Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
Episode 123 Zak Holdsworth, Co-founder Hint Health
In both technology and vision, Zak Holdsworth’s story is inspirational on how he went from a small farming community in New Zealand to fulfilling his dream of making it in Silicon Valley. Today he is working on democratizing the world of primary care physicians to free them from the complex world of US insurance carriers.
Zak is a change maker, helping physicians cut out the insurance process by going direct to consumers and using the new model for direct primary called subscription as a service.
Prior to co-founding Hint, Zak was VP Business Development at WellnessFX, the first direct-to-consumer clinical diagnostics/telemed company in the US, a startup he invested in during his time at Voyager Capital. Zak holds a BE (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Highlights of our conversation include:
Complexities of disrupting any existing system, especially one with a trillion-dollar risk.
How transformation requires support from the communities of people on the path of change with you.
Challenges facing physicians who choose to step outside of the status quo and take the leap of faith to restart their practice from scratch under the new model.
The relationship Zak has with his co-founder - how they went from professionals who butted heads to synchronized collaboration and trust.
How the Hint platform provides a total business solution and integrations for physicians wanting a one-to-one relationship with their clients.
How a mission-based sales process and providing an annual Hint Summit builds relationships with physicians that results in referrals and retention.
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