At Shleep we believe that people around
the world deserve to sleep better for a
more productive, healthier, and happier life
Dr. Els van der Helm founded Shleep after a decade of experience in sleep research. She advises and coaches business leaders on how to improve performance, health and engagement through sleep management.
Her research at UC Berkeley, Harvard Medical School and NL Institute for Neuroscience resulted in multiple peer-reviewed articles, journals and several book chapters. Her publications have been featured by Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine and many others.
For over three years she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey where her passion for both leadership and sleep management made her develop and facilitate training programs for both McKinsey consultants and clients.
Dr. van der Helm holds a PhD in Psychology from UC Berkeley and two MSc degrees from the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
She’s one of the world’s top sleep experts having spent over a decade in sleep science academia. Els is a sleep coach and public speaker with a mission to promote better sleep for healthier and more productive living.
Our “business guy” bringing structure to our efforts. After 7 years of management consulting with Bain & Monitor, he decided the world needed to sleep better. Jöran has joined forces with Els to help millions of people around the world to live a more productive, healthier, and happier life.
Sleep fanatic. Elena received her PhD with a focus on circadian rhythms. She loves developing tools and promoting knowledge about the role sleep and circadian rhythms play in our health and performance.
Tom knows how to tell a story to any audience. He kickstarted his marketing career at large FMCG companies and went on to help start-ups connect to their target groups.
Steven is the “geek” of the team. With his experience in multiple programming languages, he is responsible for translating the incredible sleep knowledge into a technical product that will help people sleep better.
Our design and graphic arts guru Koen has the incredible ability to create beauty on any scale, into the tiniest details, while realizing the best possible user experience.
Koen is our IT and communications expert — we would still be offline without him. As a back-end developer, he makes sure our communication channels connect us to the world.
Kim is in the Master’s program at Universiteit van Amsterdam studying Brain and Cognition in Societies. She loves communicating the science behind sleep!
Carlie studies at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and at Shleep, she improves its digital products for a better user experience.
Dr. Kate Kaplan is a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience researching and treating sleep disorders. She focuses on clarifying the relationship between sleep and mental health, in addition to continuing research at Stanford.
Dr. Elizabeth Mason is a clinical psychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Mason has extensive experience in the treatment of sleep, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Dr. Ellie McGlinchey is a licensed psychologist in New York City with 15 years of experience researching sleep and how to treat sleep disorders.
Dr. Saletin researches the neurobiology of sleep, in particular how sleep shapes brain function in children suffering from neurobehavioral disorders such as ADHD.
Associate professor & Co-head Neuropsychiatry at Vrije University. His focus: the effect of sleep disturbances on brain function & cognition.
As a neuroscientist at UC Berkeley, he focuses on the relationship between sleep & brain pathology.
As a serial entrepreneur and CEO at Xprtise, Alfred Remmits has 30+ years of experience in leading and training companies in the US and in Europe.
Nick van Dam, a Chief Global Learning Officer in Consulting, is an expert at talent development and has a strong network of CHROs. During his career, he developed a clear B2B sales approach.
Joost van Hilten, head of digital product development at Wehkamp, is an expert in leading digital product development and user experience (UX) research.
Max Horstmann, a former Microsoft development engineer, is currently a developer at StackOverflow. His expertise is software development.
At Partner Top Consulting Firm in strategy & private equity, he’s an expert in sleep investments.
A growth marketer, content and SEO manager, and eHealth expert.
As founder of Peakfijn, an app development agency, he’s an expert for app-based startups.
As Innovation Director of Healthcare & Gaming at MomentumARC, he’s an expert of eHealth innovation & international expansion.