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About Our Team

Experience. Passion. Track Record.

Sue Kunz

Managing Partner, Founder, Sue brings decades of experience from her roles as CEO, Founder and corporate executive. Most recently, Sue was CEO at BioVantage Resources (a cleantech company) and before that at  Solidware Technologies (a software company). Prior to Solidware, Sue held several executive and management positions in marketing, business development, and Six Sigma at Sun Microsystems. Before Sun, Sue sold digital imaging solutions in Germany and held various marketing positions at IBM, also in Europe. Her international stretch started as she helped set up the European offices for Precision Visuals. Sue serves on various Boards and Advisory Boards in both for profit and non-profit organizations and is a member of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs’ Network and the Boulder County Aging Advisory Council.

Contact: sue.kunz@thriveongroup.com

Although there’s so much need, and so much opportunity, in the longevity space, we can’t just assume that someone else will take the lead. That’s why we founded ThriveOn to work collaboratively to “create the world we envision”.

Sue Kunz

Founder & Managing Partner

Joel Butler

Managing Partner, Founder, Joel brings decades of operations and technology experience to ThriveOn.  He was at Solix BioSystems from 2008-2015, where he held roles as CEO, CTO and Chief Strategy Officer.  Prior to Solix he was a founding member of Accenture’s Supply Chain Strategy consulting practice.  He has also been the Vice President of Engineering for a biometrics software firm and was the CTO and co-founder of a supply chain analytics firm.  Joel’s experience includes various roles at Quantum Corporation including Director of Enterprise Software Applications and Director/General Manager of Digital Linear Tape (DLT) technology licensing.  He has a BS in Engineering from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and MSs in Transportation Science and Management Science from MIT.

Contact: joel.butler@thriveongroup.com

Joel Butler

Founder & Managing Partner

Lou Moeller

Founder, Domain Expert, As a Co-founder of ThriveOn Group, Lou is passionate about building businesses that provide technology-based solutions to people 50+ so they can “live more.” She brings a medical background as a Physician Assistant (PA), decades of long distance caregiving to aging parents, and years of volunteer work on behalf of profit and non-profit boards. She recently worked at The Academy, a one-of-a-kind boutique retirement community for 65+ in Boulder, where she did marketing and outreach. Previously, Lou worked at Avenir International, a health technology company as a Health Care Specialist. She has a bachelors degree in social work from the University of Georgia and a Physician Assistant degree, (PA) from Wake Forest School of Medicine. 

Contact: lou.moeller@thriveongroup.com

We founded Thrive On to be part of the solution that enables people 50+ to LIVE MORE. We are building for the future. See you there.

Lou Moeller

Founder

“Purpose and productivity, not just perpetuity”

And, I quote. This is from an article by Marc Freedman, founder and chief executive officer of Encore.org, that was published in the Wall Street Journal entitled “How to Make the Most of Longer Lives”. The article takes a new look at longevity and what it means to have (and finance) an increasingly longer post midlife. At the highest level, there are 2 compounding factors which year-over-year are reshaping the demographics of the US and our world: 1) all baby boomers have crossed the 50 years of age threshold as of 2014 with >10,000 turning 65 daily in the US, and 2) thanks to modern medicine and healthier lifestyles, people are living longer. Today, according to the article which sites several resources the average life expectancy for a 65-year-old American is 19.3 years. But, what do we do with those years? Are older Americans an asset or a liability? Just to provide a bit of context: Today 13-14% of people in the US are over the age of 65. By 2050 it will be 20% (CMS). In 2011, for every retiree there were 3.3 members of the workforce helping to finance retirement. By 2030 this will fall to 2.3. (Medicare Trustee 2012 Report). Healthcare costs have reached an unsustainable 3.2 trillion in the US (and growing) driving 1 in 4 seniors into bankruptcy (Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2013). Caregiving, itself, has become a real financial burden on our economy. The cost of informal caregiving in terms of lost productivity to U.S. businesses is $17.1 to $33 billion annually (MetLife Study of Working Caregivers and Employer Health Costs: National Alliance...

Creating the World We Envision

As members of the sandwich generation, we know what it feels like to have careers, kids at home and/or in college, and aging parents who need (and deserve) some help. Over the last couple of years we’ve had the opportunity to experience this up front and personal. Having seen what’s actually available and attainable in the form of services, products and support systems was a real eye opener for all of us.  We can, and should, do better! Our motivation: You are either a part of the solution, or a part of the problem.  We opted for the former. Our mantra from day one has been to create the world we envision. We agreed that assuming someone else would address the huge needs associated with our shifting demographics was simply ill-advised. Of course, our agenda has been, admittedly, self-serving — always a tremendous motivator. Our approach: When you bring smart people together with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and life stages, provide an environment of mutual respect and a framework to facilitate the dialogue, magic happens! Our beginning did not disappoint in this regard. We’ve had no shortage of ideas, passion around the subject, nor willingness to roll up ones sleeves to get things done. A HUGE shout out to all of you who have participated and continue to participate in this endeavor. The Result: The ThriveOn Group. ThriveOn is a collaborative effort to build a cluster of technology businesses that tackle opportunities in the longevity space. The umbrella organization provides a shared infrastructure, domain expertise, shared go-to-market, and generally seeks to improve the quality or the businesses while speeding time to...

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