Our Mission

When it comes to improving your health and wellness, information is crucial. The more health data you have, the more proactive you can be. Unfortunately, accurate and actionable data is hard to come by. 

Due to the inconvenience and high cost of lab work, very few people have access to their health information. To further complicate this issue, the majority of doctors focus on helping people only after they get sick, rather than proactively improving their wellness.

With Vessel, we set out to make at-home testing easy and affordable. By combining at-home testing with data-driven progress monitoring and personalized action plans, we can replicate the experience of a functional medicine doctor for a fraction of the cost, all from the comfort of your home.

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Our mission

We’re optimistic about the future of health because we’re building it.

By helping people better understand their bodies, Vessel unlocks a world where people can feel and perform at their best. And more importantly, a world in which people have more time to do the things they love, with the people they love. 

The Vessel

Matt McCord

Co-Founder & Innovation Director

Jon Carder

Co-Founder / CEO

Bo Vargas


Garrett Stanwick

Business Development Partnerships

Maria Verdooren

Research Intern

Andreea Borcea

Chief Marketing Officer

Nabeel Mehdi

Senior Backend Engineer

David Bakey

Head of Digital Marketing

Miranda Fetchen

Lab Technician

Isabel Batres

R&D Technician

Cherub Rossi-Lourenço

Lab Technician

Layla Saad

Customer Loyalty Social Media Superstar

Bose Athota

Data Engineering Advisor

Sahar Ghanavati

Senior Data Scientist

Lori Sheng

Data Scientist

Sarah Russell

Customer Loyalty

Jocelyn Meyer

Lab Technician

Matt Monigat

Talent Operations Associate

Ben Stein

Customer Loyalty

Sam Angeles

Customer Loyalty


Lab Technician

Keith Robinson

Lab Technician

Victoria Kane

Manufacturing Engineer

Hope Atina

Senior Software Engineer

Shagufta Naseem

Technical Project Manager

Tarun Verma

Quality Engineer

Nelly Cheruiyot


Chris Hoffman

Head of Customer Loyalty

Blake Jendrusch

Supply Chain Manager

Sue Engasser

Customer Loyalty Operations Manager


Manufacturing Production Manager

Maryam Soltani, MD, PhD

Medical Research Advisor

Anand Bhatt

Data Analytics Advisor

Linda Lillingworth RDN

Nutritional Advisor

Kayla Newnam

Nutritional Coach

Lauren Lehmkuhl

Nutritional Coach

Sinead Adedipe

Nutritional Coach

Mikaela Frame

Nutritional Coach

Eric Weiss

Product Advisor

Heather Sandison, ND

Natural Medicine Advisor

Kevin Martignetti

Director of Talent

Peter Haist

Mechanical Engineer

Meredith Corbett

Executive Assistant

Paul Williams

R&D Advisor

Chris Shumate, PhD

Biotech Advisor

Sam Niedbala, MD

LFA Developer & Manufacturing Advisor

Mona Ezzat-Velinov, MD

Medical Advisor

Mike Moreno, MD

Medical Advisor

David Larson, MD

Chief Medical Officer

James Bausano

Research Assistant

Lee O'Donovan

VP of Marketing

Bucky Markus

Business Development & Corporate Wellness

Nadia Mistry, ND

Natural Medicine Advisor

Andrew Beinbrink

Business Development

Doug Lorenzen

Finance & Investor Relations

Ryan Dranginis

Growth & Analytics

Andrew Sisisky

Nutritional Coach

Carson Whitsett

Senior iOS Engineer

Lauryn Piemonte

Director of Growth

Rachel Keith

Recovery Specialist

Aditya Athota

Research Intern

Sean Prouty

Software Engineer

Jiamao Zheng

Senior Backend Engineer

Stephen Gowen

Senior Android Engineer

Jesus Gonzalez, MD

Chief Scientist

Andrea Giralt

VP of Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Sydney McAvoy

Nutritional Coach

Sydney Mulroy

Nutritional Coach

Sara Chille

Nutritional Coach

Melanie Pray

Financial Controller

Carly Elizabeth

Email Marketing Specialist

Jose Pulido

Frontend Developer

Nicolas Medina

Senior iOS Engineer

Luis Carlos Lozano

QA Engineer

Our Story

Jon Carder, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Vessel, had occasional challenges with low energy, brain fog, and trouble sleeping.

These problems prevented Jon from consistently showing up as his best self. After talking to friends, he realized that these issues were actually pretty common. He also learned that through lab work he could identify the root cause of some of the problems and improve them, but that wasn’t going to happen with his normal Doctor.

After a lot of searching he eventually found a functional medicine doctor, who was able to identify, through expensive and painful blood work, that Jon had nutrient deficiencies and high toxin levels. So, Jon adjusted his supplements, nutrition and lifestyle accordingly. And, within a month, he was feeling the best he had felt in years. 

Lab work had changed Jon’s life for the better, but he still felt disillusioned by its complexity, cost and access problem. That was until he met his co-founder Matt and together they came up with a way to bring the lab into the home, on a mission to empower millions around the world with the same helpful insights and improvements Jon got, at a fraction of the price.