Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
An experienced investor and operator of consumer, retail and healthcare businesses, Andrew brought together the Selvera team to create a completely different approach to lasting weight management through behavior change. Prior to co-founding Selvera, Andrew led mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnership development for HelloWorld, a leading digital marketing agency and was on the investment team at Catterton Partners and Catalyst Health Ventures. He began his career at J.P. Morgan in the investment banking division.
President & Co-Founder
Wes brings broad experience to Selvera as an investor and manager in the consumer, retail, healthcare and business services markets. He worked hands on with many growth-stage businesses in these sectors as a member of the investment teams at Harvest Partners and Great Hill Partners. Wes began his career at J.P. Morgan in the investment banking division.
Vice President, Technology
Eric has worked on and managed technology projects for more than seven years. He has broad experience in the government, non-profit, and private sectors, both domestically and abroad. In particular, Eric is focused on and skilled in web development and enjoys taking projects from idea to market. Eric holds a Master of Public Administration from the University at Albany.
Jeff graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012 and started working in digital marketing and web development where he was first exposed to programming. After transitioning his role several times to gain more and more technological experience he decided to enroll in General Assembly’s Web Development immersive program. Upon graduation he started working at Selvera and worked his way up to his current position of Senior Developer.
Shortly after her graduation from Nazareth College of Rochester (NY), Hoa joined Selvera with her intensive background in communication design and a roster of various internship experience, including a local newspaper (Rochester Business Journal,) two boutique marketing agencies (Dixon-Schwabl & Big Arrow Group,) and an international advertising powerhouse (J. Walter Thompson). At Selvera, she’s alternating her time among improving digital user experience, designing visually-interesting marketing materials, and enhancing the existing brand identity system.
Account Services Coordinator
Jose is the Account Services Coordinator and friendly voice of Selvera; working directly with all consumer and corporate accounts. He oversees all aspects of Selvera’s customer experience. Prior to joining Selvera in 2015, Jose worked as Project Manager for Accord Productions in which he coordinated and executed projects for film & television for Telemundo, BBC, Sundance & Hulu. A native of Cuba and graduate of the University of Florida, Jose has traveled the world teaching English to students in the Middle East, Asia & South America.
Jaskar is most recent addition to the Tech Team at Selvera. Prior to joining Selvera, Jaskar attended the Web Development Program at General Assembly. Selvera is the first stop of Jaskar's career as a Full Stack Developer.
Chief Nutrition Officer
Brooke is the Chief Nutrition Officer at Selvera and is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and author. She is the founder of B Nutritious, a private nutritional consulting practice, the author of The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great and Look Years Younger and Healthy Eating During Pregnancy as well as a frequent guest on nationally televised programs including The Doctor Oz Show, The Today Show, and, Access Hollywood.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Gelbard is the Chief Medical Officer at Selvera and is a practicing physician with expertise in the treatment of overweight, obesity, and related comorbidities. She works with patients through her private practice and as part of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Gelbard has been a contributor to nationally televised programs including The Today Show, CBS Early Show, and Hardball.
Dr. Kaplan is a clinical researcher and Director of the Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Kaplan is the Founding Director of the Weight Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kaplan has authored or co-authored more than 100 scholarly works on the treatment of overweight and obesity.
Steve brings a wealth of marketing expertise and industry knowledge to Selvera. Steve is Principal and Co-founder of BottomLine Marketing, and is the former Vice President of North American Marketing for Jenny Craig and Chief Marketing Officer for Pro Flowers.
Brian is a successful investor, adviser, and entrepreneur in the consumer products and food & beverage markets. As the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Sweet Leaf Tea, he engineered the sale of the company to Nestle Waters.
Brian is a Managing Partner of Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners, a growth equity investment firm that invests in promising businesses at the intersection of healthcare and technology. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Selvera, eHealth Technologies, Lumetrics, iCardiac Technologies (Observer), and Critical Media (Observer).
Dennis brings extensive executive experience to Selvera, having served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at a broad range of operating companies ranging from startups to $300+ million revenue. He is currently the principal of Haydon U.S., a financial operational consulting firm.
With 30 years of experience spanning legal and human resources functions, Dick has helped run public and private companies ranging in revenue from $50 million to over $1 billion. Dick is the Vice President of Human Resources at Vicor Corporation.