Leadership

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Julia Hu
CEO | Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur, Julia's been named 30 Under 30 by Inc. and #1 in Top 10 Women in Tech by Forbes. Prior to founding Lark Technologies, she ran global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, her own green buildings startup, and was an EIR at Stanford's StartX incubator. She is on the board of
the Council for Diabetes Prevention and a Singularity University faculty member. She received her Master's and Bachelor's degrees at Stanford University and half of an MBA from the MIT Sloan. Her goal is to change the world by helping people feel good about themselves. Julia loves to stay fit with hip hop.

Kevin Delury
VP, Healthcare Operations

A seasoned healthcare leader, Kevin has been working to materially improve the healthcare industry for more than a decade. Prior to joining Lark Technologies, he was a healthcare consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton advising payors and providers on ways to improve operations and care delivery design to drive positive member/patient outcomes. He also was leading operations inside large payors and high growth Health IT companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Castlight Health. He received his MBA from UC Davis. 

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Jeff Zira
CTO, VP Product | Co-Founder

As the technical cofounder, Jeff is continuing to discover how to apply technology to bring humanity and connection to people. Prior to Lark Technologies, Jeff co-founded and sold a social networking startup in Japan, architected the backend tools to improve Kiva’s microfinance platform,  and PM'ed Yahoo's homepage.

Jeff has a BS from UCSB and MBA from the MIT Sloan. When possible, Jeff spends at least one whole day each weekend meditating.

 
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Matt Ackerman
CFO

Matt is an experienced Financial Executive with nearly 30 years of working with Silicon Valley based Start-ups.   Matt supports Lark through Kranz and Associates (serving nearly 200 start-ups) and has worked at and supported dozens of start-ups in a variety of sectors including hardware, software, SAAS, and Life Sciences.   He has raised debt and equity for his clients and does everything that the founders shouldn’t need to worry about for his clients.  Matt helped Conner Peripherals manage meteoric growth from $156M in revenue to $2.7B in revenue in a seven year period.  Matt received a BS in Accounting from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University.

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Chris Hewitt
Head, Enterprise Healthcare Partnerships

Chris is a highly accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience commercializing healthcare solutions into provider, payor, employer, pharmaceutical, and government channels. Prior to Lark Technologies, Chris was a founding team member at FastMark and Vice President of Sales at Krames/StayWell. He is passionate about leveraging technology and new healthcare delivery models to make healthcare affordable, accessible and impactful. He received his BA in History at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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Mitsu Hadeishi
Chief Architect

Mitsu has many years of experience as an engineering manager and software architect. He is responsible for technical leadership, software architecture and our development methodology. In the past he has been a startup cofounder, principal architect, senior engineer and CTO for a number of organizations, including a health tech startup he cofounded with Linda Avey (cofounder of 23andMe), the first crowdsourcing platform DonorsChoose.org, and Google.

Mitsu has a BA in Physics from Harvard University, and he also curates art shows and goes on meditation retreats for at least one or two weeks a year.