ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- eMindful, a seasoned leader in the behavioral health and well-being industry, today announced the appointment of Mary Pigatti as Chief Executive Officer. The company offers proven mindfulness programs to help individuals and teams optimize their emotional health and lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.
Pigatti brings more than 25 years of experience in successfully leading organizational growth, innovation and investments for digital health and performance solutions companies. Prior to joining eMindful, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Retrofit, Inc., a leading provider of personalized, weight-management and disease-prevention programs, and in 2018, led the company through a successful acquisition by Livongo Health, Inc.
Throughout her career, Pigatti's top priority has been employee and client happiness. She empowers her teams to create a culture of innovation with a dedication to discovering new and better ways to serve their clients. During her time at Retrofit, her people-first mindset helped lead the company to win several workplace awards including being named a Great Place to Work® and an Elite Award Winner for Work-Life Balance. "What excites me the most about joining eMindful is the opportunity to bring eMindful's evidence-based programs to other business leaders and help them build sustainable cultures and great places to work, leading to great business results," said Pigatti.
"Mary has a strong ability to translate strategic insight into tactical execution," said Diana LaTour, Board Member, eMindful. "This is something she has proven by her leadership in growing and positioning Retrofit for acquisition. With Mary at the helm, eMindful is poised for continued market expansion, fueled by an aligned commitment to provide employers and health plans sustainable outcomes."
"Distractions and mindlessness are costing employers $300 billion annually in lost productivity, and almost $200 billion in stress-related-illness expenses. Our eM Life digital product which incorporates a unique human-touch approach delivers the solutions and ROI needed to combat these problems head on," said Pigatti. "Aetna, an eMindful client, has already achieved a validated 9.75X ROI by offering mindfulness programs. Imagine if all companies incorporated mindfulness into their corporate culture."
Previously, Pigatti held leadership roles at United Health Group's Optum division, Johnson & Johnson's Wellness & Prevention business, Ceridian, and Limeade. She holds a bachelor's degree from Marquette University and a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.
eMindful, through its digital platform eM Life, provides researched-based mindfulness and resiliency programs to help people better manage their stress, weight, awareness, chronic pain and overall well-being. eM Life offers live and on-demand, online, interactive health and well-being sessions every day of the week, multiple times per day. Through this unique live instruction, eM Life merges the value of human touch with online, connected-device access. Since 2007, the company's evidence-based programs have been adopted by leading employers and health insurers such as Aetna, Intuit and MassMutual. To learn more about eMindful, visit eMindful.com.