About Us

We strive to make every healthcare decision high quality, cost-effective, and convenient.
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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.
2

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.
3

Do what you say

We are honest with each other. We are accountable to each other.
4

Stay hungry, keep improving

We are humble. We will make mistakes, learn from those mistakes, and be better because of those mistakes.
5

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.
6

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.

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.

Abby Anmuth

Product
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Abby Anmuth

Product
Abby is a Product Manager at Ribbon. Before joining Ribbon, Abby was a Senior Consultant in Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences practice, where she worked on implementing digital health solutions with clients. Outside of Ribbon, you may find Abby relaxing outside with a good book / podcast, exploring new restaurants, or attempting to increase her rating on Chess.com.

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.

Alex Burch

Sales Engineer
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Alex Burch

Sales Engineer
Alex is a Sales Engineer at Ribbon. Previously, Alex was at Looker / Google where he was an Enterprise Customer Success Manager and then a Sales Engineer. Prior to that, Alex was in Federal Consulting at Accenture. In his spare time, he can be found trying to find the best food deals in the city or hanging out with friends.

Alex Fenstermacher

People
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Alex Fenstermacher

People
Alex is a talent lead at Ribbon. Previously, he led the recruiting efforts for the product team at Big Health and doubled the size of their team in his time there. Outside of Ribbon, you can find him making beats on his button-pusher instruments.

Alex Pasichnyk

Engineering
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Alex Pasichnyk

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.

Alexa Lodenquai

Product Marketing Manager
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Alexa Lodenquai

Product Marketing Manager
Alexa is a product marketing manager at Ribbon. Previously, she was on the Strategy team at J.P. Morgan, leading voice of customer efforts for the firm’s digital investment platform. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Alexa at OrangeTheory, trying out new fitness classes or on the hunt for her next favorite coffee shop.

Alicia Chon

Strategy & Operations
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Alicia Chon

Strategy & Operations
Alicia is on the Strategy and Operations team at Ribbon. Previously, she scaled data integrations to enable value-based care at Oscar Health, and she began her career in financial consulting at Accenture. Outside of work, you can find Alicia chasing sunsets on a long run or planning her next adventure, likely abroad.

Allison Schwartz

Data Science
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Allison Schwartz

Data Science
Allison is a senior data scientist at Ribbon. Previously, she led data science and analytics for Lyft’s rider growth initiatives and built data pipelines at the Democratic National Committee to optimize campaign voter outreach during the 2020 election. Outside of work, she loves to take on ambitious challenges in the kitchen and go on long bike rides.

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.

Anya Frankenberg

Administration
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Anya Frankenberg

Administration
Anya is an Executive Admin at Ribbon. Previously, she worked as an EA for Andbox, SterlingVC and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Outside of Ribbon, you can find her trying out new cake recipes, or taste testing New York’s best donuts and pastries.

Camilla Wang

Customer Partnerships
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Camilla Wang

Customer Partnerships
Camilla is a Customer Partnerships Manager at Ribbon. Previously, she was a consultant at Accenture Strategy, where she focused on digital innovation and commercial strategy for pharmaceutical clients. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Camilla experimenting with various fitness classes or exploring different cuisines with her family and friends.

Christie Helvey

Enterprise Sales
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Christie Helvey

Enterprise Sales
Christie leads Enterprise Sales at Ribbon. Previously, she was on the Business Development Team at Quartet Health, where she was responsible for developing partnerships with health plans, and began her career in the Medical Device industry. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Christie searching for her next favorite restaurant in NYC or on the tennis court.

Christina Ragone

Marketing
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Christina Ragone

Marketing
Christina is a marketing associate at Ribbon. Previously, she supported the marketing and communications initiatives at an urban planning and design non-profit. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Christina exploring a new bookstore or enjoying a picnic in the park.

Dana Klein

People
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Dana Klein

People
Dana is a Talent Acquisition Lead at Ribbon and is focused on hiring for our technical teams. Before joining Ribbon, Dana was a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at VTS where she helped the company scale by building out new product and engineering teams. She also helped lead their DEI and employment branding efforts. Outside of Ribbon you can find Dana trying out the latest makeup trends or heading to her next Orangetheory Fitness class.

Elizabeth Duffield

Enterprise Sales
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Elizabeth Duffield

Enterprise Sales
Elizabeth is on the Enterprise Growth team at Ribbon. Elizabeth has spent 4+ years in the healthcare analytics space, most recently at Trilliant Health where she worked with hospitals and health systems. In her free time, you can find Elizabeth eating Spanish tapas or reading a book.

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.

Harsha Patel

Product
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Harsha Patel

Product
Harsha leads Provider Performance products at Ribbon. Previously, he was Head of Product for Practicing Wisely and advised payers and providers as part of Oliver Wyman’s Healthcare practice. Outside of Ribbon, Harsha is a frequent doodler and amateur watercolorist.

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.

Julie Patel

Growth
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Julie Patel

Growth
Julie is a Growth Associate at Ribbon. Previously, she was an analyst with Optum working across a multitude of practices such as Strategy & Growth and Network Management & Payment Innovation supporting large payers, health systems, and providers. Outside of Ribbon, you can find her reading at her favorite cafés or kickboxing.

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.

Kaitlyn Wells

Customer & Product Deployment
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Kaitlyn Wells

Customer & Product Deployment
Kaitlyn is a deployment engineer at Ribbon. Previously, she worked on Goldman’s python toolkit for quantitative finance and began her career in equity derivatives. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Kaitlyn scouring NYC for baked goods while listening to a podcast or writing poetry.

Kara Brown

Customer & Product Deployment
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Kara Brown

Customer & Product Deployment
Kara leads Customer Partnerships at Ribbon Health. She held leadership positions at Salesforce and Buddy Media prior and is passionate about creating an incredible customer experience. In her free time, you can find Kara exploring the Hudson Valley with her family and reading great books.

Krishma Bawa

People
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Krishma Bawa

People
Krishma is on the Talent team at Ribbon. She started her recruiting career at Flatiron Health hiring in technical roles and later moved into a product operations role to simplify oncology practice management workflows. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Krishma hiking with her dogs and on a quest to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Laura Mantell

Growth
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Laura Mantell

Growth
Laura leads Growth for Digital Health at Ribbon. She was previously a Principal at Flatiron Health, where she drove partnerships with life sciences companies, and started her career in management consulting. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Laura running on the West Side Highway or searching for the best Italian food in NYC.

Mahi Malik

Chief of Staff
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Mahi Malik

Chief of Staff
Mahi is Chief of Staff to Nate at Ribbon. Previously, she worked in healthcare investment banking, oversaw operations for a non-profit, and worked in corporate development in the sports & entertainment industry. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Mahi looking for new restaurants to try in NYC.

Melissa Mohn

People
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Melissa Mohn

People
Melissa is a Recruiting Coordinator at Ribbon. Before joining Ribbon, she worked on recruiting and compliance at an investment management firm. There she led recruiting projects, managed compliance internal controls, and worked with firm leadership in developing compliance procedures. Outside of Ribbon, you can find her catching up on podcasts or dining her way through New York City.

Michael Thompson

Strategy & Operations
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Michael Thompson

Strategy & Operations
Michael leads finance for Ribbon. He was previously a finance business partner at Flatiron Health overseeing financial analysis and long-range strategic planning. Michael began his career as an Army officer. Michael enjoys travel, climbing mountains, and competing in ultra-endurance races.

Misha Nasrollahzadeh

Strategic Partnerships
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Misha Nasrollahzadeh

Strategic Partnerships
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.

Nancy Yao

Customer & Product Deployment
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Nancy Yao

Customer & Product Deployment
Nancy is an associate product deployment manager at Ribbon. Previously, she was a software engineer building mobile experiences at Facebook. Outside of Ribbon, you can find her attempting to learn new skills by picking up random DIY hobbies.

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.

Naveed Matinfar

Strategy & Operations Associate
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Naveed Matinfar

Strategy & Operations Associate
Naveed is on the Strategy and Operations team at Ribbon. Previously, he worked in investment banking at PJT Partners. Outside of Ribbon, Naveed enjoys playing and watching soccer, improving his Spanish, and reading a good novel.

Nicole Carey

Growth
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Nicole Carey

Growth
Nicole is a Growth Associate at Ribbon. Previously, she was an Analyst at Fairview Capital Partners, where she was a member of the investment team. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Nicole reading or searching for the best farmers’ market in the city.

Rajiv Basnet

Engineering
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Rajiv Basnet

Engineering
Rajiv is a Software Engineer at Ribbon. He obtained his BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from St. Joseph’s College. Before joining Ribbon, he worked as a software engineer intern at Tarifica and also was selected to participate in Microsoft’s DS3 program. Rajiv is passionate about movies and is always on the lookout for new releases.

Rick McDermott

Product
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Rick McDermott

Product
Rick is a Product Operations Associate at Ribbon. Before joining Ribbon, he was a Senior Project Analyst at Walmart E-Commerce focused on reporting and analytics. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Rick attending concerts, binge-watching television, or trying to perfect a new hot sauce recipe.

Sahil Shah

Engineering
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Sahil Shah

Engineering
Sahil is a Senior Software Engineer at Ribbon working on building a scalable, reliable, and accessible data ecosystem. Before working in SWE roles at a variety of companies, Sahil studied computer engineering and finance at the University of Pennsylvania. And when he’s not coding, you can usually find him attending concerts, playing soccer, or making pasta.

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.

Samantha Stagg

Engineering
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Samantha Stagg

Engineering
Samantha is a Software Engineer at Ribbon. She graduated with a degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Chicago. Previously, she has held internships in software engineering and data science. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Samantha listening to music or a podcast and exploring the city.

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.

Selma Chang

Marketing
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Selma Chang

Marketing
Selma is a product marketing manager at Ribbon. Previously, she led the customer marketing efforts for the healthcare & life sciences industry at Salesforce. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Selma at home making fresh pasta or planning her next backpacking trip.

Shelly Sasson

Marketing Lead
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Shelly Sasson

Marketing Lead
Shelly is a Marketing Lead at Ribbon. Previously, Shelly worked as a marketer at Flatiron Health and a strategy consultant at IBM. Shelly graduated from Barnard College and is a born and bred New Yorker who loves both living in the city and escaping from it whenever possible. She can be found playing board and video games, plus eating lots of pasta and sushi.

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.

Sunna Jo

Data Science
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Sunna Jo

Data Science
Sunna is a data scientist at Ribbon. She attended medical school and completed her pediatric residency training in New York City and has been practicing in New Jersey. She has also been involved in scientific and clinical research for over 10 years and completed a data science intensive program. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Sunna exercising and dabbling in various coffee brewing methods.

Sunny Chan

Engineering
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Sunny Chan

Engineering
Sunny is a senior engineering manager at Ribbon. Previously he was head of Professional Services and Analytics Engineering at Unified providing clients with customized technical solutions. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Sunny watching basketball and planning out his next international excursion.

Syd Giller

Talent Acquisition Partner
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Syd Giller

Talent Acquisition Partner
Syd is on the Talent Acquisition Team at Ribbon and prior to that started her recruiting career in executive search working with higher education clients to help with hiring across a variety of institutional functions. When Syd is not at Ribbon you can find her with friends following her favorite band on tour or trying to find the next best fiction read.

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.

Thea Aplin

People
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Thea Aplin

People
Thea is on the Talent Acquisition team at Ribbon. She started her recruiting career at Flatiron Health hiring across various technical teams with an additional focus on operational projects. When Thea is not at Ribbon, you can find her in a dance class or trying out the newest local restaurant with friends.

Valeriya Tsitron

People
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Valeriya Tsitron

People
Valeriya leads People at Ribbon. Previously she was on the People team at WeWork, partnering across the business to support employee engagement and talent management. Prior to that she focused on DEI at Dropbox. Outside of Ribbon, you can find her wandering the city or making instant ramen for dinner, but not simultaneously, unless she finds a good way of doing that.

Vuong Mai

Data Science
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Vuong Mai

Data Science
Vuong is a data scientist at Ribbon. She joined Ribbon just after graduating from Yale with a BS in Physics and Geology. At Ribbon, Vuong leverages analytics to test data quality and coverage, and to deliver insights that inform customer decisions. Outside of Ribbon, Vuong loves to paint, draw, make playlists, and explore New York through PokemonGo.

Wilfred Tso

Product
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Wilfred Tso

Product
Wilfred is building out distribution products at Ribbon. Before his time in product, he co-founded a last-mile delivery startup after beginning his career in healthcare investment banking at J.P. Morgan. Outside of Ribbon, you can find Wilfred looking for NYC’s best pizza or working on Off Their Plate.

Zach Aragosa

Sales Engineering
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Zach Aragosa

Sales Engineering
Zach leads sales engineering at Ribbon. He specializes in healthcare analytics and teaches Big Data in Healthcare at Cornell University. Previously Zach was a sales engineering lead for Looker / Google and a healthcare analytics consultant at FTI Consulting. In his spare time he can be found biking around town.

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