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Manuchehr Kurbonali

Co-founder, Growth LeadZentist

San Francisco Bay Area

Member Since December 2021


Growth Strategy and Execution
Innovation & Growth
Go to Marketing Strategy


Manuchehr Kurbonali co-founded Zentist with Ato Kasymov in 2015, with the goal of helping dental practices collect insurance claim reimbursements faster while reducing their insurance outstanding claim aging reports. Mr. Kurbonali currently leads growth and marketing at Zentist. Mr. Kurbonali took time to finetune his experience as a product manager at Yahoo! He gained further experience in the dental industry working with Net32 Inc., a dental supply online marketplace. Mr. Kurbonali and Ato Kasymov have been working together for over 10 years. Prior to Zentist, they co-founded a chain of diagnostic and imaging centers that have impacted the lives of millions in Central Asia. Mr. Kurbonali holds a Masters of Economics in Finance and Banking from Moscow State University’s School of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics.

Published content

12 Effective Ways to Approach Managing Multiple Priorities

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Even the most experienced of leaders can struggle when it comes to managing several different priorities. Between catering to the needs of customers, ensuring employees are engaged, remaining true to the values of the organization and staying compliant on changing laws, running a business naturally requires entrepreneurs to balance several different priorities all at once. No matter how experienced a leader is or how top-notch their juggling skills are, any person would struggle with these responsibilities. Stepping outside of the mindset that they have to handle everything alone is a key first step for many leaders. Below, 12 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one additional approach leaders can take when managing multiple projects and priorities.

Change Management: How To Stop Fearing Automation and Embrace Technological Innovation


Managers are ultimately in charge of taking their people to the next stage of automation; leadership must come from the top in order to generate bottom-up change.

Dentists Are Struggling with Burnout, Too — But AI Solutions Can Help


Research shows the pandemic has left many dentists struggling with their mental health.

How To Build Organizational Culture When Working Remotely


How To Build Organizational Culture When Working Remotely

How a Leader Can Communicate Their Company's Vision and Goals With Employees

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Without focus on providing employees with clear communication, leaders risk company goals being not achieved.  As a company grows, it’s critical that everyone from the top down has a thorough understanding of what objectives the entire organization is working toward. A leader who prioritizes communicating the vision and goals is essential to ensuring that employees truly feel connected to the work they are doing. However, determining the most effective way to communicate company objectives can be difficult. Below, nine Newsweek Expert Forum members share their perspectives on the best way for a leader to clearly communicate the vision and goals of the company with current and potential employees.

15 Transitional Strategies to Use When a Key Leader Leaves

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Management transitions can be tricky, so it's important to have a plan in place when a senior staff member makes their exit. There comes a time in every company when a leader is ready to move on. This company loss can be bittersweet and even provoke anxiety and feelings of the unknown among their previous team members. Employees may be concerned about gaining a new leader and how their job may change once a new leader is appointed. To help mitigate these fears, a panel of Newsweek Expert Forum members shared what to do when your company has a key leader resign. Follow their recommendations to ensure a smooth transition.

Company details


Company bio

Zentist is a platform that uses advanced technology to simplify and automate insurance revenue cycle management (RCM) for dental practices. At a time when dental businesses lose an estimated $2.1 billion due to legacy billing systems, Zentist leverages robotic process automation (RPA) and machine learning to place otherwise tedious billing tasks on autopilot. Zentist’s platform is fully and easily scalable to meet the more complex billing needs of the modern dental industry—which has been marked by aggressive consolidation and unprecedented pressures for RCM scaling. Its software minimizes human error, maximizes insurance payout, provides advanced analytics on revenue, and improves the patient-provider relationship. To learn more, visit



Area of focus

Financial Services
Industrial Automation

Company size

51 - 200