Our Story

Onward is designed and built by a team of expert technologists whose lives have been personally affected by addiction.

We are on a mission to help restore Tech-Life Balance by developing scalable, affordable solutions that give each of us the ability to change our compulsive behaviors free of judgement and stigma. Together with our UCLA-based clinical advisors, Onward leverages the latest in data and behavioral science to bring innovative behavior-change solutions to a global audience.

Watch CEO Gabe Zichermann talk about why he founded Onward

Gabe Zichermann
Gabe Zichermann

CEO, Co-Founder

Gabe is a serial entrepreneur, author and speaker with a family history of addiction and a decade of experience building systems for behavior change. His vision is to foster a world where balanced relationships between “real life" and technology make everyone healthier, happier and more truly connected.

Davor Bauk
Davor Bauk

Engineering

Chris Fincher
Chris Fincher

Engineering

Ken Henisey
Ken Henisey, Ph.D.

Engineering

Ross Simpson
Ross Simpson

Engineering

Clinical Advisors

Richard J. Rosenthal, M.D.
Richard J. Rosenthal, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and
Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Timothy Fong, M.D.
Timothy Fong, M.D.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and
Biobehavioral Sciences
Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, UCLA

Christina Brezing, M.D.
Christina Brezing, M.D.

Substance Abuse Fellow
Columbia University Medical Center

David Eagleman, Ph.D.
David Eagleman, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist, Writer, Entrepreneur
Stanford University School of Medicine

Advisors

Richard J. Rosenthal, M.D.
Adam Singer