Our Mission

zakipoint Health helps customers understand their wasted healthcare costs and what to do about it. It is time for #TruthInHealthcare.

Our Core Beliefs

Employers deserve visibility into their enormous healthcare spend.

There are innovative solutions that can redesign how healthcare is delivered.

Data speaks truth. Our healthcare system has been made complex; it is time to unpack it.

Our Team

Ramesh Kumar

Ramesh Kumar

CEO and Co-Founder

Ramesh Kumar brings deep entrepreneurial, technology, data science and healthcare expertise. Ramesh has led the efforts at zakipoint Health to form partnerships with some of the leading healthcare technology and services companies including a spin-out from Partners Healthcare. Prior to zakipoint health, Ramesh co-founded ActiveMedia Technology, a mobile marketing and CRM platform provider that was used by leading customers including Vodafone, Orange, Airtel, Reliance, and Tata.

Bijay Ghimire

Bijay Ghimire

CTO

Bijay brings strong technology innovation and healthcare data management experience, having spent the last 15 years in a number of healthcare data analytics companies. Bijay founded ITEG that was sold to D2Hawkeye, where he was member of the technology leadership team from its early days. D2Hawkeye was subsequently acquired by Verisk Health. Bijay has extensive experience in building innovative healthcare data analytics products and also managing offshore teams.

Armen Meguerditchian

Armen Meguerditchian

Operations Consultant

Armen Meguerditchian is an experienced business leader, with expertise in market penetration, business and team development. Armen is a master at leveraging technology solutions for revenue generation and profitable goal attainment. He has held numerous consulting engagements both as an independent consultant working with software startups, as well as a senior strategist working with large e-commerce projects as part of IBM Global Services’ Customer Relationship Management strategy group.

Dipali Dey

Dipali Dey

Marketing Manager

Dipali is responsible for executing marketing activities across offline and digital channels. She is involved in market research, creating marketing campaigns, UX testing and assisting the product and sales team. Dipali has previously worked in an online travel agency for two years and a media company in Dubai in marketing and advertising respectively. Dipali has a degree in BSBA (Marketing) from American University of Sharjah and has recently received her degree in MS Advertising from Boston University’s College of Communication.

Anjushree Bhattarai

Anjushree Bhattarai

Account Manager

Anju’s main responsibilities at ZPH lie in carrier and client relationship management by coordinating deliverables on various projects and presenting them to the client. Anju has previously worked for RBC Bank and KFC in Canada and has work experience from the UK as well. Anju has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom.

Dave Kerrigan

Dave Kerrigan

Director of Business Development

Dave Kerrigan is a seasoned executive in the healthcare field. He is the Founder, Principal and Managing Director at Sante Nasc. He also works with the TiE ScaleUp team as an advisor. Dave has previously worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Optum and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Dave has a strong background in healthcare, having worked in numerous areas of healthcare delivery including payer, provider, brokerage, informatics, pharmacy, and state government. Dave spearheads our business development strategies with his vast expertise and experience.

Yilin Xie

Yilin Xie

Graphic Designer

Yilin is responsible for designing the website and marketing collateral such as brochure, flyer, business cards etc. at zakipoint Health. She has previously freelanced at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide in New York City and interned at The Fantastical in Boston. Yilin has recently received her degree in MS Advertising from Boston University’s College of Communication.

Prakrit Joshi

Prakrit Joshi

Software Engineer

Prakrit Joshi is the project manager on the product development team. He is responsible for leading the tech team to ensure planning, time/cost estimation, quality control, risk analysis and overall team management run smoothly. Prakrit has experience in business analysis and quality assurance. Prakrit has worked with Scrum Model and other tools used in software design. Prakrit has completed his bachelor’s of science in engineering from Advanced College of Engineering and Management.

Hijas Shrestha

Hijas Shrestha

Software Engineer

Hijas Shreshta is the QC lead on the development team. Hijas’s responsibilities include creating test scripts, plans and cases, and executing them. He is also responsible for creating QC related documentation in a timely fashion. Hijas has completed his bachelor’s of computer engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur, India. Hijas is also a member of several associations such as Nepal Engineering Council and Nepal Engineers’ Association

Sanjeev Kumar Tamang

Sanjeev Kumar Tamang

Software Engineer

Sanjeev Kumar Tamang is responsible for the backend development of our product. Sanjeev is mainly responsible for web service development using Elasticsearch API. His expertise includes programming framework such as Hadoop and Cascading Application Platform. Sanjeev is also responsible for the maintance, product deployment, and release. Sanjeev has received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Kathmandu Engineering College, Tribhuwan University.

Nischal Sharma

Nischal Sharma

Software Engineer

Nischal Sharma is a software engineer who is responsible for the front-end development of our platform. Nischal’s expertise includes languages such Java, Groovy, JavaScript, and PHP. Nischal is responsible for our domain architecture designing and managing the design database system. Nishcal has completed his bachelor’s of engineering in information technology from Nepal College of Information Technology.

Dr. J Singh

Dr. J Singh

Technology Consultant

Dr. J Singh advises on the big data technology initiatives at zakipoint Health. Dr. Singh is an adjunct professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute teaching classes on big data base technologies. Dr. Singh has been a CTO at various technology companies, architecting scalable cloud based platforms, and launching them. Prior to that he was an executive at Fidelity working on new technology disruptions and launching these for the group. Dr. Singh has presented at a number of conferences and seminars.

Shankar Koirala

Shankar Koirala

Associate Software Engineer

Shankar Koirala is a software engineer by profession and part of the tech team at zakipoint Health. Shankar’s role involves implementing various logics, writing tests and processing data using Big Data technologies. His expertise lies in HADOOP, Cascading, Scala and Spark. Shankar has a bachelor’s of science in computer science and information technology from Deerwalk Institute of Technology.

Subash Aryal

Subash Aryal

UX Designer

Subash Aryal is our UX/UI designer at zakipoint Health. His main duties revolve around designing UI mockups for web applications, optimize them for user interactivity and usability. Subash has five years worth of experience as an UI/UX designer. Subash has received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information technology from Sikkim Manipal University. Subash’s expertise lies in JavaScript, Web Design, HTML, CSS, and SEO/SEM.

Dinesh Amatya

Dinesh Amatya

Solution Architect

Dinesh Amatya is part of the solution development team at zakipoint Health. He is responsible for the vision that underlies the solution and execution. Dinesh’s expertise lies in MySQL, JavaScript, XML, Tomcat, Spring, Web 2.0 etc. Dinesh has graduated from Kathmandu Engineering College with a bachelor’s of science degree in computer engineering and he has a master’s degree in communication and media studies from Fachhochschule Offenburg.

Dr. Satish Tadikonda

Dr. Satish Tadikonda

Business Development Consultant

With over 25 years of industry experience, Satish’s expertise spans drug and medical device development, and software systems development. Prior to Virtify, Inc., Satish was the founder of Tribiosys, Inc. and Enmed, Inc. Satish is also a member of the Board of Directors at numerous companies. He is an Executive Partner at Blue Cloud Ventures, a fund focused on investing in fast growing SaaS, PaaS and enterprise application and infrastructure software companies.

Dr. Shiban Warikoo

Dr. Shiban Warikoo

Clinical Consultant

Dr. Warikoo is Chief Clinical advisor to zakipoint Health. Dr. Warikoo has over 43 years of clinical experience in the US healthcare system as a practicing urologist. Dr. Warikoo is on the board of Conemaugh Hospital system and chairs the performance improvement committee. Dr. Warikoo has published scientific papers in clinical journals and is member of various professional societies like American Medical Association. Dr. Warikoo is a strong proponent of patient advocacy initiatives.

Our Advisors

Dr. Stephen Kutner

Dr. Stephen Kutner

President of Market Innovations

Dr. Kutner is an advisor to zakipoint Health and has 25 years of management consulting and industry experience. Dr. Kutner focuses on the application of econometrics, decision science, and behavioral economics. Dr. Kutner is a leading expert in areas of reducing risk of uncertainty associated with assessing the commercial viability of innovative ideas by leveraging rigorous analytic, optimization, and predictive techniques.

Tom Craig

Tom Craig

CEO of Shockwave International

Tom Craig co-founded and was a Partner at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm, until May 2012. Craig is currently the CEO of Shockwave International. Craig has broad international and industry experience. He has worked in over 70 countries on six continents and has led over 400 projects over the past 33 years for Fortune 500 companies and their international equivalents, startups, and at the highest levels of government.

Marc Backon

Marc Backon

Healthcare Industry Advisor

Marc Backon is zakipoint Health’s healthcare advisor. Backon is an experienced healthcare executive. Backon has spent his career leading key functional areas of large, national health plans, blue plans and consumer-driven health insurance companies. His background crosses virtually all aspects of the business, focusing on strategy, business segment and health care reform, sales & account management, product development, network strategy, PR communications and marketing.

Heather Ritchie

Heather Ritchie

Product Advisor

Heather’s expertise is in defining product strategies and customer experiences for healthcare technology solutions. She has over a decade of healthcare experience across payer, provider, pharmaceutical, government, and technology company engagements, including product strategy roles at Anthem and WebMD Health Services. Heather has a degree in BA in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and MS in Healthcare Management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dan Gilden

Dan Gilden

Founder of JEN Associates

Dan Gilden is recognized as an expert in the use of Medicare, Medicaid and other health data. His focus is on research for diverse applications such as medical research, public policy planning, public health surveillance, epidemiology, and private sector litigation support. Under his direction, JEN Associates (JEN) has gained a national reputation in the management and interpretation of large health care databases, Gilden works closely with a number of state governments and CMS.

Kevin Gorman

Kevin Gorman

Founder of Putnam Associates

Over more than 25 years, Kevin built Putnam Associates into a highly respected industry leader with 50+ consulting professionals and multi-million dollar revenues.  Kevin has created and led the development of profitable, longstanding partnerships with a global clientele of major biopharmaceutical and other life science industry players. Kevin is the author of The First Twenty Years Are the Hardest: Two Decades in Healthcare Strategy. He has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Aniket Kaloti

Dr. Aniket Kaloti

Medical Advisor

Dr. Aniket Kaloti has a wide range of experience in projects in health informatics, drug development, medical devices and diagnostics. He brings a unique combination of clinical, technological and business insights into his healthcare projects. Dr. Kaloti earned his his PhD in Neuroscience at Northwestern University. He was a Post-doctoral Associate in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Science and Biological Engineering at MIT.

Nikhil Bhojwani

Nikhil Bhojwani

Co-founder of Recon Strategy

Nikhil Bhojwani is a Managing Partner at Recon Strategy. It is a consulting firm that focuses on helping healthcare service players identify and take advantage of opportunities arising from healthcare reform, new technologies, and disruptive business combinations and operating models. His clients include some of the top hospitals and health insurance firms in the U.S. as well as healthcare startups. He co-authors the influential Healthcare Recon blog.

Val Rahmani

Val Rahmani

Advisor

With over 30 years experience in the Technology industry, Dr. Rahmani has a strong history of success as a corporate executive, board member and start-up CEO. Rahmani is a Board Member of the compensation committee at Teradici, a later-stage private technology company based in Vancouver and Silicon Valley and most recently  she was the CEO of Damballa, a VC funded cyber security company in Atlanta. At IBM, Val ran the $3B Global Technology Services businesses at IBM’s Sales and Services Strategy unit.

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