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Starling Minds’ mission is to help people lead happier and more fulfilled lives. With a digital approach to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Starling can provide millions of people with effective and affordable mental health care.

In 2012, Dr. Miki made it his mission to democratize access to evidence-based mental health treatment. One year later Starling’s first digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program was launched for 43,000 professionals across Canada. Since then, the program has advanced to support people from all walks of life improve their mental fitness and wellbeing.

Starling Minds covers 150,000 lives across North America, offering mental fitness programs through forward-thinking organizations.

Our Leadership

  • Dr. Andrew Miki

    Starling Minds CEO, Clinical Psychologist

  • Tom Metzger

    VP Engineering

  • Sean Myomi Hougan

    Director of Marketing

  • Peter Oxley

    CRO

  • Stuart Bowyer

    Director of Customer Success & Community

  • Rick Schultz

    Acting CFO

Dr. Andrew Miki

Starling Minds CEO, Clinical Psychologist

A practicing clinical psychologist for over 10 years, Dr. Miki is the founder of Starling Minds. His goal is to offer a software service that history has never seen before – one that empowers people anywhere in the world to increase their mental fitness.

On the clinical side, Dr. Miki actively helps people return-to-work by demystifying mental health and laying out an action plan with evidence-based strategies so that they learn to feel stronger, more confident and more resilient. He is driven to help all Starling Minds program participants achieve the same results.

Dr. Miki has a background in Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience and Animal Cognition with specializations in the treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and Neuropsychology. He is a member of the Canadian Psychology Association and the Canadian of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

Tom Metzger

VP Engineering

Tom is passionate about building great technical teams and systems that make a difference in the world. At Starling Minds, he is responsible for building and leading the engineering team that builds and maintains Starling Minds products in addition to serving on the management team.

Tom has held many executive leadership roles at several growth-stage companies, and is the founder of a SaaS company that serves choirs (a personal passion). His other passion is technology and he sees his ‘superpower’ as technology leadership.

Tom has a BSc in Computer Science from SFU and volunteers on the Board of the Vancouver Youth Choir.

Sean Myomi Hougan

Director of Marketing

Sean is a passionate marketer who is even more passionate about mental health. At Starling Minds she is responsible for executing marketing strategy and tactics so that more people understand how Starling Minds’ is improving the mental health of people every day.

Sean has helped many growth-stage companies build marketing engines that drive sales. She has a particular affinity for understanding buyers and driving online campaigns that speak to them. Outside of work, Sean is passionate about studying ancient healing traditions and holds her level II in Reiki.

Enthusiastic about Starling’s impact, Sean envisions a world wherein societies work together to ensure that everyone has what they need for mental, emotional and physiological wellness. Sean graduated with Dean’s Honour Roll distinction from the Beedie School of Business.

Peter Oxley

CRO

Peter has over 25 years of experience spanning a diverse career in strategic management consulting and executive leadership roles within the technology industry. He has served as the CEO of RewardStream, a loyalty SaaS technology company, and most recently as CRO of ResponseTek, a customer feedback technology that was acquired by ESW Ventures, a private equity firm located in Austin, Texas.

He is passionate about Starling Minds’ mission to help people lead happier and more fulfilled lives. By disrupting traditional therapy approaches with a fully digital SaaS delivery model, Starling Minds can help millions of people receive effective and affordable mental health care.

Peter holds a BA (Economics) from Western University and an Honours Business degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Stuart Bowyer

Director of Customer Success & Community

At Starling Minds, Stuart is responsible for helping organizations take a proactive approach to promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Prior to Starling Minds, Stuart worked at the University of British Columbia, Life Sciences Institute, as Director of Business Development. He led the creation of a regional, patient-oriented innovation network for autism spectrum disorders by leveraging advancements in personalized medicine, eHealth, big data, genomics and consumer wearables. Stuart has also held several senior roles in the financial and professional services sectors, including American Express and the Hogg Robinson Group plc in the UK and Canada.

Stuart holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford and is a board member for REACH, a non-profit that provides treatment services to families across Metro-Vancouver.

Rick Schultz

Acting CFO

Rick is a CPA with 20 years’ experience, over 10 years at senior levels, the last 7 as CFO. He has worked primarily with technology companies, including Pivotal Corporation (now part of CDC Software) and Taleo (now part of Oracle).  He has been an integral part of three IPOs, (two on NASDAQ, one on the TSX-V) and currently supports a select group of growth-stage companies, providing accounting oversight, reporting and analytics services, financial modeling and executive coaching.

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