About Us

 
 
 

ON A MISSION TO MAKE DEPRESSION TREATMENT ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE

We envision a world in which all people have the tools they need to overcome depression.

We are scientists, engineers and experienced entrepreneurs who have come together to make depression treatment accessible, effective and truly outcome-driven. Our mission is more than business, it’s personal. Our founders have lost friends and family members to depression, and we want to do everything in our power to help people who suffer.

 

OUR VALUES

PASSION

Because our mission is personal, we genuinely believe in our work, and we do it with enthusiasm and positivity. We believe that putting our heart into our work is when true creativity comes to life making almost anything possible.

 

TRANSPARENCY

We believe in openness, accountability and stellar communication. We believe in saying and expressing things as they are, as a foundation for building trust among our employees and partners.

 

INTEGRITY

Integrity is the alignment of values, thoughts, words, and actions. Our commitment to integrity means we operate as individuals and as a company from the highest moral principles, acting on our values with consistency and honesty.  

 

COURAGE

Doing our work with courage is about taking risks and confronting the uncertain, as well as believing in ourselves and our dreams. Courage is also about doing the right thing, even when it confronts established paradigms.

 

COMPASSION

Through our work, and corporate social responsibility efforts, we are reducing suffering for people with depression, empowering them with tools they need to improve their lives.


 
 

MEET THE TEAM

 
  Kristian Ranta , CEO - Founder  LinkedIn

Kristian Ranta, CEO - Founder
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  Albert Nazander , CTO - Founder  Linkedin

Albert Nazander, CTO - Founder
Linkedin

  Riku Lindholm , COO - Founder  LinkedIn

Riku Lindholm, COO - Founder
LinkedIn

  Dr. Anu Raevuori,  Medical Director  LinkedIn

Dr. Anu Raevuori, Medical Director
LinkedIn

  Emily Hine,   VP, Business Development  LinkedIn

Emily Hine,
VP, Business Development
LinkedIn

  Dr. Outi Hilgert,   MD MBSR, MBCT teacher  Linkedin

Dr. Outi Hilgert,
MD MBSR, MBCT teacher
Linkedin

  Antero Vanhala,  Head of Sales EU  LinkedIn

Antero Vanhala,
Head of Sales EU
LinkedIn

  Disha Roy,   Head of Design  LinkedIn

Disha Roy,
Head of Design
LinkedIn

  Erin Gillung,  Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & mindfulness teacher  LinkedIn

Erin Gillung,
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & mindfulness teacher
LinkedIn

  Michelle Guchereau,  Psychiatrist, MD, Medical Advisor  LinkedIn

Michelle Guchereau,
Psychiatrist, MD, Medical Advisor
LinkedIn

  Sini Cavén,   Psychologist, psychotherapist & mindfulness teacher  LinkedIn

Sini Cavén,
Psychologist, psychotherapist & mindfulness teacher
LinkedIn

  Silvia Geier,   Project Manager

Silvia Geier,
Project Manager

  Ilya Lyamkin,  Frontend Developer  LinkedIn

Ilya Lyamkin,
Frontend Developer
LinkedIn

  Kaisa Koskinen,   Meru Health - therapist and clinical psychologist   LinkedIn

Kaisa Koskinen,

Meru Health - therapist and clinical psychologist

LinkedIn

  Marianne Heikkala,   Controller  LinkedIn

Marianne Heikkala,
Controller
LinkedIn

  Tiina Lappalainen,  Psychotherapist (CBT) & Mindfulness teacher

Tiina Lappalainen,
Psychotherapist (CBT) & Mindfulness teacher

  Monica Elden,  Senior Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Coach  Linkedin

Monica Elden,
Senior Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Coach
Linkedin

 

ADVISORS

  Dr. Inna Khazan,  Harvard trained mindfulness and HRV-biofeedback expert, PhD Psychology, Clinical Advisor

Dr. Inna Khazan,
Harvard trained mindfulness and HRV-biofeedback expert, PhD Psychology, Clinical Advisor

  Dr. Sridhar Iyengar,  PhD Biological Sciences, Founder at Elemental Machines, Previously Founder at Misfit Wearables & AgaMatrix

Dr. Sridhar Iyengar,
PhD Biological Sciences, Founder at Elemental Machines, Previously Founder at Misfit Wearables & AgaMatrix

  Dr. Heikki Seppä,  PhD Physics, Technology Advisor, Research Professor

Dr. Heikki Seppä,
PhD Physics, Technology Advisor, Research Professor

  Dr. Philippe Goldin,   PhD Psychology, Clinical Advisor

Dr. Philippe Goldin,
PhD Psychology, Clinical Advisor

 

Meru Health is a U.S.-based company with offices in Palo Alto, CA and Helsinki, Finland. We are always looking to meet individuals who care about paradigm-shifting depression treatment. 

Ready to change the world?

Meru Health was founded in late 2015 with a big vision to help and empower people living with depression. Depression is one of the largest health problems of the modern world.  We are a fast-paced startup funded by the top European VC's and we are based on a strong value base.

 
 

Head of Corporate Sales, California

Starting as an adviser and then transitioning into a full-time role once Meru Health raises its first US VC funding round.

In this position, you will use your experience, skills and contacts to build, nurture and close long-term relationships with potential clients. We are targeting Fortune 500 companies that care about the mental wellbeing of their employees. In addition, you will also be building long-term partnerships with HR industry intermediaries like Mercer, Aon Hewitt, and Willis Towers Watson, and payers, such as Kaiser Permanente, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare etc.

You have existing relationships with the wellness, benefits and HR people inside these potential customers and partners.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in healthcare/digital health and a strong network of contacts that includes C-suite and HR executives at large organizations and senior leaders inside HR industry intermediaries

  • Ability to eloquently operate in both the digital healthcare and corporate worlds with in-depth knowledge of our target client universe

  • Tenacity and poise to secure meetings with decision makers and become a trusted resource for them

  • Experience in sales across an organization

  • Ability to build a strong pipeline and develop prospect accounts into sales

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Can-do attitude with the ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment

  • Passionate about what we do

Contact 

Founder & CEO - Kristian Ranta
kristian.ranta@meruhealth.com
(650) 740 9404


Full-time Therapist / Finland

Empower people with a scalable and effective treatment solution. Our solution is a comprehensive tool for participants (the name we use for patients) to manage their symptoms of depression and co-morbid anxiety. Our mobile program for treating depression and co-morbid anxiety include mindfulness and CBT practices, and daily therapist engament & monitoring on weekdays.

Be part of a mission to make mental health care more effective, accessible and outcome driven. Meru Health will take care of all the marketing, participant acquisition and administrative overhead. You can focus on what you know best, providing high quality care for participants. You can work from wherever you like on your own schedule, and we will provide a competitive compensation for your time.

Responsibilities

  • Provide remote therapy to participants through an online dashboard.

  • Work with a collaborative care team other therapists, founders and health care professionals

  • Track participant progress in our care program

  • Provide feedback to the product team to improve our solution

  • Keep appropriate records as dictated by ethical and legal standards.

Skills & Qualities

  • You want to use the power of latest technologies to improve your care

  • You know what evidence-based care means in practice

  • You are tech-savvy and familiar with latest remote working tools

  • 40h/week minimum time commitment.

Experience

  • You are a psychotherapist, psychologist, M.D. or a psychiatric nurse

  • You are a licensed health care professional in Finland

  • Mindfulness & CBT training (Also, DBT or ACT training is suitable for this position)

  • 3+ clinical experience in treating depression/ anxiety disorders (or more simple: treating Mood Disorders)


Remote Therapist / California, USA

Empower people with a scalable and effective treatment solution. Our solution is a comprehensive tool for participants (the name we use for patients) to manage their symptoms of depression and co-morbid anxiety. Our mobile program for treating depression and co-morbid anxiety include mindfulness and CBT practices, and daily therapist engament & monitoring on weekdays.

Be part of a mission to make mental health care more effective, accessible and outcome driven. Meru Health will take care of all the marketing, participant acquisition and administrative overhead. You can focus on what you know best, providing high quality care for participants. You can work from wherever you like on your own schedule, and we will provide a competitive compensation for your time.

Responsibilities

  • Provide remote therapy to participants through an online dashboard.

  • Work with a collaborative care team other therapists, founders and health care professionals

  • Track participant progress in our care program

  • Provide feedback to the product team to improve our solution

  • Keep appropriate records as dictated by ethical and legal standards.

Skills & Qualities

  • You want to use the power of latest technologies to improve your care

  • You know what evidence-based care means in practice

  • You are tech-savvy and familiar with latest remote working tools

  • 10h/week minimum time commitment.

Experience

  • Doctoral or Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy or other relevant field

  • A license to practice (licensed psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, LPPC) in California

  • Mindfulness & CBT training

  • 3+ years of clinical experience and a background working with clients with depression and anxiety.

Interested? Contact us and let us know why you are interested in this position


Post Doc / Researcher Position

Our vision is to help and empower people living with depression with the latest digital healthcare technologies and behavioral methods. We believe in the future of data-driven and outcomes-based healthcare. Our team is passionate about making a difference in the world, and we hope you share this passion with us.

We are now looking for a person who could help us pursue exciting and important scientific questions, and to study the characteristics of an online digital therapeutic intervention for depression/anxiety/burnout. We offer an unrivaled opportunity to publish from, and to get access to, a real-world data set as well as see changes and impact in real-time patient care as development progresses. We are looking for someone who has passion to contribute to the development of digital therapeutic interventions and help improve people's mental health with the latest evidence-based and data-driven methods.

We work with top universities and research institutions in the US and Finland to advance science of treating depression and further understanding different characteristics of the condition.

Requirements

  • Match with our values (see above)

  • Can-do attitude with the ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment

  • Passion for mental health and digital healthcare / digital therapeutics

  • PhD from a relevant field

  • Ability to 1st/co-author publications (independent writing skills)

  • Experience in quantitative/bio-statistic data-analysis

  • Part-time commitment with roughly 20/hours/week (flexible) contribution required

What we offer

  • Opportunity to study and publish from an exciting real-world database (n=150 and growing fast)

  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of a cutting-edge digital therapeutic intervention

  • Opportunity to learn from and to work with great scientist and with world's most prestigious universities

  • Opportunity to contribute to 3 different clinical research programs we are involved in

  • You can work 100% remotely from home

  • Possibility to 1st-author & co-author and publish quickly - we have a great data-set for at least 2-3 publications

  • Competitive hourly wage

  • Future possibilities to work with Meru Health in a full-time role in Europe or US

"Apply" by clicking the button below. CEO & Founder Kristian Ranta and Medical Director Anu Raevuori will check all applicants and respond in a timely manner.


Business/Ops Manager (SF Bay Area)

Empower people with a scalable and effective treatment solution. Our solution is a comprehensive tool for participants (the name we use for patients) to manage their symptoms of depression and co-morbid anxiety. Our mobile program for treating depression and co-morbid anxiety includes mindfulness and CBT practices, and daily therapist engagement & monitoring on weekdays.

Be part of a mission to make mental health care more effective, accessible and outcome driven.

Responsibilities

1) Resource management

2) Drive the achievement of compelling therapist economics (i.e. therapy work scalability)

3) Support clinical trial project management to achieve recruitment goals 

4) Maintain company communication channels and support the sales team in developing compelling content for Meru Health audience

5) Lead Generation & market research

6) Iterate and maintain central sales and marketing materials for use with various customer presentations, and public speaking opportunities

7) Manage and maintain important customer contracts to ensure the best mutually agreeable engagement with Meru Health

8) Identify gaps in customer needs and proactively communicate those gaps for the team to collectively solve

9 )Work with sales team to handle incoming customer communication, and organize/escalate issues appropriately including: billing, legal, security, and technical inquiries

You will be successful in this job if you have/are

1) Value match

2) Strong analytical skills

3) An impressive track record of meeting and exceeding targets on a consistent basis.

4) You are willing to take ownership and make decisions with a limited amount of information

5) You are comfortable with a lot of uncertainty and constant change

6) Willing to spend 85% of your time in the San Francisco Bay area and the rest in Finland/Europe

7) Have a strong desire to have a direct impact on the daily life of people who suffer from mental health challenges

8) Strong communication skills

9 ) Understanding of the US Healthcare Market    

What we have to offer

1) A multi-cultural and passionate team

2) Health & Wellness Benefits

3) A possibility to directly help others through your work

4) An opportunity to learn and grow extremely fast

Applications by Oct 25th 2018


If you want to know more about our open positions or if you want to send us an open application, please contact us at kristian@meruhealth.com.

We look forward to hearing from you! :)

Contact

 

We are very happy to see you here! Please contact us with this form.  

 

Kristian Ranta
CEO
kristian@meruhealth.com

 
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Our Offices

 
 

Meru Health Inc.
470 Ramona St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States

 

Meru Health Oy
Lapinlahdenkatu 16
00180 Helsinki
Finland