Founder and CEO - Kurt Roots, M.B.A., M.S. – Started his first company in high school, which provided web analytics. M.B.A. and M.S. from Iowa State University, M.S. in Software Engineering from University of St. Thomas, and studied Systems Engineering and Game Design at MIT. After five years at Oracle, he went on to solving problems in retail and healthcare. Kurt grew up with two brothers, one who is autistic. Mike has an extremely rare chromosomal disorder called Monosomy 9p. With only a few hundred cases diagnosed worldwide, it’s taught Kurt what it means to be unique.
Founder and Chief Medical Officer - Monika Heller, M.D. – Graduate from Carleton College and is Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota. She is board certified in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and is a practicing Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She has practiced in a variety of settings including schools, community outreach programs, and medical/physical rehabilitation units. Dr. Heller believes in a multidisciplinary treatment approach to mental health.
Chief Scientist - Jaideep Srivastava, Ph.D – Graduate from the UC, Berkeley in 1988. Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he directs a laboratory focusing on research in Web Mining, Social Media Analytics, and Health Analytics. He has authored 350 papers, and supervised several PhD dissertations and MS theses. He is currently co-leading a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary project in the rapidly emerging area of social computing.
Chief Patent Counsel - Edward Heller III, J.D. - Patent counsel of Seagate from 1990-2002, chair of the AIPLA patent law committee 1994-1995, during which time he received a special award for best committee report. Member of the board of directors of the AIPLA from 1997-2000 and member of the board of directors of the National Inventors Hall of Fame from 1995-1997. He holds a BS Physics from IIT, and JD from Western State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in California, and in the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Senior Research Consultant - Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D - Dr. Jacob graduated from University of Chicago with honors the College and in Psychology before completing an MD/PhD program in Neurobiology. She went to UCLA for general psychiatry training and completed an extended clinical-research child fellowship at UIC. She is board certified in general adult as well as child & adolescent psychiatry.
Stephen Mase, M.B.A. – Serial entrepreneur who has founded five software companies over the last 25 years. Currently, CEO of Sa Colobra, a company specializing in data-driven healthcare. He received a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.B.A. both from the University of Minnesota.
Jonathan Jensen, M.D. - Dr. Jensen is the Director of the Residency Training and Education Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1972. He completed his training in general psychiatry and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training in 1979 from the University Hospitals of Cleveland at Case Western University.
T. Sigi Hale, Ph.D. – Graduate and Professor of Neuroscience at UCLA. Sigi’s interest in both art and science compelled him as a neuroscientist to explore how the brain transitions between states that are amenable to analytic-procedural versus integrative-creative types of operations. His work suggests ADHD cannot be traceable to a single cause, but rather multiple factors that diminish the functioning and/or utilization of a task-oriented brain network. Sigi is now extremely interested in applying this knowledge to ‘real-world’ applications to help balance brains and improve lives.
Barry Kudrowitz, Ph.D. – Assistant professor and director of product design at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying humor, creativity, and idea generation. Kudrowitz co-designed a Nerf toy, an elevator simulator that is in operation at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., and a ketchup-dispensing robot that was featured on the Martha Stewart Show.