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.

Adam Singer
Adam Singer

CTO, Co-Founder

Adam is a veteran software engineer who has previously held leadership roles at Posterous and Twitter. He has had close family members suffer from addiction, and is dedicated to bring technology to this problem that has affected his family so dearly.

Davor Bauk
Davor Bauk

Engineering

Enrique Canals
Enrique Canals

Engineering

Chris Fincher
Chris Fincher

Engineering

Ken Henisey
Ken Henisey, Ph.D.

Engineering

Ross Simpson
Ross Simpson

Engineering

Lea Fox
Lea Fox

Engineering

Stephen Mann
Stephen Mann

Support

Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza
Juan Carlos
Piñeiro Escoriaza

Product & Content

Mark Weismantel
Mark Weismantel

Art Direction

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