About us

Bryte, maker of the first science-based, purpose-built sleep experience, was founded to solve the modern crisis of sleep.

Our story

Driven by his own chronic sleep problems and those of a close friend, John Tompane, together with Ely Tsern and Jonny Farringdon, assembled a team of experts based on the fundamental belief that by understanding the biology of sleep, we could better design the technology for it.

The first step was clear: to study and partner with the world’s leading sleep scientists. The problem, we soon realized, was more serious than we imagined — sleep affects the very core of our physical, mental, and emotional health. Solving the problems of sleep, then, would fundamentally change lives.

To develop the new technology for the Bryte sleep solution, we needed to question the conventions of today’s sleep industry. Why, for example, has current sleep technology barely evolved over the last several centuries, even as modern sleep habits have radically shifted in our post-industrial, always-on age? And what if a bed were not simply an adjustable receptacle for sleep, but an active, intelligent, personal catalyst for it?

Designed according to the latest scientific understanding of sleep, The Restorative Bed™ by Bryte measures, learns, tests, and applies what each sleeper needs to improve their restorative sleep. This closed-loop system of continuous feedback deepens and lengthens sleep over time, unlocking the extraordinary benefits of a good night’s sleep that give rise to an even better, more brilliant tomorrow.

Meet the team

Leadership team

John Tompane

Co-founder & Chairman

Prev. CEO at GreyBridge, T-Maker, D2M  
Alventive, NLighten

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Ely Tsern

Co-founder & CEO

Prev. Chief Technologist at Rambus
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Stanford

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Jonny Farringdon

Co-founder & CTO

Prev. Director of Informatics at Jawbone and BodyMedia, Philips

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Ron LaValley

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Prev. Senior VP Operations at GoPro.
VP at Flex

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Monica Buck

VP, Product Experience

Prev. Lululemon, Blast Radius,

Netgenix, TBWA

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Mark Handel

VP, Engineering

Prev. Director Software Development, 
Jawbone, Bodymedia, Runscribe

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Francisco Levine

Chief Business Officer

Prev. CEO, Atton Hotels.
Also: Accor, McKinsey & Company

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Chris Guest

Chief Marketing Officer

Prev. Chief Marketing Officer at Topology.
AKQA lead for Audi, McLaren, Ferrari, Visa

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Advisory board

Sleep science

Dr. Matthew Walker

Lead Sleep Science Advisor

Bestselling Author: “Why We Sleep”
Founder: Center for Human Sleep Science,
UC Berkeley

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Dr. Robson Capasso

Sleep Science Advisor

Chief of Sleep Surgery, 

Stanford University School of Medicine

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Josh Lesnick


President & COO, Collective Retreats
Prev. Wyndham, Starwood

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Amy McDonald


Founder & CEO, Under A Tree Consulting.
Prev. Miraval, Rosewood, Four Seasons.

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Brad Handler


Co-Founder, Inspirato.
Co-Founder, Exclusive Resorts.

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Business & marketing

Stuart Mitchell


Prev. SVP Worldwide Sales, Dolby.
VP, Worldwide Sales, Adobe.

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Susan Cashen


Advisor: CEDIA, T3 Micro, Kinestral, Guise.AI
Prev. SVP Marketing, Control4

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Tony Bates


CEO, Genesys.
Prev. President, GoPro. CEO, Skype

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Made entirely in America

Headquartered in Los Altos, Silicon Valley, California.

Designed and manufactured entirely in California, Pennsylvania and Vermont