Behavioral Health Billing Company for Treatment Centers
Zealie is a behavioral health billing company that provides a cloud-based, revenue cycle management (RCM) solution for the behavioral health industry.
Since 2017, Zealie’s innovative platform has been the go-to billing technology for behavioral health treatment centers across the U.S. Zealie’s proprietary software automates multiple touchpoints in RCM, which has led to an increase of up to 75% in customer revenues, which drastically affects their bottom line. Zealie has a dedicated team of billing professionals, experienced developers, technical gurus, and degreed experts with MBAs and PhDs.
Ali Beheshti, J.D.
Ali is the proud CEO of Zealie. He founded Zealie because he saw a desperate need for a company that brings technology, data analytics, and transparency to the behavioral health billing industry. Before founding Zealie, Ali was the CEO of a successful behavioral health treatment center. That experience gave him insight into a sector that only someone that has operated a facility could have. Ali holds a law degree from The University of California, Davis, and an undergraduate degree from The University of California, Irvine where he graduated summa cum laude.
Mahtab Beheshti, MBA
Mahtab is responsible for technology development, marketing initiatives, corporate structure, and investment relations at Zealie. She joined Zealie in 2018 to help scale and grow the company to be a leading RCM provider in the behavioral health billing sector. Before Zealie, Mahtab was the Senior Technical Product Manager at Intuit, where she managed the accountant marketing initiative that brought in over $60M a year in revenue. Mahtab has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.
Director of Business Development
Carlos has 14 years of experience in the technology sector primarily as a business developer and project manager with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and Latin America, including implementation projects for companies such as Jones Lang LaSalle and the HSBC Bank. In his quest for an innovative approach to billing and a company that could successfully merge IT with automation and data, Carlos found Zealie and took the position of director of business development in 2018.
Christina Ithurburn, J.D.
Christina is the General Counsel for Zealie and has been working in the behavioral health field since 2015. Before Zealie, she worked as counsel at a behavioral health treatment center helping patients resolve legal matters. Christina became interested in the behavioral health sector after seeing that many of her clients found themselves trapped in the criminal justice system because of arrests relating to their addictions. Christina received her law degree from the University of California, Davis, and her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Sr. Software Engineer
Sr. Software Engineer
Pamela has 19 years of experience in software development, mathematics, and statistical analysis. She has designed health care and econometric forecasting software for large clientele, including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and many large universities around the world. Pamela’s tools have enabled customers in the health care sector to identify paths toward successful and more profitable billing and reimbursement. Pamela brings to the table practical and creative solutions for improved billing techniques, designs, and methodology. Pamela has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Muzzamil Ayaz, MBA
Technical Product Manager
Muzzamil is the Technical Product Manager at Zealie and oversees the technology implementation. He is a subject-matter expert in Revenue Cycle Management. Muzzamil has 13 years of experience in Revenue Cycle Management from working in a small, family-owned business to a large hospital system. Throughout his career, he has worked on facilitating lean yet sustainable change. Muzzamil holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from California State University Fullerton and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Shawn has decades of experience as a software designer, developer, and product manager. Leading teams in the development of dozens of commercial applications and multi-million dollar software re-architecture projects. He has a wide range of industry experience from medical billing to gaming, big data, and blockchain with a gift and passion for solving complex issues. Also, he is an avid technology writer with hundreds of published columns covering programming tips, product reviews, blockchain, and technology thought pieces.