Leadership & Directors

Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Braunstein is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hudson Executive Capital. Mr. Braunstein has over 30 years of industry experience and held a variety of leadership positions during his 20-year tenure at JPMorgan Chase & Co., including Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, Head of
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Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Fulk oversees the corporate finance, accounting, and investor relations functions at Talkspace. Jennifer brings broad executive, strategic, and financial leadership to Talkspace. Before Talkspace, she spent 15 years at Eli Lilly and Company in roles that included responsibility for access
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Chief Marketing Officer
Samara (Sam) Braunstein is a marketing professional with decades of experience in consumer marketing, healthcare and finance. As Chief Marketing Officer, Sam oversees the consumer division of Talkspace’s business, including the marketing and public relations functions.
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General Counsel
John Reilly has served as Talkspace’s Corporate and then General Counsel since March 2011. Prior to Talkspace, Mr. Reilly was a partner of Hilltop Holdings from 2004-2011, where he managed hospitality and real estate investments for private portfolio investors and acted as a fractional general
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Chief Technology Officer
Gil Margolin is the CTO at Talkspace where he envisioned a two-sided platform serving therapists in providing online therapy to people seeking help. He oversees the Software Engineering, Product and Operations departments and established software development, release management, monitoring, and
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Chief Strategy Officer
Michaela Yule is the Chief Strategy Officer of Talkspace, after serving as Chief of Staff for 2 years. She spent more than 6 years in management consulting at Bain and Oliver Wyman, advising Fortune 500 companies across the Pharmaceutical, Technology, Retail, and Private Equity industries, among
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Chief Medical Officer
Varun Choudhary MD, MA, DFAPA is a Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist and the new Chief Medical Officer of TalkSpace. He was most recently the Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health for Magellan Health. Dr. Choudhary has worked in the behavioral health industry for
Erin Boyd
Chief Growth Officer, Enterprise
Erin Boyd is Talkspace’s Chief Growth Officer, Enterprise. A proven leader in the healthcare industry, Erin brings a successful 25-year track record of managing sales operations, business development, strategy and marketing. Erin is responsible for driving growth and delivering differentiated