WHAT IS ZONE
Zone empowers those experiencing stress and related issues. It gives people personalized tools to take control over their mental and emotional wellbeing using evidence-based scientific methods and the natural mechanisms already built into the human body.
We want to help solve the epidemic that is affecting millions people around the world – stress. 3 out of 4 adults reported moderate to high levels of stress, nearly half reported stress increasing in the past year and psychiatric medication has been estimated to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. We are determined to create all-natural, effective solutions.
Founder Chad Vardas’ passion for mental health started in high school when his quality of life was deteriorating. He often noticed that his breathing would become shallow and his heart would race. The smallest stressors felt large, leaving a weighted pressure on his chest. He began to lose focus and decided to seek medical help. That was when Chad was given the same diagnosis that nearly 1/5 of Americans have been given- an Anxiety Disorder.
Relieved to have a name for his condition, he sought treatment to assist him. Prescription drugs significantly worsened his state, so he began to research alternative methods.
That was when he discovered HRV Biofeedback – the link between our breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and mental health. He reached out to Dr. Richard Gevirtz, the pioneer in HRV Biofeedback, to learn more. Astonished by the improvement in his mental health, Chad set out to bring this technology to the masses. He dreamt of every stressed individual owning a wearable that personalizes breathing to their own body. This marked the birth of Zone.
He understood that achieving his goal of designing a miniature and portable version of this science would not be easy, but with experts such as Dr. Richard Gevirtz assisting him, it became possible.
The Team that made it possible
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Neuroscience & Entrepreneurship
Mission to Provide Effective Drug-Free
Relief for All
Active Angel Investor
Project Manager w/ 16 Years Exp.
Led Mental Health movement in NBA
Director of Marketing
Marketing and operations background
Operations / Front-End Engineer
Management Graduate and Software Engineer
Full Stack Engineer
Dr. Gail Naughton
Commercialized 4 products
Former Dean of SDSU
Dr. Erik Peper
Head of Technical Advisory Board
Internationally known biofeedback expert
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
VC with licensing exp. and exits
Bernhard Schroeder Business Advisor
Built $1B Marketing Agency