The Bearn
Team

Bearn is changing how millions of people view and engage in
their health, wellness and fitness. Meet the team that wants to
make sure you are healthy, happy and inspired!

Product & Engineering
Aaron Drew
Founder & CEO
Aaron is the visionary behind Bearn’s concept and business model. As a serial entrepreneur and dedicated C-suite level team player, Aaron has over 14 years experience delivering complex products from idea to execution. An expert in UX/UI design, product strategy, and marketing, his previous products have been featured in the press and have received Cellerant Best in Class Technology Awards.
Jon Ingram
Development Lead
Jon is a full-stack software development leader and engineer with over 13 years of experience at both startups and largescale companies including Cisco, Demand Force, Intuit, and Classy.org. Jon excels at designing applications from the ground up, combining technology and business needs to produce world-class software that is easy to use.
Roman Munteanu
Senior Software Engineer
With over 400+ technology projects completed, Roman is a C-level, experienced technology professional, with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry in US and Europe, building projects from ground up, delivering them to clients, or launching them on the global market.
James Watson
Software Engineer
James has over 10 years of experience delivering high-quality, complex software systems using modern technologies to meet customers' needs. With experience in leading and contributing as a member of various agile teams, James brings a wealth of knowledge and a customer-focused attention to detail.
George Railean
UX / UI Design
George has over 10 years UI/UX Design creation experience at startups across the United States and Europe. With a deep expertise in user experience design and a solid understanding of vertical markets, business processes and various enterprise BI, EPM, CPM, and CRM applications, George is leading the design for Bearn’s website and app.
Denys Moroz
QA & Testing
Denys was born in Kyiv, Ukraine where he studied the Security of information and Communication Systems. He found his passion for Software Quality Assurance back in 2015 and kept building his proficiency since then. With a deep understanding of SQA principles, he ensures that the product will meet and exceed user expectations by applying best-in-class testing strategies.
Bogdan Gavrilovic
Software Engineer
Bogdan is a full stack developer and Software Architect with 14 years of professional experience. He has worked with both startups and big enterprises, different technology stacks as well as different cloud providers. Outside of Bearn, he likes blockchain, MMA and spending time with his family outdoors.
Luanne Vreugdenhil
Director Of Operations
As an analytical leader with a knack for directing company operations in a growth-minded direction, Luanne has been helping teams reach their potential for over 15 years. With Bearn, she is working closely with the development team and leading operations to ensure that objectives are completed on time for delivery to client and ensuring the day to day processes at the company run efficiently to ensure company development and growth.
Ed Lippie
Co-Founder/ Chief Wellness Officer
Since entering the world of human performance in 1997, Ed's mission has been to help those he works with maximize their potential. As a 1995 graduate of Union College, Ed has sought to apply a complex systems approach to the well-being of his clients, understanding that achieving wellness requires the consistent practice of several overlapping elements. Much of Ed's career has been spent working with professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, MLS, EPL, & Serie A. His most recent experience in pro sports with Serie A giant, AS Roma, included the adoption of a variety of sports technology products and services. Lessons learned from working with pro athletes, clients and the application of sports technology inspired him to join the Bearn team and help further their goal of democratizing wellness.
Tony Hai
Chief Operations Officer
Tony is the CIO for the Global Financial Solutions business at First Data Corporation, the largest merchant credit card processor in the world. Bearn will leverage Tony’s experience in transactional data to create technology that can analyze ‘healthy’ purchases.
Jonathan Shultz
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan has over twenty-five years of experience in public accounting and as CFO of several public and private firms. He began his professional career in public accounting where he worked for seven years in the Audit and Attest Practice with Ernst & Young, specializing in computer technologies. Jonathan has extensive international experience having worked in Mexico and Brazil with four companies and speaks four languages. He possesses Bachelors in Accounting and Masters in Finance degrees from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Financial Manager.
John Malone
Executive Chairman
John is a dynamic, resourceful and highly effective business leader and visionary, with a record of driving rapid, profitable organizational growth and delivering significant value creation for all stakeholders. John has achieved high levels of success in a wide range of organizations from a Fortune 100 company, to a mid-cap and the founding of a brand new startup. Mr. Malone has spent five years as an independent director of a NYSE company, a combined eleven years as the executive chairman of three VC backed SW companies, 2 years as a founder and CEO, and 20+ years accountable for revenue generation as the SVP of Sales and Marketing, and 5 years as a mentor and executive coach to 18 CEOs.
Business Development & Sales
Gary Serota
Director of Global Partnerships
Gary Serota is President of Affinity Marketing Services, a customer acquisition, retention, and loyalty company. He founded a national consumer membership that enrolled 1 million members, developed unique benefits for clients including AARP, and ran a foundation providing management guidance to Members of Congress. At Bearn he is leading strategic development on a global level.
Barry McPherson
Business Development
Barry is a seasoned entrepreneur and is the founder of Telos Consulting which provides various levels of insurance industry knowledge to agency managers, insurance providers and carriers. He is an expert in organizational management, and empowering and inspiring his teams to great success. Over his 20 years with a Fortune 500 insurance carrier, he set the all-time growth records for the company and was responsible for a $240M market in California. He is helping Bearn with strategic planning and business growth.
Sean Leary
Research Scientist
Sean is a Professor, program director and product developer with expertise in employee performance and engagement as it relates to physical and recreational activities. He specializes in the areas of wellness, engagement, and culture. At Bearn, Sean is guiding the creation of the health credit score, behavioral and incentive programs and health surveys.
Christopher Whisenant
Researcher
Christopher holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and has over seven years experience teaching in higher education. At Bearn he is creating and building the algorithms used to determine the health credit score, and monetary payouts to users, etc.
Our Advisors
Donald Jones
Mobile Healthcare
Donald Jones has spent over 35 years developing, founding, and growing mobile healthcare enterprises. He served as COO of Med Trans, growing the company from $4.5M to over $1BN and now serves as an independent board member for venture-backed health companies.
Tony Cord
Capital & Growth
Tony is the Managing Director and Partner at Newport Board Group. With extensive experience in Capital Markets and Institutional Client relationships, Tony will chair, lead and optimize the Bearn advisory board and key growth initiatives.
Gary Fogel
Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Gary Fogel is CEO of Natural Selection, Inc. and an accomplished data scientist who career has focused on applying computational intelligence and machine learning to medicine, industry, and defense. An IEEE fellow in machine learning and computational intelligence, Gary will guide the development of IP and the creation of the world’s first credit score for your health.
Christopher Hosking
Mobile App & Gamification Strategy
A mobile game development veteran with over twenty years experience building interactive technologies and shipping innovative products, Christopher is currently Vice President of Engineering at Jam City. Prior to that, he was Director of Emerging Technologies at Glu Mobile. Christopher has a keen eye on creative solutions, efficiency, and business strategy. He is advising on the development of the Bearn mobile app and our gamification strategy.
Jim Pyers
Technology Leadership and Innovation
Scott Griffith
Advisor
Scott is a seasoned technology strategist. After designing and building multiple successful software products he co-founded, built, and sold a technology firm in his native Canada. He has since lead the integration of further acquisitions and alliance partners in NA and Europe. He has received multiple awards for software design and entrepreneurship and is applying his unique talents at Bearn to advise on commercialization strategy.