Matthew Stoudt


Josh Sackman


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.



Proven Entrepreneurs
and Healthcare Veterans

Matthew Stoudt

Co-Founder and CEO

Pioneering immersive therapeutics, a new category of therapeutics with the promise to transform millions of lives

Josh Sackman

Co-Founder and President

Advancing patient treatment options to empower the individual and improve the industry

David Sackman

Co-Founder and Chairman

Steering annual objectives as well as short- and long-term strategic priorities

Oliver Koechli

Chief Operating Officer

Optimizing the efficiency of day-to-day operations and administrative procedures

Brent Paul

Chief of Commercial

Spearheading the implementation of commercial strategies and performance standards

Beth Darnall, PhD

Chief Science Advisor

Advocating pain treatment methodologies that center on empowering patients

Deitzah Raby

General Counsel

Directing the legal and compliance strategies in line with business priorities

Stevie Cogan

Head of People

Cultivating culture and expressing core values to attract the best talent and help them flourish

Marc Porter

VP of Marketing

Merging a passion for digital therapeutics with 25 years of healthcare marketing experience.

Brenda "Bella" Spivack

VP of Brand and Communications

Guiding brand messaging and marketing executions—from the granular to the global

Todd Maddox, PhD

VP Research & Development

Creating VRx solutions based on a background in brain science, data and psychology

Liesl Oldstone, PhD

VP Health Economics & Market Access

Navigating all aspects of the product lifecycle, from governmental and multiple-payer logistics to patient access

Jason Mills

VP of Engineering

Seasoned engineering leader well-versed in implementing initiatives and developing innovative tools

Michael Chibbaro

VP Regulatory Affairs & Quality

Ensuring compliance with government regulations while providing patients with state of the art quality.

Emily Judge

VP, 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.

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