OUR TEAM

A group of experts with backgrounds in Technology, Business, Sports and Data.

Derek Belch

Founder and CEO

Derek developed STRIVR while he was a graduate assistant coach with the Stanford football team. He played football for Stanford as an undergraduate, attended business school at USC, and returned to Stanford to coach and get his Masters degree in Virtual Reality. This unique background gives Derek tremendous credibility across both the sports and VR worlds, which has allowed STRIVR to quickly grow into a VR business with real-world applicability.

Jeremy Bailenson

Co-Founder and Chief Visionary

Jeremy is a professor at Stanford University and is the founding director of Stanford’s world-renowned Virtual Human Interaction Lab. He is one of the world’s leading experts in VR and his research focuses on VR’s effect on the human brain and human behavior; his findings have been published in over 100 academic papers. In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg spent time in Jeremy’s Lab just 2 weeks before purchasing Oculus for $3B. He is a co-author of the book “Infinite Reality”, which was recently quoted by the Supreme Court in arguments about the effects of immersive media.

Masaki Miyanohara

Chief Technology Officer

Masaki began his career in VR over a decade ago in the labs of UC Santa Barbara. He developed complex VR tools for research projects in various fields including spatial cognition and social psychology. In 2007, Masaki joined WorldViz and spent the next eight years developing turnkey VR solutions
for academic and government entities as well as Fortune 500 and Aerospace companies. At STRIVR, Masaki has built some of the most used VR software and fan experience activations in the world.

Logan Mulvey

VP Production

Logan is a serial entrepreneur, having started his first company; GoDigital Media Group, while attending Loyola Marymount University. Of the six entertainment companies that Mulvey has started during his career, five are still in business today. In 2012, Logan was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation List which names the top 35 executives under 35. Prior to starting GoDigital, Mulvey produced music videos for top artists including Master P, Switchfoot, Death Cab For Cutie, and Lil Romeo.

AND 30 MORE FORMER PRO ATHLETES, PhDs, PSYCHOLOGISTS, DATA SCIENTISTS, HOLLYWOOD STORYTELLERS AND VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERTS.

SOME OF OUR ADVISORS

DAVID SHAW
Head Coach, Stanford Football

Coach Shaw is the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football at Stanford University. He has compiled a 64-17 record in 6 seasons as Stanford’s head coach, winning Pac-12 Coach of the Year 3 times. Shaw let STRIVR develop its product on his Stanford practice field back in 2014, and has called STRIVR “a game changer” for the sport of football.

robert livingston, PH.D.
Professor, Harvard University

Dr. Livingston is a social psychologist and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. His research ranges from micro-level experimental investigations of the psychological and physiological processes that underlie implicit bias (e.g., stereotyping, prejudice)—to more macro-level examinations of discrimination in society and the workplace, particularly in upper-level leadership positions. His work has been published in multiple top-tier academic journals.

Michael huyghue
Former VP of Football Operations, Jacksonville Jaguars

LMichael Huyghue is an attorney and the former Commissioner of the United Football League and has held numerous senior executive positions in the NFL over his thirty year career.  Mr. Huyghue served as senior Vice President of football operations for the Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He has also represented athletes in all major professional sports and was twice named to the top 40 Under 40 Sports Executives by the Sports Business Journal.

JEREMY BLOOM
Former U.S. Olympic Skier and NFL Player

U.S. Skiing Hall-of-Fame inductee 2013, Jeremy Bloom is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian and eleven-time World Cup gold medalist as a skier. He was an All-American at the University of Colorado in football and 5th round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006. He is currently the CEO of Integrate, a cloud-based customer generation platform.