CEO & FOUNDER
We're driven to make mental wellness a foundational piece for the modern human experience.
Meet the Team
Jesal is the CEO and Founder of Aduri.
Previously, Jesal lead and grew the Product Management team at Blue Label Labs, one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies in 2019. Prior to this, he co-founded Tech808/The Phat Startup, a media company focused on closing the diversity gap in the tech startup space using Hip-Hop music. Prior to this, he was an innovation consultant where he worked with global sportswear brands to insurance companies to develop new products and services.
He holds a Masters in Interactive Technology from NYU ITP and a B.A. in Economics from NYU.
HEAD OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Hannah is the Head of Industrial Design at Aduri.
Hannah was a senior industrial designer at Karim Rashid, one of the most prominent product design agencies in the world, and held stints at West Elm and other interior design companies. She’s helped 20+ brands bring their products to market. She is also an industrial design instructor at Pratt Institute and NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
She holds a Masters in Design from Pratt University and a B.A. in Studio Arts from Vassar College.
HEAD OF MEDITATION CONTENT, OPERATIONS
Rita is the Head of Meditation Content and Operations Manager at Aduri
Rita is an ex-investment banker turned yoga + meditation teacher and is excited to now live at the place where her skills and interests merge together. Her banking years were spent in Structured Finance at Citi, and upon leaving the corporate world, she dove deeply into her yoga and meditation practice. Rita has taught at notable studios like Equinox and SkyTing Yoga and corporates throughout NYC as well as led retreats around the world.
She holds a Masters of Science in Finance and a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Florida.
MANUFACTURING & HARDWARE ENGINEERING
Sam leads manufacturing and sourcing at Aduri.
Sam has brought multiple products from concept to mass market across various industries, most notably Maketbot. He’s worked with companies like Vimeo, Livestream, Quirky, GE Appliances, rOcean, Keen Home and more. He’s worked across marketing and manufacturing teams to bring tens of thousands of units to market. His specialities include IoT, soft goods, computer systems, appliances and more.
He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Vermont.
MOBILE EXPERT / iOS ENGINEER
Chirag is the mobile engineer at Aduri
Chirag adores making applications for iOS. He has 9 years of experience in architecting, developing and deploying a wide range of iOS projects across different both consumer and enterprise categories.
Chirag holds a Bachelor of Engineer and Information Technology at CITC Gujurat.
Mithru is a hardware prototyping engineer at Aduri.
Mithru was previously a hardware and software engineer at R/GA and Maxus, building tech experiences and installations for global clients like Nike, NBC, Bayer and more. He previously founded a VR startup was a Research Resident at NYU ITP.
He holds a Masters in Interactive Technology from NYU ITP and a B.A. in Interactive Media Art from Lasalle College of the Arts.
Our Aduri Guides
Monica is a meditation guide at Aduri
Monica is a neuro-hacking meditation teacher. She has a background in neurolinguistics and has shared the stage with thought leaders like Eric Thomas, Alexi Panos, and Peter Voogd. In 2018, she was named one of "100 Awakened Women To Follow"
Rita is a trained yoga and meditation teacher drawing from the Katonah Yoga lineage as well as her Indian heritage. She’s an instructor at Equinox and Sky Ting Yoga in NYC.
SOUND DESIGN + ENGINEERING
Justyn is a sound designer and audio engineer at Aduri
Justin has 15 years of audio engineering, music production and content development experience, drawing from his foundational knowledge linking neuroscience and immersive sound design.