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“Take care of your employees.They’ll take care of your business.”

Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

Virgin Pulse, founded in 2004 as part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, designs technology that cultivates good lifestyle habits for your employees. Configured to complement your culture, our technology, and the overall wellbeing experience we deliver, drives superior outcomes for your people and your business.

Virgin – one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands – is known for creating unrivaled consumer experiences. Conceived in 1970 by Branson, the brand believes in insatiable curiosity, smart disruption, heartfelt service, and delightful experiences.

We take those values to heart at Virgin Pulse. We drive more meaningful habits, for more employees, than anyone else. And we’re proud to say we’re changing lives.

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Our Values

One Team One Dream

We all share one dream, united and driven. We're one team because we respect, trust and care for each other. We're on a mission to change the world for good, and we'll only achieve a goal as big as this together. That's why when we ask for help, we know we'll get it.

We fail together. We learn together. We succeed together.

One Team One Dream

We Deliver

Our word is our reputation. We live or die by it. If we say we'll be there, we'll be there. On time and committed. We go above and beyond to deliver to our clients, our members and to each other. We take employers' most precious resources - their people - and deliver them back, better than ever, ready to perform at their best. It's a huge privilege and an even bigger responsibility.

When it comes to what we do, how we do it and how we treat each other - others make promises, we deliver.

We Deliver

Live and Breathe It

To be authentic and genuine in who we are and what we do, we need to live and breathe it. We need to show our clients and members what a culture of health and engagement really looks like. And it starts with you. Organise that walking meeting. Head to the gym at lunch. Sleep well, eat well. It's what gives you the energy and clarity of mind to get the best out of every day.

Because when we 'do', they follow. Our clients, our friends, and our families. Lead the revolution.

Live and Breathe It

Virgin Pulse Careers

If you’re looking for a values-led business and a career that can change your life, then Virgin Pulse may be the right organisation for you.

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Meet the Team

What drives our company’s success? Our people, of course. We have a top-notch team – some of the best in the industry – who carry out our mission every day. Meet our fearless leaders:

  • Chris Michalak

    Chief Executive Officer

    Chris Michalak

    Chris Michalak

    Chief Executive Officer

    Chris Michalak brings more than two decades of healthcare, technology, and HR industry leadership experience to his role at Virgin Pulse. A purpose-driven healthcare technology and services leader, Chris’ expertise spans strategy, corporate development, operations, and talent development. He has deep knowledge of the rapidly evolving healthcare market and has successfully led software-enabled services businesses. As Virgin Pulse’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris is responsible for leading the company’s global growth strategy and helping clients unlock the full value of their healthcare investments to drive better health outcomes.

    Before joining Virgin Pulse in 2021, Chris served as CEO of Alight Solutions, a $2.3B leader in benefits, payroll and cloud solutions. During his tenure, he led the company’s 15,000 employees across 29 countries and more than 3,250 clients, including half of the Fortune 500. Prior to Alight, Chris was global chief commercial officer at Aon Hewitt, where he also led the company’s global Client Promise initiative. This initiative established a clear set of commitments to all clients and put in place a methodology for assessing the company’s performance to ensure it met or exceeded client expectations. Previously, Chris was the CEO of Buck Consultants, a global HR consulting firm.

    A firm believer in the correlation between health, wellbeing and successful outcomes at both the organizational and individual level, Chris serves on the board of directors of GENYOUth, a leading national youth health and wellness nonprofit dedicated to creating healthier school communities.

    Chris earned a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Michigan State University.

  • Richard Boylan

    Chief Operating Officer

    Richard Boylan

    Chief Operating Officer

    Richard Boylan has spent more than 15 years in technology leadership roles. He joined Virgin Pulse as a member of the founding leadership team in 2004. As Virgin Pulse’s Chief Operating Officer, Richard oversees all product and technical development, build, implementation, and operations for all Virgin Pulse’s products.

    Richard’s been with the Virgin Group for more than a decade, and he’s worked on a number of Web-centric, technology-focused start-ups for various Virgin businesses. He led IT and Operations for Virgin Cars and Bikes, a UK-based car, truck, and bike retailer, which quickly became the largest online vehicle retailer in Europe. He also developed an operational and technical strategy for a Virgin-branded, pan-European car rental business, and planned and implemented a group-wide telecom and data strategy. Before joining the Virgin Group, Richard served as European Infrastructure and Database Manager for RL Polk.

    Richard has an honours degree in business studies and information management from Liverpool University in the UK.

  • Wendy Werve

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Wendy Werve

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Wendy brings more than 20 years of experience developing, leading and executing growth-focused marketing strategies for a diverse range of technology, B2B and SaaS software companies, from startup to IPO, mid-market to $1 billion+. She joined Virgin Pulse in 2015 as Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for accelerating the company’s growth, expanding Virgin Pulse’s brand awareness, driving demand for the company’s personalized health, wellbeing and engagement solutions, and connecting the touch points with Virgin Pulse customers and users to ensure a consistent and positive experience. She leads overall marketing initiatives and operations, including demand generation, field marketing, corporate communications, brand and product marketing.

    Prior to Virgin Pulse, Wendy served as Vice President of Global Marketing at SumTotal Systems, a leading human resources (HR) and talent management software provider, where she was responsible for elevating SumTotal’s brand and scaling the company’s global marketing strategy prior to its acquisition by Skillsoft. She brings extensive experience implementing marketing strategies that have propelled impressive growth for a number of market leading enterprise software companies, including Metastorm (OpenText), Plateau Systems (SuccessFactors/SAP), Appian, and webMethods (Software AG), which today remains one of the most successful software IPOs in NASDAQ history.

    Wendy earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

  • Ron Hildebrandt

    Chief Product Officer

    Ron Hildebrandt

    Chief Product Officer

    Ron Hildebrandt brings over 13 years’ experience building and marketing SaaS software products that improve employee productivity and well-being. Ron joined Virgin Pulse in 2013. As Chief Product Officer, Ron is responsible for the product strategy and delivery of Virgin Pulse’s enterprise wellbeing solutions, including its SaaS portal, mobile apps, and personal tracking devices.

    Ron came to Virgin Pulse from Enkata, a successful, venture-backed Bay Area analytics and performance management company that he co-founded in 2001. There, Ron served as EVP and oversaw all product and customer-facing functions and led Enkata’s rapid growth. Ron has extensive experience bringing innovative products to market and ensuring that they solve mission-critical problems. Ron is passionate about increasing the competitiveness of companies by improving the brainpower and the health of their employees.

    Ron has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Kim Stephan

    General Counsel

    Kim Stephan

    General Counsel

    As general counsel and corporate secretary, Kim oversees all legal matters at RedBrick Health, including board governance, corporate and commercial transactions, intellectual property, technology licensing and employment law. In addition, she chairs the governance, risk management and compliance committee. Kim is also the executive leader for RedBrick’s consumer support operations. Before joining RedBrick, Kim spent eight years with Capella Education Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, most recently as assistant general counsel and senior director of regulatory affairs. Prior to Capella, Kim was a partner at Graham & Dunn, a law firm in Seattle, Washington.

    Kim earned a bachelor of business administration in finance with an accounting emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

    Kim lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three children, and her personal interests include travel, reading, running, spending time in nature and food-both cooking and consuming!

     

Founded in 2014, the Virgin Pulse Institute is an evidence-based organisation that conducts research and advances knowledge on workforce topics like health, wellbeing, and employee engagement.

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Our Locations

As the #1 global wellbeing solution provider, Virgin Pulse supports 14 million members in 21 languages across 190 countries and overseas territories. With employee wellbeing experts located around the world, we help our clients build the ultimate employee experience.

Virgin Pulse Locations Map
Virgin Pulse Locations Map
  • Headquarters

    75 Fountain St
    Providence, RI 02902

    (401) 537-6300
  • Australia

    Level 2
    48 Cecil Street,
    Southbank, VIC 3006

    +61 3 9536 8181
  • UK

    Mortec Park, York Road,
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    LS15 4TA

    +44 (0) 845 873 9304
  • Europe

    Seehofstrasse 6
    8008 Zurich, Switzerland

    +41 (0) 44 723 10 70
  • BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA

    Marsala Tita 2A
    Tuzla
    75000

    (+387) 62 69 5524
  • USA-MN

    510 Marquette Avenue
    Suite 500
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    (612) 659-3000
  • USA-TX

    1500 Solana Blvd. Bldg. 3,
    Suite 3550
    Westlake, TX 76262

    (866) 852-6898
  • Headquarters

    75 Fountain St
    Providence, RI 02902

    (401) 537-6300
  • Australia

    Level 2
    48 Cecil Street,
    Southbank, VIC 3006

    +61 3 9536 8181
  • UK

    Mortec Park, York Road,
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    LS15 4TA

    +44 (0) 845 873 9304
  • Europe

    Seehofstrasse 6
    8008 Zurich, Switzerland

    +41 (0) 44 723 10 70
  • BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA

    Marsala Tita 2A
    Tuzla
    75000

    (+387) 62 69 5524
  • USA-MN

    510 Marquette Avenue
    Suite 500
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    (612) 659-3000
  • USA-TX

    1500 Solana Blvd. Bldg. 3,
    Suite 3550
    Westlake, TX 76262

    (866) 852-6898