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Cyrus Massoumi

Founder and CEO of ZocDoc

Cyrus Massoumi (@CyrusMassoumi) is founder and CEO of ZocDoc, which he created in 2007 after rupturing an eardrum. Massoumi struggled for four painful days to find a doctor, and became convinced that a better healthcare system is possible. He has extensive experience in the health care-technology nexus, web commerce and management.<br /> <br /> Prior to ZocDoc, Massoumi served as an Engagement Manager at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he focused on healthcare and technology. Massoumi’s four-year tenure at McKinsey & Co. began soon after his 2003 graduation from Columbia University, where he earned an MBA and received the Heffernan Award for Outstanding Service.<br /> In 1999, Massoumi founded his first business, a web startup specializing in e-commerce management tools. During the prior year, he worked in Austin, Texas, for Trilogy Software, which recruited Massoumi upon his graduation from the Wharton School cum laude. <br /> <br /> Massoumi currently resides in Manhattan, New York. A native of Florida, Massoumi once served as a staffer for a US Senator. He also worked at Disney World, where he learned important lessons about customer service. <br /> Massoumi first met ZocDoc founder and Chief Technology Officer Nick Ganju when the two shared a desk at Trilogy Software. He met ZocDoc founder and COO Dr. Oliver Kharraz several years later, when they collaborated on a project at McKinsey & Company. Massoumi’s most proud and humbling distinction to date is ZocDoc’s recognition by <em>Crain’s New York Business</em> as the Best Place to Work in New York.

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