We Are Pendulum

We are a team of accomplished scientists, clinicians, engineers and innovators committed to our mission of making millions healthier through microbiome-targeted medical probiotics.

Let’s Get Better. Together.

At Pendulum, we are pioneering new pathways to health by uncovering how unique bacteria strains in the human microbiome aid our bodily functions.

We are merging the precision of science with the harmony of nature. Because we believe that pushing medicine to its next frontier will relieve the suffering of millions.

Our Values

We believe great companies are built on the power of many voices, cultures, and experiences.
Our values are intended to unite and guide our collaboration.

Transparency

We tell it like it is, inside and outside our walls.

We’re all in this together. So we keep each other in the loop about our intentions, knowledge and findings. We’re transparent and undaunted by setbacks because we’re here for something bigger - to move our microbiome breakthroughs ever-forward.

Curiosity

We dive deep, then go deeper.

We're driven by a relentless curiosity to understand the microbiome while building a thriving company that benefits millions of people. So we think outside the box while delving inside the gut.

Balance

We meet our challenges with hard work and heart.

Just like healthy microbiomes need diversity and equilibrium to flourish, we strive for the same in our company. We respect and embrace people’s different perspectives, backgrounds, working styles and needs for work/life balance.

Pendulum Team

We are a team of accomplished scientists, clinicians, engineers and innovators committed to creating cutting-edge solutions that improve health and wellness for all.

Frank Alcaraz

Frank Alcaraz

Fermentation Technician

Will Bobbitt

Will Bobbitt

Research Associate, Microbiology Fermentation

Jim Bullard, Ph.D.

Jim Bullard, Ph.D.

CTO & Co-Founder

Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN-BC, AHN-BC, PMHNP

Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN-BC, AHN-BC, PMHNP

Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs

William Chen, Ph.D.

William Chen, Ph.D.

Sr. Staff Engineer, Software Engineer

Andrew Cheng, Ph.D.

Andrew Cheng, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Microbiologist

Juan Cornejo

Juan Cornejo

Senior Manager, IT

Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D.

Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D.

CEO & Co-Founder

Alexander Danza

Alexander Danza

QC Technician

Ypsita Demunshi

Ypsita Demunshi

Patent Agent, Intellectual Property

Achal Deo

Achal Deo

Sr. Manager of Quality, Quality & Regulatory

John Eid, Ph.D.

John Eid, Ph.D.

CSO & Co-Founder

Sara Elsherif, M.B.A.

Sara Elsherif, M.B.A.

E-Commerce Marketing Manager

Erika Escort

Erika Escort

EA/Office Manager, The Glue that holds us together.

Sangita Forth, M.B.A.

Sangita Forth, M.B.A.

Chief Marketing Officer

Mini Gaggero

Mini Gaggero

Senior Accountant

Jeewon Garcia-So Ph.D.

Jeewon Garcia-So Ph.D.

Scientist

Jessica Gines

Jessica Gines

Sr. Research Associate, Molecular Biologist and Lab Manager

Jaime Hernandez, Ph.D.

Jaime Hernandez, Ph.D.

Sr. Scientist, Microbiologist

Marcus Howze

Marcus Howze

Fermentation Technician

Lisa Huang

Lisa Huang

Quality Control Technician

Mohan Iyer, M.B.A.

Mohan Iyer, M.B.A.

Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas Justice, Ph.D.

Nicholas Justice, Ph.D.

Sr. Staff Scientist, Molecular Biologist

Harcharan Kaur

Harcharan Kaur

Fulfillment and Customer Operations Associate

Albina Kehoe, M.B.A., M.I.S.

Albina Kehoe, M.B.A., M.I.S.

VP of Growth Marketing

Orville Kolterman, M.D.

Orville Kolterman, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Chantal Lee

Chantal Lee

Retention and Engagement Marketing Manager

Melanie Lee Ph.D.

Melanie Lee Ph.D.

Senior Data Scientist

Shannon Long

Shannon Long

Customer Advocacy Manager

Wesley Loo, Ph.D.

Wesley Loo, Ph.D.

Research Data Scientist, Evolutionary Biologist and Data Scientist

Paul McMurdie, Ph.D.

Paul McMurdie, Ph.D.

Sr. Staff Data Scientist

David Moreno-Medina

David Moreno-Medina

Sr. Research Associate, Microbiology Fermentation Operation

Julia Myers

Julia Myers

Sr. Research Associate, Process Operations

Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

Director of Marketing Communications

Madeleine Nemchek, M.A.

Madeleine Nemchek, M.A.

Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Kristin Neusel, MS RDN LD CDCES

Kristin Neusel, MS RDN LD CDCES

Diabetes Education and Patient Engagement Manager

Dat Nguyen

Dat Nguyen

QC Technician

Brian Owens

Brian Owens

Creative Director

Fanny Perraudeau, Ph.D.

Fanny Perraudeau, Ph.D.

Manager, Sr. Data Scientist

David Raksin

David Raksin

Director, Business Development

​Hector Roux de Bézieux

​Hector Roux de Bézieux

Data Scientist & Software Intern

Emmere Rubin

Emmere Rubin

Office Coordinator

Marcus Schicklberger, Ph.D.

Marcus Schicklberger, Ph.D.

Sr. Manager, Microbiologist

Cianna Sera

Cianna Sera

Quality Control Technician

Obdulia Shank

Obdulia Shank

Facilities Manager

Christian Sieber, Ph.D.

Christian Sieber, Ph.D.

Sr. Genomics Data Scientist, Bioinformatics

Connor Skennerton, Ph.D.

Connor Skennerton, Ph.D.

Data Engineer, Engineering & Statistics

Michael Souza

Michael Souza

Sr. Software Engineer

Maggie Stoeva, Ph.D.

Maggie Stoeva, Ph.D.

Scientist, Molecular Biology

Brendon Stoneburner

Brendon Stoneburner

Research Associate, Microbiology Fermentation

Surabhi Tyagi

Surabhi Tyagi

Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Jessamyn Wead

Jessamyn Wead

Human Resources Operations Manager

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Board of Directors

Roelof Botha, MBA

Roelof Botha, MBA

Sequoia Capital

Colleen Cutcliffe, PhD

Colleen Cutcliffe, PhD

Pendulum

Adam D’Augelli, MBA

Adam D’Augelli, MBA

True Ventures

John Eid, PhD

John Eid, PhD

Pendulum

Peter Barton Hutt, LLB, LLM

Peter Barton Hutt, LLB, LLM

Covington & Burling

Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin

Lacuna Technologies

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Medical Advisors

John Buse, MD, PhD

John Buse, MD, PhD

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Carol Wysham, MD

Carol Wysham, MD

University of Washington

Emeran Mayer, MD

Emeran Mayer, MD

University of California, Los Angeles

Jay Pasricha, MBBS, MD

Jay Pasricha, MBBS, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Anne L. Peters, MD

Anne L. Peters, MD

University of Southern California

Robert Ratner, MD

Robert Ratner, MD

Former American Diabetes Association Chief Scientific and Medical Officer

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM

Henry Ford Health System

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Scientific Advisors

Marion Leclerc, PhD

Marion Leclerc, PhD

French National Institute for Agricultural Research

Christopher E. Mason, PhD

Christopher E. Mason, PhD

Weill Cornell Medical College

Eric Schadt, PhD

Eric Schadt, PhD

Mount Sinai

Alfred Spormann, PhD

Alfred Spormann, PhD

Stanford University

Dietrich Stephan, PhD

Dietrich Stephan, PhD

Neubase Therapeutics

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

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Product Advisors

Julie Garlikov, MBA

Julie Garlikov, MBA

NewAge Beverages

Woody Scal, MBA

Woody Scal, MBA

Fitbit

Dominic Engels, MBA

Dominic Engels, MBA

Stone Brewing Company

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Investors

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Early Supporters

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At Pendulum, we understand that success means building great teams to solve challenging problems. We hire the best and brightest and give everyone the resources we need to succeed.