Software and hardware solutions that promote a stronger, healthier lifestyle. Our technology enables better decisions and improves results.
TheraCentric is a therapy management platform designed to streamline practice activities and maximize patient engagement.
TrainCentric is an exercise tracking app that transforms your workouts by standardizing your reps through tempo training, and much more.
Jerome is Vice President - Business Development and co-heads the Invention Science Fund at Intellectual Ventures (www.intven.com), leading a team working with entrepreneurs, inventors, corporate partners, and investors to conceptualize and launch innovative start-ups around the world. He has a passion to build successful startups and strong partnerships in emerging tech hot spots, and has fostered deep relationships with entrepreneurs and investors throughout Asia, United States and Europe. Jerome brings more than 30 years of experience as a leader in operations, technology, and business development. In addition, Jerome sits on a number of corporate boards where he provides strategic advice on growing the businesses bottom line. He previously held various roles at Merrill Lynch, where he built global teams and processes to support real-time transactions. Jerome holds a BS in Mathematics from Worcester State University.
Alex Knight is Vice President – Venture Development and co-heads the Invention Science Fund at Intellectual Ventures (www.intven.com), leading a team working with entrepreneurs, inventors, corporate partners, and investors to conceptualize and launch innovative start-ups around the world. Alex has spent more than 30 years as an advisor, investor, and executive driving innovation globally in technology, media, finance, and consumer products. Previous roles include new ventures at Apple, Microsoft, News Corporation, and Corbis (now Getty Images), advising a number of start-ups including About.com (now Dotdash/IAC), Classmates (now PeopleConnect), Coffee Equipment Company (now Starbucks), and Datacastle (now OpenText), as well as investor roles at ARCH Venture Partners (early-stage VC, General Partner) and Intellectual Ventures (IP investment, Portfolio Manager – Global Invention Development Fund). He holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
“President of Vault 89 Ventures — Philanthropic investor and advisor to several organizations in the Seattle area, most notably, the Invention Science Fund at Intellectual Ventures. Doug, selected twice to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl Champion, spent 8 years in the NFL where he studied leadership and team culture. He has been awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service Award. Most importantly, Doug is a devoted father and husband.”
Danielle is Head of Operations and Senior Director of Business Development, where she focuses on operations and technology for our startups. She has been guiding companies on integrating technology for more than 18 years, spanning a multitude of industries. Danielle has experience working with global teams, defining and implementing operations, processes, and technology. Danielle is a Seattle native and holds an Executive MBA through Seattle University (class of 2018) and a Master’s Certificate in Business Analysis through the George Washington School of Business.
Sam Bender is CTO & Co-founder of Ventrk. He is a software guru with an affection for UX. He built his first iPhone app in middle school, “How High Can I Throw My iPhone?” Although the app never made it to the App Store, it kick-started his addiction to software development. Sam graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Informatics, where he learned user experience design, project management, and software development. After college, Sam worked at OfferUp as an iOS software engineer. Then in February of 2019, he left to work on Ventrk full time. Sam lives in an isolated cabin deep in the forest and always smells like smoke from his woodstove. He enjoys learning new things in his free time, wilderness backpacking, biking, lifting weights, playing the piano, and kiteboarding.
Jarid Adams is the CBO & Co-founder of Ventrk. He grew up in the suburbs of Seattle then studied business at Washington State University. He stumbled into the startup realm early in his career when he leaped to chase his passion for helping others live a healthier and stronger lifestyle. He quickly realized that there is an incredible amount of opportunity to improve others' lives through intentionally built software. Previously, Jarid was a manager at a lululemon and Gold’s Gym, where he learned strategic advice and opportunities to create an impactful brand and products. He firmly believes that taking care of your mind and body is a top priority
Morgan was born and raised in Kirkland, WA, and got her BS in General Science in 2018 from Fordham University in the Bronx, where she also played collegiate D1 softball. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Wingate University in North Carolina, where she plans to graduate with her DPT license in December of 2022. Morgan joined Ventrk in January of 2020 to expand the physical therapy and healthcare world by moving it into a more patient-centered direction, and that aims to improve resources available to physical therapists to allow them to provide better care for their patients. She has a passion for helping people, and becoming a physical therapist will enable her to impact people’s lives for the better. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, supporting local youth softball teams, and spending time with her husband, Ian, and their new puppy, Lucy!
Matthew is a product designer with over 10 years of design experience spanning both physical and digital worlds. Coming from a background in architectural design, Matthew brings system-level thinking with a user-first approach. He understands how important it is to make the user experience simple and easy to use for the full spectrum of people, and that this takes rigor, iteration, and testing to get right.
Steve is a passionate software engineer with over 30 years of experience building solutions at scale. Former roles include principal and senior engineering positions with Allen Institute for Cell Science, Blue Origin, Classmates (now PeopleConnect), and consulting firms with customers in the aerospace, engineering, government, social media, and retail data management industries. He is an avid distance runner, an exuberant technologist, and a firm believer in lifelong learning. Steve can often be found running long distances on the rural roads around his hometown or at events across the United States.
Elizabeth is a Scientific Advisor and Inventor for the Invention Science Fund at Intellectual Ventures, working with interdisciplinary teams to advance ideas from their earliest concept to their final stage as intellectual property, product, start up foundation, business collaboration, and more. Before joining IV, Elizabeth worked for over 20 years in academia, holding positions at University of Washington Medical Center Hematology Department, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, and The Biomembrane Institute, among others. Her work advanced study into infectious diseases, cancer biology, autoimmune disease, stem cell trafficking, cell signaling, glycobiology, immunogenetics, microbiology, and more. Elizabeth currently holds over 400 US and international patents with applications for more under consideration. These inventions span the fields of biomedicine, biomedical and surgical devices, biology, devices for the disabled, consumer devices, software, and technical equipment. Elizabeth holds MS and PhD degrees in Pathobiology from the University of Washington and a BS in Biology from Boston College.