Kari Sulenes


Kari is the Executive Director of Project Atlas, Alpha Bridge Venture’s affiliated Founder Development program.  In her role with Project Atlas, Kari recruits and manages a network of partners who act as supports for founders in the ABV portfolio.  Project Atlas is an expression of Kari’s grand vision to promote integrative wellbeing in our culture by starting with leaders.

Her education in clinical psychology and organizational behavior positions Project Atlas at the intersection of authentic human connection and data-driven success.  Her doctoral dissertation work around Organizational Factors of Self-Care demonstrated the power of intervening with leadership to drive a trickle-down approach to overall company wellbeing and success.  

Prior to her work with Project Atlas, Kari worked to develop programming for the YWCA. She has worked as an independent consultant to various for-profit and non-profit companies to help improve their communication, company culture, team structure, and build effective program evaluation strategies. 

In addition to her work with Project Atlas, Kari acts as a therapist, yoga instructor, and founding member of Yoga X, a special initiative of the Stanford University School of Medicine to increase integration in healthcare.  When Kari is not working, she enjoys hiking and practicing and teaching yoga.