– FINLAND, Oulu – ŌURA, the company behind the smart ring that delivers personalized health data, insights, and daily guidance to consumers, today announced Tom Hale to its Board of Directors as the new CEO.
“Tom brings decades of technology leadership across both consumer and B2B businesses to ŌURA,” said Board Chair, Eurie Kim. “With his extensive knowledge of scaling consumer and enterprise membership experiences, and leading teams through hyper-growth, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Tom to the ŌURA team and board. The culture and values at ŌURA are very special, particularly given our international team and Finnish roots, as well as our multifaceted hardware product and science-backed software and services. Looking for an incredibly strategic and technical leader, who is also empathetic and passionate about our mission, was an extremely tall order; we found all of that and more in Tom Hale.”
About Tom Hale
With over 30 years of experience in consumer technology, Tom Hale has a proven track record of scaling businesses from the growth stage to IPO. Before joining ŌURA, he was president of Momentive, where he set the Enterprise growth strategy leading to the company’s 2018 IPO. As an alumnus of Homeaway (2012 IPO, acquired by Expedia in 2016), Linden Lab, Adobe, and Macromedia, Hale’s career spans consumer product experiences, subscription business models, B2B SaaS and software, data, and hardware platforms across multiple markets, both domestic and international. As CEO of ŌURA, Hale is uniquely positioned to lead the team in bringing ŌURA’s vision of “health as a daily practice” to consumers all over the world.
Over the past year, ŌURA has become a leader in the sleep and wearable tech industries. The launch of the Oura Ring Generation 3 (Gen3), the company’s most sophisticated product yet, has resulted in more sales than all previous versions combined. With Gen3, ŌURA announced new, more sophisticated research-grade hardware sensors and software features, including daytime heart rate monitoring, live heart rate and restorative time monitoring, and improved temperature tracking system, new period prediction capabilities, and a new Explore Tab with guided content such as meditation and breathwork. Additional features, including workout heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen sensing, and an enhanced sleep staging algorithm, are coming this year. The company also introduced a new monthly Oura Membership to enhance the experience, depth of insights, and personalization for each ŌURA member in their ongoing health journey.
“ŌURA answers an urgent need: more than ever, people are focused on physical and mental health, looking to build positive habits and improve their well-being,” said new CEO, Tom Hale.
He added, “By starting with sleep as the foundation of overall health, the passionate team at ŌURA has created an extraordinarily elegant solution to enable anyone to take charge of their health, all in one small, yet highly advanced ring. I’m thrilled to join the team at ŌURA as we bring positive health impact to millions of lives, leveraging our strength in sleep to reach our full vision of supporting members in every aspect of life, including recovery, activity, and proactive health management.”
About ŌURA Health
ŌURA is the company behind the Oura Ring — the smart ring that delivers personalized health data, insights, and daily guidance. ŌURA believes health is a daily practice and, with personalized insights and guidance, you can control the course of your health to live a more balanced life. The Ring tracks all stages of sleep and recovery and accounts for daily activity to provide practical steps for long-term improvement. Founded in 2013, ŌURA is headquartered in Oulu, Finland, with offices in Helsinki, San Francisco, and San Diego. ŌURA has raised capital in the past from Lifeline Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Temasek, The Chernin Group, JAZZ Venture Partners, and MSD Capital, among others.
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