Our Featured Advisors
Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton is an award-winning entrepreneur and second generation Colombian-American who grew up watching her mother cater to clients in her cosmetology spas in Queens, New York. After recognizing the lack of affordable, aspirational spa services in NYC, Cyndi, along with her husband and a team of partners, opened Chillhouse with a goal to modernize the spa industry and become an authority in self-care. Ramirez-Fulton has been honored on several CEO lists including Create & Cultivate 100 list, WWD’s 40 of Tomorrow, Nylon’s 2018 Inventor of the Year, Guest of a Guest 20 Hottest CEOs of 2018.
Emily Elyse Miller
Emily Elyse Miller knows breakfast. Through her BreakfastClub series, she’s hosted events around the globe with famous chefs such as Enrique Olvera (Pujol), Michael Solomonov (Zahav), and Gabriela Camara (Contramar, Cala, Onda). BreakfastClub led to a globally distributed book deal with Phaidon featuring 380 traditional breakfast recipes from 80 countries. BREAKFAST: The Cookbook launched in May 2019 to much fanfare. In July 2020, Emily launched OffLimits, a next-generation cereal brand with flavors and characters to match any mood.
Greta Meyer and Amanda Calabrese
Greta Meyer is the CEO and co-founder of Sequel, a women’s health company focused on product innovation addressing unmet needs of women. Greta studied Engineering Product Design at Stanford University, where she was awarded the highest honor in the department—alongside Sequel co-founder Amanda Calabrese—for their work developing a redesigned tampon.
Amanda Calabrese is the COO and co-founder of Sequel. She holds a B.S. in Product Design Engineering from Stanford University.
Lucas and Noah Kraft
Lucas Kraft is the co-founder, CMO, and visionary behind Wonderbelly, a clean digestive-health brand that launched in 2022. The brand is the culmination of a very personal journey for Lucas, who after a decade-long struggle with an eating disorder, was left with lifelong digestive health issues that made him reliant on over-the-counter digestive medications.
Noah Kraft is the co-founder and CEO of Wonderbelly.
A graduate of Columbia University and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham Thomas is a maternity lifestyle maven, world renowned wellness leader, and master birth doula on the vanguard of transforming the wellness movement. She’s the founder of Mama Glow, the first company to offer doula support at every stage along the childbearing continuum.
Alexandra Zatarain is the co-founder of Eight Sleep, the world’s first sleep fitness company, is a member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list (2017), and has been named to Inc.’s Top 100 Female Founder’s List (2020). Through her work, Zatarain and her team are changing the conversation around rest and recovery by developing sleep fitness as a category aimed at improving the overall quality of the human experience.
Naomi Blackman is the co-founder and co-CEO of alder apparel, an outdoor apparel company based in Toronto, Canada. Frustrated by the lack of outdoor clothing for women, Blackman created alder apparel with her childhood friend and National Geographic Explorer, Mikayla Wujec in 2019. Before co-founding alder apparel, Blackman worked in fashion marketing which served as a springboard for launching the brand.
Wizdom Powell, PhD, MPH
Wizdom Powell, PhD, MPH, is a psychologist, tenured professor, and nationally recognized expert on racial trauma, healing, and health equity. She currently serves as the chief social impact and diversity officer at Headspace Health and associate professor of psychiatry at UConn Health.
Fritz Lanman is the CEO of Mindbody. Prior to becoming CEO, Lanman served as President of ClassPass and Mindbody Marketplace and, prior to that, CEO of ClassPass pre-acquisition. He has been involved with ClassPass since 2013 when he led both the Seed and Series A funding rounds. In addition to his role at ClassPass and Mindbody, he is an active angel investor who has backed Square, Pinterest, Wish, and several other companies.
Becca Millstein is the CEO and cofounder of Fishwife, a female-founded and female-led tinned seafood company aiming to make ethically sourced, premium, and delicious tinned seafood a staple in every cupboard. Fishwife has ushered in the rise of premium tinned seafood in the U.S. since its launch in December 2020. Before Fishwife, Becca specialized in music brand partnerships and artist marketing.
Amy Wechsler, MD
Amy Wechsler, MD is one of a small handful of physicians in the United States who is board-certified in both dermatology and psychiatry. Her work involves treating a range of dermatological conditions by evaluating patients’ psychological stressors and skin care concerns in tandem. In 2008, she published a book about her “stress aging” theory called The Mind-Beauty Connection, which explores the link between skin and mental well-being.
When Virtue Labs Founder & CEO Melisse Shaban started her biotech hair care brand in 2017, she’d already had a successful career as a beauty executive––from management at Aveda to COO of The Body Shop to buying, running, and selling brands like StriVectin and Frédéric Fekkai. Then, a chance encounter with regenerative medicine introduced her to a remarkable keratin protein and Virtue was born, setting in motion the next chapter of Shaban’s innovation-first career––even landing her a spot on Forbes illustrious “50 Over 50” list. Now Shaban is proud to continue to push the boundaries of technology in hair care.
Jacob VanDenMeerendonk, PT, DPT
Jacob VanDenMeerendonk, PT, DPT, is a doctor of physical therapy practicing orthopedics in Southern California. He has focused his practice on injury prevention, and has dedicated his social media presence to teaching his 1.8 million-plus followers mobility exercises and routines.
Christina Manian, RDN
Christina Manian, RDN, is a registered dietitian, sustainable food systems expert, and freelance food and nutrition writer. She has written for many publications for years covering food and nutrition, and for the last eight years she has treated thousands of patients as a registered dietitian. In addition to her nutrition expertise, she is also a sustainable food systems professional and holds a master’s degree in environmental studies.