About Us – Total Brain

About Us

Total Brain is the world’s first brain optimization platform

  • San Francisco based: Founded in 2000 by neuroscientist Dr. Evian Gordon, MD, PhD.
  • Creators of a neuroscientific consensus with 200+ institutions globally.  The brain has 12 core capacities that can be measured and therefore optimized:
    • Emotion:  Awareness, Non-Conscious Bias, Default Mode
    • Feeling:  Anxiety, Stress, Depressive Mood Controls
    • Cognition:  Memory, Focus, Planning
    • Self Control: Social Connectivity, Resilience, Conscious Bias
  • $40M of R&D created scientifically validated digital tools to optimize all 12 capacities and screen for 7 common mental conditions.  Powered by the world’s largest standardized neuroscientific database.
  • Driving significant ROI through decreased presenteeism and mental health claims

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Our leadership team

We are scientists, technologists, strategists and customer enthusiasts. Thrilled to bring Western Neuroscience and Eastern Ancient Wisdom together for the first time ever.

Louis Gagnon

CEO / Managing Director

Louis has 25 years of experience as a high-growth global digital businesses leader, most notably at Amazon’s subsidiary Audible where he served as Chief Product and Marketing Officer. He also was recently appointed Advisor to TPG Capital following a short CEO assignment to turn around portfolio company Ride.com. Other past notable roles include Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Yodle and Senior VP of Global Products at Monster Worldwide.

Other passion: meditation.

Evian Gordon

MD, PhD, CMedO / Chairman

Evian is our Chairman of the Board and founder of Brain Resource. He has more than 30 years experience in human brain research and is considered as one of the originators of the field of integrative neuroscience. He has authored more than 300 peer reviewed publications.

Other passion: abstract painting

Matt Mund


Matt is an executive leader with proven accomplishments in corporate strategy, product development, business operations. Expertise across a wide range of functional and leadership roles including Strategy, Operations, Product and Marketing. Most recently served as EVP, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Monster.

Other passion: tennis.

Marcel Legrand


Marcel is a proven executive leader with a track record of achievement in innovation and positive fiscal results. He is adept in all areas of strategic operations, sales management and market planning. Marcel is a Co-founder and operating partner of Vertical Knowledge LLC and previously served positions as partner at Blackfin Capital and Strategy & Corporate Development at Monster.

Other passion: Iron Man.

Matt Resteghini


Matt is a seasoned executive with extensive digital, brand, and product marketing experience. He has scaled startups and driven meaningful growth at mature businesses. Matt is skilled at marrying performance marketing rigor with creative storytelling. He most recently served as SVP of Marketing at Monster, a Randstad Digital Ventures company.

Other passion: guitar.

Emil Vasilev

Head of Finance

Director of Finance and Operations. He comes to MBS with well-rounded experiences across the technology, private equity and investment banking arenas. Having worked as an investment banker at Barclays Capital and investor at Corsair Capital, Vasilev brings in-depth knowledge of finance, capital raising, transaction execution and strategy. He also has hands-on experience overseeing the finance and operations functions at Ride, a portfolio company of TPG Growth.

Other passion: yoga meditation.

Our mission

Improve human performance through brain-based self-awareness and training

Modus Operandi

  • Compassion: Understand and help all stakeholders, starting with you.
  • Passion: Go all-in, and be present at all times.
  • Dispassion: Let go of what you don’t control, but fully own what you do control.

Our culture

Our Modus Operandi largely defines our culture from a value standpoint. Our developers, product managers, data scientists and UX designers collaborate at our San Francisco headquarters and our Sydney (AU) office. The rest of us – execs, finance, accounting, service and sales – work mostly from our cozy homes in Jersey, Boston, DC, Salt Lake City, Newport and Philly. We are zoom power users who max out on productivity and life balance.

To ensure that we do not suffer from less lively human connections, we do:

  • Regular management and team stand-ups
  • Regular 15-min staff breathing and meditation sessions led by a pro
  • Regular game nights and team outings in SF
  • All-hands meetings every two-weeks
  • Free-time to attend quarterly investor calls
  • Company-wide, 3-day “anywhere” retreats 3 times per year

We also offer on-demand professional coaching to everyone and we have an amazing person whose job is to ensure that everybody is happy on a daily basis: Jennifer Mercado


  • Discretionary time-off (DTO)
  • Flexible time policy
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Home Internet/mobile phone subsidy
  • Unlimited, free access to Total Brain

Open Positions per Department

Product & Technology

  • Senior Mobile/Web Software EngineerSan Francisco, CA
  • React EngineerSan Francisco, CA
  • Data AnalystSan Francisco, CA
  • Senior/Lead Data ScientistSan Francisco, CA

Questions or to apply for a position: