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Building a first-class team based on transparency, ownership and trust by Charles Gorintin, CTO at Alan

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Alan built a first-class engineering team and the credit goes mainly to Charles. He did it by getting rid of old managerial principles and by giving ownership & responsibility to his team.

They work as a network of individual contributors whose unique goal is to build the best tech to support Alan’s awesome mission: Simplifying health insurance for all of us.

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Building a first-class team based on transparency, ownership and trust by Charles Gorintin, CTO at Alan

  1. 1. Charles Gorintin @gorintic // @alan_assurance
  2. 2. Alan mission
  3. 3. Started by building the best health insurance company
  4. 4. 23M€ Annual Recurring Revenue 2200+ Companies have chosen Alan as their health insurance 28 000+ insured people covered by Alan today Main figures 🏡
  5. 5. Team Building the best team in France with international profiles is our #1 Priority 5 Founders: Jean-Charles Samuelian (serial entrepreneur in complex markets) and Charles Gorintin (FB/Twitter) Engineering & Data Science: 17 - Lead Engineer @ Square, Science & Tech Lead @ UCSF, Twitter, Game Director @ Pretty Simple, Lead Engineer @ BlablaCar, Senior DS @ OpenDoor, Mixpanel, Typeform... Design: 3 - Lead UX/UI @ Withings, Lead Designer @ Dailymotion, Product Lead Designer @ BlablaCar Product: 3 - PM @ FB, Senior PM @ Criteo Growth, Communication & Content: 5 - VP Growth Spring, Head of Partnerships @ KissKissBankBank, Lead Growth @ Homie, ... Sales & Sales Strategy: 12 - Countries Manager @ Hotel Tonight, Regional Manager @ MonDocteur, Associate Partner @ McKinsey, EMEA Senior Sales @ JobTeaser, Senior Brand Manager @ L’Oreal, ... Insurance Products & Ops: 4 - Head of Technical Products @ Generali, COO @ Mercer, Deputy Director @ CRE, Project Lead @ Devialet Finance, Admin and Office Mngmt: 3 - ACPR/IGF, CEO @ WattStrat, ... User Care Experts: 12 - WOW @ Captain Train, Founder @ Petite Question, ... Talent: 2 - People Success Management @ Buffer, ...
  6. 6. 6 It’s all about execution
  7. 7. Disclaimer
  8. 8. Source: Blitzscaling
  9. 9. Why build a top team
  10. 10. Starting from scratch
  11. 11. Creativity under constraints
  12. 12. Values
  13. 13. 1. Transparency
  14. 14. 2. Ownership
  15. 15. 3. Trust
  16. 16. How (the actionable bits)
  17. 17. Ownership: Hierarchy
  18. 18. Ownership: Decision-making
  19. 19. Transparency: Written culture
  20. 20. Trust: Autonomy
  21. 21. Trust: Bus Factor Source: https://adamprescott.net/2012/12/04/lean-development-teams/
  22. 22. Trust: Hiring
  23. 23. Trust: Hiring process
  24. 24. Trust: Freedom Pledge
  25. 25. Ownership: Fullstack
  26. 26. Trust: Pull Requests, Version Control
  27. 27. Trust: Testing
  28. 28. Trust: Accountability
  29. 29. Transparency: 1-1s, reviews, Radical Candor
  30. 30. Transparency: retrospectives
  31. 31. Transparency: Salary
  32. 32. Transparency: Equity
  33. 33. Last tip: Read Short reading list: - Reinventing organizations - High Growth Handbook - The Hard Thing about Hard Things - Blitzscaling - High Output Management - Radical Candor - Crucial Conversations - The Great Game of Business
  34. 34. Questions? @gorintic // @alan_assurance

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