Zillion was established in 2014 to improve virtual health and wellbeing by emphasizing the individual and their choices, with support from relevant digital and human interaction. Rather than offering canned content for broad health solutions, Zillion focuses on care, coaching and health recommendations that precisely address individuals’ conditions, goals and lifestyles. Modifying human choices with support from digital and relevant human interaction creates sustained, long-lasting change required for positive health outcomes
MetS and insulin resistance are at the root of most chronic health conditions. Those conditions in turn make up 70% of the average organization’s annual healthcare spend. When employers ditch generalized and oversimplified corporate wellbeing programs, opting instead for targeted condition management, they can more effectively reduce the onset of most chronic conditions.
We understand the importance of customized guidance and real, human connections. Our easy-to-use platform enables streamlined, cost-effective and personalized engagement that results in better outcomes – for your employees and your business.
Mr. Brooks has more than 20 years’ experience in high-tech business operations and investment, spanning the life cycle of private and public companies. His past experience includes positions with Crescendo Ventures, JPMorgan Securities, Bloomberg, LP and start-ups in the ecommerce, communications, and healthcare sectors where he focused on business model optimization, business development, financing strategy, venture equity and debt placements, initial and secondary public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Brooks served as the principal financial officer in the public offering and PIPE placement of RedRoller, a cloud-based shipping ecommerce platform, and most recently worked as a consultant in the healthcare technology sector, advising academic hospitals and medical device vendors on technology commercialization. Mr. Brooks graduated from Columbia University with an AB in English Literature.
Ms. Morrison Deutsch brings to Zillion almost 30 years of experience in translating business and technology requirements into actionable plans to provide a superior user experience. Before joining Zillion, Ms. Morrison Deutsch served as Executive Director of Customer Experience, Collaboration and Transformation at Kronos. Prior to Kronos, she was a thought leader at Cloud Technology Partners (CTP). At CTP she developed both the technical and organizational strategies to support customers’ business transformations. Ms. Morrison Deutsch spent eight years at Health Dialog as the Chief Application Officer, where she designed and managed the launch of a global coaching application. Throughout her career, she has been a leader at the intersection of healthcare and technology and has been responsible for the delivery of multiple innovative offerings that connect clinicians and patients. These offerings provide world-class care and address the management and improvement of chronic conditions globally. Ms. Morrison Deutsch holds a BA from Curry College and a MEd from the University of South Carolina-Columbia.
Mr. Barlotta has more than 25 years of sales experience in the health insurance, benefits and broker/consultant markets. Previously, he served as director of sales for Gallagher Marketplace, a division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Company in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining Arthur J. Gallagher, Mr. Barlotta gained expertise growing and leading high-performance sales teams across an array of health-related and consumer companies including CIGNA, eHealth Solutions, Mobil Chemical Co., and Procter and Gamble. Mr. Barlotta holds a BS in management from Gettysburg College.
For more than a decade, Mr. Marullo has been helping companies mine and utilize data analytics to support strategy development and operational planning and execution. At Zillion, he and his team work to better understand what works best for our customers, channel partners, and members in improving health outcomes and reducing related costs. A former director at John Hancock, Mr. Marullo previously served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army and is a graduate of West Point with an MBA from Boston College.
Mr. Petraglia is a recognized information security and cyber-crime expert with over 15 years of experience. He has served as Chief Information Security Officer and has lead data breach and forensic investigations and security assessments for both public and private sector clients throughout the world. With an extensive background in the Federal sector he has provided information security and digital forensic training for police departments, hospitals, government agencies, and major corporations. As a Practitioner in Residence at a University he teaches Forensic Computer Investigation and National Security classes at the undergraduate, graduate, and PhD level and was one of the first to instruct forensic computer investigation training at the Police Academy of Puerto Rico. Often cited by the media, he has been featured on ABC, CBS and Fox and have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Reuters, CIO Magazine, Security News Daily, Processor Magazine, PC Advisor, Dark Reading, ISC2.org, eForensic Magazine, Computer World, and Information Week. Mr. Petraglia holds a Master’s degree from the University of New Haven.
Mr. Dowe has 25 plus years’ experience in marketing and communications, working for some of Boston’s most notable organizations, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, McLean Hospital (Partners Healthcare member hospital), THINKcollaborative (his own advertising agency), and Ziff- Davis Events (also known as Key3Media). Through these experiences Mr. Dowe gained extensive knowledge in the areas of Healthcare, High Technology, Nonprofits, and Tradeshows/Conferences. Mr. Dowe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross and was a member of the College’s first undefeated football team.
As an experienced senior human resources leader and business partner, Ms. Rosser has used her strong human resources background and blend of experiences in various positions within the private and publicly sectors to affect positive change at Zillion. Effectively balancing big picture thinking and strategic planning with hands-on execution has allowed her to combine decisiveness and strong business acumen in helping Zillion achieve its growth objectives. Ms. Rosser is a graduate from Bradford College with a BS in Human Studies.
Reza Yavari M.D. is a Board certified endocrinologist trained at the Yale School of Medicine. As a Founder and CEO of Beyond Care® since 2000, he has been a leader in the field of lifestyle management aimed at metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Yavari is a regular guest on national and local radio and television stations and lectures frequently to a variety of audiences. His efforts and his book titled It Must Be My Metabolism (McGraw-Hill) have been featured in the New York Times, the Yoga Journal, Shape Magazine, NPR, CNN News Live, More magazine, among other national press and media. His book titled Simulation Coaching together with an accompanied software app called Health Lifecards is available for health seekers who wish to self-coach to lose weight and reduce diabetes risk by means of therapeutic lifestyle change. In 2017 his efforts won him the prestigious “Solver” title at the MIT-SOLVE international competition.
Mr. Boyle has more than 30 years of business experience, including currently serving as the CEO of Foresters Financial. Mr. Boyle was Zillion’s Chief Executive Officer from 2015 through 2017. Prior to Zillion, he was the president and chief executive officer of John Hancock until 2012. Mr. Boyle’s experience at John Hancock and its predecessor companies includes two decades of ever-increasing responsibilities in finance, operations, technology, customer service, investments, product development, distribution and marketing. He has held leadership roles in businesses including mutual funds, retirement plans, annuities, life and long-term care insurance and registered broker dealers. Mr. Boyle began his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand. He currently is an advisory board member at HLM Venture Partners and sits on a variety of not-for-profit boards of directors.
Mr. Braverman was a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Wellington Management Company, LLP from 1986 to 2007. Prior to that he served as Corporate Pension Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation from 1980 to 1986 and as Tax Counsel from 1977 to 1978; Director of Taxation and International Controller for Data Terminal Systems from 1978 to 1980; and Tax Manager for Arthur Young & Co. from 1973 to 1977. Mr. Braverman is currently a Director of Leerink Swann Holdings LLC, Claren Road Asset Management LLC, Aesir Capital Management, Director and Lead Independent Trustee of HIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, Trustee of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo and Co., and a member of the Leadership Council of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mr. Braverman is an attorney and CPA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law.
Mr. Karger is the cofounder and managing partner of TwinFocus Capital, a Boston-based investment advisor that manages $4 billion. He leads the firm’s direct investing efforts in private equity and venture capital. Before founding TwinFocus in 2006, Mr. Karger was a Vice President and director of The Karger Group at UBS Financial Services. He currently serves as a director of Glory Sports International, CellInfo, Fundraise.com and Promontory Point Resources. He is also the cofounder and board president of Bridge Boston Charter School. Mr. Karger holds a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. Kouvaris has been Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Chestnut Hill Ventures LLC since March 2002. Prior to Chestnut Hill Ventures, he was the Vice President of Finance for GCC Investments, LLC, a subsidiary of GC Companies, Inc. Before joining GC Companies, Mr. Kouvaris was a senior manager and Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP (predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Boston. He currently serves and has served as a director of Millwall Football and Athletic Club plc, Coastal Medical Transportation LLC, AcuityLink LLC, Virtyx Inc., Affinity Solutions, Inc., FleetCor Technologies, Inc., ACA Capital Holdings, Inc., and Vanguard Modular Building Systems, LLC, among others. Mr. Kouvaris holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Boston College.
With over 25 years of executive experience in a wide range of technology-based companies and organizations, Mr. Pearson joined Zillion as a Director in 2015. Mr. Pearson’s professional history spans a broad range of industries including advanced batteries, uninterruptible power systems (UPS), fuel cells, electronics assembly equipment and materials, digital imaging, and defense systems. Most recently, Mr. Pearson served as CEO and President of Aquion Energy, a manufacturer of high-performance batteries and stationary energy storage systems. Prior to Aquion, Mr. Pearson was the President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Protonex Technology Corporation which was acquired by Ballard Power Systems in 2015. Mr. Pearson holds an M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
Ms. Provino was the founder and CEO of Provant Health Solutions, a workplace well-being solutions company that she founded and grew annual revenues in excess of $40M prior to merging with Hooper/Holmes, a public company in the employer health and well-being sector. She has over 20 years experience in the healthcare and corporate well-being industries. She is a member of HERO’s ThinkTank, a Board Member of American Heart Association’s (AHA) Founders Affiliate and AHA of Southern New England, a member of Go Red for Women’s Executive Leadership Team, and has served as a wellness expert for three TEDMED panels.
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