Zac Jiwa

President and CEO

Zac is passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives by changing the landscape of the U.S. healthcare marketplace as we know it. He is well-versed in the healthcare marketplace and is a technology visionary with broad experience in business operations.

As President & CEO, Zac brings a proven track record of execution and is an effective communicator who is employee-focused and client-focused with exceptional leadership capabilities. His distinguished career includes a broad background of leadership positions and is well-versed with the challenges the healthcare marketplace presents for businesses and the consumer.

Zac joined The Karis Group as part of planned and orderly transition from the now retired President & CEO Mike Martin who served and led the company from 2010 to 2018. Prior to joining The Karis Group, Zac was founder and CEO of MI7, Inc. an Austin-based company focused on integrating electronic health records and clinical data systems. His work includes leadership roles at Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, the State of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals and Children’s Hospital of Austin. Zac also served as an Innovation Fellow for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2012 to 2014.

Zac holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University and completed the Executive Marketing Program from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Favorite Book
I love to learn and I can’t pick one book.

Books that changed my walk: Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller, Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis, Wild at Heart – John Eldridge, The Bible – God

Rounding out the top 10: The Hard Things About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz, Never Split the Difference – Chris Voss, The 4-Hour Workweek – Tim Ferriss, Where Good Ideas Come From – Steven Johnson, Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson

Favorite Weekend Activity
Foraging Austin for the best, hottest eateries and restaurants.

Favorite Quote
“The best way to prove a poor plan is to implement vigorously.”