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Revolutionizing personal growth through technology, data science, and analytics to serve organizations dedicated to strengthening people and communities.

We’re a network of individuals and organizations, in Boulder, CO,  obsessed with revolutionizing personal growth—we think about it 24/7. 

And together,  we’re building the world’s first personal growth platform built to serve Champions—the helpers, leaders, and motivators who work tirelessly to strengthen their people.

We enable Champions to uncover better insights, resources, and technology to serve their people. Always evolving, we're devoted to empowering Champions to foster a deeper understanding of their people, match their people with the right next steps in their journey, and measure the Champion's life-changing impact. 

Board of Directors & Key Investors

Chairman of the Board & Investor

Pat Gelsinger

Pat has more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience, currently serving as CEO of VMware. Previously, Pat was president and COO of EMC Information Infrastructure Products, and was the first CTO of Intel Corporation. He holds seven patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture, and communications.

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CEO & Co-Founder

Scott & Theresa Beck

Co-founders of Gloo, together Theresa and Scott have built a diverse group of companies in addition to growing their own family in Colorado. They share a passion for healthy families and strong communities that shows through foundation support and local activism, including EFAA, The Nature Conservancy, and BeeChicas.

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Board Member & Investor

Scott Kriens

Scott served as president and CEO during his time at Juniper Networks, a leading network service and software provider. He remains chairman of the board and stays involved setting the company's long-term strategies. Currently, he and Joanie Kriens direct the 1440 Foundation, built to support the cultivation of inner awareness and self-knowledge.

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Jeff Walker

Jeff has spent decades in the private equity and investment business, and was founding CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase Private Equity. He is now a partner in the Bridge Builders Collective, an investment fund that illuminates the potential of contemplative practices. He serves on many advisory boards, including MIT Media Lab, Center for Contemplative Sciences at UVA, Tibetan Village Project, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and Ideo.org.

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Board Member

Lisa Flanary

Lisa is responsible for driving Thrivent’s enterprise strategy into execution in her role as senior vice president of corporate strategy. She oversees transition management, long-term development and innovation, planning, reporting, and analytics. She also supports senior leaders in defining and executing their near-term enterprise strategies.


Steve Thorne

Steve is the founder, CEO, and president of Pacific Dental Services, which partners with talented dentists to help them develop successful practices. PDS has experienced exceptional growth, growing an estimated 445% since 2003, and now assists over 700 dental practices in over 20 states.

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Board Member & Investor

Jack Furst

Jack is the Founder of Oak Stream Investors, and a distinguished private equity investor. He is an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas where he teaches finance and investment planning. He has over 25 years of private investment experience completing over $50 billion in transactions.

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Austin Hearst

Austin is a media executive, film producer, and philanthropist. He serves as VP in the family-owned Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Austin serves as CEO and chair of Chestnut Holdings, and as a partner in the Bridge Builders Collective.

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Science Advisory Board

Science Advisor

Sangeet Paul Choudary

Sangeet is the founder of Platform Thinking Labs advisory firm, the co-chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Summit at the MIT Media Labs, an advisor at 500Startups in Silicon Valley and the founder of the blog Platform Thinking. He is known globally for his work on platform business models and network effects.

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Science Advisor

George Kembel

George is an educator and design leader. He co-founded Stanford's graduate design school, d.school, and now leads its global effort to transform how we educate our children, lead our organizations, and tackle some of the most significant challenges of our time.

Science Advisor

Dr. Dan Seigel

Dr. Seigel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He's the author of over 14 books including the New York Times Bestseller, Brainstorm. Seigel is known as a mindfulness expert and for his work developing the field of interpersonal neurobiology.

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Science Advisor

Tom Vanderark

CEO of Getting Smart, an education advocacy firm, and a partner in Learn Capital, a firm investing in edtech startups. Tom is the current director of Bloomboard, Digital Learning Institute, and Imagination Foundation. He has also served as the first executive director of education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Science Advisors

Sasha Barab & Anna Arici

Sasha Barab is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, and the executive director of the Center for Games and Impact. Dr. Anna Arici is research faculty in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and learning scientist at the CGI. She currently leads the STEM Mio, creating college and career pathways for Latino youth in the STEM areas.

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Science Advisor


John is a leading authority on innovation in marketing. He served as VP and executive director of Strategy and Innovation at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, and was Founder and CEO of agency Victor & Spoils. John is an advisor to the Harvard Business School's Digital Initiative and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

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