Backed by Techstars and Elevate Ventures and trusted by enterprise and military customers, diversity leaders use STRE.ME’s platform to help people become more conscious and inclusive for healthy and productive work environments.
STRE.ME (pronounced stream) is the culmination of research and real-world application with a mission to help improve the way people work together.
Jack Patton, chief executive officer, launched STRE.ME to equip people to become more accountable for the choices they make. He has led strategic growth and behavior change while leveraging and building technology in multiple organizations. His previous leadership roles have transformed companies and teams through behavioral sciences research and applications, supported business executives, solved growth challenges as a leader, and led strategy, marketing, and tech teams and initiatives. Jack is a graduate of Indiana University, Northwestern University, and the New School University.
STRE.ME's Chief Technology Officer is Kirk Williams, who specializes in complex systems and how humans interact with machines. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University by researching the impact of technology on society and culture. Kirk joined the faculty at Yale University as an Assistant Professor and, after eight years, entered the corporate world before founding KW Works in 2010.
Barry Givens is a techie, an entrepreneur, and a lover of everything helping to add COLOR to the Tech Industry. He is managing partner at Collab Capital and a managing director at Techstars. Barry founded a cutting edge hardware technology company named Monsieur and has been featured in notable publications such as CNN, CNN Money, Wired, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Fast Company and many more.
As the CEO and Co-Founder of MentorcliQ, an award-winning mentoring software solution, Phil George brings extensive technology, fundraising, leadership, and talent development experience as an advisor. Under Mr. George's leadership, MentorcliQ's growth includes Fortune 500 customers, raising more than $15 million in capital, and a strategic firm acquisition, all of which make for a B2B software solution that delivers real results.
Dr. Valerie Gray Hardcastle is Vice President of Health Innovation and the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Executive Director of the Institute of Health Innovation at Northern Kentucky University. As a STRE.ME advisor, she brings deep experience in both increasing diversity in professional settings as well as assessing behavioral and structural change. Her particular focus on mental health contributes to STRE.ME’s mission to create cultures of awareness and accountability through behavior change. Dr. Hardcastle is an internationally renowned scholar and the author of five books and over 210 essays.
As a STRE.ME advisor, Dr. Bernard Lopez, is the Associate Provost of Diversity & Inclusion for Thomas Jefferson University and the Associate Dean of Diversity & Community Engagement in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. As an expert in implicit bias, Dr. Lopez also leads the University’s strategic efforts on diversity and inclusion within the academic pillar. In addition to these roles, Dr. Lopez is an emergency medicine specialist, and he completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he currently practices in the Department of Emergency Medicine.