The Haven Story

COVID-19 caused a paradigm shift in how employers think about  employee health and productivity. And the transition to hybrid work led to an enormous amount of uncertainty and unknown. Haven identified a unique opportunity to help employers reduce employee turnover, improve productivity and improve employee experiences in the new era of hybrid work.

Haven transforms disparate datasets into effective recommendations by combining human expertise and artificial intelligence. These insights are powered by machine learning and statistical techniques, which can help HR teams extract complex patterns from the data and highlight intervention strategies that will maximize employee's health and wellbeing.

Our approach is objectively quantified and evaluated based on expert-derived metrics and intuitive, interpretable criteria.


Nathan Perilo - Director of Technology, Co-Founder

Ben Siegel

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Mr. Siegel serves as CEO and leads day-to-day operations for Haven. He worked in real estate finance at HFF and  JLL before founding Haven in 2020. Mr. Siegel graduated from the University of Georgia - Terry College with a B.B.A. in finance.

Michael Gao, M.D. - CEO, Co-Founder

Michael Gao, M.D.

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Dr. Michael Gao is the Medical Director of Haven Diagnostics, a practicing hospital medicine physician, and a data scientist.

Formerly:  Medical Director for Transformation leading applied A.I. at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Courtesy), Weill Cornell

Silverman Fellow for Healthcare Innovation, NewYork-Presbyterian

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell

M.D., University of Michigan Medical School

B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics, UCLA

Joshua D. Geleris, M.D. - Medical Researcher

Joshua D. Geleris, M.D.

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Dr. Josh Geleris leads research at Haven and is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense to conduct medical research on infectious pulmonary diseases.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell

M.D., Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Published in Top Journals:
New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (IM), Annals of Internal Medicine

Nhat Le

Nhat Le

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Mr. Le is a member of Haven's data science and artificial intelligence team. His background is in behavior neuroscience, machine learning and statistics.

PhD Candidate, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Statistics, MIT

B.S. Biology and Computer Science, CalTech

Published in Nature Communications:
"A neural circuit model for human sensorimotor timing"