Fatigue Science is a leader in fatigue-related risk management and human performance optimization

Founded in 2006 and based in Vancouver BC, Fatigue Science is a trusted pioneer in sleep and its relationship to human performance. Our platform quantifies the source and extent of fatigue in the workplace and helps mitigate risk related to that fatigue. As well, we work with sports teams like the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Mavericks and Vancouver Canucks to provide technology-enabled, data-driven insights that help them perform better at game time.


Sean Kerklaan

Sean Kerklaan

Jacob Fiedler

Jacob Fiedler

Director of Sales
Arash Ramin

Arash Ramin

Director of Engineering
Adam Neilson

Adam Neilson

Director of Product
Robert Higdon

Robert Higdon

Director of Corporate Development

Board of directors

Laurie Wallace (Chair)

Laurie is a serial entrepreneur who has launched and led a number of companies to successful exits. His first business, Datum Telegraphic, generated one of the highest returns ever in BC for an angel-backed company. Laurie was the executive chair for both Partnerpedia (acquired by BMC Software) and Recon Instruments (acquired by Intel). Both deals provided handsome returns to their investors. He currently invests and sits on the board and chairs a number of Western Canadian technology companies.

Dan Eisenhardt

Recognized for bringing the first consumer heads-up display technology to the market, Dan’s a pioneer in consumer wearable technology and smart eyewear. As Recon Instruments’ CEO, he remains in the forefront of providing athletes with real-time, customizable data direct-to-eye. In 2014, Recon partnered with Motorola to enter the public safety market, enabling Smart Policing through their technologies.

Michael Byrne

Michael was one of the earliest shareholders at Fatigue Science and has been active supporter and contributor. In 1992, Michael founded a public accounting firm specializing in providing business and planning advice to the Canadian medical community.

Sean Kerklaan

Fatigue Science CEO, Sean Kerklaan, has had the privilege of leading the Company for over 4 years. He is passionate about technology and the unprecedented impact data will have on everything around us – especially the quest for excellent sleep. In his role as CEO, Sean is committed to finding incredible people to build amazing things.

Strategic advisors

Joe Gomes

Joe brings over a decade of experience to the Oakland Raiders as the head strength & conditioning coach. Before that, he managed and developed programs for EXOS, began serving as a senior advisor to the U.S. Army Special Ops Command, and trained 35 NFL first-round draft picks. This includes 13 top-10 selections and four first-overall picks trained during an industry-leading program he developed for the NFL Scouting Combine.

Madeline Duva

Madeline has held senior managerial posts at numerous companies before starting her own consulting firm to advise startups. With over 20 years of experience in her arsenal, Madeline is a strategic visionary who holds positions as advisor, mentor, and board member at numerous companies like Drop, Fluxx, mPerpetuo, Parrot and The Founder Institute.

Sleep and performance advisors

Dr. John Caldwell

John has over 25 years of experience conducting multidisciplinary research for NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. With a Ph.D in experimental psychology, he’s an internationally recognized expert scientist in the areas of sleep deprivation, fatigue countermeasures, and the related real-world performance effects of fatigue and sleep deficit.

Dr. Steven Hursh

The inventor of the Fatigue Science Sleep, Activity, Fatigue and Task Effectiveness (SAFTE) model, Steven directs research on human performance and fatigue, behavioral economics, drug abuse, and cooperative team performance. Steven is currently the President at the Institutes for Behavior Resources.

Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky

Leonard has worked with numerous technology companies, offering his knowledge of neuroscience, psychology, psychophysiology and the psychology of performance. While with the Vancouver Canucks, he was responsible for Fatigue Science’s first connection in pro sports. Leonard continues to promote the integration of sport psychology and technology as a sport science consultant.

Dr. Jonathan Bloomfield

Jonathan has consulted and worked with elite athletes at England Rugby, Ulster Rugby, the Irish Football Association, and the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland for the past decade. With a Ph.D in Exercise Physiology, Jonathan uses his background in physiology and high-performance environments to create recovery monitoring and training systems of world-class calibre.