CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Hans is an experienced financial executive with 12 years as a general partner with leading technology venture capital firm Azure Capital Partners. While at Azure, he also served as CFO of portfolio company BlogHer, Inc, a leading digital media company. In addition, Hans was a board member of BillMeLater (sold to eBay), Knowledge Adventure, Wildseed (sold to AOL), RooftopMedia and a board observer at Medsphere, K2, Rome Corporation and OQO. Previously Hans was an equity analyst with Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank and also worked as a consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and Coopers&Lyrbrand (PwC). Hans has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois.
FOUNDER & CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
David is an expert in healthy lifestyle promotion. Prior to founding RENDLE, David worked as a successful health and wellness coach, transforming clients into healthier, happier individuals. He enjoyed significant success one-on-one with clients by getting them to think beyond exercise alone and about their lifestyle as a whole, and the connection between its components: sleep, stress, happiness, exercise and nutrition. With RENDLE, David has taken the key attributes of his 1-on-1 training knowledge to create a scalable, automated platform that can provide millions of people with lifestyle education and individual, scientific-based recommendations. David is often a featured-speaker on a data driven approach to healthy lifestyle promotion, and recently was invited to speak at the United Nations Public Service Innovation 2030 Agenda.
David attended Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He currently resides in San Francisco. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, swimming in the bay and hiking the Marin headlands.
Marcel Smolders, MD, MBA
Dr. Smolders graduated from the faculty of medicine at Leiden University. He specializes in health insurance and has worked as a medical advisor for the largest health insurance companies in the Netherlands. He is the co-founder of the Mauritsklinieken, the largest chain of dermatology clinics in the Netherlands. Dr. Smolders is currently a partner at SJMG Health investments, an independent private equity investment corporation that focuses on investments in Dutch hospitals. Dr. Smolders obtained his MBA at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and has been active as an investor and entrepreneur since 2001.
Michelle Hauser, MD, MPA
Dr. Hauser is a Harvard Medical School trained, board certified internal medicine physician with a master’s degree in public administration/policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as well as a certified chef and culinary medicine specialist. She is also a teaching attending for Stanford internal medicine residents at Fair Oaks Health Center in Redwood City, California—a primary care clinic that treats medically underserved patients. Additionally, Dr. Hauser serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research combines nutrition, culinary medicine, physical activity, and mobile technology to improve disease risk factors using lifestyle change. She also serves as Medical Safety Director for National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical and community-based research trials testing technology interventions to help adults increase physical activity, promote healthful food choices, and prevent weight gain. Dr. Hauser is active in medical education innovation aimed at bringing engaging nutrition, culinary medicine, prevention, and lifestyle medicine lessons into both medical school classrooms and virtual, online learning platforms for practicing physicians and the lay public.
Haley L. Yarosh, Ph.D.
Dr. Yarosh focuses on the neurobiology and decision neuroscience of obesity and addiction. She is a lecturer in Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine where she also completed her postdoctoral work. Dr. Yarosh brings a variety of preclinical and clinical research experience, and has previously served on advisory roles for medical technology and commercial development projects. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the City University of New York and her B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University.