Our Goal

We know the profound effect light can have on human health. It is our mission to bring to market an affordable and enjoyable experience for all humans. We prioritize the science and the user experience above all else. 

History

Our Story

SOLIUS was founded in 2011 by Alex Moffat. Alex has a deep and profound understanding of UV technology and the physiological benefits of light therapy on the human body, especially as it relates to vitamin D production. Rick Hennessey, an entrepreneur who has successfully exited five companies, initially came on board as an investor in the company. Rick has personal knowledge of the importance of sunlight for human health, and ultimately became the CEO of SOLIUS because of his passion for the concept. Every single team member has a personal reason for doing the work that they do — we all have family members and friends who need SOLIUS. We built this for the people we love, including you. 

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Our Leaders

Rick Hennessey

CEO

Rick has been successfully building early stage businesses in high- growth markets for over 20 years and is an accomplished entrepreneur, angel investor, and business advisor. He has built and successfully sold his last five businesses, and has been the CEO of such industry leaders as Cequint and Dwango. Rick has sat on boards, advisory committees and has been President and CEO of two publicly traded companies.

Bob Wise

CFO

Bob is an experienced operations and financial executive who has helped
guide many companies through periods
of exponential growth. As President of Healthcare at Nuance Communications, Bob built a team of 3000 medical professionals into a market leader in voice recognition transcription, acquiring 20 companies operating in 11 countries and increasing revenues to $300M a year. Bob was the VP of Global Professional Services for Novell and CEO of USConnect.

Kyle Diercks

Chief Revenue Officer

Kyle has more than 20 years of senior level experience and founded several acquired companies. Kyle was a VP with the American Cancer Society and worked to develop partnerships in Vietnam, China, and Japan. Kyle was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” business leader and was the founding President of the Northwest Next Leaders Council. Kyle has been a city councilman, board member of many global service organizations, and twenty- year member of the Washington State Bar Association.

Sen Wen

CTO

Sen has over 20 years of experience leading teams to build world class consumer experiences in mobile, web, retail, health and energy space. Sen led the development and deployment of one of the most successful mobile platforms in history, the Starbucks mobile application and loyalty programs. Sen has also led successful software engineering programs for Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, Cardfree, and the California Cancer Registry, where his team built a HIPAA compliant database solution that included secure data transfer of millions of patient records.

Alex Moffat

Chief Product Officer

Alex brings 20 years of experience as a team leader, engineer, software developer and entrepreneur. He has 12 years’ experience in software design, engineering, phototherapy device development and spectrum analysis. His understanding of photobiology and optical engineering has led to many unique inventions yielding several patents.

Linda Cox

SVP, QA, RA, Clinical Initiatives

Linda has spent the last 20 years in the health technology industry, leading and consulting on complex R&D projects. With deep expertise in Class II FDA regulated products, Linda has played a key role in navigating the regulatory phases required to bring products to market. Linda has a background in clinical physiology, contributing to clinical research trials in Harvard Medical School Institutions such as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Keith Kirkwood

SVP, Engineering

Keith has over 30 years’ experience bringing complex machines to market inclusive of medical devices. Keith has managed many hardware engineering and design projects for companies like Tektronix, Welch Allyn, and Zoll Medical. He has worked to develop many impactful medical devices including the creationof heart monitors and defibrillators, prescription medication dispensers, and spinal devices.