Headspace announced that Krithika Swaminathan will join the company as its chief technology officer, effective August 11. Reporting into Headspace’s CEO, CeCe Morken, Swaminathan will oversee a cross-functional team leading the company’s technology roadmap and innovation.

“Krithika is a seasoned leader with a deep technology background, specifically in SaaS, data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning which was the perfect experience combination we were looking for in this role,” stated Morken. “As Headspace accelerates and grows as the leading mental health resource around the globe, we have confidence that Krithika will lead our world-class technology organization to new heights.”

“Of all the possibilities to have landed in my lap, I find it most serendipitous that I should come across Headspace: a company that specializes in the life-changing practice of mindfulness and meditation,” said Swaminathan. “My own practice began 16 years ago when one of my family members received a serious medical diagnosis. Finding a way through is arduous for anyone, but I found mine through meditation.”

Swaminathan was most recently VP of AI at Intuit where she was responsible for leading its Consumer Applications and Security, Risk and Fraud teams and Machine Learning engineering for the Intuit AI organization.

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