About Us

We strive to make every healthcare decision high quality, cost-effective, and convenient.
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Our story

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Struggle to find reliable doctor data
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New brand and data product
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Top tier accuracy at scale
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Directory, network, cost & quality

2015

Nate & Nate meet in graduate school while both trying to help family members find care they need. After watching their parents and grandparents go through months of tests, unhelpful referrals, and thousands of dollars spent, they decide to try to help.

2016

HealthWiz is launched to provide patients with the most seamless way to navigate healthcare across checking symptoms, researching conditions, finding doctors, and estimating costs of care.

2017

HealthWiz goes through Y Combinator. While helping clients find doctors, the team discovers the doctor-data-problem first-hand, constantly calling wrong phone numbers, old addresses, out-of-network doctors, and physicians who no longer practice.

2018

Ribbon Health is launched to address the doctor-data problem with the most accurate and comprehensive information on doctors, insurance plans, and costs for healthcare enterprises. By the end of the year, Ribbon data accuracy surpasses best-in-class industry standards at scale.

2019

Ribbon launches comprehensive network product, enabling providers to drive in-network comprehensive referral management, health plans to better monitor and design networks for adequacy, and digital health solutions to allow consumers to find an in-network doctor anywhere in the United States.

2020

Ribbon adds a cost & quality product, as well as a comprehensive suite of distribution micro-services, to enable a seamless and comprehensive way to enable high-quality, cost-effective, and convenient care decisions via any healthcare enterprise

Our Team

Aaron Friedlander

Data Science
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Aaron Friedlander

Data Science
Aaron is a senior machine learning engineer at Ribbon. He started as a software developer at Verisk Analytics before moving on to data science and analytics at Unified and Aetna. Outside of Ribbon you can find Aaron searching for a good pick-up basketball game.

Alex Pasechnik

Engineering
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Alex Pasechnik

Engineering
Alex builds data pipelines for Ribbon. He was previously a technical co-founder for multiple start-ups. Most recently, he built data engineering and analytics for Holler to track billions of daily events and advertising campaigns. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Alex at various startup meetups and bars throughout NYC networking.

Akash Shah

Customer & Product Deployment
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Akash Shah

Customer & Product Deployment
Akash is a Deployment Manager for Ribbon. Before joining Ribbon, Akash was in a product role at GenomOncology managing their API and building bioinformatics pipelines. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Akash watching basketball, going on adventures, and trying to find the best diner in whatever city he is in.

Andre Newland

Engineering
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Andre Newland

Engineering
Andre is a senior software engineer at Ribbon. He’s been passionate about programming since childhood and received a CS degree from Tufts School of Engineering. Prior to joining Ribbon, Andre’s work was primarily focused around big data tech stacks, building out infrastructure to satisfy business needs. Outside of Ribbon you can find him learning languages, reading seemingly random topics and biking around NYC.

Angela Wang

Product
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Angela Wang

Product
Angela is a product manager at Ribbon. Previously, she led the implementation and adoption of consensus estimate data and earnings products for fundamental equities teams at Citadel. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Angela watching opera at the Metropolitan Opera House or learning to produce music in her living room.

Caroline Kirkwood

Customer & Product Deployment
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Caroline Kirkwood

Customer & Product Deployment
Caroline is a Deployment Manager for Ribbon. Before joining Ribbon, Caroline was a product manager at Jornaya where she built data products that helped marketers better understand consumer’s online shopping journeys. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Caroline listening to true crime podcasts or trying out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Elizabeth Karson

Strategy & Operations
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Elizabeth Karson

Strategy & Operations
Elizabeth leads strategy and operations at Ribbon. Previously, she worked in business operations at Knotel overseeing strategic planning and market expansion, and began her career in M&A at Skadden Arps. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Elizabeth curating new Spotify playlists and bookmarking her favorite food and restaurant publications.

Emily Zhou

Customer & Product Deployment
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Emily Zhou

Customer & Product Deployment
Emily leads product deployment & customer success. She previously led customer, product, & operations initiatives at Palantir and began her career in investment banking at Evercore. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Emily nerding over camping equipment, dreaming about space travel, and feeding friends at home.

Evan Kline

Customer & Product Deployment
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Evan Kline

Customer & Product Deployment
Evan is a deployment engineer at Ribbon. Evan spent 6+ years as an engineer with a focus on full-stack web development. Most recently, Evan led Solutions Architecture at SevenRooms to help drive enterprise customer acquisition and success. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Evan running through NYC or enjoying copious amounts of pasta at Emilio’s Ballato.

Josh Bronstein

Engineering
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Josh Bronstein

Engineering
Josh leads software engineering for Ribbon. After working in product, Josh got his MS in Computer Science from University of Chicago. Most recently, he built infrastructure for Uptake to track billions of dollars of industrial machinery. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Josh running the West Side Highway to train for his next marathon.

June Kang

Engineering
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June Kang

Engineering
June is a software engineer at Ribbon. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a major in Computer Science and minor in Data Science. She has previously worked in software engineering across various startups. Outside of Ribbon, you can find June grabbing drinks with her friends in the city and baking sweets at home.

Misha Nasrollahzadeh

Business Development
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Misha Nasrollahzadeh

Business Development
Misha leads business development efforts at Ribbon. She previously was in product at Castlight Health and started her career at Palantir working with their health clients. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Misha hosting a dinner party or discovering new grocery stores.

Nate Fox

Co-Founder, CTO
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Nate Fox

Co-Founder, CTO
Nate Fox is Ribbon’s cofounder and chief technology officer. He got his start in engineering at MIT before going to Microsoft and eventually Unified as a lead special projects engineer. When he’s not busy coding at Ribbon, you can find him cycling through upstate New York and filing for patents on educational toys.

Nate Maslak

Co-Founder, CEO
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Nate Maslak

Co-Founder, CEO
Nate Maslak is Ribbon’s cofounder and CEO. After years of healthcare consulting at McKinsey, he built and ran the Identity Graph predictive analytics product and business at Datalogix to help drive an acquisition by Oracle. When Nate is not at Ribbon, you can find him trying to eat his way through every borough of NYC.

Sahil Sud

Product
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Sahil Sud

Product
Sahil leads product for Ribbon. Before joining Ribbon Health, Sahil led various special projects at Palantir Technologies, including building and deploying large-scale provider data products for national health insurers. When Sahil isn’t with the Ribbon team, you can find him front-row catching the latest jazz show in New York.

Sameer Lal

Data Science
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Sameer Lal

Data Science
Sameer is a senior data scientist at Ribbon. He got his MS in Computer Science with a concentration in Machine Learning from Columbia University. Most recently, he built machine learning models for real time bidding and direct mail marketing. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Sameer watching basketball or enjoying a new pizza spot in the city.

Stephanie Diaz

Marketing
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Stephanie Diaz

Marketing
Stephanie is a content marketing manager at Ribbon. Previously, Stephanie led content marketing strategy at Healthify and started her career at ConwayStrategic, working with reproductive health organizations to change policy and public opinion. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Stephanie binge-watching true crime shows or planning her next hiking trip.

Stephanie St. Thomas

Marketing
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Stephanie St. Thomas

Marketing
Stephanie leads marketing for Ribbon. She has spent the last 10+ years developing marketing programs for health care startups, most recently with Verato and Evolent Health. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Stephanie working through her podcast queue on a long run around Brooklyn.

Taylor Safrit

Engineering
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Taylor Safrit

Engineering
Taylor is a software engineer at Ribbon. He completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Planetary Science at MIT and has held a variety of computer-science-focused positions, most recently for battery startup Form Energy. Taylor’s principal personal pursuit is the cello, which he has studied since the fourth grade.

Wyatt Kim

Product
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Wyatt Kim

Product
Wyatt is a product manager at Ribbon. Previously, he drove the improvement and implementation of engineering tools at Salesforce and helped scale up the company’s cloud computing infrastructure. Outside of Ribbon, you can find him rock climbing at Chelsea Piers or trying to find the best burger in NYC.

Our Values

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Run towards hard problems

We are motivated by the toughest challenges. We seek out hard problems that have the most impact and solve them to help those who need it most.
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Put your team first

We are a family. We are all happier and healthier when we take care of each other and put each other’s needs ahead of our own.
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Do what you say

We are honest with each other. We are accountable to each other.
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Stay hungry, keep improving

We are humble. We will make mistakes, learn from those mistakes, and be better because of those mistakes.
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Practice habits of excellence

We measure our success by the process it took to get there. We will always do our very best and we are proud of the outcome because of it.
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Build with empathy

We are building the best healthcare experience for our users. When faced with a difficult decision, we do what’s best for people’s lives.

Join us

We are passionate about simplifying healthcare decisions. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team of all cultures, races, genders, orientations, backgrounds, and unique perspectives. We are determined to build the best team possible. If you are too, join us.