Daniel McCaffrey, MBA, MA

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder


Daniel leads the overall product vision at SyncStrength.  He has experience across the healthcare ecosystem as a lab researcher (Harvard Medical School), clinician in training (National Institute of Health) and educator (Co-founder of iBELIEVE).  His past research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology was conducted at the Harvard Medical School/BWH, Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institute of Mental Health. He has published multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters in neuroscience and neuropsychology. Prior to this, Daniel gained valuable management experience in the private sector at Goldman Sachs & Company and Citibank. He received his B.S. & M.B.A. from Quinnipiac University and his M.A. in neuropsychology from Suffolk University. Email daniel@syncstrength.com


Kevin Bickart, PhD

Chief Scientist & Co-founder


Kevin leads the scientific vision at SyncStrength.  In February of 2012, he completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience as part of his MD/PhD training at Boston University School of Medicine. In affiliation with labs at Northeastern and Harvard University, his research investigated real-world social network and psychophysiological data using statistical and neuroimaging methods. This research, published in top science journals including Nature, and his extensive scientific collaborations uniquely equip him to develop, test, and refine analysis protocols for evaluating group dynamics using psychophysiological data. Kevin has teaching experience in science and health-related topics domestically at the high school, university and graduate school levels and internationally. Email kevin@syncstrength.com


Peter Athans, MA

Director of Human Performance


Peter teaches performance psychology for the military at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Previously, he was the strength and conditioning coach for the US Military Academy at West Point, Harvard University athletics department and the New York Giants of the NFL.  He has experience as a professional athlete in the USA and in Europe. He received his M.A. from Boston University and his B.S. from Sacred Heart University. Email peter@syncstrength.com




Joe Villapiano, MA

Team & Coach Specialist


Joe helps us interpret athletic data from a coaching perspective. He is in his eighth season as a member of the Harvard University Crimson football coaching staff. Joe moved to Harvard University Athletics after spending two years on the staff at the University of Connecticut, where he coordinated the offensive scout team and analyzed game video of opponents’ offenses. Joe joined the staff at Connecticut following his four-year playing career with the team. He has also worked with several NFL football teams. He graduated from UCONN with a B.S. and M.A. In education. Email joe@syncstrength.com



Mark Hollenbeck

Chief Technology Officer


Mark leads the technical development at SyncStrength. His expertise as a data scientist is to develop meaningful relationships within complex scientific and health data using various computational tools. Before joining the team, he spent three years as a data analyst, conducting MRI neuroimaging research at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. His skills as a computer engineer have also previously been applied to the research and development of consumer products at both Bose Corporation and MOTO Development Group. Email mark@syncstrength.com



Doria Bendagha

Business Development


Doria helps us understand business opportunities within the European markets. She is the newest addition to the team and brings with her unique sales experience as a project coordinator for Air France. Doria moved to the US from Paris in the summer of 2012 to study finance and international business at Suffolk University.  She is fluent in three different languages including French, English and Arabic. She is a recent graduate from the prestigious business school Ecole de Management Leonard de Vinci (EMLV) in Paris, FR. She enjoys dancing, playing basketball and working out. Email doria@syncstrength.com



Some of SyncStrength’s Clients and Partners



SyncStrength’s Advisors and Collaborators

Byron Patterson, MD: Sports medicine and team doctor for LA Galaxy

Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD: Leads the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab at Northeastern

Oliver Bandte, PhD: Customer analytics team manager at The Boston Consulting Group

Dale Jasinski, PhD: Professor of entrepreneurship at Quinnipiac University



The Future of SyncStrength

One day, most people will be wearing biometric devices–whether around their chests or wrists or embedded in their clothing or ingested as a pill. This day is not far from now. There will be an estimated 170 million biometric devices in the market by 2016. With the increasing availability of this data, individuals, teams, and organizations will demand new and innovative ways to analyze and interpret it to gain insight on their health and performance at work or the athletic field and in school or daily life. One key analysis feat in today’s intensely social climate will be to combine biometric data with metrics on group dynamic to predict and ultimately influence the transmission of positive health and performance outcomes in organizations and communities.




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