I started my career in one of the unhealthiest of places: investment banking at Merrill Lynch (think 48-hour shifts and stress galore). After the financial crisis, I lost my job at Merrill Lynch, and a fancy hedge fund job offer was rescinded, so I switched gears and spent five years at health and wellness companies. First at a “LOHAS” (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) focused venture capital fund, then the San Francisco Marathon, and next Tough Mudder.
In January 2015, I took my “healthy” career path to the next level by launching my own wellness company, HigherDOSE. HigherDOSE is all about exploring ways to get high naturally, especially through infrared and next level health technologies.
We currently outfit yoga studios and gyms with infrared heating system, but we have many more products planned. Introducing the masses to a relatively unknown technology (infrared) has been challenging, but as they say, no pain no gain. In fact, starting my own company has made me much healthier and happier than I ever imagined possible. Here's why: