Written by Iman Abuzeid, MD
We’re thrilled to welcome Yair Livne as Incredible Health’s Vice President of Product.
Yair comes to our team after 8 years spent at Quora, where as the Vice President of Product, he:
- helped scale Quora to over 300M monthly unique visitors
- built its data science team and helped form its data-informed culture
- oversaw the business model creation and monetization of its products, including its ads product and auction-driven marketplace
- led the internationalization of Quora’s product into almost 30 languages
We sat down with Yair to learn more about his background and his plans for the future at Incredible Health.
How did you start your career in product?
I found my way into a product career by accident! While I was running data science at Quora, I was pulled in to run our feed team as a temporary Product Management lead when the previous lead left. That temporary position turned into a full-time role as Quora’s machine-learning-driven feed became more central to our product strategy. Over time the role grew in scope considerably and within two years, I was running the product management team at Quora.
Tell us more about your role at Incredible Health. How does product experience impact how both nurses and health systems interact with the platform?
To me, product is the key piece at the intersection of the experience both nurses and health systems have on the platform. We need to orchestrate a delightful experience that allows nurses to simultaneously showcase their backgrounds, skills, and career objectives while matching them with the right roles so health systems can find the most qualified talent. This requires the platform to run an efficient and intelligent marketplace that is able to make both nurses and health systems successful while providing elegant touchpoints that keep both sides engaged.
What brought you to Incredible Health?
There are three things that drew me to Incredible Health:
- The mission. I’m drawn to mission-driven companies and Incredible Health’s mission to empower healthcare professionals to find and do their best work was extremely compelling to me. There is so much to build and do for this critical population and I am grateful to be part of a company that is putting in the work to help.
- The team. I was super impressed with Iman and everyone else I met before joining the company. It was clear that the organization was not only making a huge impact but also building a strong culture around product and excellence that I felt proud to join.
- The opportunity. Incredible Health is just getting started. There’s a huge market to change and millions of careers we can impact. I’m excited for the road ahead.
What are your priorities for you and your team in 2022?
Recruiting for my team is a big focus as we need to scale up our product management bandwidth to keep up with engineering and the rest of the company. From a product perspective, I’m aiming to do pursue two priorities in 2022:
- Improve the efficiency of our marketplace so nurses and health systems can find success at higher and higher rates, especially as we onboard more nurses and health systems.
- Build out our product offerings for nurses beyond the core job search functionality. For example, we are seeing success with the advice platform we launched in mid-2021 and we look to build upon that success to help nurses not only find, but also DO their best work.
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Have you had an experience with a nurse that made a positive impact on you?
Our first child’s birth got very stressful because the baby’s pulse dropped a lot during labor and the attending doctor was quite stressed and nudged us towards a C-section that we didn’t want. The head labor and delivery nurse was the voice of reason in the room. She was able to give context, calm us as parents, and clarify when things would become truly concerning. Her expertise and steady hand saved the day for us.
What interests are you exploring in your free time?
A friend and I recently spent a few months building a consumer app for community managers with the goal of letting people who run in-person communities have a one-stop-shop for all of their needs, from community growth to monetization. Being a real developer for the first time was a great learning experience, and also helped me build more empathy and understanding for the challenges facing my engineering counterparts.
My family and I also recently moved to New York and are having a blast exploring the city and all it has to offer.