, and successful navigation of sell-side and buy-side acquisitions. John holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

Board of Directors

  • Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Kumanu
  • Paul M. Meister, Co-founder, Liberty Lane Partners
  • Randy Oostra, President and CEO, ProMedica
  • Steve Escaravage, Senior Vice President, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Robert Boylen, President, Crystal View Capital, L.L.C.
  • Jeff Bistrong, Partner, HKW
  • Robert Carr, MD, MPH, FACPM, Chief Medical Officer, Kumanu

Science Advisory Board

  • Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH, (Chair), Professor of Public Health, Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan
  • Tony Burrow, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Purpose and Identity Processes Laboratory, Cornell University
  • Robert Carr, MD, MPH, FACPM, Immediate Past President, American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Elissa Epel, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
  • Emily Falk, PhD, Professor of Communication, Psychology, and Marketing, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ken Resnicow, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Chief Scientific Lead at the Center for Health Communications Research, University of Michigan
  • Robert E. Quinn, Professor Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan

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