MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Leaders

Jeff Gardner
Jeff Gardner

Chief Executive Officer

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

Our people and our customers. Both are passionate about helping to make people better. I love the passion.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Enjoy a long ride or workout, then unwind with family and friends over a cold beer.

Words to live by:

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford

Dave Martelon
Dave Martelon

Chief Technology Officer

What I like best about Zen Planner:

The awe, gratitude, and inspiration I feel being on a noble journey with such an amazing ZP family—the impact we’re making on businesses that bring wellness to their communities.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Adventure with family and friends.

Words to live by:

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” — Christopher Reeve

Nicole Kennedy
Nicole Kennedy

Director of Finance

What I like best about Zen Planner:

I love that I get to combine my personal passions with my professional skills and work alongside fun loving people everyday!

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Anything that challenges my body, enjoying the outdoors, hanging with family/friends/my dog, and traveling the world.

Words to live by:

“At the end of the day, the only questions I will ask myself are…did I love enough? Did I laugh enough? Did I make a difference?” – Katrina Mayer

Phil Stern
Phil Stern

Director of Sales

What I like best about Zen Planner:

I love being surrounded by people who share their passions for health, fitness and nutrition with me. I’m inspired every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Be in the mountains.

Words to live by:

“Big changes come from a succession of small changes. It’s OK if the first changes seem almost trivial. The challenge is to get moving, even if the movement is slow at first.” – Dan & Chip Heath

Jeff Gardner

Jeff Gardner
Chief Executive Officer

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

Our people and our customers. Both are passionate about helping to make people better. I love the passion.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Enjoy a long ride or workout, then unwind with family and friends over a cold beer.

Words to live by:

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford

Dave Martelon

Dave Martelon
Chief Technology Officer

What I like best about Zen Planner:

The awe, gratitude, and inspiration I feel being on a noble journey with such an amazing ZP family—the impact we’re making on businesses that bring wellness to their communities.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Adventure with family and friends.

Words to live by:

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” — Christopher Reeve

Nicole Kennedy Director of Finance Zen Planner

Nicole Kennedy
Director of Finance

What I like best about Zen Planner:

I love that I get to combine my personal passions with my professional skills and work alongside fun loving people everyday!

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Anything that challenges my body, enjoying the outdoors, hanging with family/friends/my dog, and traveling the world.

Words to live by:

“At the end of the day, the only questions I will ask myself are…did I love enough? Did I laugh enough? Did I make a difference?” – Katrina Mayer

Phil Stern

Phil Stern
Director of Sales

What I like best about Zen Planner:

I love being surrounded by people who share their passions for health, fitness and nutrition with me. I’m inspired every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Be in the mountains.

Words to live by:

“Big changes come from a succession of small changes. It’s OK if the first changes seem almost trivial. The challenge is to get moving, even if the movement is slow at first.” – Dan & Chip Heath

Heather MacBride
Heather MacBride

Director of Customer Success

What I like best about Zen Planner:

I love coming to work and being surrounded by people I consider friends. It is amazing to be part of a company full of people who are passionate about life, health, hard work & fun!

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Teach & practice yoga, hang out with my dogs, cook, see live music, head back to the east coast to be with family!

Words to live by:

As taught to me by my father: Always be on time, always have a plan, never give up, always do the right thing, be kind to everybody, always count your blessings.

Casey Steiner
Casey Steiner

Director of Culture & Team Engagement

What I like best about Zen Planner:

I love the people, and the excitement and energy this group brings each and every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

How do I narrow it down! I am an avid reader, I love cooking and absolutely live for Colorado summers when my husband and I can escape to the mountains where the resorts are cheap and the hiking is epic.

Words to live by:

“Being a star just means that you find your own special place, and that you shine where you are.” – Dolly Parton

Kinnick Wheaton
Kinnick Wheaton

Senior Marketing Manager

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I adore everything about Zen Planner from the people I work with to the industry we serve; I truly believe in what we are doing.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

When I’m not at my local CrossFit® box, pilates studio or channeling my inner yogi, I enjoy spending time cooking quality food and hitting up a sunny patio for some quality time with friends.

Words to live by:

“There are too many mediocre things in life. Love shouldn’t be one of them.”

Heather MacBride

Heather MacBride
Director of Customer Success

What I like best about Zen Planner:

I love coming to work and being surrounded by people I consider friends. It is amazing to be part of a company full of people who are passionate about life, health, hard work & fun!

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Teach & practice yoga, hang out with my dogs, cook, see live music, head back to the east coast to be with family!

Words to live by:

As taught to me by my father: Always be on time, always have a plan, never give up, always do the right thing, be kind to everybody, always count your blessings.

Casey Steiner

Casey Steiner
Director of Culture & Team Engagement

What I like best about Zen Planner:

I love the people, and the excitement and energy this group brings each and every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

How do I narrow it down! I am an avid reader, I love cooking and absolutely live for Colorado summers when my husband and I can escape to the mountains where the resorts are cheap and the hiking is epic.

Words to live by:

“Being a star just means that you find your own special place, and that you shine where you are.” – Dolly Parton

Kinnick Wheaton

Kinnick Wheaton
Senior Marketing Manager

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I adore everything about Zen Planner from the people I work with to the industry we serve; I truly believe in what we are doing.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

When I’m not at my local CrossFit® box, pilates studio or channeling my inner yogi, I enjoy spending time cooking quality food and hitting up a sunny patio for some quality time with friends.

Words to live by:

“There are too many mediocre things in life. Love shouldn’t be one of them.”