Mark is the CEO of EngageRate and joins the joint venture from Performance Lab. Beginning his career at Aetna Life & Casualty and then Canada Life, Mark brings 25 years of experience in the large employer employee benefit consulting arena in leadership positions with Watson Wyatt, Towers Perrin and Fidelity Investments as well as 10 years developing and growing digital health and mobile engagement start-ups.
Mark earned his BA in Economics from Stanford University.
"I stay active by getting in three SoulCycle classes per week and getting out with my wife and dogs. And then there's a good walk spoiled, otherwise known as golf."
Christy is the Founder and Co-CEO of Vivametrica. She is an exercise scientist and physiologist withexpertise in the relationship between physical activity and health, leading the field in the study of wearabletechnology and analytics in medicine. She is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, a VisitingAssociate Professor at the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford University.
Christy received her BSc and MSc in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from The University of Western Ontario, an MS in Exercise Rehabilitation from Victoria University and her PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta.
"A bike is my preferred means of transportation; plus, as a mother of two young children, activity is my middle name."
Rick is the Founder and CEO of Vivametrica. He comes from a spinal surgery and orthopedic surgery background. He is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Calgary. His past experience includes leadership roles within hospital and health care systems and university settings. Rick has co-founded, nurtured and grown a number of health-related businesses.
Rick earned his medical degree and interned at Memorial University of Newfoundland received his FRCSC in Orthopedic Surgery from the University of Alberta followed by a Spine Fellowship from Case Western Reserve University.
"As a doctor, I always knew that being active was important, but our research has showed me just how important. And during our Canadian winters, if it means I end up walking laps inside my house to get my activity minutes, that's what I do."
Waynne is the CEO of Performance Lab Technologies. After starting a number of businesses in his teens and twenties, Waynne has worked primarily in the IT and Telco sectors. He has been the architect and driving force behind some of the most successful network and systems management service offerings in New Zealand and the UK, establishing and growing new multi-million dollar businesses. Waynne has also founded, grown and sold a number of start-up companies, including Network Solutions, EMS-Global and Bizo.
Along the way, he has completed several VC funding rounds, and has received a number of technical and business industry awards, including the selection as a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
"Becoming a triathlete is what brought me to Performance Lab. As much as possible, when it comes to staying active, I practice what we preach."
Mark is the Vice President of Digital Health for Performance Lab. He is a senior leader offering extensive expertise as a health professional, biomedical specialist, product developer, researcher, and educator.A digital health thought leader with advanced industry knowledge in the clinical, educational, and private health sectors. Mark comes to Performance Lab from PAI Health (formerly Mio Global), most recently as Chief Science Officer, where he drove cutting edge sensing technology while managing R&D for the fitness and health markets.
Mark holds a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Wollongong. Prior to moving into the privatesector, Mark was a tenured Associate Professor of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University.
"A day without a daily workout is like a day without sunshine. Hiking, running, weights, a spin class, cross-fit, you name it. I do it and love it."