Starling Minds’ Announces New CEO to Scale Operations and Accelerate Growth
Starling Minds’ announces new CEO, surpasses growth targets, launches a new product, and closes financing.
Vancouver, B.C., Canada – July 9, 2019
Driven by a mission to make effective, accessible, and affordable digital mental health treatment available for all, Starling Minds is excited to announce wins that are propelling the organization forward at an unprecedented rate.
Starling Minds is a digital mental health platform that offers iCBT solutions for organizations who are looking to take a preventative approach to manage growing mental health disability costs. Starling’s Workplace Mental Health Platform provides evidence-based programs for stress, anxiety, and depression to support employees who are struggling at work or off work due to mental or physical illness. To overcome barriers of receiving support, Starling Minds can be accessed anytime and anywhere through desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
In the past year, Starling Minds has achieved impressive growth marked by the following accomplishments:
- Growth in annual recurring revenue by 250% from rapid client expansion in education, healthcare, and insurance verticals
- Over 200% increase in Starling’s membership base
- Launch of a second product, Starling Return-to-Health, which is a dedicated digital return-to-work solution for employees who are on short or long term disability
- A follow-on round of growth financing secured to continue Starling’s rapid growth and product development
In light of Starling’s achievements, the Vancouver-based health tech provider is capitalizing on an opportune time to evolve their leadership team and further accelerate growth. Dr. Andrew Miki, Founder, and Registered Psychologist will assume the role of Chief Science Officer at Starling Minds. He and his team will be leading the advancement of highly personalized and AI-driven digital mental health treatment to help employees where they are and when they need it most.
Dr. Andrew Miki shares, “Throughout my career I have seen how many people suffer from deep emotional pain without the help they need. I founded Starling Minds with the mission to improve access to effective mental healthcare.” He adds, “It’s a true pleasure to have Peter onboard with his experience and sharp focus on scaling our business. This focus means I can direct my attention to where I am most passionate—creating digital programs that are personalized and impactful in people’s lives.”
Peter Oxley, Starling Minds’ newly appointed CEO, brings a track record of success scaling SaaS organizations.
“I am so excited to help in the next chapter of Starling’s evolution. Mental illness has become a pervasive problem where stigma, access, and cost prevent over 60% of people from receiving treatment,” says Oxley. “There could not be a better time for Starling Minds to harness innovative digital technologies to remove these barriers and make evidence-based mental health care accessible to everyone.”
Sean Myomi Hougan, Director of Marketing