Ben Meyer, CEO and Co-Founder: Ben Meyer serves as CEO and co-founder of Pelorus. He has experienced both sides of the behavioral healthcare industry - both as a client, and as CFO of Transcend Recovery Community and Westside Treatment, with facilities in Los Angeles, New York, and Houston. These experiences gave him a unique perspective on the industry and how the client and provider experience could be significantly enhanced through the use of easy-to-use, effective software applications. Ben graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Finance, and holds a Master's in Science of Accounting from Southern Methodist University.
Nash Harloe, President and Co-Founder: After spending two years working in the recovery industry and witnessing archaic pain-points first hand, Nash enrolled in Loyola Marymount University’s MBA program in pursuit of a master’s degree. From there, he moved to San Francisco to work in product development at GoPro as a Product Lifecycle Manager for the camera team. Using his combined experience in Silicon Valley, industry experience in the recovery community, and five years of sobriety, Nash founded Pelorus with longtime friend Ben Meyer in pursuit of redefining recovery. Nash graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor's in Science with Financial application and received his Masters in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.
Carl Reyes, CTO: Carl's serves as Pelorus’ CTO and tech advisor. During his three years as a Cisco Network Engineer, Carl taught himself how to code and eventually worked as a development consultant for a number of startups including Hinter and Mikhail Productions. When asked to lead development on Pelorus, he quickly joined the team. Carl built the early stage prototype in Meteorjs and has recently relaunched the app in Ruby on Rails and Reactjs. Carl has a bachelors in computers science from CSU Chico and served as the debate team captain for four consecutive years.
Michael Genovese is the Chief Medical Advisor of Acadia Healthcare's Recovery Division. He is the former Chief Medical Officer of Sierra Tucson, a world leader in integrative health and part of the Recovery Division.
He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Before joining Sierra Tucson, Dr. Genovese co-founded Long Island Mind and Body (LIMB), a medical practice that brought state-of-the-art integrative treatments to a growing patient-base in metropolitan New York. While establishing LIMB he also practiced as an attending physician at nearby Winthrop University Hospital. He was a fellow at the New York University/North Shore University Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program, and he completed his residency training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Before beginning his medical studies, Dr. Genovese earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar and the American Bar Association, and he maintains a special counsel relationship with the law firm of Sullivan & Sullivan LLP, in Garden City, New York. He is an advocate for attorneys seeking treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Dr. Genovese writes, speaks, teaches and consults widely in the disciplines of pharmacology, neuromodulation and pharmacogenomics.