Inc Magazine: How Two Grieving Moms Built the Pyx Health Platform to End Loneliness
Cindy and Anne Jordan run Pyx Health in honor of their daughter’s legacy, and landed at No. 558 on the 2023 Inc. 5000, with 1,054% revenue growth.
In 2017, Cindy and Anne Jordan had sold their health care referral startup and were enjoying early retirement in Tucson when they got a call that pulled them back into business. It was Anne’s 23-year-old daughter, Rylie, calling from the emergency room in the throes of a mental health crisis. And it was the first hint they had that she’d been struggling with bipolar disorder. Cindy, 52, and Anne, 56, sprang into action, first to help Rylie–who described feeling a profound sense of loneliness–and then others, by founding Pyx Health, a platform that blends technology and peer counseling to provide interventions. Rylie died of an overdose in 2021, and now Cindy, as CEO, runs the company, which earned more than $8 million last year, in honor of her legacy. –As told to Jennifer Conrad