Fortune 500 Executive Joins Mental Health Startup to Make a Difference
SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 7 Cups, the world's largest platform for mental health support, is excited to announce that Merline Saintil has joined as the chief operating officer. After launching out of Y Combinator in 2013, 7 Cups is now available in 189 countries, 140 languages, and has helped over 25,023,585 people around the world.
Ms. Saintil has developed extensive experience in creating global, award-winning products at Fortune 500 and private companies, such as Intuit, Yahoo, PayPal, Joyent, and Adobe. Her career reflects a demonstrated track record of leading large-scale transformation initiatives and executing M&A integrations and divestitures.
Ms. Saintil graduated from Florida A&M University with a B.Sc. in computer science. She earned an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and participated in executive education and board governance programs, including the Stanford Directors' College and Harvard Business School.
Business Insider ranked Ms. Saintil #6 on their list of 22 Of The Most Powerful Women Engineers In The World, the Silicon Valley Business Journal listed her as one of their "Women of Influence 2017," and Girls in Tech presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Saintil is an advocate for women in technology, and serves on the board of Athena Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to accelerating gender diversity in the boardroom.
In her new role as COO at 7 Cups, Ms. Saintil oversees product, engineering, global community, research, finance, and health system initiatives. She looks forward to elevating differing viewpoints through a collaborative style of problem solving.
"I'm honored to step into this role at 7 Cups. I'm looking forward to working with this group of leaders who impress me every day with their dedication to helping others," says Merline Saintil. "After spending most of my career at Fortune 500 companies, I'm thrilled to join an early-stage company, particularly one with such an incredible mission. By supporting and scaling 7 Cups, I truly believe I am playing a part in making the world a better place."
Glen Moriarty, the founder of 7 Cups, said, "I couldn't be happier to have Merline join 7 Cups, given her extensive knowledge and experience working in corporate environments. With her strong leadership skills, I know she will be a valuable asset in helping our company continue to grow, taking us to the next level."