Meet the Team Behind TruAdvantage
Thank God it’s Monday
That’s the kind of culture we have and strive to strengthen at TruAdvantage. We look forward to our Mondays and coming to work. One thing we make sure is part of the fabric of our company is having fun. Our team is now a group of go-getters, jokesters and IT lovers (aka geeks). We have great passion about technology and healthcare but more importantly about helping our clients. Our management is very picky on choosing our team members and hand-pick them in a meticulous process. We strive to build a team that lives and breathes our core values daily, inspiring and empowering each other and our clients.
Co-Founder & CTO
My Vision: The principal mission of TruAdvantage? That’s clear: “Many small to medium sized organizations are in dire need of IT experts who understand the business aspect as well and can impact the bottom line. Such organizations not only need solvers but also optimizers for the long term. They need IT experts as a strategic resource not just a tool. We bridge that gap.” As the co- founder and Chief Technology Officer of TruAdvantage, Kayvan is primarily responsible for the strategic relationships and technology vision of TruAdvantage.
Background: Kayvan has more than 15 years of management and IT experience by working as the Senior IT Consultant and project manager at various hospitals, medical clinics and practices. Through his years, Kayvan has developed and implemented multiple projects for 1000 plus user organizations including organizing and leading IT teams, disaster recovery and business continuity, healthcare IT and EMR integration.
Why I do what I do: “What’s more exhilarating to impact a business by shrinking their costs while improving their staff efficiency and their operation.” It’s thrilling to know that what I do with technology could improve the patient treatment in a clinic or could expand the outreach of a nonprofit organization’s mission.”
Favorite Books: Power of Now, Think and Grow Rich, Mindfulness in Plain English
Favorite Quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing“ (Walt Disney)
Favorite Teams: SF Giants, Manchester United, Esteghlal FC
Favorite Sports: Soccer, Body-building, Snowboarding
Favorite Hobbies: European Soccer, Entrepreneurship, Learning Foreign Languages
Education: Masters, MBA (Leading Teams and Technology Management, Santa Clara University.), Double Bachelor (Computer Science & Mathematics, San Jose State),
Certifications: MCSE (Microsoft), CCNA (Cisco), CCA (Citrix) and VCP (VMWare) Certified, HIPAA
Vision: When asked about the future of TruAdvantage, Jennifer responds, “I envision expanding our IT solutions and offering our services to the healthcare industry throughout the US.” Jennifer’s vast experience includes 15 years of business development and marketing as well as 10 years of developing IT and healthcare IT solutions. By focusing on TruAdvantage’s business development, she ensures our solutions connect with what healthcare providers and businesspeople need. Jennifer was one of the main developers of TruAdvantage’s Total Compliance product, a solution that ensures full HIPAA and HITECH compliance of medical offices using EHR.
Books: The World is flat
Quote: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” (Albert Einstein)
Teams: SF 49ers, Chicago Bulls
Hobbies: Yoga, Hiking, Spending time with family
Education: Masters, MBA, UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Business, UC Berkeley, Certified Internet Marketing & Business Strategist (CIMBS)
Co-Founder & COO
My Vision: What makes TruAdvantage services unique in the Bay Area? Iman answers, “First it’s that personal touch we bring into IT for our clients from Medical firms to Legal firms and so on. Second is our expert knowledge for each specific industry. For example, medical practice personnel and doctors need help transitioning into the paperless and digital healthcare environment before they can be successful in it. TruAdvantage provides the much needed understanding first, and makes the transition simpler and smoother.”
As the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of TruAdvantage, Iman is responsible for streamlining TruAdvantage’s operation and optimizing its performance in order to deliver the highest quality solutions to end users. Iman pioneered the integration of our most popular monitoring and management system for our clients (our TotalCARE solution) that sets TruAdvantage apart.
Background: Iman has more than 14 years of IT experience and has led many enterprise-level projects such as helpdesk process design, EMR integration and full virtualization for various organizations in the Bay Area. Iman also has been responsible for all aspects of TruAdvantage’s Network Engineering, Service Delivery, and IT Operations.
Why I do what I do: “Bringing optimized IT our clients mean quicker and superior operations for their business and minimal disruptions for their staff. That is the ultimate satisfaction I get out of my work.”
Books: Become Who You Were Born To Be, Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Art of Loving, Life After Death
Teams: Bode Miller, Sacramento Kings, FC Barcelona
Sports: Professional Skier
Hobby: Founder of a non-profit youth media organization, iranican.com, that strives to be a voice for the new generation of Iranian-Americans to explore various socio-cultural issues they face day to day. He is also pursuing studies in Philosophy of Ethics.
Vision: In sharing his vision of customer service, Ted says, “Every single minute of IT downtime is a minute where patients aren’t receiving the high level of care they deserve. When I can play a role in eliminating that downtime and help doctors better serve their patients, that’s what makes my job rewarding.”
Background: Ted is a great example of the commitment of our dedicated team. He started his career as an IT helpdesk technician in 2001. Through years of proven performance, he advanced his role to the service and helpdesk field and eventually became our customer service and Network operation center (NOC) manager. His department takes great pride in serving the needs and minimizing downtime for our clients. Because of his contribution and vision, our service desk and customer service department have the highest level of responsiveness and professionalism.
Books: The Alchemist
Quotes: “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power” (Abraham Lincoln)
Teams: SF Giants, SF 49ers
Education: Bachelor of Management Information Systems, San Jose State, MCSE (Microsoft), CCA (Citrix), VCP (VMware), HIPAA, HITECH and EMR (NextGen) Certified
Support Engineer (AKA the IT god)
Support Engineer (AKA the IT god)
Background: Matin, or as he’s commonly known as around the office, the IT God, started at TruAdvantage back in December 2015 during his last year at San Jose State University. With a background in Software Engineering, Matin had no problem flourishing into the great IT engineer he is today, with his mentors Iman and Kayvan by his side since the beginning. And with his colorful socks and punny humor, we’re proud to have a guy like Matin on our team!
Favorite Song: “hello” by Adele
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Elizabethtown
Hobbies: New gadgets, technology
Education: BS in Software Engineering (San Jose State University)
Books: Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki, The Secret - Rhonda Bhyrne
Favorite Quote: "It always seems impossible until it's done." (Nelson Mandela)
Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers
Sports: Badminton, Tennis
Hobbies: Reading Books, Singing, Playing the Piano, Fitness Boxing
Books: “Things I Never Told You”, “A Prayer for Owen Meany”, “Sophie’s World”, and of course the entire Harry Potter series
Favorite Quote: “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” (J. K. Rowling)
Teams: Golden State Warriors, San Jose Sharks, San Francisco Giants
Sports: Tennis, Hiking, Skiing
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, traveling, makeup, concerts
Education: BS in Business Marketing (San Jose State University)
Background: A strategic thinker with a flair for charting out strategies for web and business development, team management and contributing towards business growth and achieving business goals.
Books: Getting Things Done, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Favorite Quote: “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power” (Abraham Lincoln)
Hobbies: Reading books, Website and eCommerce development
Education: MBA in Finance ( EMPI Business school-India)
Books: Think and Grow Rich, The Art of Seduction, Tuesdays with Morrie
Favorite Quote: “In Life As In Dance: Grace Glides On Blistered Feet”
Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Jabbawockeez
Hobbies: Dancing, Karaoke, Reading, Watching The Walking Dead
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
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