At Shleep, we believe that people around the world deserve to sleep better for a more productive, healthier, and happier life.

Els van der Helm & Jöran Albers 
Co-founders of Shleep

Meet the Shleep Team

Els van der Helm, PhD

Els is co-founder of Shleep and our sleep expert #1, having spent over a decade in sleep academia at Berkeley and Harvard.

Jöran Albers

Jöran is co-founder of Shleep and brings structure to our efforts. After 7 years of management consulting with Bain & Monitor, he decided the world needed to sleep better.

Eelke Hermens

Head of Tech & Product
Eelke has spent the last decade leading development teams and building software companies and is now helping Shleep build impactful products.

Hazal Oztekin

Sleep Research Analyst
Hazal is a developmental psychologist who has worked in various research studies focusing on well-being and interpersonal relationships. She keeps Shleep's entire sleep coaching platform up-to-date with the scientific literature and conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses to measure the impact of Shleep's products.

Laura Gonzalez

Laura is a product designer who loves researching human behaviour and cognitive processes, to create things that have an impact and develop products and services that solve real problems and improve people’s lives.

Guy Kessels

VP Business Development
Guy is responsible for Business Development at Shleep. Over the years, he has gained extensive commercial experience by launching several software products and setting up his own company. Within the commercial team of Shleep he works closely together with Marketing and is in charge of lead retrieval activities, sales operations and partnerships.

Venus Ng

Marketing Lead
With over 10 years of experience in advertising, branding and communications, Venus leads Shleep's marketing efforts. She also secures meaningful partnerships and collaborations, and works closely with the sales team to deliver high quality campaigns.

Cristina Gall, SM

Head of Client Delivery
Combining public health and corporate finance expertise, Cristina leads client projects and is in charge of delivering Shleep's entire platform of sleep improvement solutions to clients.

Lakeisha Allen

Business Development Manager
Keisha brings a combination of international management consulting and business development experience to Shleep, having led teams in over 10 countries. She will be working with the Sales & Marketing team to bring Shleep's performance optimization solutions to new clients all over the world.

Our sleep advisors

Elizabeth Mason, PhD

Dr. Mason is a clinical psychologist at St. Vincent's Hospital and a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Ellie McGlinchey, PhD

Dr. McGlinchey is a psychologist in NYC with 15 years of sleep disorder research & treatment experience.

Bryce Mander, PhD

As a neuroscientist at Berkeley, he focuses on the relationship between sleep & brain pathology.

Kate Kaplan, PhD

Dr. Kaplan is a psychologist with 15 years of experience researching & treating sleep disorders with Stanford.

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