was the Founding CEO of Heartmath, which he grew into a 12M healthcare and consumer-oriented wellness company renowned in the field of integrative health for their pioneering validation of the role of the heart in wellbeing. Heartmath was one of the first companies to scientifically-validate the role of the heart in physical and emotional health, having now authored 300+ peer-review studies of the efficacy of their techniques (through Heart-Rate Variability monitoring) in demonstrating clinical impacts in reducing heart disease, decreasing anxiety and depression, and improving general mood and wellbeing. Heartmath is a trusted partner of numerous medical systems, clinics, and medical schools, where Bruce was the public face of the organization for over a decade. Renowned as a dynamic lecturer, he has taught at Stanford University for 23 years, where he has had appointments in the Business and Medical School and offers courses on wellbeing and creativity. He is supporting Applied Mindfulness in strategic business development, relationship building, and advisory capacities.
EQUITY AND CAPITAL RAISING
is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Sutter Post Advisors, which advises and raises capital for select private equity funds, private companies, and real estate. He has successfully raised capital for alternative investment strategies and private companies for over 20 years. He most recently led business development for Harvest Capital Strategies, a $2 billion alternative investment firm and wholly owned subsidiary of JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) based in San Francisco.
guides change-makers, healers, and creatives to connect to their true nature and vision, and dive into a transformative journey that helps them emerge with their essential gifts shining more brightly than ever before. He is a leadership and life coach, facilitator, consultant, workshop leader, and is co-founding co-director of Ecology of Leadership Programs at the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, California (since 2006).
Merlyne Jean-Louis, P.C.
is based in New York City where her firm provides counsel to entertainers and entrepreneurs. She directs Applied Mindfulnes’ legal team, overseeing trademarks, copywrite, entertainment law (films, books), and contract agreements. As a former creative (dancer), she is also a dance and social media law commentator. She has discussed intellectual property law as it relates to choreography and influencers on CBS, Bloomberg, The Verge and Marketplace Tech. Merlyne received her J.D. from Duke Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York, and is an active member of the Black Entertainment Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) and NYSBA. She is also multilingual (French and Haitian Creole).
Mark Figueredo, Esq.
advises start-ups in business formation, corporate governance, corporate financing, buy–sell agreements, stock option agreements, commercial contracts, intellectual property agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and general business counseling. He is a partner in Structure Law Group, based in San Jose, California, a full-service boutique frim comprised of a dedicated team of legal professionals with high levels of experience in the areas of corporations, intellectual property, debtor and creditor rights, and business litigation. Their clients include companies of all sizes as well as business owners and entrepreneurs. Their goal is to be the life cycle firm for emerging and established businesses, providing innovative, full–service legal solutions from business startup through Initial Public Offering. Their clients are located throughout Silicon Valley, the State of California, the United States and the world.