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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

Andrew Boyd

Chief Marketing Officer

Vikram Menon

Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Burns

Chief Financial Officer

Kerri Costa, MS, RN

SVP of Global Sales

Jack Brown

VP of Product Management

Patty Kentgen

VP of Client Success

Ed Dougherty

VP of Operations

Kristen Milette

VP, People and Culture

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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ShapeUp Celebrates a Year of Success, Growth, and Innovation

Company Expands Client Base to Over 800 Employers; Participants Track One Trillion Steps Worldwide Providence, RI – February 2, 2016 — ShapeUp, the leading global provider of holistic wellbeing solutions,... Read more

ShapeUp Announces Winners of Fourth Annual Social Wellness™ Awards

Medtronic Receives Top Honors, Offers Outstanding Support for Employee Wellbeing Providence, RI—December 17, 2015—ShapeUp, the leading global provider of holistic wellbeing solutions, today announced the winners of the 2015 Social... Read more

ShapeUp Select™ Unites Best-In-Class Wellness Vendors in Employee Wellbeing Platform

Full Integration into a Single, Intuitive Platform Creates a Holistic Employee Wellbeing Platform November 3, 2015 – Providence, RI.  ShapeUp, the leading provider of global wellbeing solutions, has expanded its... Read more

Shape Up RI Debuts New Model for Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Rhode Island

The Organization Will Continue to Serve the Local Community Through Healthy Grants for Underserved Populations, Community Wellness Events, and Research Opportunities Providence, RI—October 22, 2015—ShapeUp, the leading global provider of... Read more

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


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