Alex Furman

Member Since 2018

Alex Furman

Co-Founder and Head of Organizational Development

Invitae

Alex is a co-founder of Invitae, specializing in people analytics and organizational development. Invitae is dedicated to bringing genetic information into mainstream medical care to improve the health of billions. To meet the challenge, Ales leads the company's efforts to create a collaborative company culture that delivers innovation at scale. Invitae's proprietary talent management system, ORG1, was Alex's brainchild built on his recognition that the way people are evaluated and promoted should and could be based on data-informed decision making via a people analytics platform. Drawing on his expertise in software and belief that innovation could address many of the problems of traditional HR, ORG1 is now supporting an organization of 700-plus Invitae employees driving explosive growth for the company. Alex is also on the Board of Directors for EcoShift Development, a firm offering a comprehensive range of sustainability planning services related to global climate change and environmental conservation. Prior to founding Invitae, Alex led software engineering at Navigenics, overseeing the design and implementation of the company’s technology platform. Alex spent prior years developing automated trading systems and financial planning software for several companies. A born and bred programmer, Alex wrote his first piece of code at age nine.


SKILLS

  • people analytics
  • organizational development
  • Software

RECENT CONTENT

April 22nd, 2020

Optimizing A Distributed Workforce For Productivity, Retention And A Competitive Edge

The sudden switch to remote work can be jarring for companies and managers without hands-on experience navigating this new landscape.

October 24th, 2018

When Motivation Fails, Think Of Your 'Why'

Focusing on your company's purpose offers an unlimited source of motivation.


COMPANY INFO

Invitae

Invitae is one of the fastest growing genetic information companies, whose mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medical practice to improve the quality of healthcare for billions of people. Specializing in genetic diagnostics in clinical areas across all stages of life, Invitae is aggregating the world’s genetic tests into a single service with better quality, faster turnaround time, and lower prices.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Organizational Development
  • People Analytics
  • Software

INDUSTRY

Biotechnology