About The Company



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One day, they had an epiphany - instead of relying on furniture and wearables, they could use computer software to teach posture and movement - thus helping users to reshape entrenched behavior and develop lifelong good posture habits. Richard and Peter launched Brightday soon after, adding Jim Morris, a highly-experienced software engineer and product manager, to their team. Working with research partners and movement experts from around the world, they began development on the product which was to become Brightday.






Richard Gray

Co-Founder & CEO


Richard Gray Co-Founder & CEO Richard Gray had been in the wellness wearables industry for 15 years in a variety of C-Suite roles, including 4 years as CEO of Clarus Transphase Scientific, a wellness products provider to the consumer and chiropractic markets. Subsequently, he spent several years consulting for the corporate employee wellness and productivity sector, and has seen firsthand the challenges employers face to create a healthy workplace. Before that, Richard worked in Investment banking in the UK. Richard holds a BSC from the University of Edinburgh, and a IMP96 from the London Business School.


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Jens-Peter Jungclaussen

Co-Founder & Head of Product 


Jens-Peter Jungclaussen is a lifelong educator, adventurer, and innovator. As a teacher in Germany, he founded The TeacherBus, a one-of-a-kind mobile venue that connected creatives and kids of the Bay Area with nature. He has also developed a variety of products, such as a head-mounted display to train users for body awareness and movements in optimal posture. Jens-Peter was the lead UX Designer at InkëDesign, creating user-friendly platforms for large government agencies. He has a Masters in Education, Biology & PE from Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany.


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Jim Morris

Co-Founder & CTO


After graduating from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science, Jim Morris began his career building systems from scratch in C++ and Java. In 2005, he co-founded PowerReviews which grew to 1200+ clients and sold to Bazaarvoice for $168m in 2012. Jim joined Brightday to create software that helps people become healthier, more comfortable, and more productive at work and in their lives.




Leo Spiegel

Partner at Mission Ventures and Spiegel Capital, CEO Hunter Madison Group



Leo Spiegel Partner at Mission Ventures and Spiegel Capital, CEO Hunter Madison Group Leo Spiegel is a Managing Partner at both Spiegel Capital Management and Mission Ventures, CEO at the Hunter Madison Group, and Brightday’s Chairman of the Board. He was one of the six-person team that formed Pivotal (PVTL) where he ran corporate development and strategy. Prior to that, Leo was Chairman and CEO of Sandpaper Networks which merged with Digital Island. In 2000, Leo won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the greater Los Angeles area.

Jean Couch

Posture Advisor for Stanford, Google, Kaiser Permanente, and Brightday



Jean Couch is a nationally renowned yoga teacher and author of “The Runners Yoga Book” which has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. Since 1988, she has been involved in the study of people worldwide who have no back or joint pain. She was the Founder and Director of the Balance Center, where she developed methods for teaching pain free posture, and is currently posture advisor to Kaiser Permanente, Stanford and Google. Jean has a B.A. from the University of Iowa and a Master’s Degree in Education from Stanford University.



Christian Plagemann

Christian Plagemann 

Director Udacity, Co-Founder Google VR Team and 3D Vision Lab Stanford


Robby Peters

Robby Peters 

Co-Founder People Tech Partners, Sequoia Group


Claude Zellweger

Claude Zellweger 

Director of Design @ Google

Kostas Daniilidis

Kostas Daniilidis 

Associate Dean, GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania