Janesse (Jan) Bruce
CEO and Co-founder
Jan Bruce co-founded meQuilibriumin 2011 to help people and organizations deal with the stress of change, uncertainty and adversity. Jan has always been a ground-breaker, pushing the boundaries of human potential. However, Jan’s greatest innovation was her early identification that workforce emotional wellbeing and adaptive capacity, in a transforming business world, were going to be two of the defining workplace issues of our time. At the same time, Jan recognized that the science of resilience, integrated with advanced technology, made possible the ability to predict problems and prescribe personalized solutions at global scale. This insight led Jan to found meQuilibrium, the first SaaS-based cognitive performance platform, based on proprietary, clinically validated science in the field of resilience.
Under Jan’s leadership, meQuilibriumhas proven the measurable impact of its resilience-building solution on critical workplace metrics: Transformational change due to digitization and on-going crisis is resulting in ‘change fatigue’ and contributing to a spectrum of workplace issues --from extreme stress and burnout, to rising behavioral health issues and performance challenges. She built the team that has presided over meQuilibrium’sevolution from an early stage start-up to a growth company (60+ employees), and has built meQuilibrium’sleadership position in the market as the #1 digital resilience platform, one of the most recognized companies in its category.
Jan has grown meQuilibrium’sbusiness exponentially in recent years. The company currently has over 60 enterprise customers, many in the Fortune 100, is available to 3 million+employeesglobally, and has gathered 60 million plus points of population data enabling the use of machine learning to deliver enhanced personalization.
Under Jan’s leadership, meQuilibriumcontinues to show strong momentum in 2020, expanding business with current customers, adding new enterprise customers, expanding the company’s partnership ecosystem from wellbeing/health distribution partners to Human Capital Management (HCM) providers such as SAP and Willis Towers Watson. The company’s growth, achievements and potential have been recognized by inclusion in the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies list for the past two years, Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500, and the 2019 Brandon Hall Technology Award for Product Innovation. meQuilibriumwas also selected for the Fall 2019 SAP.iOFoundry accelerator program, a global network of top tier software startups.
Prior to meQuilibrium, Jan had experience in all facets of digital and print media, from brand management, marketing and ad sales to content creation and circulation/customer acquisition. In 2002, Jan signed on as the body+soul’schief executive officer, and led a small round of funding to re-launch the business at a valuation of $2 million. Eighteen months later, she sold the company to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) for a 400% return on investment in just 22 months. Prior to that, Jan served as CEO of Integrative Medicine Communications, the leading digital brand in science-based complementary medicine, a content development and licensing company.
Jan is a recognized resilience and workplace behavioral health and technology subject matter authority. She has been a keynote speaker and/or a panelist at many conferences including pre-eminent employer health and wellbeing events. She is a co-author of the book meQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier, and is a regular contributor to Forbes on Leadership (https://www.forbes.com/sites/janbruce).
Jan lives with her husband in Waban, MA. She is the mother of two young adults, a runner, a yogi, and an avid cook.