Executive Leadership Team
Dr. Faisal Tai, MD
Dr. Faisal Tai, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and founder of PsychPlus. He completed his training in Psychiatry at University of Iowa, where he served as President of GME serving over 800 residents/fellows. Due to working in over 50 different hospital and clinic settings, he was able to develop an intimate understanding of the journey of a mental health patient. During residency, he started working on an EHR solution for mental health and initially opened up his first clinic as a beta site for this EHR. Within a couple months of a soft launch in Sept 2021, PsychPlus team realized that this software at its maturity would change the way mental health operates in the US. Today, Dr. Tai leads the company’s strategy to scale across 50 states and function in a vertically integrated model, at the same time, providing vision for the software development to make sure it is solving practical problems in this space. He grew up in Houston, TX and enjoys running, soccer, volleyball and golf.
Irfan Ari Syed
PsychPlus Chief Operating Officer
Irfan Ari Syed is an entrepreneurial, data-driven product and operations leader with over a decade of experience building digital health and wellness SaaS products. Prior to joining PsychPlus, he served as a senior manager at Amazon where he helped lead healthcare product strategy and AI data security. Over 10 years, he has built and delivered multiple EHR, patient portal, and telemedicine solutions. He is an expert in enterprise and consumer product management, agile software development, healthcare clinical operations, market strategy, and competitive intelligence. He also has a passion for government relations and public policy, and serves part-time as a member of President Biden’s domestic Advance team. He is a graduate of Texas State University and pursued graduate work at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Irfan grew up in Austin, TX and enjoys competitive fencing, hiking and golf.
PsychPlus Chief Financial Officer
Bruce Hayden is a true “healthcare CFO”. He has served in a multitude of healthcare CFO roles for privately held, private-equity backed, and publicly held companies with most companies growing from $20-30mm up to $250-350mm, in addition to larger companies in excess of $1bb in revenues. Bruce works primarily with high-growth companies, extrapolating best practices, and replicating them across multiple locations. Bruce began his career in public accounting and spent nearly ten years focusing on audit, tax, M&A, and advisory engagements among multiple industries, with primary focus in healthcare. Bruce has been married for over 25 years and has five children. He is a graduate of East Carolina University. Outside of work, Bruce has coached youth sports teams over many years (flag football and baseball are his favorites!) and is an avid golfer.
PsychPlus Chief Technology Officer
Riley White has over 20 years of experience as a technical contributor, manager, mentor, and leader. He has worked in several industries, including banking, statistical metadata, government regulations training, and organic marketing. His true passion, however, is health tech which he discovered during his role as a Senior Engineering Manager at Athena Health and, most recently, as Director of Engineering at SubjectWell. As a dedicated technologist as well as an Autism parent, Riley is dedicated to the mission of making mental health accessible to everyone.
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