Brings on Seasoned Entrepreneur and Former LinkedIn Exec as CEO

New chief executive joins to help guide rapid growth as consumer and employer interest in on-demand behavioral health rises across the globe

SAN FRANCISCO--(), the leader in on-demand behavioral health, announced today that technology executive Russell Glass will join as chief executive officer, effective September 10, 2018. provides members with a simple, affordable and discreet way to get emotional support. Through the app, they can begin chatting with an emotional health coach in less than 60 seconds. The company has recently experienced significant growth in bringing this important, AI-powered service to market with U.S. and multinational employers.

Mental health conditions are among the most common1 and costliest health conditions2 in the United States, estimated at $201 billion annually. More than half of Americans will experience symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress in their lifetimes, and nearly 60 percent3 of adults with a mental health condition didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year.4

" gives everyone access to high-quality emotional support whenever they need it,” said Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. “A large opportunity with great technology like this needs a superb leader. We think Russ fits that bill.”

Glass was founder and CEO of B2B marketing platform company Bizo, which was acquired by LinkedIn for $175 million in 2014. Most recently, he served as head of products for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, where he oversaw a product portfolio that generated over $800 million in annual revenue. In addition to his work as a technology executive, he serves as a board member for several non-profit organizations and technology startups including Rock the Vote, University Bridge and Vendor Registry. In his new role, Glass will lead’s continued investments across product, data science, clinical, and commercial operations.

“As I evaluated my next venture, I wanted to create a positive impact on people’s lives,” said Russell Glass, chief executive officer, “ is a perfect fit — a phenomenal team of people transforming behavioral healthcare through a unique combination of high-quality clinicians, a beloved product experience, and expertise in data science. I’m excited to continue to grow the powerful platform that the team has built, and expand access to support for people when they need it most.”

Founded in 2011, is funded by Khosla Ventures and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. Co-founder and acting CEO Karan Singh will stay on board in an executive capacity, leading the company’s clinical operations and strategy. Anmol Madan, co-founder and CTO, will continue to lead development of the company’s AI technology. Glass is the latest addition to a growing bench of technology and digital health experts at, including chief marketing officer Christine Evans, who joined in April 2018 after having served as vice president of marketing for Fitbit’s B2B-focused Health Solutions business. These executive additions come as continues to rapidly grow its client list, which includes companies such as Pinterest and BuzzFeed.

As the world’s first continuous health system for behavioral health, employs a virtual staff of highly-qualified emotional health coaches, therapists and psychiatrists. Coaching is the backbone of’s medical practice and provides people with support for day-to-day challenges, such as reaching personal goals, improving relationships, and reducing stress. Within seconds of downloading the app, members are matched with a care team and can begin chatting with a coach on-demand at any time of day or night. If needed, coaches can escalate members to appointments with therapists or psychiatrists within days, versus the national average of over six weeks. Results from’s measurement-based, collaborative care model are promising: the average member rating per session is 4.6 out of 5 stars. Over the last twelve months, 72 percent of members surveyed reported clinically significant improvements in symptoms of depression within twelve weeks.

About makes it easy for people to get the emotional and mental support they need, when they need it, by providing on-demand coaching, teletherapy and telepsychiatry. For employers and health plans, is the only on-demand behavioral health provider that continuously uses AI & machine learning to improve both access to and quality of care for anyone managing symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression or more complex challenges. Our AI technology has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, and we were recognized as one of the top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare by Fast Company. Hundreds of thousands of people have access to's virtual coaches, therapists and psychiatrists.

1 Mental Health America, 2017 State of Mental Health in America, accessed August 2018

2 Health Affairs, Mental Disorders Top The List Of The Most Costly Conditions In The United States: $201 Billion, accessed August 2018

3 National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health By The Numbers, accessed August 2018.

4 American Psychological Association, Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology, accessed August 2018

Christine Evans

Release Summary, the leader in on-demand behavioral health, announces new CEO, Russell Glass.

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