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In 2006, Dr. Rajiv Kumar and Dr. Brad Weinberg were medical students at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Early in their clinical rotations, the two future doctors realized an important commonality among their patients who had successfully changed their lifestyles and improved their health by exercising more, eating better, and losing weight: they leveraged the support and accountability of their friends, family, and colleagues, instead of doing it alone. With this revelation, the two decided to set out on a mission: make health interventions social to increase the likelihood that people achieve their health goals. ShapeUp was born on a piece of notebook paper in the library of Brown Medical School.

A lot has happened since our inception. Over the past seven years, we’ve used social networking, gaming, and behavioral economics to support over 200 employers and health plans around the world in their efforts to empower their employees and members to become healthier. Through our work, we’ve helped participants lose over one million pounds of weight, and have fun while doing it.

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Rajiv Kumar, MD

Founder & CEO

Penny Moore

Chief Revenue Officer

Matthew Barry

Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Burns

Chief Financial Officer

Jane Dickinson

VP of Product Innovation

Jack Brown

VP of Product Management

Meghan Oates-Zalesky

VP of Marketing

Patty Kentgen

VP of Client Success

Board of Directors

Anthony Tjan

Cue Ball

Juan Enriquez

Excel Venture Management

Caleb Winder

Excel Venture Management

John Hamel

Cue Ball

Brad Weinberg, MD

Blueprint Health

Mike Zani

Phoenix Strategy Investments

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Product Content Producer

Department: Product Management
Location: Boston, MA or Providence, RI
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Technical Project Manager

Department: Technology
Location: Providence, RI
Type: Full Time

PHP Engineer

Department: Technology
Location: Boston MA or Providence, RI
Type: Full Time

Quality Assurance Engineer

Department: Technology
Location: Boston, MA or Providence, RI
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Account Executive

Department: Client Services
Location: Providence, RI,
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Senior Account Manager

Department: Client Services
Location: Providence, RI
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ShapeUp Spark Provides Turnkey Wellness Challenge Platform for Large Employers with Limited Time

New Solution From ShapeUp Activates Employee Engagement During Open Enrollment Providence, RI—July 23, 2015—Transform the open enrollment period into a season of fun, healthy competition.  ShapeUp Spark, the newest offering... Read more

ShapeUp’s Continued Growth Extends to New Boston Office

Additional Office Supports Company and Customer Growth, Offers Access to Boston’s Top Talent and Resources    Providence, RI— March 17, 2015— ShapeUp, the leading global provider of holistic wellbeing solutions,... Read more

ShapeUp Announces Winners of Third Annual Social Wellness™ Awards and Launches Online Training Course

Social Wellness University Will Support Employers in Developing Winning Wellness Strategies that Engage Employees and Drive Positive Health Outcomes Providence, RI—February 24, 2015—ShapeUp, the leading global provider of holistic wellbeing... Read more

ShapeUp Signs on as Signature Sponsor of American Heart Association‘s 2015 Southern New England Heart Ball

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, ShapeUp CEO and Founder, Named Campaign Chairman Providence, RI— February 12, 2015—ShapeUp, the leading global provider of holistic wellbeing solutions, and the American Heart Association, announced today... Read more

ShapeUp Announces Stellar Results in 2014, Amplifies Focus on Holistic Employee Wellbeing for 2015

Leading Wellness Company Unveils New Brand and Identity, Sets Stage for Accelerating Growth Providence, RI— January 7, 2015—As part of its mission to make workplaces healthier, more engaging, and more... Read more

ShapeUp Launches Technology-Focused and Evidence-Based Weight Loss Program for Diabetes Prevention

ShapeUp, the leading global provider of social networking and incentives-based wellness solutions, launched Empower℠ an online weight loss and diabetes prevention solution. Read more

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