COFOUNDER & CEO
COFOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Meet Our Founders
In 2015, when CEO Matthew Stoudt and President Josh Sackman founded AppliedVR with Chairman David Sackman, they knew virtual reality had the power to change behavior. At that point, VR had shown promise in academic lab settings, but its hardware presented limitations in form factor, price and usability. Since those start-up days, AppliedVR has become a respected leader in virtual reality-based therapeutics.
Before establishing the company, Matthew and Josh had built their own separate careers launching many successful businesses—Matthew in digital media and Josh at the intersection of healthcare and technology. With AppliedVR, they shared a mission: to change the pain treatment paradigm with human-centered technology. It was Josh’s own experience as a pediatric patient that inspired him to make chronic pain more manageable for others. Together, Matthew and Josh have built a team of respected healthcare veterans and digital tech professionals who are part of the pioneering effort that sets AppliedVR apart as an innovator.
and Healthcare Veterans
Matthew StoudtCo-Founder and CEO
Pioneering immersive therapeutics, a new category of therapeutics with the promise to transform millions of lives
Josh SackmanCo-Founder and President
Advancing patient treatment options to empower the individual and improve the industry
David SackmanCo-Founder and Chairman
Steering annual objectives as well as short- and long-term strategic priorities
Oliver KoechliChief Operating Officer
Optimizing the efficiency of day-to-day operations and administrative procedures
Brent PaulChief of Commercial
Spearheading the implementation of commercial strategies and performance standards
Beth Darnall, PhDChief Science Advisor
Advocating pain treatment methodologies that center on empowering patients
Deitzah RabyGeneral Counsel
Directing the legal and compliance strategies in line with business priorities
Stevie CoganHead of People
Cultivating culture and expressing core values to attract the best talent and help them flourish
Marc PorterVP of Marketing
Merging a passion for digital therapeutics with 25 years of healthcare marketing experience.
Brenda "Bella" SpivackVP of Brand and Communications
Guiding brand messaging and marketing executions—from the granular to the global
Todd Maddox, PhDVP Research & Development
Creating VRx solutions based on a background in brain science, data and psychology
Liesl Oldstone, PhDVP Health Economics & Market Access
Navigating all aspects of the product lifecycle, from governmental and multiple-payer logistics to patient access
Jason MillsVP of Engineering
Seasoned engineering leader well-versed in implementing initiatives and developing innovative tools
Michael ChibbaroVP Regulatory Affairs & Quality
Ensuring compliance with government regulations while providing patients with state of the art quality.
Emily JudgeVP, Market Access & Strategic Partnerships
Establishing key partnerships to support the Market Access and Commercial strategies for AppliedVR's product portfolio.
Who We Are
Everyone on the AppliedVR team is an entrepreneur—whether they’re working on R&D, coding, marketing or regulatory affairs. Each team member is a visionary in their own way. Each person represents a valued voice. As a work-from-home company, we may not be under the same roof at any given moment, but we‘re connected in our shared mission every step of the way.