Former CEO and Founder of HeartMath,
    Adjunct Professor at Stanford University & Founder of Renaissance Human

    BRUCE CRYER is the former CEO and founder of HeartMath, adjunct professor at Stanford University, and founder of Renaissance Human. Bruce has spent the past 35 years helping build several innovative companies designed to maximize health and human performance. He was named the president and CEO of HeartMath LLC in 2000, having helped launch the non-profit HeartMath Institute with founder Doc Childre in 1991. Previously, he served as vice president for a biotech company specializing in nutritional approaches to health and well-being. He has worked with leadership teams at Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, the NHS, Duke Health System, Stanford Business School, The World Bank, NASA, Shell, American Hospital Association, Unilever, and dozens of corporations, health systems, and government agencies across the U.S. and Europe.

    An internationally acclaimed leadership mentor and keynote speaker/performer, Mr. Cryer is co-author of From Chaos to Coherence:

    The Power to Change Performance. He is also lead author of the Harvard Business Review article “Pull the Plug on Stress” (July 2003; republished 2015).


    Since 1997, Mr. Cryer has been adjunct faculty at Stanford University in the Graduate Business School’s Executive Program and Stanford’s employee wellness program. A graduate of the Oberlin College and Conservatory, Bruce had a successful career in musical theater in New York, performing in more than 800 performances of The Fantasticks, the world’s longest running musical. His debut album of original songs, Renaissance Human, was released in 2018. He currently works with several performing arts organizations in New York City.