Alex Khadiwala

Alex Khadiwala

Head of Engineering at InsurGrid

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My next available slot is
  • Monday 3rd Apr4:30 PM

The sorts of mentees I can best serve: - Tech leads, engineering managers, directors of engineering - Small to medium sized companies My strengths as a mentor are in being compassionate, an active listener, and honesty. I can help you work through specific challenges you are facing, be a soundboard, help you strategize your career path, recommend systems for improving the health and productivity of your team, and many other things. Including whiskey recommendations. --------------- I love technology. And when used for good, it can be used to create interesting, useful, and wonderful things. My goal in the past, now and in the future is to contribute to the building of systems or applications that can achieve all of the above. Technology can help us connect with people, make us more efficient, keep in touch with our loved ones, discover new ideas or concepts, and simplify our lives, all of which make us happier humans. In the end, when everything we do is boiled down to its most raw form, we realize that happiness should rule all above. For me, that happiness comes from pursuing what I enjoy, and that is technology. And as it is something that I am passionate about, it is the successes, whether small or large, that make me happy. I also love music, whisk(e)y, and food.

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How to Handle Different Goal-Setting Systems

11 May

Alex Khadiwala, Head of Engineering at InsurGrid, discusses the importance of choosing the goal-setting system one can commit to and how managers can approach that versatility of systems.

Team Management
Helping Juniors Level Up

5 May

Alex Khadiwala, Head of Engineering at InsurGrid, shares how setting clear expectations early on helped him level up his juniors more rapidly.

Career Growth
Team Management
How to Develop an Engineering Working Agreement

5 May

Alex Khadiwala, Head of Engineering at InsurGrid, speaks of his efforts to develop an engineering working agreement and how the participative nature of the process can ensure commitment.

Internal Process Optimization
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Head of Engineering


Jan 2021 - current

Joined this early stage insurtech startup to lead and build the product and engineering teams

VP of Engineering


Mar 2019 - Jan 2021

Provided strategic, technical, and organizational leadership to the engineering team at this online retailer that helps artists sell their artwork to consumers

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